Crowdfunding Vs. Group-Funding

Crowdfunding Vs. Group-Funding

One of the questions that always crops up when we are talking to people about Shareagift is what is the difference between group-funding (what we do) and crowdfunding? In some ways they are quite similar and in others they are very different. In order to answer this question we need to look at the key features of both, let’s start with crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding…

..is where a number of unrelated people back or invest in a project.

..has a limited deadline, which is usually thirty days.

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..is usually restricted to specific rules where certain campaigns are not allowed.

..cannot be used by private individuals or charities.

..usually has a rule where if the goal is not reached the raised cash is refunded.

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..can be difficult, as when you create a campaign you usually need to provide detailed and accurate information about what you are raising money for.

..can take a long time to set up.

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Group-Funding (Social Gifting)…

..is where groups can fundraise for anything and everything.

..is specifically designed for private groups, clubs, communities, families, and charities.

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..can have no deadline.

..can be made public or can be kept private as an invite only campaign.

..is ideal for group gifts, personal projects, community projects, emergency funds, medical treatments and charitable causes.

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..can be used to raise funds for any type of campaign but is not suited for financing products or start-ups.

..is quick and easy to set up, customise and activate.

For more information on how group-funding works visit the how it works section of our website or get in touch with a member of our team at community@shareagift.com.

Top 5 Gifts For The Family Who Has Everything

The holidays are just around the corner and it’s come to that time of year when we need to buy gifts for friends, family and colleagues. Everyone has that person on their gift list who is just impossible to buy for!

To help you out and give you a bit of inspiration we have chosen our top gift for each member of the family. So come together this year with friends, family and colleagues and use Shareagift to collect money for the perfect gift no matter who it’s for!

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It has happened to the best of us, sitting on the train about to call home to say we will be back shortly and suddenly we realise that the mobile’s gone dead. Surely with todays technology you would think that they would have invented phone batteries that actually last a whole day. Well while we are waiting for them to hurry up and invent them, why not buy that special someone who is never available the power wallet. Now they will never have an excuse for not getting back to you!

£59.99/$91.70 or £5.99/$9.17 split between 10 people

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A gift for the woman you know who is on her feet all day long either working, looking after the kids, or exercising down the gym. The heated footplate not only offers health benefits for your feet, it relaxes the user, warms their feet and gives them a sensual massage which is especially good during the winter months.

£39.95/$61.08 or £4.00/$6.11 split between 10 people

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Kids love games that they can play with their parents, especially during the holiday season. So rather than buying them an Xbox or Playstation game that will mean you not seeing them for the next few weeks why not invest in a giant Jenga! Fun for everyone, young and old and is a great party starter!

£100/$152.94 or £10/$15.25 split between 10 people

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The retro slush maker is an amazing gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. It not only makes delicious slushies and soft ice cream but it looks amazing too with a 1950s retro style. The internet is full of different recipe ideas for them to try or they can go about creating their own concoctions.

£64.95/$99.36 or £6.50/$9.94 split between 10 people

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Finding gifts for babies should not be so hard! It is often difficult to know what to get a new baby and friends and family often end up buying the same gifts as there is only so much you can buy them. Step up the personalised baby blanket! These blankets are stylish, perfect for keeping babies warm and can have their name put on them making them an extremely personal present.

£40/$61.17 or £4/$6.12 split between 10 people

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So there you have it! You no longer have en excuse for buying a boring, last minute gift for that person who you always struggle to find something for. Come together with friends and family and use Shareagift to collect money online for the perfect gift this holiday.

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Top 5 Tech Gifts For Grandparents

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Technology seems so intertwined into our daily lives it can be hard to imagine a life without your smartphone, laptop or smart TV. If you don’t keep on top of the latest tech it can be very easy to fall out of the loop. Many elderly people feel that they have missed the boat on technology and chose not to get involved with it. However, there are many tech gadgets that are easy to use and can help with improving health, keeping more active, avoiding boredom and giving relatives peace of mind. With grandparents day fast approaching we have put together a list of our top 5 tech gifts that are sure to bring out your grandparent’s inner techy!

Fitbit

Fitbit is a tool to help you monitor how active you are throughout the day and it also keeps an eye on your health. As we get older it gets more and more important to keep on top of your health and Fitbit tracks steps taken, stairs climbed, distance travelled, calories burned, activity level and sleep quality. Their smart scale can also help you track weight, body fat percentage and BMI with online graphs and mobile tools. This would be a great gift for any grandparent as all they need to do is wear it and you can help them look through their stats and see what needs improving or changing in their daily routine.

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telyHD is a camera unit that sits on top of your television set and delivers high quality Skype video calls directly to the TV. As long as it is plugged in and your TV is on anyone can get in touch with you via Skype. This is a great idea for grandparents who want to be able to stay in touch with family from across the world but aren’t ready or willing to invest in a computer or tablet. The system is also designed with new users in mind and is very easy to use.

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TV Ears

Often with old age comes loss of hearing, TV Ears is a clever little tool that syncs with your TV and allows the user to adjust their own volume and tone while others around them can have the TV at their preferred volume. It is designed to sit just under your chin and is ideal for listening if you are sitting or lying down.

