ParticiPaid links people who want to do good around the world - and also with all kinds of charitable projects.
We match those who want to help with those who need help in an exceptional and innovative way. Everybody can join. And everybody who does good, is rewarded via our unique Karma Points system.
On ParticiPaid you easily can find charitable projects to contribute to.
You can find projects by type, such as helping children, homeless or seniors. You can also help animals or support projects against war, hunger, diseases, environmental pollution and many others. You can look for projects in your area, but you can also support more global projects. If you particilarly like what a specific project manager is doing, you can also follow that person’s projects and continue to contribute.
You can help in your own particular way - not only with money, but also with your time and your talent. You can also offer things you don’t need anymore but others might like to have very much, like second hand-clothes or furniture, etc. You can offer support to our featured projects directly, or also help indirectly, by feeding our Karma Shop with what you can contribute with.
Karma Points are a unique way of rewarding people who are doing good. You will receive your first 50 Karma Points for joining ParticiPaid absolutely for free. You are then supposed to donate these points to the charitable project of your choice and so contribute to what has the most meaning for you.
When you support our featured projects by fulfilling their needs, or when you barter on our Karma Shop, you can start earning more and more Karma Points. You can either donate them back to a charitable project and create double value just with one donation. Or you can save them on your personal Karma Points Account to spend them later in our Karma Shop.
The Karma Shop ist beating heart of ParticiPaid. It is where all our ParticiPaid community meets and interacts to find how they can either contribut to a do good project, and also where they can get rewarded for all the good they did by spending their Karma Points.
In the Karma Shop, you will find the „needs“ of various charitable projects as well as the „offers“ from private people and organziations. Others are bartering their „offers“ for Karma Points to do good indirectly. If you do not find what you are looking for in our Karma Shop, ask for it by posting a personal „wish“.
You are able to view your personal Karma Points Statement on your user profile. There, you will be able to view incoming Karma Points and outgoing Karma Points. Your Karma Points Statement is private and can not be seen by the other users.
Every new user is granted with 50 Karma points („KPs“) to start with. By inviting friends (s)he gets 10 more KPs for every new ParticiPaider joining.
Every new charitable project on ParticiPaid receives 250 KPs from ParticiPaid. These initial Karma Points are donated from ParticiPaid’s own KP account. ParticiPaid itself is receiving KPs by the yearly mandatory Karma Point contribution of all the members (please see below). All other Karma Points are created and exchanged by the users themselves, transparently by uploading and managing the „needs“, „offers“ and „wishes“ in the Karma Shop.
A „project“ relates to a charitable project anywhere in the world. The details of which will be outlined on their project page. It may include activities with specific goals or be more general in nature. Projects are created by „project managers“ and consist of different „needs“ - at least one.
A „need“ is one of several elements vital for the creation and success of a „project“, as required by either the organization or individual. This can be best explained through an example: if an organization wants to build a school for disabled children, they will need volunteers and equipment for the school, a curriculum, books, toys, other school supplies and financial assistance. All these are „needs“ that can be asked for and obtained through ParticiPaid and its vast global network.
A „wish“ is specific to individual users. They are personal requests made by members of the ParticiPaid community. To fulfill these wishes is a great way of rewarding someone for her/his contributions to charitable projects on ParticiPaid and create a virtuous circle of doing good.
Everybody can join us! Individuals as well well as organizations (companies, governmental organization, NGOs, etc.). You can do good just by yourself or also with a team, and support do good projects together with other charitable minded people.
For private people or organizations who are managing charitable projects or want to start one, we are offering a rapidly growing global network of physical resources, volunteers and financial assistance. You just have to register yourself, then go to „Create a new project“ and upload a picture and some content there. „Add a need“ afterwards and then click „Publish“. There you go, your first project visible and ready to be backed up by the community.
Invite your current supporters, donors, contributors and friends to join ParticiPaid as well. All of them will receive 50 Karma Points to start with. They can then donate these precious Karma Points to your project, next to the financial donations they are already providing. So with one donation, you create even more value as you receive also Karma Points you can use for your project too.
By promoting your project on ParticiPaid you can also easily and safely keep your supporters updated about your cause. You will even find more do-gooders helping you. And you can reward all of them with Karma Points, that they can enjoy on the Karma Shop for themselves or donate back to you. Everybody is winning.
You can send a ParticiPaid invitation to any of your friends, family and colleagues who you believe would be a good contributor to the ParticiPaid community. Once your invitee joins, you will receive 10 Karma Points. Your guest will also receive 50 Karma Points as a new ParticiPaider. All these Karma Points can then be used to support projects on the platform.
Only registered users can see your profile and you are in control of your privacy settings. But even then, there are some restrictions for public profile viewers: for instance, they cannot see your karma points, etc.
When being logged in with your personal account, the system does not show your own "offers", "wishes" and the "needs" of your personal projects on Karma shop. Of course all the other users can see them. As soon as you are logged out again, all of these will be visible for you as well.
Each year on 31st December, ParticiPaid receives a mandatory contribution amounting to 5% of the Karma Points held in the User’s Karma Point Account at that date. If no Karma Points are held, no deduction is made. Any deduction is indicated in the User's Karma Points statement. This contribution is necessary to keep our system functioning in a smooth manner and supports the new joiners in their quest to do good.