CHICAGO, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Giving Tuesday, the international online day of giving following shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has become one of the most charitable days of the year with over $40 million raised in 2014 and over 20,000 participating organizations.
This year on Giving Tuesday, individuals, families and businesses can turn to PublicGood.com to easily discover, donate and volunteer to local organizations. The community of over a million nonprofits in the U.S. makes it easy for people to take action by matching them to local organizations who work on the causes they care about.
"People want to take action to make their communities better, but it's hard to find, vet and connect with great local organizations working on the causes they care about," said Jason Kunesh, cofounder and CEO of Public Good. "Organizations can't sustain themselves looking for a social marketing gimmick or the next ice bucket challenge. They need to build lasting relationships with committed supporters. And supporters need to feel respected and engaged."
Some features on PublicGood.com include:
- Create a profile to track organizations in which you have interest along with every contribution you have made.
- Organize fundraising campaigns. Create a campaign for a local animal shelter, food pantry, healthcare organization, or a number of other causes.
- A single "click" for financial and nonfinancial actions such as volunteer opportunities, signing a petition, or calling a political representative.
As opposed to most online fundraising websites, publicgood.com only allows registered and verified nonprofits in the United States. Every contribution made through Public Good is assured to go to a legitimate and trustworthy source.
About Public Good
Public Good is a benefit corporation dedicated to revolutionizing how people engage with causes and charities online by making the experience simple, rewarding and empowering. The company was founded in 2013 by veterans of some of the biggest tech successes including Obama for America, Sittercity.com, Orbitz and Groupon. It's cause centric charity marketplace, PublicGood.com, launched nationally in July 2015 with over 1 million charities as members of the platform.
SOURCE Public Good