First, we want to challenge the way we, as a society, finance social good. Americans rely on nonprofits for food, shelter, education, healthcare and other necessities, and everyone has a stake in strengthening this social infrastructure. However, there is a growing gap in between the level of charity that we need and the level of charity that people, and the private sector, are willing/able to fill; thus, leaving the responsibility of that gap in the hands of the government. The struggles nonprofits face are not the short-term result of an economic cycle, they are the results of fundamental flaws in the way we currently finance social good.
Secondly, we want to reexamine how we, as a society, contribute to an entrepreneurial eco system. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy. Nearly twenty-eight million strong, they employ more than 56 million workers and create two out of every three new jobs in America; That’s 99.7 percent of all employers nationally, with more than 50 percent of all Americans under their employment.
Encompassing those two goals, our mission is two-fold: to lessen the need for government action and increase the overall efficiency of the charitable movement; and to build and promote a self-liquidating system focused on sustainability for the community as a whole, where small businesses will be able to mutually reinforce each other and pioneer the changing of the face of business, to bring it back to the local level.
Gets 2 Give markets and sells full priced gift certificates and goods as well as discounted “deals” for the businesses – which we call “Offers”.
Businesses are also listed on our directory where consumers can choose to “follow” them. They each get a specific URL and QR code to post on social media, put on flyers, put on the website, put up at their place of business, put at the end of emails, etc. that when clicked or scanned, automatically adds that person to your follow list. Then whenever the business adds a new purchase option, their followers get notified immediately via sms.
Additionally, Gets 2 Give creates, and manages custom-made and hassle-free crowdfunding campaigns for nonprofits and their specific fundraising needs. Unlike other crowdfunding sites similar to gofundme, on here the nonprofit gets the full amount of the funds donated, minus the credit card processing fees from PayPal.
Why did we combine small business marketing and crowdfunding? Crowdfunding generates an incredible traffic source that we want to make sure local businesses benefit from. By being on our site, businesses are getting increased visibility to an entire sector that they may not normally be able to penetrate – charitable donors. Additionally, whenever an offer is purchased, the customer is given the choice to choose between any of our nonprofit partners to receive 10% as a donation made by Gets 2 Give at no extra cost to the customer or the business. Nonprofits will then be encouraged to help Gets 2 Give market local businesses offers.
By bringing the two together, businesses reach a whole new demographic, get in front of the holy grail in terms of clients/customers, get extremely cost effective marketing and of course goodwill! Nonprofits get hassle-free crowdfunding campaigns, residual funds through offer purchases and a huge influx of awareness and contacts with the local businesses.
We’re helping businesses grow, enabling people with limited financial resources to donate through every day purchases, encouraging those who may not care to give back by getting offers, all in the most cost effective way by utilizing the resources of both sides. How cool is that? Yeah pretty cool. Read more here about how we’re challenging the way that organizations raise funds.
By posting gift certificates and full priced items, businesses reach a whole new demographic, get in front of the holy grail in terms of clients/customers, get extremely cost effective marketing and of course increased goodwill!
Additionally, businesses can also use targeted discounted ‘deals’ to better focus on their indivudal businesses’ needs and wants. Here’s what some businesses have told us that they want and what we’re doing to help them: How We Can Help Your Business
On www.Gets2Give.com we are enabling those who may otherwise not be able to or not know how to give back, and we’re encouraging those that don’t care to.
- We’re helping to market and raise awareness of your organization through adwords, social media, email and SMS campaigns.
- We’ll help you find volunteers (hint: us us us! We want to volunteer!)
- You’ll be joining not just Gets 2 Give in partnership, but also all of the businesses that we partner with.
- We’ll come and help out with all events, if you let us know about them.
- We’ll market and advertise all of your events.
- You’ll be able to raise residual funds outside of grants and regular donors.
- You’ll be able to breach the generation gap in donors by appealing to the younger generations.
- Gets 2 Give creates, and manages custom-made and hassle-free crowdfunding campaigns for nonprofits and their specific fundraising needs without additional fees like other crowdfunding sites.
- AND IT’S FREE! You’re the real MVP, we just want to support you any way that we can!
It’s the one shop stop for all fundraising needs. Supporters can donate directly, with which the charity receives ALL donations (minus paypal processing fees), the charity can post updates and communicate directly with their supporters through SMS, the charity can run crowdfunding campaigns for individual crowdfunding needs (with no fees!) PLUS they will receive 10% of every offer purchased as well when selected.
Gets 2 Give offers users the ability to connect with businesses and nonprofits in an innovative way.
Nonprofits can receive at-cost donations, share updates, post pictures and videos, and post volunteer opportunities as well as link to their own websites and social media accounts. Not to mention, they are also listed as a beneficiary option to receive residual funding whenever someone purchases an offer. At check-out, the customer must select an organization that we donate 10% to. Donations from both at-cost donations and deal purchase donations are put towards the fundraising goal, set by each cause, and shown in a fun thermometer that updates in real time for every donation and purchase so you and your supporters can keep up with how you’re doing!
