ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
“I’m an Active Giver, because running is my passion. It connects people no matter what gender, religion or origin, to run together. Let’s plant trees with our runs.“
“With Active Giving, my workouts evolve from activity that is good for myself to activity that is good for the world. I’ve been given a renewed sense of purpose that fuels my workouts as a driving force for positive change.”
“Doing yourself a favor by moving your body AND planting trees at the same time. Everybody should participate. It’s so easy to do good. What else are we waiting for?”
WHAT IS ACTIVE GIVING?
The principles of Active Giving are simple: make the world a better place through individual daily action.
Active Giving achieves this in three simple steps:
Still have questions? Read through our Frequently Asked Questions.
Active Giving FAQs
No, Active Giving is not a non-profit organisation. We are a social enterprise that applies strategies & operations of commercial companies that will benefit environmental causes.
While we have common values and share operational processes, our revenue model and funding source differ from typical non-profits.
We believe that the act of doing good in today’s world is not in-line with our daily behaviors, actions and tools. Therefore we want to tap into an existing behavior of our users (sports activity) and combine it with existing spendings of companies (spending marketing budgets) and with that increase funding volumes non-profits receive to create a higher impact on current issues.
Born out of own personal experiences where funding for non-profit projects has not worked out as planned we want to support people in doing good. And involve them into doing those good actions more regularly also in order to become aware of what action is needed.
You can use the Active Giving app to track your runs or bike-rides or enter your last workout. Active Giving will generate financial contributions to charitable projects based on your activities and pay these in recurring intervals to the projects.
With Active Giving a wide range of sport activities are eligible. The most current list is available in the app itself, while in the list below are a few activities and the unit based on which the impact is calculated:
- indoor cycling
- gym workouts
Yes, Active Giving is free to use.
By joining Active Giving you can contribute to a better world by simply being active and not changing any behavior. You will get rewarded by doing good for yourself and doing good for the planet.
Short-term we want to provide a platform through which active people and forward-thinking companies as sponsors can contribute to environmental causes and showing their impact, as well as gain knowledge about environmental issues and projects.
In the future we also want to expand our non-profit offerings to humanitarian, sealife and other meaningful projects that need the most support.
The current maximum activities per day are:
- 2 for manually entered activities
- 5 for GPS tracked activities or ones that are synchronized through Strava.
The actual impact depends on the project you are supporting with the respective activity. But as example values for some of our platform project partners, the following performance is required to plant 1 tree.
- Running: 5 km
- Cycling: 10 km
- Walking: 10 km
- Swimming: 1 km
- All other Workouts: 200 kcal
We are thankful for everyone who offers support to help us. What everyone can do is spread the word about Active Giving and motivate friends & family to follow us, become active and share their activities.
Also be an example and live a lifestyle that does not harm our environment as much: buy less clothes, take the bike instead of a car, a train instead of a plane and support causes and non-profits among many others.
If you want to work with us directly, please contact email@example.com
You can always read about our partner projects here or inside the app itself.
Yes, while we will focus on environmental topics at the moment, we will also consider adding projects that focus on different issues.
Our criteria catalogue for now is rather short and will be evolving over time. As for now we pick environmental projects which have a focus on social impact, meaning that the social benefits are not only spill-over effects but are core of the program. This is achieved by involving the local community into the afforestation efforts in a way that they generate incomes from participating in the program or becoming food secure, so in turn they become independent from the main organisation in the future.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with us.
The funds used to pay the projects are Active Givings advertisement revenues. These are paid by forward-thinking companies that want to contribute to a better world.
As a sponsor not only you contribute to a better world by rerouting media budgets to environmental causes, but you also create a meaningful relationship with the users, by supporting a cause they care about. Also Active Giving will provide you with many insights about environmental issues, projects and achievements.
Please contact email@example.com
We haven’t restricted our app to be compatible with any specific devices or operating systems yet. It has been optimized for screen sizes 4,7″ (iPhone 7) screen sizes and bigger.
In order to disconnect your Strava account, you need to revoke access of the Active Giving app in your Strava account.
The app enables you to generate contributions to environmental projects from your physical activities and by doing so not only support your personal health, but also the health of our planet. Active Giving will calculate a contribution based on your activity and will use part of its advertising revenues to pay the projects.
You can either do this on your own, or as part of the team. To be part of a team, you must enter it by receiving a code from a respective team-owner, which are currently focused to specific programs, such as company fitness challenges or event-based teams.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to enable the Teams functionality, connect your Strava account to synch activity data to Active Giving and in order to select your favorite project you need to create an account with us.
You only need to provide your name and email address and enter the code we will send to your email address in the app interface.
Furthermore by creating a profile, you can also use it on a different device.
As of now, the Active Giving does not offer users to fund directly to the projects.
In order to join a team, you have been provided a 6-digit alphanumeric code by the respective team owner.
If you have it at hand, go to “Teams” and enter the code.
The Active Giving app supports all activity types that Strava allows, plus a few more. GPS tracking is only available to distance-based activities, while the manual tracking can be used for activities like yoga, gym workouts or indoor cycling.
As of today, teams can only be created by Active Giving. In case you are interested in having your own team in the Active Giving app, please contact us at email@example.com. Please note, that teams are currently limited to specific partner offerings and programs.
Your contribution of the payment is used based on the following attributes, depending on the activity type:
- For distance-based activities: kilometers covered
- For all other activities: kilocalories burned
As of now the Active Giving app allows users to join one team only.
Yes, for this you can select the “Manual” tab, select your activity and enter the kilocalories burned.
In case you don’t know the kilocalories burned, simply enter the duration of the exercise and we will convert this into kilocalories burned for you.
From the main menu, click on “Connect Strava” and you will be forwarded to the Strava webview.
Here you must enter your Strava credentials on the first page. On the following page you will need to authorize Strava to provide your activity information to Active Giving. Once this is done, your activity data will be automatically downloaded from Active Giving after it has been uploaded to Strava.
As of now, this feature is not implemented yet, but we look forward to introducing it soon!
Yes, you can sync your activity data into Active Giving by connecting a Strava account.
Yes, we currently set the following limits:
- Maximum limit of daily activities: 2
- Maximum amount per activity: 15 trees or 150 points per activity.
While you can track more than two activities on the same day and store activities that would contribute to more than 15 trees or 150 points, they will be capped.
Active Giving is a platform that enables people to contribute to social and environmental causes by being active. With our product active people connect their fitness data to our donation platform, which converts the data into donation eligible points, which the #activegiver can then donate into non-profits around the globe.
EVENTS WITH ACTIVE GIVING
To keep you motivated and active during the winter season (and the lockdown) our community of #activators and #activegivers have created a calendar with some amazing online classes.
See the calendar here
ACTIVE GIVING PARTNERS
If your company is interested in creating positive brand awareness around social and environmental commitments then contact us!