As of yesterday, the Prosper Gives Back campaign has come to a close. After hitting our $1 billion dollar mark, we connected with the whole Prosper community, we spoke with you guys, and we celebrated our butts off! While giving out $2,000 a day was exhilarating and fun, the greatest reward to us was hearing from the individuals in our community and finding out how Prosper impacted their lives. Hearing that we were able to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter how small, is the reason why we started in the first place.
We compiled the most insightful, interesting, funny, poignant, and thought-provoking Tweets and posts about the giveaway, and let them tell the story:
It started with a quiet announcement on our social media sites, and immediately community members hopped aboard and helped trumpet the announcement to the world!
— Elizabeth Flammini (@EFlammini) March 27, 2014
@ProsperLoans Hope I am one of the lucky ones. I have two loans with Prosper! — Gina Knapp (@GinaKnapp11) March 27, 2014
…including a shout out from one of our international P2P peeps!
— kubo.financiero (@kubofinanciero) April 7, 2014
We watched as Prosper members came together and connected…
We got some people to explore social media for the first time…
@ProsperLoans I’m excited too first time user on twitter…good excuse to bring me on board!!
— Nancy SabillonAcosta (@NancySabillonAc) March 27, 2014
And we found ourselves in places we never imagined, like in poems…
and even books!
Congrats @ProsperLoans! You’ve been featured in @TamaraMonosoff‘s #1 bestseller, The Mom Inventors Handbook. (http://t.co/2IPb4QXW0X) — Tamara Monosoff (@TamaraMonosoff) March 27, 2014
But the greatest still was just hearing your real stories, and knowing that we could instill a little bit of hope and stability in our members.
@ProsperLoans believed in me when few did and gave me the confidence I needed to start over and rebuild. Thank you!
— Debi Berry (@Sugarbear_57) March 27, 2014
— Kristyne kris4real (@kris4real5) March 28, 2014
So thanks again everyone for talking to us and making Prosper what it is today, we hope you’ll stay tuned to our social media sites for ongoing personal finance tips and articles, and let us know in the comments below what kind of content you care about most. Continue leaving us feedback and comments on our Facebook and Twitter – we read and value each and every post! We look forward to the next opportunity to connect with you again.