THE TEAM

We are a team of people passionate for technology, charity, music, web design, but also simply friends, husbands, wives, and parents. We are united by the passion and willingness to create an impactful initiative for social good, that may look at long term solidarity and sustainability in a genuine and pragmatic way. Also for our children!

THE NAME

The reference to the words happyness and help recall the intention of our organization to address the issue of volunteering in an innovative way, and in line with nowadays society.

THE STYLE

There is currently the need for a different approach to charity, which would involve all actors (proposers, beneficiaries, contributors, supporters, etc.) in order to make them participate in the first person: a “social” approach that allows to increase the overall impact of the initiative and at the same time facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the proposed projects.

THE MISSION

Helpyness.org is therefore a web platform that, through the social approach and innovative technologies, involves all the actors of the projects, starting from the proponents and beneficiaries of the project itself, up to the contributors (funders, but also providers of other forms of help, in terms of time, working hours, materials provided) to simple supporters.

Helpyness.org is an innovative crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform for social utility projects. Ours is a non-profit initiative entirely dedicated to activities provided for by the law on ONLUS charity orgs and for this reason we have requested and obtained recognition as a Non-Profit Organization of Social Utility (click here to download the official documentation). But let’s go step by step … Crowdfunding is a phenomenon that has recently seen a tremendous growth on the web, and consists in the possibility for people to propose projects that are financed by the crowd (“crowd”). Crowdsourcing is connected to this phenomenon, which consists in the collective creation of products, goods and services.

“HELPYNESS – help yourself that the web helps you”

This document is prepared in first form by the founding members and in subsequent revisions by the Board of Directors with its own resolution. These Regulations govern the functioning and action criteria of some Helpyness bodies (the Association) which, within the scope of the association’s objectives and purposes, carry out the functions of selecting Projects and allocating the resources that will be promoted sponsorship as well as the activities of production and use of the Works. All terms written with a capital letter have the meaning attributed to them in the Terms of Use and legal notes.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTIVES

Pursuant to Article 19 of the Statute, the Association has an internal management and decision-making body called Board of Directors which has various executive tasks of asset management, including that of identifying the items of expenditure for the management of revenues from the sale of Works and the payment of membership fees or other liberal contributions.

COMPOSITION

President: Dario Sabella; Vice-President: Maurizio Bulgarini; Tresurer and Secretary: Katia Croveri

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTIVES

Pursuant to Article 6 of the Statute, the Association has an internal deliberative body called the Executive Committee which has the task of (i) selecting the sponsorship proposals of the Projects, (ii) verifying the transparency and reliability requirements of the Projects , (iii) find consistency with the objectives of the Association, (iv) monitor the Project in its executive phases, (v) promote the participation of users.

COMPOSITION

The Executive Committee is elected by the Board of Directors, and also provides for other members and any external consultants. It is currently composed of: Dario Sabella (for the management of external relations, with associations and institutions, artistic direction), Maurizio Bulgarini (for the management of the website, databases and users, artistic direction), Katia Croveri (for the management financial and expenses) and Danilo Severina (external consultant for the management of the website).

OPERATIONS

The Executive Committee meets once or twice a year, through physical meetings and / or by audio conference or video conference. Decisions are taken by majority according to the criteria indicated in the Statute, and the minutes drawn up, stored and made available to the shareholders. The annual report is also published on the website www.helpyness.org to ensure maximum transparency in the use of resources.

ADVISORY BOARD

It is a central body of Helpyness activities, and consists in judging the proposing projects before publication on the Helpyness website. It serves as a screening body, to protect users who will be donors, and in the interest of the success of the proposed initiatives. The Advisory Board is composed of the Executive Committee, plus other external members selected by virtue of their specific skills, knowledge, or their experience. The composition of the Advisory Board (or rather of some external members of it) may vary from project to project, as the nature of each project may be different (and therefore specific skills may be required from time to time, which are provided using of external consultants).

EDITORIAL STAFF

It is a vital organ for the functioning of Helpyness, as the platform lives thanks to the level of “digital reputation” it enjoys. The staff takes care of the online presence of the site, as well as press releases, newsletters, announcements on social networks. The role of staff manager is covered by Maurizio Bulgarini.

Teacher at the primary school, with a degree in “Scienze della Formazione Primaria”, with specialization to assist disadvantaged students. In the past, she was involved for several years in volunteering activities with disabled youth, and currently she collaborates in the project “The school of Parents 2.0”. Hobbies and passions: reading, cinema and yoga.

Tresurer

Kata Croveri

A creative man at the service of communication and marketing. He’s tools are new technologies. His languages are the Web, Arts and Music. Hobbies and passions: guitar, basketball and cooking.

Vice-President

Maurizio Bulgarini

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauriziobulgarini/

Professional since more than 20 years in the field of engineering and telecommunication, for long time being active in the domain of volunteering, by collaborating with several local associations in Italy (he was vice-president of the charity org “Amici nella Gioia ONLUS” and collaborated with Comitato Girotondo on the project “100 PCs for Belarus”). Hobbies and passions: jazz piano, music composition.

President

Dario Sabella

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dario-sabella/