Hispanics in Philanthropy Launch HIPGive, a Crowdfunding Site for Latino Organizations

Hispanics in Philanthropy President Diana Campoamor at HIP 30th anniversary gala (Photo : Hispanics in Philanthropy)

Hispanics in Philanthropy President Diana Campoamor at HIP 30th anniversary gala (Photo : Hispanics in Philanthropy)

Robert Schoon | Mar 11, 2014 | Latino Post – A new Latino startup is on the scene, with the aim of taking the power of crowdfunding to Latino communities across the Western hemisphere. HIPGive is a new crowdfunding site by Hispanics in Philanthropy, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
As we previously reported, Hispanics in Philanthropy, or HIP, is a charitable organization that helps sponsor initiatives that help ensure access to things like a quality education, economic stability, and healthcare. HIP has been doing this for 30 years, funding and supporting more than 600 Latino organizations across the country.
HIP’s funding has helped organizations with the goal of strengthening the Latino community and increasing opportunities for Latinos, providing grants, training, webinars, and conferences to give leaders networking opportunities and grow their organizations in the U.S. and Latin America. “In every corner of the United States and across Latin America, you will find Latinos working hard to bring about positive change and opportunity for others. At HIP, we have had the pleasure and the honor to play a part in this,” said Alexandra Aquino-Fike, Senior Manager for Corporate Relations, to the Latin Post in an exclusive interview last year.
Now HIP is getting into the “hippest” trend in charitable giving — crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is the term that applies to organizations and websites you might have heard about like IndieGoGo and KickStarter. The concept has its origins in crowdsourcing, an internet phenomenon where many individuals make small contributions to a greater project (think Wikipedia), except in the realm of donations.

HIP, to celebrate its 30th anniversary, is blending “technologyand tradition” in the new online crowdfunding platform HIPGive, which was announced at HIP’s 30th anniversary gala. As a way to “kickstart” the crowdfunding platform, in a partnership with the Western Union Foundation, HIP is launching Hipgive.org with a fundraising contest, where donations to Latino organizations featured on the website will be matched by HIP’s grant funds.
“As Latinos embrace social technologies faster and insert themselves into political and civic forums at an exponential rate, HIPGive will connect everyday individuals with model programs that make a real difference,” said the announcement from the Latino nonprofit’s release. “From expanding effective education models in North Carolina and Puerto Rico to increasing Latino college graduation rates, to strengthening care and services for elders in Colorado, the nonprofits in HIP’s network have proven models for inspiring and affecting change.”

read more: http://www.latinpost.com/articles/8741/20140311/hispanics-in-philanthropy-launch-hipgive-a-crowdfunding-site-for-latino-organizations.htm


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