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Watsi is a non-profit crowdsourcing platform that enables anyone to fund life-changing medical procedures for patients in developing countries who might not otherwise have access to healthcare. At the time this case study was written, 22,102 Watsi donors had funded healthcare for 11,559 patients in 25 countries. Patients waiting to be fully funded included Vehn, a farmer from Cambodia who needs a hip replacement, Olga, a single mother from Guatemala who needs treatment for diabetes, and Dah Htoo, a 2 year old boy from Burma who needs surgery to repair burn damage. When Watsi founder Chase Adam was a Peace Corps volunteer, he was traveling through a small town in Costa Rica when a woman boarded the bus. Her son required medical treatment she could not afford; she showed his medical records and asked passengers for money to help pay for his treatment. The town was called Watsi and the idea of developing a platform to crowdsource funding for vital health care in developing countries was born. Soon after the platform launched, the idea gained traction on Hacker News, and eventually led to Watsi being the first non-profit startup funded and accelerated by Y Combinator.

Charity: Water is on the rise thanks to customer engagement

ekastner   October 13, 2015

Title of Post: Charity: Water is on the rise thanks to customer engagement Organization: Charity: Water Industry: Non-profit CEO: Scott Harrison Web references: Charity: Water, Twitter, Instagram, Top Rank Blog, Community Organizer, Entre Leadership Undoubtedly one of the most successful social media stories of the last decade belongs to Charity: Water. The New York City based non-profit organization consistently shows… Read more »

What to do if there is no social media budget? Looking at Social Media Analytics

Paige Mahoney-Nagle   March 2, 2015

Industry: Not for Profit (Summer Camp & Outdoor and Environmental Education) Name of contact if available: Paige Mahoney-Nagle Web References: UberVu via HootSuite, Facebook, Twitter, Digital Information World Social Media Networks are now widely used among all kinds of and sizes of business around the world. Businesses use these networks to promote their products, share events, build the community, expand the reach of… Read more »

Social Media Marketing for Non-Profits

tearamcginn   March 19, 2013

In December 2012 VerticalResponse surveyed more than 100 of their non-profit customers to find out how they utilize social media. Their infographic (shown below, left) displays the findings nicely. Another infographic from MDGAdvertising demonstrates the results of non-profit social media operations – shown below, right.  You can click on the images to enlarge them. In my mind, it comes as… Read more »