PIF World is a crowdsourcing platform for a better world
PIF means Pay It Forward
In the movie, Pay It Forward, a young boy discovers a system to do good for others. After doing a good deed, the recipient must then perform a good deed for someone else. In this way, good deeds multiply endlessly and can have enormous potential to change the world.
From the movie came the idea for a platform that provides the tools for people to connect and make a positive impact. PIF World has taken this concept and brought it online. On the PIF World platform individuals, nonprofits and companies team up to bring about social change.
PIF began in 2008
PIF World was founded in 2008 and the crowdsourcing platform was launched in August 2009. The company was featured in some of the largest Dutch publications, including HP de Tijd and NRC Next. Since its inception, PIF World has raised almost €1 million for various projects and has received help from several important figures, including Sir Richard Branson and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
PIF World helps you donate or fundraise
You can use PIF World to donate online, fundraise for projects or nonprofits, connect with other people or share your activities.
Projects and nonprofits on PIF World fall under one or more of the following categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Emergency, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, HIV/AIDA, Human Rights, Media, Nature, Sports, Water and Wildlife.
We want to create a vast network of people, organisations and corporations who work together and have a positive impact worldwide.
About our team and organisation
PIF World is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We are a social enterprise focused on creating a better world. Our team is a great group of pragmatic people that want to help others achieve this goal. For more information, please check our Contact page.
Look at all the ways you can get involved
You can donate directly to projects, nonprofits or individuals who are fundraising.
You can fundraise for the nonprofit you want to support, which is a great way to get friends and family involved.
You can blog about your efforts to create a better world and share your experiences, interests or opinions with whomever you like.
You can connect or follow other members or nonprofits that are interested in the same nonprofits or regions by joining a group, chatting or sending messages.
PIF World gives you the tools to share your knowledge, ideas and experiences with your network.
At the Job Centre, you can find opportunities to volunteer in your community or anywhere in the world.
PIF World helps companies to get employees involved
Corporations can play a crucial role in the process towards sustainable change.
PIF World gives companies the tools to set up employee engagement programs related to their Corporate Social Responsibility or foundation work.
We offer corporations a membership through which you can access our CSR Engagement System. Our CSR Engagement System allows your company to easily empower your employees by giving them a personal profile and complete access to projects, nonprofits, volunteer opportunities and work together.
With this CSR Engagement System you will enhance employee engagement, company pride and start building a community around your CSR initiatives. As a corporate member, you will have the following tools:
Company dashboard with multiple user accounts
Companies can build and monitor their community via their own dashboard. Because building a community might involve engaging multiple disciplines of your organisation, you can set up multiple user accounts.
Another important tool of this dashboard is the “invitation tool.” With this tool you can easily get all your employees online. Employees can create their own profile and easily become active member by supporting nonprofit's or begin fundraising.
CSR Transparency tool and interactive world map
The CSR Transparency tool enables you to put CSR projects on the interactive world map. The map will provide a clear overview of all your activities and projects.
I-Frame – the community page on your company websiite
By activating the I-frame, the community page becomes visible on your company website. Visitors of your website see all the acitivities from your community page and can join the community directly.
Job Center (available beginning May 2013)
Volunteering is becoming more and more important. With the Job Centre, employees can easily 'donate in-kind' to projects around the world. Employees can choose when and where they want to do voluntary work and act as goodwill ambassadors for your company.
If you're interested in becoming a Corporate Member, please contact
What can PIF World do for your nonprofit?
PIF World offers you a host of tools to facilitate online and corporate fundraising.
We also provide consulting services to help you develop a community or corporate partnership strategy, assist in project management and provide support.
Options available to Nonprofits
1. Create Nonprofit Page
With a personalized page on PIF World, you can present your organisation to a new audience. By posting updates, videos and blogs and of course the invitation tool, you can create an online community around your organisation.
2. Become a Member
Becoming a PIF World member allows individuals to donate directly to your organisation or to your projects on your organisation's page.
You can also involve your own fundraisers on the PIF World platform to expand your reach and impact. Your fundraisers set their own fundraising targets and can easily reach out through their social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
The unique thing about PIF World – 100% of the funds go directly to your organization. As a nonprofit member, you will have the following tools:
Dashboard with multiple user accounts
Nonprofits can build and monitor their community via their own dashboard. Because building a community might involve engaging multiple disciplines of your organisation, you can set up multiple user accounts.
Another important tool of this dashboard is the “invitation tool.” With this tool you can easily reach your audience. Supporters can create their own profile, begin fundraising and become active in the community.
Project Wizard and interactive world map
The wizard in the community builder enables you to put projects on the interactive world map. The map will provide a clear overview of all your activities and projects.
Each project can be described on an individual project page. This page can be updated directly by employees on the ground or from the head office.
I-Frame – the community page on your organisation’s websiite
By activating the I-frame, the community page becomes visible on your organisation’s website. Visitors of your website see all the acitivities from your community page and can join the community directly.
Job Center (available beginning May 2013)
Volunteers are an essential part of your organisaton. The Job Centre is the best way to advertise your vacancies or needs online. Through the Job Centre you can begin engaging individuals in and outside your network, and supporters can choose when and where they want to help. The Job Centre is also an excellent tool for in-kind employee engagement programs for your corporate partners.
Do you want to increase the number of corporate partners you have? With the Nonprofit Membership you can offer corporations their own page. On this page they can make profiles for their employees who can than become active supporters or start fundraising for your organisation.
If you are interested in becoming a Nonprofit Member, please contact