Asking for help is hard. Suffering in isolation is common. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Karelane is the all-in-one platform that helps you organize care – as a group.
Raise funds. Assign tasks and responsibilities. Chat and solve problems as a team. Support your friend or loved one today.
Groups can be one-dimensional, such as a fundraiser, or multi-dimensional with many actions, for example a fundraiser and an assortment of tasks and events.
Karelane’s dashboards display all activities so that the Group can capture and measure the impact they’re creating, in real time.
We make it easy to give and receive help. Whether you’re a beneficiary or supporter, being part of a community makes all the difference.
It takes one person to get the ball rolling! Is that going to be you?
Create a Group for yourself, someone else, or a cause.
Tell the story, needs, and set an optional fundraising goal.
Make the group public or
keep it private.
Invite people to
Share the Group via
social media, email or text.
Expand your group as
Send updates or chat with
Track your group activity and progress.
Organize a project or support a cause in your city or neighborhood.
Announce a new challenging situation, and articulate immediate needs.
When Cindy heard her breast cancer diagnosis, she felt isolated. In that moment, her whole life changed.
She faced a hard battle ahead — one which would dominate her thoughts for the foreseeable future.Read More
She spoke to her best friend, Lucy, on the evening of the diagnosis. Lucy promised to take care of the little things.
Lucy became the “point person,” the central figure to coordinate group efforts. Karelane made it easy for her to fulfill that role.
The phrase “if you need anything, let me know” took on a new meaning. It became real. Cindy felt confident asking for anything in the chat feature. Lucy took guidance and organized it. Then, group members volunteered for tasks like looking after her 4-year-old while she attended chemotherapy, or accompanying her to her weekly checkup.Read Less
The Many Hatters is a small non-profit organization devoted to underserved youth in New York City.
The organization sends frequent donation appeals and holds quarterly fundraisers. However, the Many Hatters struggle with identifying a proficient method to accept support. Currently, they accept contributions over a high-cost donation platform with functions they do not use or want.Read More
The fundraising staff is frustrated and overwhelmed.
They platform is easy, streamlined and aesthetically pleasing. Contributors can also share fundraiser on social media directly to contacts.
The Many Hatters not only watch their donations increase, but are also pleased that more of each donation is allocated towards their programs, versus a pricy vendor.Read Less
Joanne is a committed and passionate working mom who would do anything for her newborn daughter.
She feels like asking for help would make her a failure as a mother, despite her friends reassuring her otherwise. They want to help, but don't know exactly what she needs, or what she is comfortable receiving.Read More
That way Joanne can ask for help, only when she needs it - for specific things.
She does so now and again - for small things like asking for help at bath when does her husband is away. Or receiving rides to baby groups, where she has built new friendships with other mothers.
Her friends feel closer as a result. They can also rest easy because there is a place where Joanne can reach out to them for help, anytime.Read Less
96-year-old Christine still has the strength to live alone.
However, preparing her favorite dishes takes a lot of time and requires a range of ingredients, and often she's too tired to cook.Read More
Family members want Christine to enjoy her favorite dishes (Parmesan chicken and Thai green curry) so she can maintain her strength up. They organize deliveries for Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights. Christine doesn’t need to cook those nights when she returns home from bingo night.
On alternate nights, members of the Group volunteer to cook and drop off meals at the house, and even arrange for days when they all cook and eat together.
Close family and friends also do virtual check-ins with Christine to make sure she is doing alright.Read Less
Larry notices his father becoming more forgetful. A trip to the doctor’s office confirms his suspicions.
His dad has dementia, likely stemming from a traumatic head injury years ago.Read More
Larry can't deal with all this new responsibility on his own, He lives 40 miles away from his father, and also has a very taxing job that requires him to travel frequently.
Small tasks at first. The sisters handle the shopping, set up visitation schedules, organize housekeepers and hire a dog walker. Larry drives in every weekend to keep him company, organize the house, and garden.
They keep their Karelane Group private among family, close friends and a few neighbors.
The app allows them shift responsibilities around to suit their schedules. They can also share updates amongst the family through the app.Read Less
A small art center recently suffered from a catastrophic wildfire. The fire destroyed the main building and damaged the entire structure.
The government determines the building “non-essential,” and refuses to fund a new center.Read More
Parents worry that their little ones no longer have a creative outlet. The center is also an important meeting place for the whole community.
She invites other parents to the Group via social media. Some donate money to hire a contractor. Other commit to time-based tasks (like helping to paint the building to cut costs).
Those parents share the fundraiser more widely, and after a short while, it becomes a viral sensation.
Everyone in the neighborhood, and even beyond, want to help! They raise more than enough money, and able hands are abundant. They make the school even better than it was before...together, as a community.Read Less
Cole returned from the Iraq War in 2009. He witnessed horrific events that left him suffering from PTSD.
