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Rally.org and Raising a Better Tomorrow

We take great pride in the role TaskRabbit plays in helping companies thrive. When those companies are structured to empower nonprofits, campaigns, and personal causes to get the rocket fuel they need to change the world — well, then we just can’t stop smiling. This week,  we caught up with Sachi Doctor, Marketing and Communications Manager for Rally.org, to learn more about the organization’s commitment to helping people raise money for what matters. Sachi shared some of her favorite Rally.org projects, along with a vision for The Cause Economy of the future. What’s the mission of Rally.org? “Rally.org is an online social fundraising tool that harnesses the power of storytelling, making it easy to raise more money for what matters. Through a streamlined donation process, Rally.org helps you grow your network of supporters as you turn each donor into a potential fundraiser. These champions can share your story through Facebook, Twitter, or email, and create their own personalized version of your donation page. With powerful, yet easy to understand analytics, Rally.org tracks what works, helping you …

How TaskRabbit Helped Amy D. Help Others

When Amy D. walks to work from her home in San Francisco’s Union Square, she inevitably has to pass through the Tenderloin, one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. In addition to a high crime rate, the Tenderloin contains a particularly large homeless population — nearly 6,000 homeless people pass through it each day. Amy wanted to help these people in whatever small way she could, so she decided to begin making wrap sandwiches and passing them out. The only problem? It was hard to feel safe in such a tough area. Amy didn’t want to stop helping out, so she decided to hire a TaskRabbit to accompany her on her food delivery journeys through the Tenderloin. Having a TaskRabbit with her made her feel comfortable enough to travel even deeper into the neighborhood and help feed the people who needed it the most. If you’re a TaskPoster or TaskRabbit with an amazing story, you could be featured on the next TaskRabbit Tales. Give us a shout at tales@taskrabbit.com.

RunMyMarathon Reaches the Finish Line – But the Runners Keep Runnin’

Wow – what a day! We’re talking about Boston’s Marathon Monday & how thrilled we were with RunMyMarathon! To our Marathon Runners (Greg, Jamie, Jim & Kelly) how can we thank you enough for the hard work and perseverance you showed these past few months during training and throughout the course of our fundraising efforts?  The Ellie Fund, NFBMA and The Councils on Aging all thank you as well. To everyone who posted pics of our TaskRabbit Relay Team throughout the day, thank you! We got to see our amazing Relay Team in action at so many different points along the route and it made us so proud to see them so dedicated to reaching their carrot hand-off goals! Our Runners helped us raise a combined total of $1170.00 for our three amazing charities, and we are already talking about NEXT year’s RunMyMarathon! Check out some of the pictures from the big event on our Facebook Fan Page at Facebook.com/TaskRabbit. And view our AMAZING training videos at TaskRabbit.com/Marathon. In case you missed some of the …