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Powered by people with a heart – those who are passionate about something bigger than themselves… people who selflessly support and promote their Causes because it's important to them. We're the Community of dedicated people, charities, businesses, brands, celebrities, teachers, churches, and many others that work together to make a difference... making each corner of our world better in some way.
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What’s Inside Our Giving Community?Promote favourite Causes. Give help. Receive help. Repurpose your stuff. Support 1st Responders, Service Members, Veterans, and Teachers.Meet new people, join new groups, patronize businesses that share your values, write your own blogs and more - to support Causes you value most!
Explore Media & BlogsShare your Giving and Volunteering stories through Video, Photos, and Blogs. Share Requests through Video too.
Events & Online BookingCreate and host your special events, meetings, and conferences. Get people involved. Sell tickets too if you wish.
Connect with Like-Minded PeopleImagine how much can be accomplished in promoting and supporting Causes when dedicated like-minded people work together.
Giving = Happiness and SatisfactionEither you’ve experienced that a lot, or you soon will through engaging in our Community of Giving People. Feel blessed by being a blessing to others.
Churches & MissionariesMake it easy for those in your Fellowship to help each other, reach out to those in your community and support Missionaries too.
Discover New Groups & ClubsJoin Groups and mini-Communities based on where your passion for helping leads you. Make a positive difference.
Socially-Minded BusinessesShowcase your efforts in supporting the Causes that are aligned with your business values & goals. Equip your employees to join in your Giving Back programs.
Schools & TeachersCommunicate easily with parents, and reach out to your Coalition Partners and Alumni to help fund projects to better educate your students.
We do so much more here than just help raise money.Here’s how we’re different… in a good way :)
Many sites on the net accept financial donations for Causes (some are listed here). Most are similar in that they offer a simple generic page to share your cause and include a button for donating. People visit your page (or you visit theirs), make a donation (which is a wonderful thing to do) and then …. nothing. That’s it. Maybe a thank you email, but usually that’s about it. Here at GivingConnected we offer you much more - think Community Engagement + Cause Crowdfunding in overdrive. Whether you're a generous person who’s passionate about a Cause and need some help, or are able to give some help - you belong here. Our platform encourages & strengthens a deeper connection between giving people and Causes. See how below.
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Shoppers today prefer to buy from Socially-Minded companies, and think of their purchase as a means of giving back. But where can your business showcase your efforts, to reach these conscientious people? Here of course.Companies and Brands that demonstrate their commitment to various worthy causes are perceived as less selfish than companies whose CSR endeavors are nonexistent. Show how your values align with your customers’ values, and encourage Customer Engagement. Make a difference together.And let’s not forget about attracting and retaining engaged and productive employees through giving programs and Matching Contribution plans. Employees experience a personal sense of pride when they know that they work for a company that cares about the community and encourages them to be passionate about worthy causes as well. Engaged employees are happier and more productive (which is a good thing, right?)
One of the big challenges your Cause faces is effectively getting your message out there, especially to businesses that want to help. Most businesses are looking to get involved but simply don’t have a practical platform to do so. For those causes (and especially teachers & schools) that are looking for an avenue to communicate more easily with businesses that regularly support your efforts, look no further than GivingConnected to help you accomplish your goals and be more productive. Make it easy to get the help you need when you need it, but also support and show your sponsoring businesses how much they are appreciated and how their giving helps them too.GivingConnected is about nurturing relationships between Causes and those passionate about helping, not just asking for money all the time. Ask your sponsors to write a blog on your page here, or link to an article on their website. Maybe include your Embeddable Badge on their site, or vice versa.
Here at GivingConnected, you can do it all:Donate Button just like the others guys have (ah, but we take no additional fees). Plus, there’s a whole lot more available (see below).Create Requests for things you need (including money)Auction off your stuff (or stuff donated to you or your Cause)Open a Store to sell whatever you wish (even donated items)Sell tickets to EventsTraditional Crowdfunding with levels & rewardsFundraising (using Requests, Stores, Messaging, and more)Sell custom advertising to your Cause pageReceive funds through Founders and Sponsors to your Cause pageEasily rally your local community and businesses around your effortsGive people and businesses reasons to join in helping you accomplish more than you ever dreamed was possible
Everybody has something to give, but let’s be honest - it's not always money. Let’s say that a teacher needs 10 widgets, 20 gadgets, 5 volunteers, and a corporate sponsor for a school trip. At GivingConnected, that's easy to do. In fact, you can either ask for pre-owned widgets and gadgets (Repurposing and possibly helping the environment), or provide links to local and online stores where they can be purchased directly. Quite frankly, many people often feel more comfortable about giving something instead of money (hey - who knows where all the money is reallygoing sometimes). This is great when a pre-owned widget is just as good as a new one - and we both know lots of people that have widgets (and gadgets) they no longer need. Oh, almost forgot - wondering how you’ll be notified about new Requests? Just click a button on the pages you want Request notifications from. You’re in control here.. Easy huh - we think so too.
