A commitment to social impact is a big part of the Pure Octane ethos. We’re always looking for new ways to make a positive difference in our community and beyond. Through our giving efforts, we’ve discovered the following online tools for making supporting good causes a little easier:
Pledgeling.com: This is a social network created just for philanthropists. It caters to givers at all levels, including large corporations and small business founders. The network allows users to track all their giveback efforts in one place, which is especially helpful for companies that give to multiple charities throughout the year.
Kiva.org: Impact lending is becoming more popular as a form of giving back. This site is focused on alleviating poverty around the world, having made more than $700 million in loans so far to founders in remote areas. Small donations from the site’s users provide the capital for these life-saving loans.
Guidestar.org: This is an easy-to-use resource for researching nonprofits. We want to know how our Pure Octane donations are being used, and this site is an ideal way to get the lowdown. It provides a variety of IRS forms and other materials that show the amount of contributions that go directly to those in need.
These resources are making it easier for people and firms to make a positive impact through giving.