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Givinga Selected as Finalist of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards

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The finalists of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality. Givinga, the leader in providing technology solutions that enable modern philanthropic giving, has been announced as a finalist in the software category for its Philantech® cloud technology.

Philantech unlocks the full potential of charitable giving by removing barriers to philanthropy, offering comprehensive tools that enable partners to easily integrate charitable giving capabilities into their existing workplace or consumer digital experiences. Philantech connects users to 1.8 million global charities, allowing them to spark innovation, drive meaningful brand engagement and unify business and societal impact.

“We are honored to be recognized among a distinguished group of change makers who are developing innovative and modernized technology to make a difference,” said Joe Phoenix, co-founder and CEO of Givinga. “Our mission to increase access to philanthropy is rooted in our belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to contribute and make a larger collective impact. We thank the editors and reporters at Fast Company for including us as a finalist for this prestigious award.”

A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists for the World Changing Ideas Awards from a pool of more than 4,000 entries. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.

“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”

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About Givinga

Founded in 2015, Givinga was built around the idea that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to make a meaningful impact. It’s Philantech® cloud offering combines philanthropic tools with financial technology, empowering companies to develop modern giving solutions that align with and enhance corporate strategy. Its products support enterprise partners powering workplace giving, startups reimagining B2C charitable giving, financial service companies offering social impact investing, and foundations looking to enhance donor engagement.

About the World Changing Ideas Awards

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.