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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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 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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The Origin of Mother’s Day and Why We Give

Maybe you’ve heard this before: “Mother’s Day—it’s just a meaningless, corporate holiday. Why celebrate it? We should show love to our mothers everyday!” Well, the cynics may have one thing right: we absolutely should show our hardworking, adoring mothers our appreciation for them every day of the year. But is Mother’s Day really nothing but a “corporate holiday” invented

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8 Gifts to NEVER Give Mom on Mother’s Day

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, we know what you’re thinking: “It’s the thought that counts.” Right? Of course it is! Well—unless that Mother’s Day gift is one of these 8 gift-flops that are likely to leave Mom feeling more awkward than appreciated. No worries, though: we’re here to help you

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Bottoms Up! GiftStarter’s Top 10 Beer Gifts

The snow is melting, the rain is pouring, and with the arrival of Spring, the shamrocks are sprouting. St. Patrick’s Day is here! Unfortunately, we still haven’t quite figured out how to create GiftStarter campaigns for rainbows or pots of gold, but we have an amazing team of engineers, so we’ll work on that. Meanwhile, here are some great gift

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5 Tricks for Habit Forming: What Startups Can Teach You About Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

The holiday buzz has subsided, and you’re stuck feeling frumpier and dumpier than ever. Whether your slump came from weeks of over-eating, or over-lounging, you know that something needs to change about your habits and lifestyle, and that the new year is a perfect time to set some goals and turn over a new leaf.  If you’re wondering how you can better prepare yourself to keep those New Year’s resolutions this time around, startup companies and their founders are an amazing resource for insight. At GiftStarter, we’re always working on bettering ourselves and our company. Suffice it to say, startups know a few things about starting and maintaining new habits, and traveling the road to success!

5 Tricks for Habit Forming: What Startups Can Teach You About Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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GiftStarter Wins a Meeting With Maveron

So, we won something pretty cool a few days ago: a meeting with Maveron, a venture capital firm based in Seattle, Washington, and their managing partner Dan Levitan. If you aren’t neck deep in the startup world like we are, that sentence probably flies right over your head. Give us an opportunity to explain why this is so

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500 Startups Demo Day Photo Blast

We’re excited to share more photos of 500 Startups Demo Day with you, because being a part of 500 Startups not only means that lots of people believe in our product, it also means that we have had a really unique opportunity to grow, evolve, and make the GiftStarter experience even more valuable. We’ve learned from the

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