At GivingConnected, we place a priority on Giving Back to those that have given so much to us and our families:Teachers1st RespondersActive Service MembersVeteransOne of the ways we do this is through classifying Requests and Offers. These classifications are available for selection when browsing Requests and Offers.So for example, if a Business offers a special discount to 1st Responders or Veterans, it’s easy to locate the offer. It also helps you determine which merchants you choose to patronize based on whose values align with yours.This also makes it easy to find Requests that help out Teachers & classrooms.
Interact in all kinds of ways here with people that support what you do. Many features are available to captivate and grow interest right on your own page: blogs, videos, photo albums, auctions, stores, virtual gifts, notes, forums, discussions, and more. We're a lot more than an activity feed or a like button (but to keep you happy, we have those too). Online chat is also available to make it easier for groups to meet up to discuss a common cause. And for those who still believe in being grateful and showing it (which is hopefully everyone reading this), there's even special places for giving thanks and appreciating what others have done to support you and your Cause. So, get a cup of coffee. Curl up in your favourite chair. Relax. Spend some time with like-minded generous people, and share the happiness and satisfaction that comes from making a difference and helping others.
Profiles • Ratings • Member VerificationKnow more about Causes, Businesses, and other Members before you engage and support them. Find out if their values align with yours, and how they’re Giving Back.Check ratings and reviews of Causes, Businesses, and other Members, and give ratings and reviews of your experience.Who can you trust? Who’s genuine & legitimate? Find out: Verified Status appears only after verification by a sufficient number of Members who you may view.
What do dedicated, generous people like you have in common? - A passion for making a difference and helping wherever, whenever you can, that’s what.Here at GivingConnected we make every effort to grow and strengthen the connection between people and the Causes they faithfully support. Whether your Community is your neighbourhood, work place, church, school, a group of campers, a football team, a bunch of like-minded people sitting around a table having coffee while discussing a specific Cause, or all of the above - you can gather here and make a difference together. Businesses can really pitch in too in supporting Causes that align with their values. At GivingConnected we welcome everyone, and have something for everyone to get plugged into. We’re about helping - doing what you can when you can, and receiving it when it’s needed.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about GivingConnected. If you’re like me - no, not short & bald - but if you’ve realized the joy that comes from Giving and if you’re a Giving person and very passionate about helping Causes that are important to you… then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Each of us has different gifts, skills, talents, financial means, physical abilities, time availability, personal and business connections, etc. - each of which on its own is often not enough to meet a need - and a bunch of the same thing is often not enough either. We can’t do it all on our own. After all, even lots of money isn’t a solution in and of itself (think about it - money still requires people to do something with it, so which is more important and useful - the money or the people using it effectively? I ask you to consider this - that each spoke in a wheel is just as important and necessary as all the others are - each of us doing what we enjoy doing and are able to do is very rewarding, and significantly benefits Causes.The foundation of GivingConnected is built on the principle that ‘many different hands’ together will accomplish much. I truly believe that everyone, and I mean everyone, can do something. Here at GivingConnected we welcome this mix of ingredients and appreciate anything, everything that you give.It’s with these thoughts in mind that (with God’s help) GivingConnected was created. We need each other - and the resources and diversity we each bring to the table - in order to meet the many needs in our world and especially each corner of our own part of the world. GivingConnected was designed to provide everyone tools that are useful and engaging to raise awareness to help and support the Causes we are most passionate about (see Features). Many tools are available to help Causes save money (such as Requests) and even raise money (see here). Together, we as individuals, business owners, managers, employees, Pastors, musicians, artists, missionaries, teachers, medical experts, scientists, brand managers, celebrities, and others - can make an immeasurable difference in advancing Causes we’re passionate about.I personally want to thank you for visiting GivingConnected, and ask you to dream big - very big - about the difference a community full of Giving People like you can make, especially in your world… every day… in many ways. I have dreamed big during the many years of developing this site: it’s often what has kept me going - being excited about the collective impact that Giving and Generosity can make.I invite you to join in - in whatever way you’re able to help. You are needed. Whatever you offer is valuable to others. Together let’s show the impact that kindness, goodness, generosity, and selflessness make. I guarantee you (with every ounce of my being - which includes a few extra these days) that putting others first, and cultivating a giving, generous attitude will not only make a difference throughout the world, but also to you personally (there’s nothing like the ‘high’ felt when helping and giving to others - yes, there’s actually a book written about this - ask me about it sometime). Trust me - you’ll feel great about yourself. Together, let’s help each other make a difference that exceeds even our wildest expectations. Be the blessing you were put here to be.With Appreciation,g. spenserFind Your Mission. Serve. Deepen Your Purpose.Find your gift - and then Give it away :)
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