Thursday, April 30, 2009

Play It Forward

PIFWORLD is a fascinating new online fundraising community.

It currently has 45 projects on its books, ranging from helping to provide the Women's Garden in Jiboro, Gambia with a solar water pumping irrigation system, to helping dance4life empower young people around the world to take action themselves to push back HIV and AIDS.

You can spin around this great interactive globe to find a project you like and want to donate to. Pifworld has so far raised nearly €6000 in donations for the projects it has listed.

As much as I love the site and the great community feel, it really is let down by a fairly complicated donation processing system. Donations can be made using major credit cards - but I personally think that the addition of PayPal as an option would be very useful.

Despite this it seems a great site, and I love that it offers plenty of opportunity to engage with other users and with the projects themselves.

From now until July 1st 1009, Pifworld is running a competition in which you could win €10,000 for your favourite charity project. All you need to do is sign up and get your friends to join Pifworld. Whoever has the most friends wins! So sign up today and get the word out!