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Chideo is the first interactive charity broadcast network and home for exclusive content where users and celebrities share and connect in the spirit of doing good.

Chideo is a content-driven fundraising platform that offers exclusive and original videos across a broad spectrum of entertainment, sports, business, music, fashion, food, design and culture in an effort to modernize our approach to charitable giving. Chideo's primary goal is to give celebrities, nonprofits and brands an easy way to quickly drive awareness and raise funds for important causes through the creation of unique and entertaining content. Chideo's growing list of distribution partners – Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Tribune Company, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Delta Airlines and more – offer the opportunity to reach audiences across TV, Online, and In-flight—all to benefit the world's leading charities.

Chideo was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Todd Wagner, who in 2015 acquired sister companies Prizeo and Charitybuzz. The Chideo App was named one of Mashable's 5 Apps You Don't Want to Miss, a Must Have Download by AppAdvice Daily, and a Best New App on the App Store.

Chideo F.A.Q.

About Chideo

What is Chideo?

Chideo is a content-driven fundraising platform that offers exclusive and original videos across a broad spectrum of entertainment, sports, business, music, fashion, food, design and culture in an effort to modernize charitable giving and awareness.

What does the name Chideo mean?

charity + video = chideo

How does Chideo work?

Chideo finds and aligns the passions, purposes and cores values of people, charities, brands and celebrities to create visibility, viability and prosperity for their common causes.

Think of Chideo as a kind of YouTube for charities: you watch, learn, are entertained and come away inspired to help make a difference. Explore Chideo.com and become a force for good.

Is Chideo a charity?

No. Chideo is a fundraising and awareness platform to give donors, celebrities, non-profits and brands an easy and effective way to quickly drive awareness and raise funds for important causes through the creation and presentation of unique and entertaining content.

What percentage of my donation goes to the charity? Are there any processing fees, transaction fees or other costs?

Charities receive 80% of all monies raised from donations on the Chideo platform after deduction of third party processing fees. Third party costs are generally between 2% and 5% of each transaction. Chideo receives 20% to keep the platform running.

This 80/20 split net of transaction fees is pretty fantastic compared to many traditional fundraising efforts that result in 40 or 50% of the monies raised actually being delivered to the charity.

Who runs Chideo?

A small, dedicated group of Chideoites trying to change the world. Chideo has offices in Los Angeles, CA and Dallas, TX.

Does Chideo have sister companies?

Yes. In the fall of 2015, Todd Wagner, CEO and Founder of Chideo, expanded his philanthropic network by acquiring both Prizeo, a celebrity-based charitable fundraising platform and Charitybuzz, the premier online auction site. These three organizations work together to offer brands, nonprofits, celebrities, and consumers a menu of original content, fundraising experiences, events and charitable auctions, all to raise awareness and funds for hundreds of nonprofit organizations around the globe.

Why did Chideo partner with Prizeo and Charitybuzz?

These partnerships expanded Chideo's commitment to blend entertainment and technology to revolutionize the philanthropic space.

How will this affect the operation of Prizeo and Charitybuzz?

Both Prizeo and Charitybuzz will continue to operate as their own entities and serve as sister companies to Chideo, strengthening our already impressive roster of celebrities and charities, all to raise awareness and funds for hundreds of nonprofit organizations around the globe.

How will these partnerships affect the operation of Chideo?

Chideo's multi-platform broadcast network will continue to offer users exclusive video content, as well as, a fundraising and awareness platform to distribute original cause-centric content.

Does Chideo have distribution partners?

As part of The Charity Network, Chideo's growing list of distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Tribune Company, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Delta Airlines, Virgin America, Cumulus Media and more. These strategic partnerships allow us the opportunity to reach audiences across TV, Radio, Online, and In-flight—all to benefit the world's leading charities.

Donations

Are there minimums or maximums on donation amount?

The minimum on a donation directly to a charity is $5.00 there is no maximum donation amount.

How are payments processed? What forms of payment are accepted?

Payments are all made via any major credit card. If you are interested in making a donation to a charity via check, you should contact the charity directly. Donors receive a receipt by email following every donation.

How does Chideo collect user data?

Chideo users set up an account either by logging in through a social media account or creating one using their name and email address. Regardless of method, all information you provide comes to Chideo. We also collect certain other information about users as they use the site, as described in our Privacy Policy located at www.chideo.com/about/privacy

What user data does Chideo report to charities?

If you make a donation on Chideo, the applicable charity will be given the following information about you, but only if you opt in for sharing of information with the charity: your name, email, physical address, amount of donation and the date/time the payment occurred.

How To...

Does Chideo offer Sweepstakes?

Chideo does run contests and sweepstakes on occasion. In addition, our sister company, Prizeo offers chances to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and instant rewards to users who donate.

What is Facebook Connect?

Facebook Connect is a quick and secure way to create an account with Chideo. When you log in with your Facebook account you can easily socially share Chideo links and original content to your Facebook friends.

What is Twitter Connect?

Twitter Connect is similar to Facebook connect. It is a quick and secure way to create an account on Chideo to tweet directly from our site and interact within Chideo on Twitter.

How old do I have to be to sign up for Chideo?

You must be at least 13 years old in order to be eligible to sign up for Chideo.

What platforms are supported?

Chideo is available on iOS, Android, PC and Mac at this time.

Contacting Chideo

I am a personality. How can I join Chideo?

Contact us here to learn how to work with your charity of choice using our platform to raise money.

I am a charity. How can I use the Chideo platform to raise money?

Contact us here to learn how to use the platform services we make available.

My charity received a check from Chideo and I'd like more information.

Email us here.

Privacy and Legal Terms

Please be sure to read and occasionally revisit our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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