Category: Building trust
At Lightful, our commitment to supporting nonprofits in their mission to do the greatest good drives our exploration of the latest technological advancements.
The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund is a private, place-based family foundation based in Galveston, Texas. Their mission is to invest in the long-term success, sustainability, and well-being of Galveston and its residents. They do this by funding local organisations that are integral to the community, addressing historic disparities, increasing access to opportunities, and contributing to the cultural fabric of Galveston.
At Lightful, we believe that trust is a key foundation for our economy and society. Building Trust is at the heart of what we do at Lightful. Our three Co-Founders, Carlos Miranda, Vinay Nair, and Johnny Murnane, all arrived at this conclusion through quite different journeys. They had various backgrounds in impact investing, tech and consulting with the charity sector. They would work with incredible nonprofits, but when they engaged with them online, their websites and social media presence didn’t do justice to the power and impact of their organisation. If you visit a website with out of date information, or broken links etc, you are not filled with confidence that the organisation is trustworthy. You wouldn’t buy from a retailer with a website like that - so why would you donate money or promote the cause? It makes it feel a bit unreliable, and so lending your support or funds could be risky. This creates a real problem for nonprofits, limiting their reach and ability to raise unrestricted funds from everyday donors and others. They set up Lightful to tackle this key problem of building trust.
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