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We’re your starting point to do more good.

One app to volunteer or give to any cause,
during and after the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

How does POINT work?

POINT is a collaborative platform your entire community can use to centralize your city's needs and direct help to local nonprofits, so relief efforts don't turn into chaos.

POINT

POINT partners with local nonprofits to consolidate all the need in your city. Nonprofits get a free powerful dashboard to manage their needs and bring the people-power they need. Nonprofits, learn more here.

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You use the POINT app explore causes you care about to find needs from verified local 501c3 nonprofits. Find emergency volunteer events, virtual opportunities and ways to give locally when you join POINT.

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Know of a company or organization that wants to jump in and help? When organizations subscribe to POINT they get tools to manage volunteering and social impact. Plus, they can gift our platform to nonprofits for free.

Bring POINT to your city.

We’re probably not in your city yet, but we want to be. Sign up to join the launch team in your city. Invite a person or a whole organization to join the POINT waitlist, it will help us get to you faster. See you soon😉.

“This App Wants To Make Volunteering As Easy as Getting An Uber”

Volunteering during COVID-19

Even with stay-at-home orders in place, nonprofits serving critical needs are still open and in need of volunteers (yes, that’s still allowed!).

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Your safety is really important to us. Not everyone should volunteer at this time. Take the quiz to see if you’re qualified to serve. Can’t volunteer? There are way to pitch in from the couch while social distancing.

Questions?

What is POINT? Hide Show

POINT is a platform that connects communities to support local causes through an app and web dashboard. We bring people-power and funding to local nonprofits.

There are two POINT entities. POINT Technologies owns the technical platform provided as “POINT”. A separate entity, POINT Global, is the 501c3 nonprofit that enables us to direct donations, as well as provide program based support, to nonprofits.

Our mission is to:

  1. Centralize local community needs to maximize relief by making POINT the easiest way to volunteer and give everrr.
  2. Equip local nonprofit leaders, especially the 85% of nonprofits run by women, with the technical tools and support they need for ​free​.

Can I volunteer during COVID-19? Hide Show

Your safety is really important to us. Not everyone should volunteer at this time. ​ ​to see if you’re qualified to serve. Can’t volunteer? There are ways to pitch in from the couch while social distancing. Open the app for virtual volunteering opportunities, or ways to donate.

How do I safely volunteer during COVID-19? Hide Show

Here are some tips from the​ WHO ​and C​DC​.

  • Masks are currently recommended (mandated in some places) for everyone leaving their home to conduct essential businesses. In many cities, people are permitted to leave their home to conduct essential businesses for themselves or on behalf of other people. In certain cities or neighborhoods, a strict lock-down order may be in place that prohibits all activities outside of one’s home. Volunteers should check and comply with all applicable local laws and guidelines in offering services.
  • Wear protective gloves. Bring gloves to volunteer if you have the supplies.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after volunteering.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping 6ft between yourself and other people.
  • Avoid shaking hands or hugging.

How can I help from home? Hide Show

Our team is working hard to find virtual and at-home opportunities. Keep your eyes peeled on new opportunities added on the POINT.

If you’re able to donate, you can find local nonprofits on POINT and give directly to them by clicking on their profile.

How do donations work on POINT? Hide Show

Right now, there are a few ways to give on POINT:

