If you are a charity hoping to be a donation recipient, learn how you can engage startups in your fundraising
Your charity is a fit to incorporate equity donation fundraising through The Upside Foundation if you:
See Impact page for charities who have already benefitted from Upside liquidity events.
If a company decides to support your charity through an equity pledge with Upside,
the donation process is as follows:
1) Incorporate equity donations through Upside into your long-term fundraising strategy
2) Identify individuals in your own networks to champion your cause within the startup community
3) Encourage entrepreneurs in your network (see How it Works to learn what companies are a fit) to pledge equity to your charity
4) Work with Upside to facilitate legal documentation to make donation official
#Tech4SickKids is an initiative developed by the SickKids Foundation, challenging the Canadian tech community to raise $25M for new facilities, staff, and programs at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. SickKids engaged influential people in the Canadian tech and innovation community who already supported their work (Jodi Kovitz of #movethedial and Salim Teja of Radical Ventures) and subsequently engaged their own networks to get involved. Thus far, over 35 entrepreneurs have pledged to share their upside with SickKids and $4M has been raised towards the campaign. SickKids has invested significant effort in connecting with entrepreneurs, as well as celebrating those who have pledged to donate, through events and a large plaque in the hospital.