Peerworld is a social network designed to disrupt charity, social impact, and philanthropy. It will be a global online meeting point for charities and donors to showcase their work and their engagement, and to raise money based on a peer-crowd curated membership approach. Peerworld will include a social network, personal marketplace, and blog.
Peerworld will select twenty non-profit organizations (NPOs) as launch partners. After that, the community will grow when new member organizations are introduced to the platform by existing member organizations, in a peer-crowd curated approach. The five fields of focus on the platform will be education, womens empowerment, agriculture, vocational training, and health.
Donors will be solicited to join Peerworld via public relations and social media outreach, as well as through cold calls. In addition, Peerworld will approach wealth managers and banks to encourage their use of the platform to propose philanthropic options to clients. The platform aims to launch with 100 donors and grown to 10,000 by the end of 2017.
Through machine learning and content optimization technology, Peerworld will connect people who share the same values. It will tailor the content for every individual user and will help them find and support each other. Individual users will receive personalized notifications based on their personal values, preferences, and their behavior on the site. NPOs will be given an Expert Rating, based on ESG (environment, social, and governance) criteria, surveys of experts, and a self-evaluation that each organization submits. In addition, Peerworld will allow donors to rate the NPOs on communication, effectiveness of the work, and other key performance indicators. NPOs that are rated as lower performing by both the community and in their Expert Rating will be removed from the platform. Peerworld will be audited and will assure that all applicants pass integrity controls and have proper financial structures in place.
The Platform will include a valuation system of every transaction to ensure a sustainable rating for each organization. It will also include a micro-payment donation solution with the money transferred according to the preferences of the donor. Peerworld will undertake its work through intuition, empathy and communication, and will strive to strengthen these skills within its community.
Fourth Quarter 2016:
- Acquisition of the first 10-20 organizations and the first hundred donors
First Quarter 2017:
- Launch with 20 companies and non-profit organizations in different sectors (e.g. health, womens empowerment, agriculture)
- Host PR and Launch Event in NYC
- Open platform to others to apply, acquire other organizations which will pass the due diligence and the peer-curation process
- Launch Peerworld through Social Media
Second Quarter 2017
- Visit non-profit organization headquarters to personally introduce them to Peerworld and discuss opportunities to cooperate
- Raise funds through ongoing active acquisition of donors
- Conduct Road Show in the private bank sector and host Event for private banking clientele
- Approach larger companies to onboard them on the Peerworld platform with social responsibility programs
Third Quarter 2017
-Establish first cooperation with restaurants with payment solutions via Peerworld card. A percentage of each transaction amount will be donated
The world is experiencing a new social order in which cooperation is replacing competition, people are embracing new information technologies, and the transparency of the internet and decentralized market platforms are available to fulfill individual needs both materially and emotionally.
The Internet has become the most powerful tool for the 50% of the worlds population that is able to connect to it. The next generation internet allows users to interact and collaborate with each other instead of just passively viewing content.
Philanthropy addresses the worlds most pressing challenges, yet intermediary trade often fails to meet the goals of charity work. While there is no shortage of individuals and organizations committed to philanthropy, there is still no online global meeting point for charities and donors to showcase their work.