How GiftStarter Made My 30th Birthday Unforgettable

Hey, GiftStarter fans! My name is Melissa, and I’m a proud part of GiftStarter’s incredible community-rallying team. Each week, I get to share awesome news about all things giving here on GiftStarter’s blog. This week, though, I’m excited to share something really special to me.

I’ve used GiftStarter to give amazing gifts before, but I’d never been a recipient until this past April when dozens of my friends and family pitched in on a campaign my best friend Danielle started for me. Together, my friends got me a $500 Visa gift card to help me afford a trip to Texas to come see them for my 30th birthday. It was funded in no time!  Best 30th birthday gift, ever.

How GiftStarter helped my friends give me the best 30th birthday gift:

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6 Best Backyard Gifts

Everyone knows someone whose lawn is impeccable and who hosts the best backyard cookouts.  Today, we have something awesome in store for them – we’ve searched and researched to put this list together for you. Here are the six best backyard gifts that are a surefire way to say “thank you” for all those awesome patio hangouts they’ll be inviting you to this summer!

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Moms Tell Us What They REALLY Want for Mother’s Day 2016

It’s easy to perform a Google or Pinterest search for amazing Mother’s Day gifts, and find idea after idea after idea. Still, even with all those well-intentioned ideas, it’s difficult to pin down a gift you’re confident will make Mom feel loved and appreciated.  This year, we’ve done the work of asking moms themselves what

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5 Gifts For The Spring Cleaning Fanatic

We all know someone who transforms into Mr. or Ms. Clean every Spring. There’s no way you can talk them out of Spring cleaning, but there may be a way you can help by giving your meticulous friend the perfect gift.  Give them one less thing to worry about. Roomba® 650 Vacuum The iRobot® Roomba®

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10 Gifts New Moms Want but are Afraid to Ask For

It’s easy for a mom to express joy and gratitude over her new baby—and we all see her happy, optimistic social media updates and her rosy smile.  But there’s more to that new mother than meets the eye.  For new mothers, it can be hard to ask for the things they really want, and often

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What You Need to Know About the New GiftStarter

A few weeks ago, we unveiled GiftStarter v1.3, and a few days ago, 1.4! We updated you with this blog post, and this blog post, but we thought it would be important to provide you with a simpler, slightly less techy breakdown. Why the Update? We’re a new and extremely innovative crowdfunding platform: there is no

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6 Tips For Getting Your Campaign Fully Funded—Every Time

GiftStarter is committed to making your dreams as a Giver come true. But sometimes, as a Giver, worrying about getting your Campaign fully funded can be a little scary. Don’t forget: GiftStarter is the only crowdfunding platform that gathers up all the funds that you have collected, and sends the recipient the gift credit with a gift card for that amount, rather than leaving anyone empty-handed.

But an incomplete Campaign? Nope!
That’s not what you came here for.

You came here because you had an amazing gift in mind, and you knew GiftStarter was the platform that could help you make that giving experience a reality.

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Combine our passion for community, your tenacity as a Giver, and these 6 tried-and-true tips for Getting Your Campaign Fully Funded.

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5 Gift Stories That Will Make You Smile

Our Gift Champions and their loved ones are our favorite thing about GiftStarter. We love it when our users have such an awesome experience with us, they can’t wait to share that experience with their friends, and with us! Here are 5 successful Gift Stories about gift campaigns that have made us smile. Contact the Gift Concierge now

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“I Didn’t Think Anyone Would Pitch In.”

To the rest of the world, Eric Chao’s new Tuft and Needle full-sized mattress probably just looks like an ordinary bed, but to Eric, it’s a heartfelt reminder of how important he is to his friends and family because they did in fact, pitch in.  When we first met him as he had just started

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GiftStarter is the 7th fastest growing company in 500 Startups Batch 14

Exciting news! Mattermark – a company specializing in business data collection and analysis –  has named GiftStarter the 7th fastest growing company out of 34 companies in 500 Startups Batch 14. Mattermark’s list of the top 10 fastest growing companies from Batch 14 was determined by their unique formula which takes into account various aspects

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