- Features & Benefits -
Our applications let you instantly connect your content to any charity in the US and start generating donations for them. This is called starting a "Bubuti Act".
You will be able to start a Bubuti Act at the end of this summer. (Stay tuned or ask to be informed when our first product is launched.) Very soon to follow, you will be able to start a Bubuti Act at any of our partner web sites, services you use all the time. Just look for the Bubuti Options coming soon.
So a film maker's new documentary on Katrina Recovery can collect donations as it raises awareness. A musicians new album can be promoted by raising money for the artist's local homeless shelter, or any other of the myriad charitable causes, for any of the myriad objectives. Bubuti is a powerful Third Option. Sell your work where you can, offer it for free where it makes sense, Bubuti it to give back and grow your audience.
Set a few preferences, tell a quick story about why this charity matters to you, and launch your Bubuti Act. We handle the rest. Thanks to the non-profit, Network For Good, our donation engine has the lowest fees available, meaning the donations generated go the farthest.
We don't make money off of donations. Our partners don't have to pay to offer Bubuti.
For a limited time, there is no fee to start an act
We want Content Creators to try Bubuti, create as many Acts as you can and see what you think. And BTW, if you write music, create films or videos, tell stories, share ideas and information, in short, if you have an audience YOU are a Content Creator. Bubuti is made for YOU. We Make it Easier for YOU to Help Charity.
For every act we:
- Promote your Act on Bubuti.com, the central voice for content exchange for charity on the Internet
- Provide your chosen charity with everything they need to help promote your Act too
- Manage all the financial transactions and distributions
- Let you see who donated and other valuable analytics
Content Creators get:
- Instant social responsibility
- Instant emergency aid response
- Flexibility in exactly how you decide to help charity
- Marketing help from TWO new powerful resources
- New exposure and audiences
- Recognized service providers who respect that your fans are yours, not ours
- An authentic way to connect with fans socially
Content Hosts who partner with Bubuti get:
- Free integration
- Instant social responsibility
- Recognized service providers who respect that your customers are yours, not ours
- Technical and human resources
- Constant improvement based on what works
- Exposure to new customers and fans
- Marketing support and analytics
Content Consumers will look for Bubuti Acts as their preferred way to give because:
- We help plan and track their online giving
- Their donation is safe and easy on a trusted platform
- Their donation goes the farthest with the lowest possible fees
- They can research and assess charities
- They have flexibility in how when and where they give
- This is a unique connection to the people they trust and admire
- The Company -
Bubuti is made up of people at the top of their careers with deep backgrounds in web-start up, non-profit fundraising and management, the music industry and finance. We started in 2011 and are based in Charlottesville VA. Our mission is to change what people expect to happen when they exchange content on the Internet. We want to make it easy for people to help charity and condition the market to give preference to companies, brands and content that come with the gift of social benefit. The Internet is currently only good at raising awareness about causes. Getting donations to happen is part art, part science and part technology. That is exactly what our team brings together at Bubuti.
Charities are being left behind the Internet's growth because it is too hard for people to help. Our first two years of business revealed a Nation of people eager to help and a mountain of red tape prohibiting them. Since all of our art, music and information is in some way inspired by real world situations and conditions, why stop at raising awareness? Bubuti is dedicated to making awareness = action. We do it with our applications that integrate into the services people use everyday and we do it with Bubuti.com, the central voice for content exchange for charity on the Internet.
Yes, we have personalities, hobbies and humor. There's so much to know about our people and why they are great. But most every day you will find these people with heads down, together or back, thinking, designing and creating. I doubt we ever have a scooter in the office or a cafe or a climbing wall. Not that we don't like those things. But the point for us all getting together when we do is to make it easy for people to help charity. The people who write the music and films and stories that inspire and enlighten us have the power to change the world if we can just make it easier for them, and it's our job to make Bubuti the very best way to help charity on the Internet.
Determined to help people and launch new ideas as a way of life, Whit has worked in the outdoor apparel, music and sustainability industries. All the while he nurtured plans to create a company that defines the connection between The Internet and charity. He earned a Masters Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from The University of Virginia and has worked in executive positions for leadership non-profit organizations. He headed projects that built on-line sustainable design tools for GreenBlue, and most recently specialized in material and product assessment as a Director for The US Green Building Council.
Brent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Business Administration from the Mason School of Business, The College of William and Mary and a post-graduate certificate in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Brent has ten years of corporate experience and 15 years of small business ownership, management and entrepreneurial experience. Most recently, Brent served as the CFO of Marz Industries, Inc., an early stage business developing fuel-saving systems for transportation fleets using hydrogen fuel cell technology, where he is also a member of the board of directors.
After earning valuable experience with Accenture and AOL in the late 90s and early 2000s, Todd Wickersty served as a director for Musictoday during a substantial growth period from 2001-2005. In 2005, Todd founded Business Bullpen, a web design and development firm in Charlottesville, VA. Todd received a MBA and B.A. in Communications from Virginia Tech.
Graham's professional experience is rooted in technology startups, recently as Co-founder / CTO of web development shop Storyware and previously as a programmer analyst for data management startup Data Blueprint. Graham holds degrees in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University and Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech.
- The Name -
Bubuti is the name of a social code on the Central Pacific Island Nation of Kiribati. It's a novel solution for maintaining equality and care that allows any citizen to ask or "bubuti" their neighbor for help, and under the code the answer must always be yes. It's simple, reciprocal and based on trust. It's an apt name for our service and our objectives as a company.