Open letter from our management board

Dear friends, users, and partners of betterplace.org, This year, betterplace.org celebrates its tenth anniversary. From the beginning on, it was our vision to make the world a better place – with technical solutions that make it easy for helpers to collect donations. Less complexity, less costs, easy solutions for the good people out there – […]

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Important changes at betterplace.org

As of November 1st, 2016, certain changes will take effect at betterplace.org. From that date onwards, the right to collect donations via betterplace.org will be restricted to those organizations that have been recognized as being charitable in nature by the German or Austrian tax and revenue authorities. Below you will find answers to some of […]

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New features for your online fundraising

videos on project pages After we received many requests for this feature now it is possible to embed videos on the project pages. Yay! The video is gonna be displayed instead of the home picture. The only condition is that you first have to upload the video on youtube. This URL you can easily include in your administration […]

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New options for the volunteer programs

The betterplace.org offer for volunteering has changed. In order to improve our quality, only current and active volunteering offers are now online.  What changes?  Explicit dates While setting up a project for volunteering you can now choose between three different possibilities: – “any time / by arrangement“ – “regularly / long-term” – “at a certain […]

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Always up-to-date – your news are now even more appealing

At betterplace.org we rely on transparency and accountability! This does not only mean that projects ask for financial support for particular needs but also that the project manager should be accountable for the allocation of the received donations. ⌲ What has been achieved thanks to the donated money? What differences have been made? What problems need […]

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Inform your donors – now it’s even easier

Are there any news regarding your project? How is your work progressing? All this can be published in the news section on your project page on betterplace.org. At the moment we are changing the current notification system to add new features. This is important to guarantee that your donors will have an even easier access […]

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2010: The betterplace.org year in numbers

“We must have had 99% of the game. It was the other three percent that cost us the match.” —Ruud Gullit Since we at betterplace.org like to give 102% as well, we worked our way through numerous excel-tables and dug up some interesting figures on 2010:

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Who is gonna be Fundraising-Champion – BIG changes on the leader board!

Good Friday afternoon everyone, its time for the Fundraising-Champion Competition UPDATE. We’ve got ourselves a competition with two fundraising projects taking aim to crack the magic 70 donor hurdle! This is the current result: Since starting the feature Fundraising Events 54 people (last week: 49) started a Fundraising Event, they motivated 298 donors (last week: […]

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No change without cookies

If you’ve ever wondered why it’s hard to initiate social change (or any kind of change, for that matter), perhaps this psychological study at The Fast Company may interest you. Say two groups of participants are given an impossible task to solve. Beforehand, one group is allowed to eat from a bowl of delicious cookies. […]

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