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4 Ways Givelify Is the Uber of Charity

Those who live in or travel to major cities are probably already familiar with Uber, the smartphone app that allows people who need a ride to connect with a driver with the tap of a button.

For the uninitiated, the concept is simple: download the Uber app and set up an account with your credit card and contact information. When you need a ride, tap the “Request” button and a car will show up within the estimated time shown on the screen.

There’s no need to pre-schedule, no need to call or try to hail a cab. Uber operates in 45 cities all across the U.S. and in 34 other countries. Riders can choose between regular passenger cars, luxury black car service, SUV, and in some cities vans and even helicopters. Uber is also expanding into bicycle messenger service.

So how is donating to the charity, church or cause of your choice with Givelify like getting a ride from Uber?

One Account

Uber and Givelify allow you to accomplish your goal–giving to charity or getting a ride–easily and simply from just one account on your phone.

No need to find cash, write checks, or get out your credit card. You can donate or ride when you don’t even have your wallet.

Even better, you can donate no matter where you are, or get a ride in 35 countries around the world.

Connects Supply With Need

People need to get places: work, the airport, home from a night out. Uber connects them with a supply of drivers to get them there.

People want to donate moneyto  charity, to their church, to political campaigns. Givelify connects them with the organizations that are important to them.

They are both platforms to move things, whether it’s people or money, from where they are to where they want to be with the tap of a button.


Uber uses your location and finds the closest available driver when you request a ride. You can see the estimated time of arrival, and even watch the car move toward you on the map.

Givelify intelligently pinpoints your location to determine the church service or fundraiser you are attending, and allows you to donate to that organization in just a few taps.

It’s About People

Whether you need a casual ride or a luxurious chauffeur experience, Uber caters to your needs connects you with the service you want.

Givelify connects people with the organizations that are dear to your heart and enables you to donate freely and spontaneously. These organizations can use those donations to do their good work.

About the Author

Matt is dedicated to making the world a better place. He works passionately to help charitable causes use mobile technology to raise the funds they need. In addition to his role at Givelify, he volunteers with the Southside Animal Shelter and Kentuckiana Pug Rescue.

Matt Chandler