The Social Coin

We manufacture and distribute social coins which represent random acts of kindness. They are not bought, neither sold. They are born, passed and planted, improving everyone's lives.

Goteo Barcelona

Economic needs

Funded!

Co-financing

106%
Optimum
14.750
Minimum
9.900
Received
10.500
Finished
16 / 05 / 2013
Co-financiers
220

Non-economic needs

Looking for

  • Company to launch a pilot

    We are looking for a company that wants to collaborate with us in our first pilot with its employees at a very low cost. We are selecting a big company with more than 500 employees and with a solid social strategy.

    Collaborate
  • Travellers - Beta testers

    If you are interested in participating in the The Social Coin Community and you are sure that you can start your own pay it forward, we are looking for people who wants to test our website and the coins behaviour. We are looking for you, if you travel around frequently!!

    Collaborate
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What is offered in exchange

Individual rewards

  • Contributing 10

    Product: Social Coin

    We will send you a coin of the very first production. You will be able to start your own Pay It Forward!

    92Co-financiers
  • Contributing 25

    Product: Social Coin with a wallet

    We will send you a coin of the very first production with its packaging. It is ecological, reusable and it becomes a wallet! You will be able to start your own Pay It Forward!

    60Co-financiers
  • Contributing 40

    Product: Double pack

    We will send you two coins of the very first production with its packaging. It is ecological, reusable and it becomes a wallet! You will be able to start your own Pay It Forward with a friend!

    31Co-financiers
  • Contributing 100

    Services: Special quotation

    Special quotation in the mapamundi of selfless actions that are developing + We will send you two coins of the very first production with its packaging. It is ecological, reusable and it becomes a wallet! You will be able to start your own Pay It Forward with a friend!

    Limited reward
    42 units left
    8Co-financiers
  • Contributing 350

    Product: 100 coins for your company

    Do you work for an organization and want to start 100 pay it forward? This is your opportunity to change the world! + Infographics with the data of your coins, so you can show and share your impact in society

    Limited reward
    48 units left
    2Co-financiers
  • Contributing 1.200

    Product: 200 coins and a dedicated website to monitor in real time

    Do you work for an organization and want to start 200 pay it forward? This is your opportunity to change the world! We also will give you a customized website where you will be able to follow the kindness acts in real time.

    Limited reward
    13 units left
    2Co-financiers
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User

Ivan Caballero

Ivan Caballero
After holding senior level positions in some multinational companies in the distribution and high technology sectors and study in some of the best European Business Schools I've founded, led & consolidate 3 high tech Start Ups.

Since 2009, I am dedicated to support social entrepreneurship and NGO's through New Media, Social Innovation, mentoring and venture philantropy.
My location
Barcelona
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The Social Coin

The Social Coin is a NGO fully dedicated to producing and distributing coins that initiate chains of random acts of kindness, which can be followed and measured.

How does it work?

1. When handling a coin, think about the act of kindness you're going to do. It can be helping someone you know, or a complete stranger.
2. Report what you're going to do on the website. Having a goal will help you achieve the attitude you need to perform it..
3. Make it real. That's the most amazing part. Once you’re achieved your goal, you'll feel the positive effect.
4. Give the coin to the person you've helped. He/she will be positively surprised.
5. Pay it forward. Explain to the person, how The Social Coin works, and what has motivated you to help her/him.

Pay it forward

Main features

It’s a proven fact, random act of kindness improve people's lives both for the giver, and the receiver. Our money symbolizes commitment, surrender, trust and empathy. Each coin starts the act of kindness chain, which is reported on our website. Each coin has a unique code, and with it, you will be able to follow the path along each life it has touched. The coins are biodegradable, and contain a seed that can be planted at the end of the chain. Any organization can collaborate with The Social Coin by minting social coins which can be tracked in real time, allowing them to measure the positive impact in the world.
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Why this is important

We've realized that performing acts of kindness is a source of universal happiness, any person can benefit from it.

Our goals include the research and massive distribution of social coins, with the aim of improving quality of life around the world (limited by our capabilities).

The Social Coin has been awarded the Youth Ashoka Changemakers 2012 prize.

We want to mint and distribute social coins among volunteer organizations, aiming the initiation of helping chains around the globe.
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Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

With the help of thousands of people we want to initiate this Project. Every one who donates will receive a social coin.

To date we have finished 50% of the website (coin tracking) and design.

With this campaign we are launching the project to the world, and at the same time hope to improve it. We will create different research papers which will help us understand how The Social Coin can change people's lives.

In order to launch the project we need to finish our website, purchase the final molds of the coins, finish the packaging dye, and begin production.
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