BELLEVUE, Wash., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveGiver, a technology startup focused on democratizing campaign finance, today announced the launch of the first non-partisan platform that enables everyday voters to more effectively discover, track and contribute money to the causes they care about.
"When it comes to elections in this country, the candidates who raise the most money almost always win. And, today, most of that money's coming from a small percentage of wealthy donors," said Saar Safra, founder and CEO of ActiveGiver. "Our platform provides everyday voters with a systematic approach to leveling the donations playing field."
At the ActiveGiver website, users are able to explore a wide-range of issues and causes at the local, state and federal levels and, along the way, select the ones they want to be able to follow, share and donate to moving forward. The system also identifies key politicians who support each cause so that users can make direct and immediate donations to each. ActiveGiver charges the donor a flat fee of one dollar -- regardless of donation size.
"When people see their causes being discussed online – whether it's a positive news story or a negative tweet – they are very motivated to take action," said Safra. "Our platform empowers users to show their support in meaningful ways that make a huge difference – whether it's sharing specific content with friends or making donations that help advance the cause."
The need to rally grassroots support for causes has never been more evident as the Federal Election Commission reports that almost half of the presidential election money raised in the past year has come from just 158 wealthy families.
"ActiveGiver is a non-partisan entity with absolutely no biases toward any political party or parties," said Safra. "As a technology company, our goal is to help people discover and make an impact on the causes they care about most by engaging with political campaigns."
At launch, the ActiveGiver platform provides access to hundreds of causes and campaigns with the greatest depth in Washington state. By Fall of 2016, the company expects to have a national footprint that includes thousands of campaigns at the state, local and national levels.
ActiveGiver is also providing valuable metrics and insights to campaigns that use the platform to reach new and existing constituents. The platform enables campaign managers to design campaign dashboards that reveal what their donors really care about and best ways to reach them. The system's visual modeling provides easy-to-understand looks at emerging trends while simultaneously allowing for more in-depth exploration of donations received through the ActiveGiver platform.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., ActiveGiver is a privately-held technology startup. Founded in 2014 as a non-partisan platform for democratizing campaign finance, the company is funded by several prominent angel investors from the Pacific Northwest. More information on the company and its platform can be viewed online at www.activegiver.com
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