The internet, and digital technologies in general, are simple tools that enable everyone to contribute to the development and well-being of the country in a safe and immediate way.
Fund-raising via digital platforms is growing exponentially in Italy, as highlighted in the 2018 edition of the “Crowdfunding in Italy” study released in December by Starteed. In fact, the data show how overall volumes were well above the expected levels during the year, with the Donation/Reward crowdfunding sector raising almost €18 million.
TIM has been active in this sector since 2015, the year it launched WithYouWeDo, the crowdfunding platform that has supported the development of a great deal of small, innovative projects in the digital, environmental and social arenas.
In 2018, WithYouWeDo made way for TIMsostiene, a platform more closely focused on supporting the most worthy initiatives in the Italian Tertiary Sector. As well as confirming the generosity of the Italian people, the results have also shown how digital technology can play a key role in uniting people for a good cause. Ten fund-raising campaigns were launched on the platform in 2018, raising almost €500,000 from over 500 donors.