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Rage Giving? Yeah, It’s a Thing

According to new data, households making first-time gifts to new organizations increased for the first time in 2017. Some analysts have credited this jump to what they call, “rage giving.” In this post, we dig a little deeper into what this all means and how GroundSwell could be a valuable resource for this new class of donor.

Not all Prepaid Card Programs are Created Equal.

As we’ve worked to rollout our program over the last few years, we’re often asked about our competition. While there are other prepaid card programs working with affinity groups, none of them share GroundSwell’s unique commitment to making a difference in the world.

Who are the Rohingya?

Have you heard of the Rohingya? If you’re like most Americans, probably not, and that’s understandable. There are so many loud voices competing for our attention everyday, that the quiet voices can sometimes be drowned out. And unfortunately, the voice of refugees is too often silent.

How Banks Make Billions from Invisible Fees

Every time we swipe our plastic cards, a small fee is charged. It’s not much – just a few pennies – but when those fees get multiplied millions of times over, every single day, those pennies really begin to add up. So where does that huge pot of money go?

Open Your WeFunder Account Today

We’re a startup company and the last few months we’ve been doing startup things like building out our infrastructure and pursuing funding from professional investors. Now we’re excited to announce our next growth phase: we’re partnering with WeFunder to raise another we’ll use to launch our first program.

News & Press

GroundSwell Adds Two New Board Members

GroundSwell, a Washington State Social Purpose Corporation dedicated to creating sustainable revenue sources  for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, announced the addition of David Desharnais and Belinda Rodman to its board of directors.

NW Startup Funding Nonprofits

GroundSwell, a Washington State social purpose corporation based in Washougal, Wash., is shaking up the philanthropic world with a sustainable revenue-sharing approach designed for nonprofit organizations. This month, the company–whose mission is to sustainably fund organizations that make the world a better place–kicked off its final round of investment crowdfunding to raise $1 million for its public launch this fall.

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