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See needs nearby.

We know you can’t buy your way to happiness, but rather when you give your life away you begin to find it.

Set a giving goal.

We’ll help you meet your goal and live life generously.

See your impact add up.

Every time you help, the story lives on your wall so you watch your generosity grow over time. 

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Get reminders on when to do good, handcrafted thank yous from those you’re helping, and reminders about your goals.

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We should all live in a world where everyone helps their neighbor. Show your support by sharing about us on social or wearing Purposity apparel.

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The Power Of Purpose: How Purposity Helps You Live Generously And Help Locally
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This App Is Your Chance to Connect with People in Need and Give Back amid Coronavirus
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The Power of Purpose

When we started this journey, we weren’t sure exactly what to expect. We believed that people would come along with us on this quest to find purpose through generosity (Purposity), but we didn’t quite conceptualize how quickly our idea would spread.

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Why Generosity Feels So Good

There’s actually something called the paradox of generosity. Simply stated, it refers to the idea that by not caring for someone else, we end up not caring for ourselves. In fact, there’s a book about it aptly named The Generosity Paradox: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose (2014).

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Rebuilding After Harvey

Over the past week we’ve watched our neighbors in Texas devastated by one of the worst storms in the state’s history. Today we’re launching Purposity’s first-ever disaster relief effort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Part Two: Four Ways Tech Strengthens Human Connection

As Katerina Fake explains it, the idea of creating Flickr came from a search to find others interested in her favorite author. Living in New Jersey, there weren’t many people interested in debating the works of Jorge Luis Borges. But, an online forum connected her to a community of Borges’ admirers in Europe, allowing her to feel like part of a community. From that feeling, Fake later went on to create several technologies to build online community. She wanted to share that feeling with others. Flickr is arguably the forefather of social media as we know it, and it sprang from the need to connect.

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You Spoke. We Listened.

You may have noticed a few (actually, quite a few) new options when visiting your Purposity page lately. A few months ago we launched personal profiles. Since then, we’ve been working hard to make sure users got exactly what they asked for. Here’s the list of our newest features, designed with you in mind.

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Part Four: Four Ways Technology Strengthens Human Connection

Gaming has been shown to build stronger connections. Now, we’re not giving you an excuse to lock yourself in a dark room for days on end, ignoring the world. But, the Pew Research Center found gaming an integral part of connectivity for teens, especially boys. For online teen gamers, 78% say gaming makes them feel more connected to friends they already have. That number represents 42% of teens between ages 13 and 17. Over half say they feel more connected to gamers who aren’t their offline friends. For 38% of boys who game, their handle is among the first three pieces of information they share with someone they’re hoping to befriend. That’s significant.

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“I’m amazed to see the overwhelming response of those in my community to help their neighbors.”

Catherine Knowles

Homeless Liason

Metro Nashville Public Schools

"With Purposity, we have greater capacity to meet participants’ needs, leading to greater housing retention and overall programmatic success."

Ian Cohn

‍Volunteers of America

Colorado

"I recommend other communities consider Purposity as one vehicle to help level the playing field for all children."

Dr. Jeff Bearden

Superintendent

Forsyth County Schools