Businesses receive risk free advertising and marketing geared towards community minded individuals. They are able to build a loyal following, interact with them directly via text, and control marketing costs by having full control and no costs unless an actual sale is made. Businesses have the option to only use the offer services when they want to or need to, but they can always be on the site just as a way to build up a following and reinforce other businesses using the site. Each business also receives their own QR code to place on social media, their website, at their physical place of business, etc. for people to automatically follow, making building their following as easy as a snap on customer’s cellphones.
The basis for this is that the community comes together and works together in order to prosper together. When everyone gets involved, we can make a huge and lasting difference!
Get in touch with us at Support@Gets2Give.com. One of our founders has a PhD in economics and a working history in transfer pricing and the other has extensive background in running and managing small businesses. We’ll go over your numbers, we’ll help you make the right choice for your business.
For full priced gift certificates, we suggest keeping it simple with different price points. Low end (~$10) Medium (~$25) and high end ($50+). Of course this depends on your individual business, prices and margins.
Here you can see different deal ideas: Deal Ideas
And if you like to have fun, here’s a quiz that takes your business type and business needs and tells you what type of deal we think you should consider: What type of deal should I run?
Absolutely not! Whatever works for your business, and a lot of the time, discounting a whole item doesn’t work because margins are too low. We encourage gift certificates for many types of businesses, it allows the customer to choose what they want to use it on, it allows the business to give a slight discount, but make sure they still cover their costs, and its especially good for gifting! You can do gift certificates towards the purchase of something more expensive, you an do gift certificates for one thing if you buy another, you can do gift certificates with a minimum spend attached, whatever works for your business. If you give us the numbers you want to be at, we’ll create something that works just for you!
Here you can see different deal ideas: Deal Ideas
Gets 2 Give Beta is free for all nonprofits! We want to make sure that our website provides the highest value possible to nonprofits and cause-minded organizations that are changing lives every day.
It is also free for all businesses to be on the website. The cost for them comes in when they post offers. Every offer is advertised by Gets 2 Give through social media, adwords, events, grassroots efforts in coordination with non-profits and commercials. Every offer sold is broken into 3 segments.
- 80% is paid out to the business minus 1.5% for credit card fees,
- 10% is paid out to the non-profit that the customer chooses at check-out, and
- 10% comes to Gets 2 Give for incurring the aforementioned advertising costs with the remaining 1.5% for credit card fees coming from this portion.
Business DO NOT have to post offers to be on the website though, regardless of if you want to or not, we hope you’ll come on and support the community 🙂
Cost for users – guess what – free again! Of course its free for users, actually its even better for users, because not only do they not pay for access, but they also receive awesome offers at local businesses that support their favorite causes!
This platform is geared to promote businesses in the most efficient way. First, you don’t have to post a discounted offer, you can post full priced offers because customers are still benefiting by helping raise funds for a cause they care about. Additionally, one of the major drawbacks from other deal sites from a business’s perspective has been that they aren’t getting the ‘right’ type of customers and that they are actually losing money form the deals. This happens because those models are based on attracting deal seekers instead of creating new brand loyal customers and the voucher expiration’s are set for a long time and businesses never know when a customer will come in to use it. Another common complaint from the users perspective on deal sites is getting too many emails from stuff that they don’t care about and too much fine print and exclusions. On Gets 2 Give, businesses will still be able to post and submit the traditional ‘daily deal’, however, our main focus is to create a “following” for the businesses. Consumers and users on the website will be able to pick and choose what businesses and categories they would like to follow. They then only get notifications and updates when those businesses post offers, so no more unwanted emails and notifications.
In addition, businesses have the opportunity to do ‘time-sensitive’ offers. We have coordinated an SMS campaign, so businesses can post a ‘quickie’, meaning the offer only runs for a specific amount of time, as set by the business. That way they can cater their offers to the exact times that they need the customers. So they are getting the customers they want and that they are able to build some brand loyalty with through the ‘following’ aspect. This also adds a fun and game-like addition for the consumers to quickly get the offer before they sell out and it expires.
Let’s not forget that businesses don’t have to do a deep discount, get 80% and we donate 10% of every offer. So not only are businesses profiting and consumers getting great offers, but we’re benefiting those that need it the most.
Lastly, our motivation is quite different. Currently we are for profit in order to sustain our market growth, but our ultimate goal for this company is to use it as an umbrella to research the needs of the individual communities and put our profit back into them; through grants for new/current non-profits, community beautification projects, awareness events etc.
Don’t care for other deal sites? Read here about how this is a better alternative
Gets 2 Give Beta is the final development stage of gets2give.com. Because we want Gets 2 Give to provide the highest possible value for cause-minded organizations and local businesses, we’re constantly innovating and trying new approaches to figure out how to serve you best. That’s why we’re calling this Gets 2 Give Beta. With your free profile, you’re helping us perfect Gets 2 Give through data-driven strategies, resulting in a fantastic user experience for you.
We welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions!
Gets 2 Give’s credit card processor is through PayPal’s secure portal. No credit card or billing information is stored on the Gets 2 Give server to ensure that your information stays safe..
You do not need a paypal account to make transactions, purchase deals, or make donations.
Sweet! Registration is super easy and takes no time at all, just shoot us a line at Support@Gets2Give.com or follow the links below:
– In order to register as a business, you must first be registered as a user. –