Welcome to the Goodshop blog! We're excited to share inspirational stories about your favorite causes and new ways you can keep supporting them by shopping online.

Mother’s Day $1,200 giveaway. Get posting today!

This year, spread the love to mom and your cause with our special $1,200 giveaway!

Simply post to your social networks by May 5 and every message enters your cause for a daily draw of three $100 prizes (weekdays only). The more you post, the higher the chances of winning!

CAUSE SUPPORTERS: post on Twitter

CAUSE MANAGERS: post on Twitter or your cause’s Facebook page

What to post to win today:

  • Grab the name AND url of a Goodshop store mom loves (here’s a list of favorites)
  • Post that name and url at the end of the sentence “My gift matters at…” and add tag #Goodshop4mom and @ Goodsearch

Photos are optional but if you include a pic of mom and you, or of your favorite cause, we’ll count that as 10 posts!

It’s that simple. Check out these examples of what cause managers may post and what cause supporters may post - then get posting today!

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Official Rules

Goodshop Mother’s Day Giveaway will run from Weds April 30th, 12.00 am PDT till Mon May 5th, 11.59 pm PDT. To be eligible, posts on Facebook or Twitter must include a Goodshop store url and tag #Goodshop4mom. 

Three causes will be selected to win $100 prizes every weekday, by random draw (posts made over the weekend are eligible for draw Mon 05/05). The same cause can win multiple $100 prizes over the course of the days. Causes must currently be signed up on the Goodsearch platform. Winners will be notified privately and prize total will be allocated to their Goodsearch account for payment when annual checks go out in November.

We may resuse your photos & comments to inspire others - please refer to Goodsearch Terms of Service if you have any questions. 

This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.    

 

#GivingTuesday: 8 ways to give with Dailygood by Goodsearch

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It’s Giving Tuesday, the national day of giving, and we’ve got 8 simple ways that you can give back today — and every day thereafter! Try one today:

imageFind over 4,000 merchants, including Amazon, Expedia & Macy’s, that donate up to 20% of your purchase price to your favorite cause. Plus find money-saving coupons - the best place to save & donate for the Holidays! Shop now »

imageYahoo!-powered search engine that earns about a penny each time you search the web. Start your ‘search with a heart’ »

imageOver 10,000 restaurants participating nationwide that donate up to 6%. Find your favorite restaurant »

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A chance to raise up to $1 per completed survey. Take a survey »

imageA range of popular online games (Solitaire, Mahjongg, Trizzle & more!) that earn donations. Play on »

imageEarn donations when swiping your credit card at stores like Burger King, Old Navy, 7/11 & more, in 50k spots! Sign up today »

imageTV commercials featuring top products & brands, and we’ll donate 2 cents to your cause for every ad watched. Watch now »

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Deals, trials and app downloads that raise donations for your cause! Find an offer »



Every little bit makes a difference to your cause. Thanks for your support!

P.S. Learn more about Giving Tuesday here.

$2,000 Giveaway: How to Spread the Word

Your cause could be a winner in our $2,000 giveaway (more details here) and the key to success is spreading the word. Get started with these ideas:

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Subject - Make the Holidays count: see how gift shopping earns donations!

To our valued supporters, 

With your help, [[Insert Cause Name]] could be a winner in a $2,000 Holiday giveaway from our fundraising partner, Goodsearch.com.

All you have to do is shop through Goodshop - their online shopping mall that donates to our cause every time you shop at 4,000+ partner brands, like Macy’s, Target, Lands’ End, Expedia and more. Weekdays from Dec 2 - Dec 13, every purchase you make enters us for a daily draw of $200! 

If you’re shopping for the Holidays anyway, why not shop through Goodshop and make every purchase count? It’s safe, quick, easy and you can also find 100,000+ coupons and Holiday deals on the site.  

Every little bit counts towards supporting important programs that give back to the community [[such as x, y & z]].

Thanks for you support & helping to make the Holidays matter!

[[Cause Leader]]

P.S. Get more details about the competition here and about Goodshop here.

