Shared Harvest - Debt Relief. Mindfully.

We are championing better financial health and total well-being for professionals with student debt.

NanaEfua
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Project Description

WHILE CANDIDATE ARE CAMPAIGNING, WE'RE TAKING ACTION. HELP US TO PROVE WE CAN RAISE $1M TOWARDS CRUSHING STUDENT LOAN DEBT

 

Everyone, from politicians to investors, chief executives to parents, is concerned about the student loan debt crisis. Whether you're an HR manager, cash-strapped single mother, doctor, blogger, entrepreneur, recent graduate or still in undergrad, you feel the weight of this financial burden. It impacts so many aspects of our life: we stay longer at jobs we do not like because a steady check seems more reasonable than taking a chance on happiness, we forego buying a house, we do not take vacations, and we delay having children. We pick up mindless side-gigs to fill in the gap which makes us even increasingly mentally unavailable, financially vulnerable, and yearning for more meaningful impact in our lives.

With the rise of student debt, many of us simply can’t afford to do pro bono work. Meanwhile, nonprofit organizations have limited human resource capacity and often need professional services that their budgets can't afford. And while US Corporations are investing $4.2 trillion in employee wellness and over $20 billion annually on corporate social responsibility activities, they aren't addressing the #1 employee-identified pain point: employee student debt.

 

 

Why we are needed

Student loan debt affects 44 million Americans with women and minorities being disproportionately affected. We are the only program that specifically outreaches to the professional women in the US who carry over $900 billion of the 1.5 trillion of student loan debt. Shared Harvest is investing in individuals who sought to invest in their education only to become beholden to debt. We are tackling the gender pay and intergenerational wealth gap in a unique way to give women the financial flexibility to follow their passions. When women win, our families, our companies and our communities all win.

 

Shared Harvest is alleviating some of the financial burden through our on-demand platform which rewards student loan debt holders for doing good in the community.

 

How we tackle the problem of student loan debt: 

Shared Harvest supports the people capital that is needed to get things done. We have a B2B and B2C model SaaS platform.  Members sign up, create a profile listing their skills and then choose which cause they want to champion. Our smart technology creates unique matches to nonprofit organizations in need of services and we reward our volunteers with a student loan repayment stipend funded through your participating employer or through our Shared Harvest Fund membership network. As a benefit corporation, we are mission-driven to champion the financial health and total well-being of our users.  Nonprofit organizations receive the help they need, complete with project management support, and you pay down your student loan debt faster!

 

We help businesses maximize ROI

The best social impact a company can make is by being a great employer and allowing your employees to drive impact.  This happens when companies address the pain points of their employees and elevate their good work. Shared Harvest offers a student loan debt relief (SLDR) benefit & rewards program tied to service.  We maximize employee engagement at reduced cost while boosting corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. By addressing the financial health of today's workforce and supporting social causes, you become a top company to work for and create the best brand loyalists around - your employees!

 

Our impact

 

Shared Harvest is a win-win for employees and entrepreneurs who want to reduce student debt and for our corporate partners who want to level up impact, better engage employees, and improve corporate social responsibility

 

 

Why we are crowdfunding

The money raised on ifundwomen will help further develop our second generation matching technology, third-party plugins, financial services tools, and project management in order to fully expand operations.

 

Our Founders:

Nana

After 20+ years of service locally and globally, NanaEfua has learned one valuable lesson: money comes and goes, but people driven movements last forever. The student debt crisis won't fix itself. Black women, our families and our communities are negatively impacted the most. We must be part of the conversation and the solution.

Briana

With 20+ years of leading teams and entrepreneurship, Briana understands that having an amazing team and optimizing individuals strengths is the key to success. 

 

Help Grow the Harvest!

We have some really cool, fun rewards for you to take part in during our campaign! Like free premium access to our platform for 1 year, exclusive networking events, financial literacy opportunities and more!

 

MAKE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO CHEK OUT ALL OF OUR COOL REWARDS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESS SUPPORTERS!!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How does the program work? Employers sign up for our student debt relief benefit for their employees which are tied to flexible, short-term volunteer project opportunities supporting social causes they care. In exchange, the employee receives student debt relief stipends from their employer.
  • How much is each stipend? This is entirely determined by your employer as are the number of projects that are needed to be completed to receive the benefit (ie one per quarter, two per year, etc). Our current Debtfreelancer™ initiative supports random stipends from $250-$1000 for the completion of projects and is not hourly based.
  • How does the debt get paid? Shared Harvest pays the stipend directly to your designated student loan lender.
  • What if my employer doesn't currently participate in the Shared Harvest program? Can I still benefit? First - refer your employer to us! Every employee should have this benefit. Second, as we grow we are continuing to create funding opportunities for select projects as part of our premium membership program for individuals who want to give back but don't have stipends supported by their employer. Basically, anyone can join the Harvest! 
  • Have more questions: Contact us at people@sharedharvestfund.org!

 

Mobolaji Olambiwonnu
07/31/2019
Social Media shoutout (FB/IG/Twitter)
$25
Kasondra
07/30/2019
Social Media shoutout (FB/IG/Twitter)
$15
Sunbox
07/17/2019
Social Media shoutout (FB/IG/Twitter)
$25
07/14/2019
Social Media shoutout (FB/IG/Twitter)
$15
Kelvin Garvanne
06/29/2019
Newsletter shoutout
$25
Monetary Contribution

Your best gift will help us achieve even greater impact. Thank you for being part of our community and for supporting our vision. We appreciate you.

