Go Tribe Community Launches App
27 May 2014 at 10:20 am
Newly created Not for Profit organisation, The Go Tribe, which aims to change the way Australians learn about social issues around the world, has launched a mobile phone app.
The Go Tribe, which launched in January, is described as an online community that gives members the chance to learn about 12 different social issues and Not for Profits over one year.
The site also gives those people an opportunity to donate, which is optional, directly to those Not for Profits and learn each month the outcomes of those donations.
The Go Tribe said the app, which was developed by digital giving platform GiveEasy, aimed to make the giving process easier by profiling one issue and raising funds for one charity.
“It will give users a monthly profile, and allow them to decide if they want to give, and how much,” The Go Tribe co-founder Melinda Harvey said.
“We don’t want to establish another administration process in the world of Not for Profits. We see ourselves as an extra promotional arm of each group.
"The Go Tribe is different because we give people the opportunity to learn about 12 different issues and support the work of 12 amazing organisations throughout the year.
“And because we target one cause each month, throwing in as little as $5 can make a huge impact, as we harness the power of collaborative giving.
“The App also features a world map so every time you give you can drop a Go Tribe Globe pin, to mark where in the world you are giving from. We look forward to covering the whole of Australia with these globes and seeing The Go Tribe grow far and wide.”
The Go Tribe said the application had been in development since February and was able to get off the ground after they successfully crowdfunded the funds to pay for the work.
Harvey said The Go Tribe had already formed partnerships with Not for Profits including Opportunity International Australia and Swags for Homeless.
She said the collaboration with GiveEasy was a natural fit, with GiveEasy taking care of all the donations and The Go Tribe concentrating on getting the message of each issue right.
“We wanted a platform which would centralise all our donations and make giving part of everyday life,” she said.
GiveEasy CEO Jeremy Tobias said The Go Tribe shared GiveEasy’s vision of changing the game through making it simple and easy for donations to occur in a social and secure way.
“It has been great working with like-minded people on the development of the App,” he said.
“We look forward to seeing The GO Tribe make a great impact for some wonderful causes through the platform.”
GO Tribe is a free to download for iPhone, iPad and Android.
For more information on The Go Tribe, click here.