NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for that perfect gift? Give someone special the gift of a goal. Goaloop introduces a feature today that enables users to give or share a goal for the holidays. Set a goal to achieve something for someone, or set a goal to reach together. Create a goal page in seconds and automatically send it in a holiday card. All for free.
So go ahead and volunteer at her favorite charity. Make cupcakes together. Pledge to walk the dog every time it rains or snows. Or, if you're planning to give someone running shoes, set a goal to go on a run with them.
"Doing something for or with someone is often a very meaningful gift, one that creates new memories," said Lori Terrizzi, Goaloop's Founder/CEO.
"Studies continue to show that we get more pleasure out of shared experiences, rather than gifts, so Goaloop makes it so easy to plan for shared experiences," said Barbara Clarke, Founding Member of Astia Angels, and a Goaloop investor and advisor.
"You can also shop for goals on Goaloop. If you see a goal you like, just 'loop' it," said Terrizzi.
Goaloop is a new, free platform that connects the world through goals. It matches goals along with the skills, services and products the goals need. For example, a goal to reduce your carbon footprint matches another goal to sell reusable coffee cups.
"Goaloop is capitalism done right," said Paul Nikolaidis, Strategic Partner.
Goals can be advanced through funding (which is optional), by completing action steps, by offering a product or service, participating in a think tank, becoming a mentor or mentee (paid or volunteer), voting on a goal, broadcasting a goal via social media, or by tracking a goal. Users sign up as an individual, a non-profit or business.
Based near Columbia University, many on Goaloop's team have connections to the university. Advisors include Janet Hanson, founder of 85 Broads, also a Goaloop investor, and Ellen Moran, former White House Communications Director, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Commerce, and now GM at H+K Strategies, D.C.
Goaloop is patent pending and has raised $1.2 million. Got a goal? Goaloop it!
For more information, visit goaloop.com.
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