With the boom of tech start-ups and the digitization of incumbent markets, there is a skill lack in Silicon Valley But no sector has actually felt that scarcity more than the non-profit area.
Wethos is seeking to alter that. The business wased established by Rachel Renock, Claire Humphreys and Kristen Ablamsky with the express intent to link freelancers with non-profit companies defending causes they appreciate.
Wethos was established in 2016 throughout the height of the governmental election. The 3 cofounders were operating at a big advertising agency in NYC and discovered themselves wishing to get associated with causes they appreciate. Understanding that non-profit staff members are under-resourced and frequently overworked, and seeing that the large bulk of youths wish to utilize their expert abilities for great, Wethos was born.
The platform itself is not completely advanced. There are plenty of networks that link freelancers, as well as full-time task applicants, with positions at business. Wethos is one of the only platforms that focuses on matching freelancers not just with a side task, however with the causes they care most about.
Within the very first 6 months of introducing, Wethos brought in more than 1,000 freelancers.
Riding that momentum, Wethos has actually now partnered with Rise to Run, a company concentrated on assisting progressive girls (on either side of the aisle) run for workplace for the very first time.
Given how strapped lots of NPOs are for money, Wethos is totally free for companies looking for skill. Engineers, graphic designers, social networks supervisors and copywriters who land tasks on the platform are charged a 15 percent charge.
Wethos has actually raised $1 million and presently has 300 non-profits and 1,500 freelancers on the platform.