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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 place where ambassadors connect with their fans to raise money for a good cause. You can watch exclusive video content (chideos) from your favorite ambassadors.

What does the name Chideo mean?

charity + video = Chideo

What is a chideo?

An exclusive, ambassador-created video.

How does Chideo work?

Your favorite ambassadors create exclusive video content (a chideo) to help bring awareness to their cause. Fans like you support their cause with your donations or by purchasing exclusive video content.

Is Chideo a charity?

No. Chideo is a platform for causes to use to raise money using content from their ambassador supporters.

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

Causes receive 80% of all monies generated by the Chideo platform after deduction of third party processing fees. Third party costs are generally between 5% and 10% of each transaction. Chideo receives 20% to keep the platform running. We think 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 cause.

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 also offer Experiences?

Yes, experience opportunities will occasionally be presented through the Chideo platform.

Why did Chideo partner with Prizeo?

This partnership will expand Chideo’s commitment to blend entertainment and technology to revolutionize the philanthropic space.

How will this affect the operation of Prizeo?

Prizeo will continue to operate as its own entity and serve as a sister company to Chideo, strengthening the cause network’s already impressive roster of experiences, ambassadors, and causes, all to raise awareness and funds for hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the globe.

How will the Prizeo partnership affect the operation of Chideo?

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


Is my payment to view a chideo tax deductible?

No. Access fee payments are not tax deductible.

If I donate separately from an access fee is my donation tax deductible?

Any donation above or separate from the standard cost to unlock a chideo (typically $1.99) is US tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Everyone's tax situation is different. Please consult your own tax advisor regarding deductibility.

Can I make a donation without purchasing access to a chideo?

Yes, you can make a donation directly to a cause you wish to support without purchasing access to a chideo. Donations may be processed through the Chideo platform using any major credit card. You may also contact the cause directly to make a donation.

Are there minimums or maximums on donation amount?

Currently the minimum fee to unlock a chideo is $1.99. The minimum on a donation directly to a cause is $5.00 with no maximum.

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 cause via check, you should contact the cause directly.

How are donations documented for tax purposes?

Receipts are sent via email following any purchase to unlock a chideo and/or any donation.

Can I buy an all access pass to Chideo?

Not at this time. Because chideos are tied to individual charities, donations must be made on a per chideo basis unless otherwise noted in the chideo description.

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 simply pay to access a chideo, the applicable cause will be given the following information about you, but only if you opt in for sharing of information with the cause: name, email, physical address, amount of payment to view the chideo, the date/time the payment occurred, and the chideo you paid to view. If you make a donation separate from, or in addition to, the access fee for a chideo, then we will share all the same information with the cause regardless if you have separately opted in for any sharing of information.

How To...

How do I get started?

Just jump in. Browse chideos from ambassadors you like. Be sure to register, so we can tailor the Chideo experience to you and suggest content you may like.

You can register and sign in using your social network logins (Facebook Connect, Twitter Connect, Yahoo!, Google+), or create a new account using your e-mail address.

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 socially share chideo links and other interactions 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, tweet directly from our site, and interact within Chideo and on Twitter.

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

In order to be eligible to sign up for Chideo, you must be at least 13 years old.

What platforms are supported?

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

When I pay for a chideo, how many times can I view it?

Unless otherwise noted, chideos are viewable as long as the chideo remains on the site. Special release chideos may have a limited time window. In these instances, the restrictions will be listed in the chideo description. Occasionally, chideos may be removed at the request of the cause or the ambassador, in which case we will provide you with a refund if the discontinuation occurs within five (5) days of your purchase if you submit a request to us at refunds@chideo.com.

Can I share chideos?

Free chideos can be shared and are viewable to anyone. Links to paid videos can be shared but the content is only viewable if your friends and followers pay for access to the chideo.

Can I order a copy of a chideo?

To help ensure our partner charities receive the most money possible, chideos are only available through Chideo.com, our mobile apps, and our syndication partners.

What do I do if I see objectionable content on Chideo?

Chideo relies on crowd-sourced moderation. Users flag objectionable content, which is quickly reviewed by Chideo staff. Users who post inappropriate content are warned and repeat violators may have their Chideo accounts revoked.

Contacting Chideo

I am a Chideo user or a fan and I don't see an answer to my question here.

We would love to hear from you. Contact us here.

I am an ambassador. How can I join Chideo?

Contact us here to learn how to work with your cause of choice to use the Chideo platform to raise money.

I am a cause. 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 cause 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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