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Campaign launched to redress the imbalance of female voices in South African media.

Quote This Woman+, an organisation founded in 2019, which works to amplify the voices of women in the media, is celebrating over R60 000 raised on BackaBuddy to continue bridging gender gaps as they enter 2021. Currently, less than 20% of sources quoted in the news are women. Kathy Magrobi, founder and director of the non-profit, said that the public support shows the […]

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Renowned Cheetah conservation centre crowdfunds for community support

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is a captive breeding facility for South African cheetahs and other animals that is situated in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountain range in the North West Province of South Africa. The centre prides itself on its contribution to the conservation and survival of the cheetah species through meticulous breeding (ensuring […]

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Charity Crowdfunding at Christmastime

Christmas is known as “the most wonderful time of the year.” And for many of us, it is a truly magical season. However, the holidays can also be a difficult time, creating an opportunity for communities to come together and provide support.   It is no secret that 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, […]

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Are you Ready? Year-end giving starts on #GivingTuesday – Dec 1

On 1 December 2020, following the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday & Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many individuals focus on their holiday & end-of-year giving. Harnessing the power of social media & collaboration, #GivingTuesdaySA encourages individuals and non-profits alike to reach out to their communities, with the aim of creating meaningful social change […]

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How to create a crowdfunding campaign in South Africa

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project online by receiving many small donations from a number of individuals through the use of social media and the press. Through emotive storytelling, imagery and video content, campaign creators are able to present their cause to the public to reach their specified fundraising target. In 2020, BackaBuddy, celebrated R200 Million raised for charitable causes across the […]

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What can YOU do on Mandela Day?

Every year on International Mandela Day (18th of July), we celebrate not only the birth of Tata Madiba but his 67-year commitment to social justice and servant leadership. On this day, we celebrate our rainbow nation and respond to a global call to action to harness our collective power to shape the world around us in a positive way. By volunteering 67 minutes of our […]

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How to create a crowdfunding campaign in South Africa

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project online by receiving many small donations from a large number of individuals who are passionate about your cause.  The concept is growing rapidly across Africa, with a report from the University of Cambridgeestimating the total crowdfunding activity in Africa to reach over R30 billion by 2025. In 2019 donations based crowdfunding […]

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Everest Hike to raise R2million for Burn Survivors – Avela Foundation

It is estimated that 3.2% of the South African population annually sustain serious burn injuries and an astonishing 68% percent of South African children younger than 14 have experienced scalding burns in their short lifetime. The Avela Foundation, founded in 2015, is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping these kids on their road […]

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Climbing Table Mountain 365 days to empower the masses.

Andrew Patterson (38) an avid hiker and entrepreneur, originally from Johannesburg has put together an innovative crowdfunding campaign in hopes to transform 1 million lives in 365 days.   With his 365 Ubuntu Climbs initiative, Andrew has pledged to hike up Table Mountain everyday in 2018 to raise R1 million on donations-based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy. The funds […]

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