Financia as tuas férias de verão

Está aí o verão e queres ir de férias para te divertir com os amigos ou visitar familiares distantes mas não tens dinheiro suficiente para o fazer? Agora, podes usar o crowd funding para financiar as férias de verão com a ajuda dos teus amigos e família.

Podes planear ir onde sonhas, fazer umas belas férias de verão em Barcelona ou mesmo na Republica Dominicana, viajar até ao México para visitar as ruinas de Machu Picchu, participar numa experiencia de grupo em visita ao Nepal ou Butão. Escolhe o teu destino de férias e os teus amigos ajudam-te a chegar lá com uma campanha de angariação de fundos na Shareagift.

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Group Funding ou financiar em grupo

O group funding ou mesmo social funding e um conceito semelhante ao crowd funding mas que é acessível a todos. Não é necessário esperar que desconhecido financiem aquilo que precisas, conta antes com a ajuda dos teus amigos e familiares para contribuírem e darem uma ajuda preciosa na angariação de fundos.

Cada um transfere algum dinheiro e todos juntos conseguem fazer o que seria impossível. O melhor de tudo e que mais tarde podes retribuir o favor, num verdadeiro espirito de social gifting, onde todos se entreajudam quando e preciso ou demonstrando apreciação e agradecimento aos que tanto nos deram.

Cria o teu fundo de férias

O Grup Funding da Shareagift permite-te criar um fundo de férias. Seja para uma viagem de descanso, visitar familiares que não vês há muito, organizar uma experiencia em grupo ou férias escolares, enviar um colega que se reformou numas bem merecidas fundo, este e o meio moderno e eficiente para conseguires recolher dinheiro com a ajuda de familiares e amigos.

Visita o site e cria uma campanha, descreve o que vais financiar com os fundos recolhidos, escolhe o valor alvo e a data limite das contribuições, personaliza com fotos bem atractivas e convida os amigos e família usando o sistema de convites email ou partilhando nas redes sociais.

Todos os convidados podem ver o progresso da campanha e deixar comentários. No final da campanha podes requisitar a transferência dos fundos par a tua conta PayPal.

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Juntos conseguimos fazer mais

O serviço de group funding, Shareagift, está agora disponível em português. O Group Funding é uma variante do crowfunding mas que é acessível a todos e que permite ajudar a recolher fundos para financiar tudo aquilo que quiseres.

O crowfunding é destinado essencialmente a empresas e startups para ajudar a financiar projectos, já o group funding é acessível a todos e sem regras rígidas, o que permite financiar qualquer coisa.

Com a Shareagift milhares de pessoas têm angariado dinheiro online com amigos, colegas e familiares para partilhar o custo de prendas assim como ajudar causas solidárias, pagar as propinas da universidade, custear viagens para visitar familiares distantes, oferecer prendas de despedida, patrocinar eventos e férias de grupo.

A plataforma já podia ser usada em Portugal para recolher fundos em Euros, tal como ao contrário de outros serviços, pode ser usada praticamente em qualquer parte do mundo e receber doações em Euros, Dólar americano e Libra inglesa, mas agora com a vantagem de estar traduzida para a lingua portuguesa.

As associações e instituições de beneficência podem usar o serviço para recolher donativos e no final gerar um mapa que ajuda a preencher o anexo modelo 25 do IRS – IRC.

Como criar uma campanha de angariação de fundos

O processo é simples e rápido. Basta criar uma página de campanha, dar-lhe um bom título e descrever o motivo da angariação de fundos, personalizar com a fotografia do presente e do seu destinatário. É necessário indicar uma conta PayPal para onde irão ser transferidos os fundos recolhidos uma vez que a campanha termine.

As ferramentas disponíveis na plataforma permitem enviar convites email com os detalhes essenciais da campanha ou ainda partilhar nas redes sociais.

Os convidados podem contribuir com Cartão de Credito ou usando o saldo do PayPal.
O processo é transparente para todos uma vez que e possível acompanhar o progresso dos valores recolhidos e o criador da página pode saber quem já contribuiu.

Inicia a tua campanha de angariação de fundos hoje mesmo e faz alguém feliz!

The Journey of Life Infographic

The Journey of Life

Group funding can be used at nearly every important stage in one’s life and better the whole experience for all concerned!  Think birthdays, weddings, babies, even medical treatment, education, retirement gifts, emergency funds and many more.

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Top 3 Alternative Family Getaways

For those of you sick of resorts, overcrowded swimming pools and clichéd family holidays, we’ve compiled our top 3 family holiday ideas for your benefit. Throw away those terrible Hawaiian shirts and the classic beach towel and prepare for the journey of your life exploring diverse cultures and unknown territories with your most beloved. All of the holiday ideas below are kid-friendly too!

