BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FESTIVUS - Splitzee was founded to make the process of giving and receiving gifts rock more and suck less. As Festivus arrives to delight the rest of us, Splitzee is waiving all fees on social fundraisers for nonprofit and charitable campaigns on its money pooling and distribution site.
Using Splitzee’s customizable social donation and purchasing platform, any charity, nonprofit or individual can easily manage group money pooling in a safe way for constituents and their social networks. Behind the scenes, Splitzee manages the collection and payout process by facilitating communication and payments among users.
“Splitzee is happy to support many charitable efforts this holiday season, and will be waiving any fees for individuals or nonprofit groups with a worthy cause that reach out to us before January 1,” said Luke Peterson, founder of Splitzee. “We’re having great discussions with major retailers and funding sources to continue our growth. It means a lot, and the whole team at Splitzee is pleased that we can give extra support to good causes. We’ll plan to extend this offer in 2014 – it is that important.”
Michael Sattler, COO of Splitzee, added his Airing of Grievances, “Giving gifts and sharing expenses with a group can be fun and rewarding. But the process of pooling money often sucks: bad gifts, disappointed recipients, frustrated givers and a socially-awkward collection process. Splitzee wants to make gifting and supporting worthy causes easier, faster, and more rewarding, so people get more of the good and less of the bad.”
Here are just three Splitzee campaigns that are well on their way to reaching or exceeding goals:
- Mandy’s Trip to Boston – https://splitzee.com/collection/mandys-trip-to-boston from Cady Audette
- Help Family of Second Grade Girl killed by Drunken Driver – https://splitzee.com/collection/help-family-of-second-grade-girl-killed-by-drunken-driver from Allen Mireles, author of this companion blog post: “Buddy Can You Spare A Dime?” Crowdraising With Social Media.
- Holly Bishop Stroke Recovery Fund – https://splitzee.com/collection/holly-bishop-stroke-recovery-fund from Splitzee’s favorite PR pro, Adam Zand.
Speaking of our valued PR consultant, he may be taking Festivus Miracle fundraising to an extreme for December 23, 2014:
- PR guy needs Festivus Miracle 2014 - Seinfeld: The Complete Series – https://splitzee.com/collection/pr-guy-needs-festivus-miracle-2014--seinfeld-the-complete-series.
Speaking of today’s holiday, Splitzee is making the Festivus Miracle a reality today. Celebrate Festivus with the rest of us:
Monday, December 23, 2013, 5-6:30 p.m.
Splitzee welcomes our friends, family, partners, employees and you to our First Annual Festivus Social & Airing of Grievances at Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro, 129 South St., Boston, MA 02111.
Register at: http://smcfestivus.eventbrite.com or just show up.
Splitzee, a social purchasing and fundraising platform, is helping transform how groups pool money online. The mission of the company is to make group online purchasing become commonplace by helping people give and receive what they want and feeling good doing it. Splitzee is an angel-funded company with numerous users and partners, including a $300M online retailer. You can find our platform and group buying widget on any retail website, and can visit us in Boston or online at www.splitzee.com or @GoSplitzee.