Filed Under: Instead
New app Instead- now in beta- was designed to help non-profits who are looking for a tech-forward way to get their message out and raise funds. Rather than create individual apps for each non-profit that asked them for help, software studio Ovenbits decided to make one app to help them all through mass micro-donations and shifting behavior. Instead works by asking you to live slightly below (or within) your means, and give the what you would have spent on a luxury to a worthy charity. For example, if a friend asks you to drinks, you can pass, open up Instead and donate $5 that would have other gone towards booze and a hangover to one of the many charities participating. When they launch publicly, Instead plans to add more features that will encourage giving with social challenges and gamification.