At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!
ServiceSpace, an online platform founded in 1999 to help nonprofit organizations with technical services, evolved into a gathering place for hopeful volunteers and groundshakers. Its mission is to morph the Internet into an inner-net of kindness for people who hope for a better world. One of many online services offered by ServiceSpace is PledgePage.org. This website, originally founded in 1999 by a couple who wanted to raise money to battle blood-cancers, has raised over $3,000,000 for over 9,000 separate people who fought for a variety of social, medical, and environmental causes.
PledgePage allows anyone, anywhere in the world, to create a website for a cause they truly care about. As long as the cause embodies a "Journey for Service," PledgePage follows its motto of "Helping Others Help Others." Founders John and Jane Petersen began the first PledgePage here when they raised over $7,000 to battle leukemia and other cancers; Team EA raised over $18,000 to fight breast cancer. Each personal page comes with the following features:
PledgePage believes the power of media can bring about huge social transformation. With the help of the Internet, the world can be moved by a human kindness that knows no bounds!