  1. Find a local nonprofit by clicking on a cause and donate directly to charities by clicking on their profile in the app.
  2. ​Donate medical-grade masks​ to local hospitals through our partnership with Aunt Flow
    • Why should I donate to nonprofits on POINT?
      • POINT has a charity registry, sorted by cause category. This makes it easy to find
        awesome local charities and see how they are helping with COVID-19 relief efforts, all in one place. Plus, you can track your donations on your POINT volunteering profile.
    • I thought masks were sold out everywhere, how did POINT get them?
      • Our nonprofit, POINT Global, teamed up with Columbus-based Aunt Flow whose suppliers are pitching in to help create masks. Donations to POINT cover the cost of the masks, which will be donated in-kind to local health providers.
    • Is POINT a nonprofit or a for-profit?
      • Both! There are two POINT entities. POINT Technologies owns the software
        provided as “POINT,” and a separate entity, POINT Global, is a 501c3 nonprofit that enables us to direct donations to local charities, as well as provide program based support to nonprofits. Through POINT Global, all donations on POINT are 100% tax deductible.
      • We started out as a nonprofit; read our CEO’s letter on why we made the change.
    • Does POINT keep a percentage of the donations?
      • Our mission is to make our top-notch tech available for ​free​ to 501c3 nonprofits,
        yes ​free.​ We believe that great nonprofits deserve great tech and that it shouldn’t break the bank. POINT Technologies charges a 2% processing fee from donations to make sure we are able to sustain this crucial part of our mission and keep our tech free.
        In response to COVID-19, POINT Technologies will not be charging any processing fees on mask donations.
    • Why are there fees?
      • Donations are processed through ​Stripe​, who take a 2.2% + 30c card processing fee. POINT provides our volunteer management platform to nonprofits for free because we believe great charities deserve great tech. In order to sustain this, POINT Technologies take a small 2% fee from every donation.
    • Does my donation get sent to the charity immediately?
      • POINT sends charities a check on the first of the month for the total amount donated to them in the previous month if donating through the link on a charity’s profile. This helps us keep all of our processing fees to a minimum.
    • What charities can I donate to on POINT?
      • If you have a specific charity in mind, you can search for it on our app under the “Causes” tab. Or, you can explore each cause and see a list of POINT charities underneath. Click on a charity to be taken to their profile where you can make a donation.
    • Can I donate to a nonprofit that’s not on POINT?
      • You can only use POINT to donate to charities that are on our platform. If you want to donate to a charity not yet on POINT, invite them to join! Our charity management dashboard is 100% free for nonprofits. Learn more at pointapp.org/charity.
    • Does my $5 really help?
      • Absolutely. A lot of little donations from thousands of people ​adds up quickly​. Especially since many charities have had to cancel fundraisers due to COVID-19, every donation plays a vital role in sustaining their mission. Whether you can afford $5 here and there, or $50, your financial support goes a long way.
    • How can my company match my donation?
      • You can forward your e-receipt to your employer as proof of donation, and ask them if they are willing to match it. If they are able, reach out to ​info@pointapp.org and copy your company so we can help them match your donation.
      • You can also ​invite your company​ to create an account on POINT and subscribe to our CSR management platform. This way they can track the impact of their donations and the aggregate impact of employee giving.
    • How do you protect my information?
      • Our donation software is secure and encrypted. We share your name, email, and amount donated with the nonprofit, and use this information to make sure donations are correctly tracked in your account.
      • We ​never​ sell data. Read our privacy policy ​here.
    • Can I donate anonymously?
      • Not at this time. You need to have a POINT profile in order to donate to specific charities. You can ​register​ for a free account on our website, or by downloading our free app for ​iOS​ or ​Android​.

How does POINT work for a nonprofit? Hide Show

POINT’s app and cloud-based volunteer management dashboard is the easiest system for your organization to find and manage volunteers. Plus, it’s totally free. Sign up here.

How can my company or organization use POINT? Hide Show

No matter the size of your company, POINT can help engage employees and boost your CSR program. Get started here.

Is POINT free? Hide Show

For people: ​Our app is completely free!

For nonprofits: ​Believe it or not, POINT’s management dashboard is free, just sign up. If you need Enterprise level accounts, subscriptions are available. To learn more, book a demo.

For religious organizations:​ You’re welcome to have your members use POINT for free. If you’d like to subscribe to POINT to manage and track your social impact there’s a reduced subscription fee for religious organizations. Start by booking a demo.

For companies: We use an equitable pricing model based on the number of employees in your company. While not free, we strive to make sure our technology is affordable. Plus, with our Buy+Give model when you subscribe to POINT, you are able to gift the same platform to the nonprofits you support. ​Due to COVID-19, POINT is waiving our corporate subscription fees for your first 2 months if you enroll on or before May 31, 2020. Start by booking a demo.

No guilt trips, no sad stories. Just a chance to do something good.