Friday, January 18, 2013
Causora Taps Into Passions, Skills For Charity Fundraising
A new, Los Angeles startup, Causora, said this week that it has launched a new online marketplace to help users convert their passions and skills into charitable donations. The startup allows users to offer up their services--anything from math tutoring, cooking lessons, yoga lessons, to making a video-- with anything earned from those efforts going to a charity of their choice. The startup said it had over 100 nonprofit organizations and foundations signed up to the site already. The new startup is led by Kai Buehler. Among offers posted to the site is an offer from io/LA to donate $350 to Graham's Foundation, a nonprofit supporting parents of premature babies, for a month at the coworking space; and an offer by Causora's CEO to read and provide feedback on a business plan, to go towards $250 for Fundacion Mi Sangre.