Hack the world @ Betterplace

Donation apps and other hacks.

The word 'hackathon' is already in the Oxford Dictionary, and it won’t be long before terms like 'hackfest', and 'hackday' join it. Together with the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, betterplace lab organised the Hack the World @ Betterplace Hackathon from 19 - 21 July 2013. The focus of the event was the digital donation world of the future. For three days, social entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, and other creative types worked hard on making concrete fundraising tools.

The website LAST MILE was one of the things to come out of the event. On this site, potential donors can see all almost-completed betterplace projects and through their donation, can help contribute to their final realisation. A second team developed givEZ, a personal donation assistant, which helps users overcome their lack of willpower and regularly sends a donation reminder, while a third team created INVOLVE, a new function that aims to enable betterplace users to more intensively engage with their projects. Furthermore, the betterplace lab also refined the idea of the ABLASS app: with this app, every sinner – large or small – can buy themselves absolution. For example, they could make a €50 donation to a social project for not visiting their grandmother for eight months. In parallel with the large teams, betterplace developer Edward worked on his own website donatify.me, on which he offers original activities for donations.

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