Apr 17, 2015 • 16M

#237: New Crowdfunding Site Focuses On Disaster Recovery

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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April 16, 2015 - Read the full GoodCrowdinfo article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1Og8rgR. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Tamara Habib, with her partner Paul Lewis, has launched a new crowdfunding site, Firelily, that allows people to raise money after experiencing a disaster, most often a house fire. Tamara explains, “The majority of families fundraising on Firelily were impacted by house fires, an event in which there is little help to recover. Firelily’s recovery guide, Rebuilding After Disaster, was downloaded over 3,000 times in it’s first four days on their website.” The site offers some innovative features, Tamara says. “Firelily provides a donor matching function; it’s kind of like online dating, but we connect fundraiser to potential donors based on common interests. Firelily is the only crowdfunding website that verifies the information of its fundraisers to ensure the utmost accuracy.” Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.