GiftStarter handmade cards (time lapse video)

Our Gift Concierge in this video, is me, Arry.  I’m also the Founder and CEO.  And I have been making the GiftStarter handmade cards since the first day we launched our business.  Here’s a quick video (time lapse) that shows you exactly what goes into create a handmade card today.  Once your gift is funded,

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A Closer Look at GiftStarter’s Handmade Group Cards

At GiftStarter, we think gifts are great—but what we love is giving! Giving is an experience. It’s about showing love and appreciation to the people we care about most. It’s about lifting them up, making them smile, and reminding them that they’re an important and valuable part of their community. And giving a gift the right way, means that

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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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The Best Gifts We’ve Ever Gotten

Need some inspiration for your next big giving experience? Over the last few years, we’ve learned that the most memorable gifts are the ones that combine thoughtfulness, ingenuity, and great timing.  Recently, we spent some time reflecting on the best gifts we’ve ever gotten, which led us to get curious about some of the best gifts you’ve ever gotten. Check

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Meet Superman Sammy! A GiftStarter Community Story

Get ready for one of the most uplifting, best crowdfunding stories about a community that came together to show love and support to a special superhero.  This is GiftStarter’s best crowdfunding story of 2016.

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Sammy and his friend, GiftStarter’s own Adam Brodner!

Meet Superman Sammy!

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5 Best Friend Funding Campaigns in 2016

Back in December, we celebrated 5 of our favorite friend funding campaigns. These were stories of people whose friends and family had come together to give them unforgettable gifts—stories that have continued to inspire us to stay generous, and stay grateful for the people in our communities.  Now, it’s time to take another look back

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7 Tips for an Amazing Bachelor or Bachelorette Party

It’s 2016, and bachelor and bachelorette parties have gone through quite a few evolutions in the past few years. Firefighters with velcro, break-away pants and a boombox aren’t every bachelorette’s cup of tea, and not every bachelor would consider a 2 A.M. bar crawl a good time. If you want to be sure you’re throwing your friend

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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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5 Tips for Teaching Your Child Generosity

GiftStarter is the only crowdfunding platform online with a focus on the giving experience. That’s because we’re about so much more than collecting funds: we’re about helping Givers use the act of giving to inspire and encourage their communities.

Many of our Givers with young children are interested in learning how to instill their passion for giving in their kids as well. We get it! With several members of the GiftStarter team being both passionate Givers and parents themselves, we’re always on the lookout for clever ways to teach our kids about being generous, and why it matters.

So, what can you do to help create Givers out of your kids?

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7 Fundraising Ideas for School Clubs That Actually Work

Down with boring bake sales! Just say, “No!” to hawking magazine subscriptions door-to-door. Your school club needs some fundraising ideas that get everyone excited, and that actually work. Here are 7 tried-and-true fundraising ideas that work, are easy, entertaining, and will encourage participation from your whole school, every time. 7 Fundraising Ideas That Work 1. Kidnap the Teacher

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