Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! All our payments are sent directly through the largest and most secure payment processor around – PayPal. They use SSL technology to keep your information safe. PayPal is 100% secure, and has never had a security breach as a company (more). PocketChange never touches your financial information, so you can feel confident knowing you’re in good hands.
Yes. Donations are hard, infrequent, and very expensive – PocketChange aims to change that. We ran the numbers – and wowzers! On average, we all have about 300 Facebook friends. Say you and 10% of your friends (30 people) used the PocketChange button once a week for a year, donating $0.50 each time. In that time, you would have raised enough to feed 11,076 children for an entire year, just within your personal friend group! To see more cool examples of what you and your community could do with PocketChange, click here. If we got 10% of all the friends on Facebook, that would be over $160 Billion in donations to the world’s most impactful charities. That’s world changing.]
No. However, we do not take ANY money from your transaction – we make money by partnering with amazing socially conscious brands. See “How does PocketChange make money?”. We are a for-profit organization for three reasons. First, we can raise venture capital money which allows us to grow quickly and have a greater global impact. Secondly, it allows us to use the money we make from our marketing platform to hire more people in order to increase our impact. Finally, it allows us to invest in the technology needed to increase our reach, and push forward the micro-donation movement.
We are a genuine relationship building platform for socially conscious brands. A brand comes to us, and chooses an issue that they are passionate about. They then match all the donations our users make to that specific issue, and pay us a marketing platform fee for enabling that relationship. This model doubles the amount going to the charity, shows our users a brand’s character, and allows us to pass 100% of your donation to the cause! If your brand or a brand you know wants to get involved, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just click the “+Get PocketChange” button on the home page! However, we currently only work on Google Chrome Browsers – we are quickly going mobile, as well as focusing on other browsers.
We’re working really hard to get to mobile as quickly as possible, we want to be able to use it on our phones as well! Until then, you can help change the world on your desktop and laptop computers by clicking the button below!