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Camel Trek Along The Atlantic Coast (Morocco)

For a more laid back experience in Morocco visiting secluded fishing villages, Argan tree orchards and beautifully desolate sandy beaches, camel trek along the Atlantic Coast. The tour, led by local guides, usually lasts around 7-10 days.

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You’ll pass through countless untouched beaches, the amazing sea caves of Cape Sim and even an ancient Portugese fort in Essaouira! Your evenings will be spent under the glittering stars, mesmerized to sleep by the sound of the waves crashing in. And you need not worry about carrying your stuff with you; the local guides have it covered utilizing the ‘camel-caravan’. The kids will love it too, there’s no strenuous activity required and there is the possibility of surfing and other water-sports in Sidi Kaouki.

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Live In A Lighthouse (Loch Ryan, Scotland)

As new technologies take over, the need for lighthouses in ship navigation is in decline. Leading many to be transformed into unique accommodation with an exceptional view. This particular lighthouse in Loch Ryan can accommodate up to 6 people with a renovated modern interior and all the facilities you’d need for a perfect holiday. Nature-lovers can spend time watching the wide variety of flora, seals and deer frolicking in the wild. Just nearby is the Isle of Arran. Easily accessible by boat, the small island offers flawless beaches, amazingly picturesque treks and you can even abseil over a waterfall for those looking for a rush.

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Take Your Family Through The Himalayas (Nepal)

When you think of the Himalayas, I bet ‘I’ll take my kids there’ doesn’t cross your mind for a second. But little do people know that at the bottom of the mountain there is a foothill that seems like it was designed for family trekking. It is low-altitude and the area is dubbed as the ‘Himalayan Playground’ for kids of nearby villages. Along the 8-day trek, you’ll appreciate the beautiful trees and amazing views of the Annapurna Range. Meet local families and learn more about the diverse culture of the Nepalese people. Finally, to really excite the kids, you can go on a safari in search of Bengal tigers!

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With Shareagift, you can see more of the world with your loved ones. It’s easy setting up a Shareagift page to group fund your trip abroad and to collect money online.

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Top 5 Outdoor Sports You Must Try This Summer!

The sun is shining; crowds are flocking to Wimbledon for the opening day of the two week Tennis extravaganza and the met office have announced record-breaking temperatures across the UK this week, summer has officially begun! With Wimbledon and the sunny weather in mind we have compiled a list of outdoor sports you must try this summer!

1 – Segway Polo

Segway polo is similar to horse polo except that you ride a Segway rather than playing on horseback. The sport has grown in leaps and bounds, mainly because there is no specific fitness level or age restriction required to play, which means it is accessible to all. The sport is also amazing to watch as you can see in the video below and this year Germany are hosting the official Segway Polo world cup in Cologne from the 16th to the 19th of July.

2 – Quidditch

Quidditch is a sport to come out of the Harry Potter universe and was created in 2005, although it is still quite young it is played across the world and is actively growing. The sport consists of two teams running around on broomsticks. There are essentially two ways to score points; the first is by throwing deflated volleyballs through hoops at either end of the playing field. The other is to catch ‘the snitch’ which is a tennis ball in a sock hanging from the shorts of someone dressed in yellow that runs around the area trying to avoid being caught. Confused? So are we! Have a look at this video for a guide to Quidditch in 2 minutes.

3 – Dragon Boat Racing

Originating in China, dragon boats are human powered watercraft, usually decorated by Chinese patterns with a dragonhead at the front of the boat. Racers usually sit side by side, each with a paddle, with the aim of trying to reach the finish line first. The sport is over 2000 years old however it is only in the past 50 years or so that it has taken off around the world. This year the 12th World Nations Championships will be held in Ontario, Canada.

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4 – Underwater Hockey

Underwater Hockey originated in England in 1954 as a means to keep people interested in diving through the winter months. Two teams compete to move a puck across the pool floor into the opposing goals at either end with a device called a pusher. The sport is not particularly spectator friendly seeing as the majority of the sport is played underwater. During championships to encourage more spectators they have screens projecting a live underwater feed of the game. For a more extensive overview of the game take a look at the video.

5 – Roller Derby

Roller Derby is a contact sport, which originated in the United States and is growing in popularity across the world. The sport involves two teams of five members skating in the same direction around a track. In order to score points one person from each team is chosen to be the jammer and they earn points by lapping members of the opposing team whilst their own team members try to block the opposing teams jammer.

