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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Shareagift featured in the Huffington Post

Exciting week last week for Shareagift as we were featured on the pioneering online news website, The Huffington Post.

We met the lovely Laxmi Hariharan at the Silicon Drinkabout event a few Fridays ago and introduced her to Shareagift. She liked the site so much she included us in her series on startups, and we were absolutely delighted. So thanks to 3beards for kindly hosting us for the event, and thank you Laxmi for your interest and support 🙂

Shareagift featured in Huffington Post

Nick’s friends buy him SXSW ticket with Shareagift!

“Nick Such is one of the nicest guys you’ve ever met”.

These are the touching words of Nick’s best buddy, Brian. Nick it seems, is one of those guys who’s always just doing something nice for his friends – the veritable unsung hero. So Brian decided to get all his friends together and use Shareagift to give Nick something he’d really love. Not for his birthday, not for Christmas – just for being an awesome guy.

This year Nick was planning to go to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, but didn’t have the budget for the pass. When Brian found out that Elon Musk, Nick’s life-long hero, was keynoting the event, he knew he had to find a way to get Nick there.  So he created a Shareagift Page and got all Nick’s friends together in secret to collect the funds so he could go.

(For those of you who may not know what I’m on about, SXSW is an awesome music/film/interactive festival held each year in Austin, Texas. It. Is. Very. Cool.)

In just 10 days fourteen of Nick’s friends had chipped in and reached their $995 target to buy his pass. They gave it to him together last week and he was absolutely thrilled, posting to Twitter to say, “Every once in a while I’m reminded that my friends and family are awesome! Actually I’m reminded of this everyday. #Thank you”.

Photo thanks to Aaron Camenisch, University of Kentucky

Brian gave us some ace feedback saying, “The platform worked great.  It was easy to setup and share with friends.  It’s a great concept and allows you to give larger gifts by sharing the burden with a group”.

And Nick very sweetly wished us all the best with Shareagift, saying “It’s already changing my life!” (Nick – we might be slightly in love with you ;))

We hope you have a brilliant time at the festival (for which read: We’re all horribly jealous and want to come with you). Brian, you and your friends are the real heroes of the story for us – now we just have to find ourselves an equally awesome bunch to send us there as well!

Shareagift Crowd-funding by Fans is Best of the Week on Crowdsourcing.org

We’re thrilled to report that our Shareagift post about Font Awesome fans using the site to contribute to a Group Gift for founder, Dave Gandy, is Best of the Week story on Crowdsourcing.org!  Read the full post here for our ‘awesome’ story 😉

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Friends already using Shareagift for Christmas!

I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet, but we’re already excited as we’re just starting to see the first few Shareagift Pages created by some of you super-organised peeps planning ahead for Christmas!

Company Shareagift Pages for Christmas

The Actors Touring Company have already started a Shareagift Page for their company Christmas Stocking! They need to buy an expensive piece of filming equipment so they can filem their tours in 2013 and decided Shareagift would be the perfect way to do it. Good luck guys, we hope you get all the funds you need :).

Friends & Family Sharegift Pages for Christmas

The lovely Tara, just created her Shareagift Page for a brand new Macbook Pro laptop computer from her family as a way for her family and friends to afford the gift she really wants – and she’s already collected $200 towards it!

School & Teachers Shareagift Pages for Christmas

Last year we had an amazing response from people setting up Shareagift Pages to collect from parents towards class gifts for teachers. The most popular items we noticed were gift vouchers – for major stores or spas, so the teachers could choose for themselves. We haven’t seen any pop up for this Christmas yet, but we’re keeping an eye out 😉

The beauty about Shareagift is that you can use it collect money for absolutely anything – from that perfect gift, to charity fundraising, to sharing the cost of a group trip – so what are we waiting for – Christmas is only 61 days away!