How This New Crowdfunding Site Facilitates Direct Giving To Individual Children
Thomas Doochin has created a completely different sort of crowdfunding platform for nonprofits. He’s set up a store where donors can purchase items for specific children sponsored by agencies that support them.
The site, called Daymaker, bridges two gaps that traditional nonprofit crowdfunding sites have, by first allowing donors to give to a specific child and second giving the donor the opportunity to purchase a specific item so that the nonprofit has no discretion about how to use their money.
With the same ease as giving a small donation, donors can now give an item. For some donors, this may be just what they need to allow them to feel comfortable giving to a nonprofit organization.
Be sure to watch the full interview with Thomas as the top of this article.
Preliminary Interview with Thomas Doochin, the CEO of Daymaker.
The following is a brief pre-interview that provides context for the recorded interview you may watch or listen to at the top of this article.
More about Daymaker:
Daymaker is a peer-to-peer giving platform that enables donors to purchase real items for specific kids in need in their community. Daymaker works with 100+ nonprofits around the country that upload the children they work with. Donors can read about these kids, form a connection, and then buy items just like they would on any ecommerce platform. Since Daymaker’s founding, over 10,000 users from all 50 states have purchased items for kids from 100+ nonprofits. The company has been featured in Fast Company, HuffPost, Inside Edition, and was named one of the six leading companies making the world a better place by Inc Magazine. Daymaker launched its employee giving program in 2017 and is working with 35+ corporations nationwide to foster meaningful, simple, and community-building giving.
Thomas Doochin’s bio:
Thomas Doochin is the CEO of Daymaker, overseeing all internal operations, setting strategy, and representing the company externally. Thomas co-founded Daymaker (f.k.a. “CommuniGift”) during his sophomore year of college. Thomas graduated in 2016, after spending one year commuting between Daymaker’s initial launch location in Los Angeles and attending class at the University of North Carolina. Thomas has been invited to speak around the country at events and conferences hosted by Inc Magazine, Salesforce, SXSW, and Fidelity Charitable. He has also appeared on HLN, NPR, Inside Edition, Cheddar TV and various Podcasts on social impact. Most recently, Thomas was selected as one of five entrepreneurs to participate in Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures Perfect Pitch competition. Outside of work, Thomas loves reading, learning, listening, experiencing oneness with nature, and finding moments of deep human connection. Thomas is an eternal optimist and believes the world is at a critical inflection point where we have the opportunity to move towards love, compassion, and equality like never before.
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