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If you were interested in any of these sports but don’t have any teams around you, or you have a new sport that you want to get off the ground then you can use Shareagift to raise money, get a team together and start playing! Alternatively if you’re more of a spectator or know someone that would love to watch one of these sports, Shareagift can help you give the gift of an exciting day out or holiday this summer by saving with others towards tickets, travel and spending money.

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Top 5 Amazing Inventions That You Need In Your Life!

It emerged this week that Samsung has come up with a new invention to reduce the amount of car accidents that occur when drivers try to overtake lorries. The company is introducing a line of safety trucks which will have wireless cameras in the front that project a live picture to a large television built into the back of the truck. Take a look at this video for a preview of how they will look and be used on the road.

We love the idea behind these trucks and set out this week to find our top five inventions that you need in your life!

1 – PaperKarma (The Junk Mail Eliminating App)

From: Apple and Google Play app stores

Price: Free

Tired of receiving more and more junk mail, well fear not! This app allows you to get rid of your unwanted junk mail once and for all! By taking a picture of the junk mail and sending it to the app, it will automatically find out which company it is linked to and remove you from their mailing list!

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2 – Scissortape

From: Amazon.co.uk

Price: £37.96

The same thing happens every time you scramble around drawers and cupboards for scissors and tape but you can only ever find one or the other. Now all your wrapping problems are solved with this amazing invention! Although the price is a bit steep, it will save you a lot of time and effort!

3 – Universal Wrapping Paper

From: Wordlessdesign.com

Price: £20 for 5 sheets

Universal wrapping paper can be used for all sorts of occasions. The paper includes hidden words, which can be circled for the desired present! No longer will you need more than one roll of wrapping paper and gone are the days of trying to convince friends and family that those Christmas tree shapes on their birthday present are actually party hats.

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4 – Showerhead Wireless Speaker

From Bathrommvillage.com

Price: £134.26

This little invention is a wireless speaker that plugs into your shower-head! Now you can enjoy music in the shower without the worry of destroying your phone or radio.

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5 – Ultra-Ever Dry

From: Ultraeverdrystore.com

Price varies

Ultra-Ever Dry is a hydrophobic coating, which can completely repel water and many other liquids. Just cover the object in this chemical and Ultra-Ever Dry will create a barrier of air on its surface repelling any liquids! Now you can take anything out on a rainy day and not worry about it getting spoiled!

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Know someone that would love one of these? Why not start a Shareagift page for them and start saving towards it! Or if you have an idea for an amazing new invention, then why not start a Shareagift campaign to get some funding and get your idea off the ground!

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Unusual University Clubs

The university experience is largely about finding yourself as an individual, but the bustling campuses of colleges are also the best locations to join a selection of weird and wonderful groups. In such groups, members are united in a common goal by particularly mundane or strikingly unusual pursuits. We’ve picked our five top unusual university groups and societies so you don’t have to witness the horror of typing “weird groups” into Google.

Students Against Hippies In Trees, U.C Berkeley

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The thing about those hippies is that they are always up trees. One of the more unnecessarily political active university groups, this club is unsettlingly passionate about supporting the university’s decision to cut down trees on the campus. The aforementioned ‘hippies’ object to the felling. The group have even stepped up their operations from battling tree-hugging hippies to taking on those hippies sitting pretty at the top of those battle-scarred trees.

Hummus Society, University of Warwick and London School of Economics

Do you need a tasting evening university experience with over forty different types of hummus to go with a top degree classification? Then these two groups might be the best places for you. Yes, there are two of these groups in British universities. And my football club can’t even get another people together to make a team most Monday nights…

Anarchist Society, University of Edinburgh 

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First rule of Anarchist Club? Question why we have created an organisation. University anarchist groups might be expected to be vigorously active, but this society mostly devotes itself to consuming radical literature together.

Humans v Zombies, University of Florida

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Humans v Zombies is a society that has been set up in order to enable its members to experience a simulated zombie apocalypse. It is essentially a giant game of tag with a backdrop of students and campus buildings, where participants are split into humans and zombies. Humans can protect themselves from the zombie hoard with nerf guns and socks (everyone’s weapons of choice). Crucially, this society has confirmed that they will defend the campus if an actual zombie apocalypse breaks out!

Assassins Society, Durham University

In this group you are assigned a target and you have to ‘kill’ them without being noticed. In fact, the club bio proudly declares that “membership requires skill, cunning and alertness. Some members turn into cool, calm, collected and ruthlessly efficient killing machines, whereas others become jibbering wrecks, torn apart by paranoia, lying awake at night huddled close to their excessive arsenal of destructive weaponry”.