He wakes up in cold sweats in the middle of the night. Even the sound a car door slamming once sent him into a fierce panic attack.Read More
When he sought treatment, the doctor only gave him an anti-anxiety medication. The prescription didn't help.
Cole’s squad-mate, Kyle, informed, him about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy. However, the treatment costs $5,000; his insurance will not cover it, and he simply can't afford it.
The fundraiser is a success because Kyle shares the Group with their former squadron. They are friends who go above and beyond to help each other.Read Less
Everyone was motivated and full of empathy and goodwill. Yet, no one knew how to turn this collective goodwill into action.
That all changed when one person set up a WhatsApp group and a crowd fundraiser. Within one week, our community raised over US$120,000. Yet, the effort was chaotic and inefficient. Our group discovered dozens of other tasks, both monetary and time-based. They needed attention but were not fulfilled, largely because they were not communicated. There were plenty of people, goodwill, and resources.
This was the moment I realized there was a need for a tech solution to help organize in times of chaos. It was then that I started conceptualizing Karelane. Millions around the world, maybe you or a friend, are in a similar situation. Faced with a life-altering circumstance.
Karelane aims to help you help others.
— Christian C., Founder
Karelane is the all-in-one platform that helps you raise funds and organize non-monetary care, together. Create a Group. Invite your network. List your needs and desires. Chat and solve problems as a team. Provide updates. Broadcast urgent or non-urgent requests.
Like others, we have also been confronted with a family member or friend going through hardship. We never quite knew what to do, or how to respond. And while sending chocolates and flowers seemed like a nice gesture, it didn’t seem particularly helpful.
We looked for a community mobilization platform but couldn’t find anything we liked, so we developed our own from scratch.
We have spent two years designing and architecting Karelane. We have spoken to hundreds of patients, medical professionals, caregivers and even a few behavioral scientists to build a platform that can make a real impact.
Try it out and let us know what you think. And if you think we are missing features, let us know and our development team will look into it (please email us at email@example.com).
And here is an interesting fact: research shows that individuals with strong support groups have higher chances of surviving a serious illness than those without!
We really don’t like platforms that monetize on personal information, so we promise to never sell your data, protect your privacy and maintain the highest security standards.
Your Group is the central hub where everything happens. Spend time there. Interact with others. See and feel the real impact you’re creating.
Private Groups are closed groups that are only visible to invited members. They aren’t publicly displayed. You will need a code to access a Private Group, which is automatically generated by the Group mobilizer.
You can join a Private Group in your Menu where you will be asked to enter a code. The organizer will then approve your access.
Public Groups are open groups that are publicly displayed. Anyone can request access and participate in a Public Group. You want to set up a Public Group if you are organizing an effort that allows for the wider community to participate.
Please try to login using a different address. Or request to have your password reset. You will not be able to request a password for an email address you didn’t already use, as the platform only recognizes email addresses that have been registered.
Visit the login page and click on “Forgot your password?” We will send you an email with a temporary password. After you login with the temporary password, our screens will guide you through the password change process.
Visit the Menu screen and click on your photo on the left top corner. This will take you to your profile where you can make any changes, including hiding or displaying your email address.
Within these settings (which you will see in the Profile Tab), you can also control what Notifications you want to receive.
If you have not been invited to a Private Group by the organizer, you will not be able to see it. To access Private Group with a code, go to your Menu and click Join Private Group and then enter the six-digit code that you have received. Click on Join to request access to the Group. The Group organizer will then grant you access.
Actions are actionable items that sit within a Kare group. You are able to create three types of Actions: Tasks (for example, pick up groceries for a relative); Events (organize a dinner or movie night); Fundraiser (raise money for a friend who needs monetary support).
Only group organizers and admins can set up Actions. You can add an Action in the Actions tab.
We are not perfect and there may be a missing feature (and even an occasional tech bug). But we are on a mission to build strong and caring communities. Our team is keen to learn from you to improve, amend and add tools to help you better manage caregiving.
Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. We would also love to hear how Karelane has helped you, so share your success stories too.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we promise to get back to you.
Please email us at email@example.com and will address your concerns and requests right away.
If you need to delete your account for any reason, email us and we will take care of it. We would truly be devastated to see you go unless it’s because you have successfully completed a caregiving endeavor.
Karelane is free to use. We are trying out a totally new business model but need your support to make it work.
We will not monetize on your data or advertise on the platform. We only ask you to tip us (similarly to when you tip your barista or waiter) when you make a donation on Karelane’s fundraising feature. This allows us to manage our overhead.
Please also tell your friends about Karelane so that we can serve you for a long time to come.
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