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Active Protective

If you are worried about your grandparents falling and injuring themselves then why not get them some active protective garments. The smart garment in the form of a wearable belt detects a fall before you hit the floor and deploys a small airbag to protect your hips from breaking with the imapct. Confused? Take a look at the video to see how it works.

iPad

Last but not least is the Apple iPad! You may not think iPad when shopping for gifts for grandparents however it is surprising how easy people find it to use. With an easy to use interface, touchscreen and a button that you can press if anything goes wrong which will take you straight back to the main menu, it is actually a lot easier to use than a computer. With iPad popularity growing amongst older generations many apps are now appearing which cater to their needs including apps like Pill Reminder Pro, Blood PressureiBP and Pocket Physio. Not to mention the back catalogue of music and film clips available via the YouTube app and social media apps like Skype, which help them keep in touch with the family.

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Shareagift can help you save with the family towards an amazing gift this grandparent’s day. We provide an easy platform for you to collect money online for a group gift from the whole family that can either help improve your grandparent’s health, make their life easier or even get them Facebook messaging you!

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Top 5 Most Expensive Weddings Ever!

Save With Shareagift Towards … Your Wedding

1. Prince Charles & Diana

Also called the ‘Wedding of the Century’, this royal wedding cost around $110 million, a number yet to be beaten. Watched by 750 million people worldwide, the wedding was broadcast in 74 countries. There were 27 wedding cakes in total for the 3500 guests who attended the ceremony. Several years later, this wedding still remains a sensation.

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2. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum & Princess Salama

This Arabian wedding cost about $100 million and the wedding was a celebration over a 7-day event. An amphitheatre was built specifically for this purpose to accommodate their 20,000 guests. Guests were flown in on 34 private jets and the couple awarded a bright red Mercedes to the main performer of the wedding!

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3. Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia

She is the daughter of India’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal. The wedding was estimated at $78 million and was held at the Palace of Versailles, France. Invitations to the guests were on a 20 page silver book that included plane tickets and rooms at a five-star Paris hotel. There were more than 200 different dishes on the menu for the 5-day festivities.

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4. Prince William & Kate Middleton

This royal wedding cost $34 million with the second most expensive dress worth $400,000, worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. Costs mounted with an $80,000 wedding cake and flowers worth $800,000. The Queen also hosted a luncheon for 600 people and 1900 guests were present at the wedding ceremony.

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5. Kim Kardarshian & Kanye West

The wedding cost $30 million and the celebrations lasted for an entire weekend in both France and Italy. Kim wore the most expensive wedding dress, a custom-made gown by Givenchy estimated at $2.1 million. Lana del Rey was paid $2.8 million to sing at their pre-wedding party and there were flowers worth $75,000.

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Be it a wedding in space or a simplistic wedding in your home, collect funds online and make your wedding a grand celebration. Set up a wedding fund on Shareagift to make your dream wedding come true.

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Top 5 Sites For A Stress Free Wedding

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According to the Daily Mail planning a wedding is the 9th most stressful experience you can go through in life. To make things a little easier we have come up with a list of 5 of the best sites to help relieve some of the pre-wedding stress. If you need help planning, organising or saving for a wedding these sites which will be right down your alley.

1 – Hitched

This is the ultimate wedding planning website, it allows you to create to do lists to make sure nothing is forgotten, it keeps track of your wedding fund, has a calendar for appointments, has a guest editor tool and can even help you plan where everyone will be sitting. There is also an app available via the Apple and Google Play stores, which lets you keep on top of all your planning on the go.

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2 – Appy Couple

Amongst other features this website allows you to set up an RSVP page. Just get your guests to download the app or log on to the website and they can say whether they will be coming or not. It then collates all the responses and lets you know how many people have accepted the invite. You can also update your event with any news or changes to the wedding, which will be automatically sent to those who have RSVP’d.

3 – The Knot

One of the most stressful decisions that a bride has to make is which wedding dress she is going to wear. The Knot helps make this decision that little bit easier. They offer thousands of wedding dress ideas. With an easy to use filter that lets you categorise dresses by designer, price, dress length, neckline, fabric and many more, you will have found the perfect one in no time! The website also features a number of other search features including bridesmaid dresses, wedding rings and wedding accessories. They also have an app, which is available via the Apple app store.

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4 – Wedding Party

This site allows you to see your wedding from the eyes of your guests! Once your guests have created an account they can upload photos they have taken during the day and the site will put them all together in one place. They arrange the photos so that you get a minute-by-minute timeline of the day from the eyes of your guests. You can also print out free posters and place cards to make sure people know to use it and their app allows guests to upload photos straight from their phone.

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5 – Shareagift

Shareagift allows you to collect money from friends and start saving for a wedding. Whether it be getting money together for a honeymoon gift list, planning a stag do or saving towards your wedding fund we have you sorted every step of the way. Shareagift provides an easy, safe and hassle free way to collect money online to help you with your wedding fund. Head over to our website now and take a look at how we could help you fund the perfect wedding!

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