OrgHunter, Spare5 and Make My Donation today announced the results of a strategic partnership to add micro-volunteering and micro-donating functionality to the Spare5 mobile app. The new feature, built on the OrgHunter API, unites groups of Spare5 users around a common charitable interest and leverages their participation into donations for nonprofits that share the same interests.
The OrgHunter Charity API has received tremendous attention since launch. The API greatly simplifies the process of adding charitable giving functionality to websites and mobile apps. It’s letting developers, nonprofits and corporations explore increasingly creative ways of combining online and mobile technology, local and social media, crowdfunding and micro-donating into very successful sources of revenue and charitable contribution.
Matt Bencke, the CEO of Spare5, selected OrgHunter and Make My Donation after searching a broad variety of potential partners. “We all want to contribute something during the holidays, but as we become busier than ever, finding the time can be a challenge. Through the power of smartphones and the technology of OrgHunter and Make My Donation, anyone can contribute their spare time to make a difference.”
“We created OrgHunter to help charities of all sizes do their best work,” said Christopher Annase, CEO of OrgHunter. “The partnership we are launching today is the ultimate democratization of volunteer work. Now anybody can help huge causes like the Red Cross, and their neighborhood homeless shelter. All they need to do is open their Spare5 app and apply a bit of IQ and heart.”
This partnership comes as charitable giving continues to rise in the U.S. and around the world. A report released in June found Americans donated a record $358 billion in 2014, a 5.4 percent increase over the previous year and the highest amount ever measured.
However, Americans are paying more attention to how they select charities and nonprofits to support. They’re increasingly concerned that their donations are going to the right charities- those that closely align with their own goals- and that their contributions are used efficiently. The OrgHunter API addresses both of these concerns. It organizes charities with a proprietary system of attributes that’s letting donors and volunteers find the perfect charity for their interests, in a manner similar to online dating. The API also vets the financial standing of any and all nonprofits with the most up-to-date financial information available.
In August this year OrgHunter announced that its API had been selected for a partnership with the Bstow app and this followed soon after the July announcement of a similar partnership with AskAFamous.com.