If making a donation to your favourite charity, getting a great deal and keeping money in your pocket sounds like a good idea you’re not alone. GettingGives.com, which launches this month, is a fundraising platform capitalizing on the rampant success of the group buying market.
GettingGives.com combines daily deals from popular sites like Groupon and Living Social in one easy location. For every deal bought, 50 per cent of GettingGives’ profits are donated to the charity of the user’s choice. “We wanted to find a way that would allow people to give back, despite their busy day-to-day lives… and without having to spend a lot of money,” said GettingGives’ president Matt Miller. “People are able to get the exact same deal they could get somewhere else, at the exact same price, and they get to give back to their favourite charity.”
While the group buying market is competitive, Albert Bitton, Principal at Group Buying Canada, says GettingGives stands out from the pack. “GettingGives is first and foremost a fundraising platform that is leveraging the success of the daily deal market to make giving easier than ever before. The notion that you can save your money and support a cause is very exciting,” said Bitton. “It’s not simply just another daily deal site.” Several charitable partners are already on board, including Plan Canada, Compassion, Teach for America, Save the Children, Pencils of Promise and To Write Love On Her Arms.
To Write Love On Her Arms is the recent winner of the American Giving Awards $1 million prize, as featured on NBC. “We’re excited to have this opportunity to connect with online audiences and to raise awareness and support for our work of helping children in developing countries,” said Jeff Cornett, vicepresident of donor marketing with Plan Canada. “I think people will appreciate knowing they’re making a difference in people’s lives around the world, while still saving money. Miller founded GettingGives with his wife Sydney. The couple first met at the age of 8 in their hometown and started dating when they were 14.
The couple was inspired to launch GettingGives after watching an episode of Ellen DeGeneres and seeing her commitment to giving back and using her platform to make a difference in people’s lives. GettingGives plans to build the first-ever global online community of giving back, where people can save their money and support a cause.
The above was provided by Jennifer Stewart: jennifer (at) jscommunications.ca
Disclaimer. I did not recieve any form of compensation for this post and was glad to spread the word about GettingGives.