0 Supporters
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$15
Social Media shoutout (FB/IG/Twitter)

You will receive recognition on our company Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page as a supporter (if you elect not to remain anonymous). Thank you for your backing!

4 Supporters
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$40
NextGen Newsletter Shoutout

Our NextGen mascot is excited about your gift! Your contribution will be highlighted in our newsletter as an awesome supporter (if you elect not to remain anonymous). You will also be given a chance to sponsor a free premium membership to a young scholar!

1 Supporter
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$60
Custom clutch

Need a jazzy clutch to go with your fierce look?  Look no more! We partnered with Doing Good Works to create custom clutches for our campaign. Our "For Purpose Clutch" has a built in phone charger and supports student debt relief.  Get your limited-edition design before we run out. Design may vary because our creative team can't sit still, but trust us, it'll be outstanding (and supports a good cause - https://doinggoodworks.com). 

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$250
Featured blog

Every story matters. We will help you feature your full-length story on our blog. Our readers want to hear from amazing people like you!

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$500
Website feature

Your contribution will be highlighted on our website as a supporter and our special DebtAngels page (posted at the end of the campaign). Additionally, you will receive recognition on our company Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages as someone who is truly down for the cause - supporting financial freedom for those who give back!

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$1,000
Founders Dinner

Enjoy dinner and drinks with the founders at an exclusive restaurant where you and 9 other guests will have the opportunity to meet with other amazing women. Date TBD based on availability. 

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$5,000
Sounds Of Goodness Sponsor

Sounds of Goodness represents our collaboration with the phenomenal LA Based Grand Performances. Grand Performances’ mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts.  Your contribution helps us with the production of our intimate live music experience that will feature a live student debt repayment giveaway at the event. Special recognitions as an event sponsors will be made visible and announced throughout the show and includes a free VIP experience to this exclusive event! 

 

0 Supporters
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$7,500
DebtAngel

You contribution will be directed towards loan repayment stipends for 5 of our volunteers who have shown exceptional commitment to creating social impact and logged the most volunteer hours on the platform. Your generosity will be featured on our social media platforms as well as in our newsletter and on our website as a premium DebtAngel sponsor.

 

0 Supporters
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$10,000
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Actions Speak!  If you are a business, philanthropist or politician that is ready to cut out the fat and lean in on making a real impact on the student debt crisis, we're ready to help you.  This reward lets you sponsor projects within one of our six UN SDG goal portfolios.  You'll receive a special curated content library featuring all the people, projects and organizations that were impacted by your generous contribution.  This content can be provided to you electronically or via print media based on your reputation marketing needs. Reach over 300K+ viewers across our channels.  Receive an additional 10% off and our Social Business Seal when you purchase our B2B SaaS platform and enroll in our Student Loan Debt Relief (SLDR) Benefit & Rewards program.  

 

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Your best gift will help us achieve even greater impact. Thank you for being part of our community and for supporting our vision. We appreciate you.

0 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Social Media shoutout (FB/IG/Twitter)

You will receive recognition on our company Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page as a supporter (if you elect not to remain anonymous). Thank you for your backing!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
NextGen Newsletter Shoutout

Our NextGen mascot is excited about your gift! Your contribution will be highlighted in our newsletter as an awesome supporter (if you elect not to remain anonymous). You will also be given a chance to sponsor a free premium membership to a young scholar!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$60
Custom clutch

Need a jazzy clutch to go with your fierce look?  Look no more! We partnered with Doing Good Works to create custom clutches for our campaign. Our "For Purpose Clutch" has a built in phone charger and supports student debt relief.  Get your limited-edition design before we run out. Design may vary because our creative team can't sit still, but trust us, it'll be outstanding (and supports a good cause - https://doinggoodworks.com). 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Featured blog

Every story matters. We will help you feature your full-length story on our blog. Our readers want to hear from amazing people like you!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Website feature

Your contribution will be highlighted on our website as a supporter and our special DebtAngels page (posted at the end of the campaign). Additionally, you will receive recognition on our company Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages as someone who is truly down for the cause - supporting financial freedom for those who give back!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Founders Dinner

Enjoy dinner and drinks with the founders at an exclusive restaurant where you and 9 other guests will have the opportunity to meet with other amazing women. Date TBD based on availability. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Sounds Of Goodness Sponsor

Sounds of Goodness represents our collaboration with the phenomenal LA Based Grand Performances. Grand Performances’ mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts.  Your contribution helps us with the production of our intimate live music experience that will feature a live student debt repayment giveaway at the event. Special recognitions as an event sponsors will be made visible and announced throughout the show and includes a free VIP experience to this exclusive event! 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$7,500
DebtAngel

You contribution will be directed towards loan repayment stipends for 5 of our volunteers who have shown exceptional commitment to creating social impact and logged the most volunteer hours on the platform. Your generosity will be featured on our social media platforms as well as in our newsletter and on our website as a premium DebtAngel sponsor.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Actions Speak!  If you are a business, philanthropist or politician that is ready to cut out the fat and lean in on making a real impact on the student debt crisis, we're ready to help you.  This reward lets you sponsor projects within one of our six UN SDG goal portfolios.  You'll receive a special curated content library featuring all the people, projects and organizations that were impacted by your generous contribution.  This content can be provided to you electronically or via print media based on your reputation marketing needs. Reach over 300K+ viewers across our channels.  Receive an additional 10% off and our Social Business Seal when you purchase our B2B SaaS platform and enroll in our Student Loan Debt Relief (SLDR) Benefit & Rewards program.  

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward