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.
How does Active Giving work?user2020-06-02T16:32:53+01:00
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.
Which sports activities are eligible for Active Giving?user2020-06-02T16:42:02+01:00
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:
Is Active Giving free to use?user2020-02-03T22:01:14+01:00
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.
How can I be part of Active Giving?user2020-06-02T16:42:38+01:00
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: 7,5 km
Cycling: 15 km
Walking: 15 km
Swimming: 1,5 km
All other Workouts: 300 kcal
I love your idea, how can I support?user2020-01-10T18:09:22+01:00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Which projects do you currently support?user2021-01-06T10:59:21+01:00
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.
Can I get my project added?user2020-04-17T09:43:28+01:00
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.
How can I become a sponsor?user2021-02-15T15:40:37+01:00
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.
How can I change my name or email address?Till Harnos2020-04-21T21:32:36+01:00
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.
Can I create my own team?Till Harnos2020-04-21T21:31:06+01:00
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.
What data is used to generate the contribution?Till Harnos2020-04-17T09:41:33+01:00
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.
How can I connect my Strava account?Till Harnos2020-03-29T10:17:15+01:00
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.
Can I connect with my friends through the app?Till Harnos2020-04-21T21:31:25+01:00
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.
THE ACTIVE GIVING APP
Sign-Up for our Active Giving App Beta Launch on April 22nd 2020.
Here is what it offers:
See how many trees you planted.
Use the app to track fitness activities.
Enter an activity manually after you’ve finished it.
Synch your activities from Strava.
Build a team challenge to do good with your community.