A new Latino startup is on the scene, with the aim of taking the power of crowdfunding to Latino communities across the Western hemisphere. HIPGive is a new crowdfunding site by Hispanics in Philanthropy, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
As we previously reported, Hispanics in Philanthropy, or HIP, is a charitable organization that helps sponsor initiatives that help ensure access to things like a quality education, economic stability, and healthcare. HIP has been doing this for 30 years, funding and supporting more than 600 Latino organizations across the country.
HIP’s funding has helped organizations with the goal of strengthening the Latino community and increasing opportunities for Latinos, providing grants, training, webinars, and conferences to give leaders networking opportunities and grow their organizations in the U.S. and Latin America. “In every corner of the United States and across Latin America, you will find Latinos working hard to bring about positive change and opportunity for others. At HIP, we have had the pleasure and the honor to play a part in this,” said Alexandra Aquino-Fike, Senior Manager for Corporate Relations, to the Latin Post in an exclusive interview last year.
Now HIP is getting into the “hippest” trend in charitable giving — crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is the term that applies to organizations and websites you might have heard about like IndieGoGo and KickStarter. The concept has its origins in crowdsourcing, an internet phenomenon where many individuals make small contributions to a greater project (think Wikipedia), except in the realm of donations.
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