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Sample Facebook post:

"Make the Holidays matter: shop 4,000+ stores through Goodshop and [[Insert Cause Name]] will be entered for a $2,000 Giveaway AND earn up to 20% of your purchase back! Shop now: www.goodshop.com #giftscandogood” 

Sample Twitter posts:

"Special $2,000 Giveaway! Shop these Holiday deals and automatically enter us for a chance to win: http://gdsr.ch/Ie1OAD #giftscandogood"  [[link leads to Holiday category]]

"Make an impact just by shopping the Holidays. We get donations every time you shop 4,000 stores on Goodshop: www.goodshop.com #giftscandogood”

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Holiday Webinar:

We recently hosted a webinar How to Hit Your 2013 Fundraising Goals with Holiday Goodshopping & more!” - that’s packed with additional information on Goodshop & spreading the word.

Get the slides here (and browse through all our old webinars too!):

More on our site:

You can also always use the Spread the Word links on our site, found here, or reach out to our team, here. We’re happy to help!



Good luck and here’s to making the Holidays matter with every gift purchased!

December Giveaway

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Hooray, its Holiday season! This year we’re celebrating with a $2,000 giveaway, and you could help your cause be a winner.

                                All you have to do is SHOP THROUGH GOODSHOP!


It’s our online shopping mall that donates avg 3% to your cause when you shop at 4,000+ top brands like Amazon, Lands’ End, Macy’s, Target, & more.

Every purchase enters your cause for a daily draw of $200, that runs weekdays from Mon 2nd Dec to Fri 13th Dec, 2013 (11.59 pm PT). 

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RESOURCES to get everyone shopping for good:

Cause leaders - looking for great tips and sample copy on spreading the word about the giveaway? Try these handy ideas here.

RESOURCES to more information:

Wanna know more about how Goodshop works? We’ve got answers here.

Mobile Search Made Easy // iOS Instructions

Our old favorite has a new makeover. Now, when you search with Goodsearch on your phone or tablet, you’ll get bigger, brighter, & clearer results! We’ve revamped the mobile search, making it even easier to raise donations.

Bookmark Dailygood to your mobile home screen now & earn donations easily with every search!

See below for iOS (iPhone, iPad) instructions. For Android (Nexus, HTC, Samsung etc.) instructions, click here.

  1. Visit www.goodsearch.com on your mobile device and hit the share icon at the bottom
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen”
  3. When displayed the site name, click “Add”
  4. Easily search and earn donations by using the icon on your mobile home screen!

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Note: these instructions for adding Goodsearch mobile to your home screen are for iOS devices. To find instructions for Android devices, click here.

Success Story: Juma Ventures

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September has rolled around already, so it’s time again to feature a Dailygood ‘Success Story’ - a stellar cause that’s raised a big amount using our programs.

This month, we’re highlighting Juma Ventures, a youth development organization whose supporters have raised more than $1,400 through Dailygood actions like search, shop, games & more!

JUMA revealed 3 tactics for success:

  1. Promote Dailygood ways to raise and how to get started with them, on a dedicated 'Ways to Support' section of their cause website.
  2. Use Goodshop (stores like Office Depot, Staples & more) to shop for office supplies & computers.
  3. Engage employees to give back daily, by installing Goodshop To-Go on all work computers, which makes Goodsearch the default search engine & earns donations on shopping. 

Thanks to Juma Venture for their efforts in getting supporters involved - and congratulations on the results!

P.S. Take note of tip #2 - a key one to start practicing as we creep closer to the Holiday shopping season!

Looking for more tips on earning big donations? Try these.
Have a cause success story to share? Tell us here

Success Story: Center Point Inc.

Your #10mil4good ”doing good is…” comments & photos put a spotlight on how vibrant the Dailygood community is. To celebrate our community, we’re compiling the photos to share with you soon - but we’re also working to find more ways to highlight your causes.

Dailygood ‘success stories’ are a good place to start - a chance to showcase partner causes that have raised a good chunk in donations just by using our simple, daily tools!

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This month, we’re featuring Center Point Inc. (San Rafael, CA), a cause working to combat social problems such as substance abuse & poverty, that’s raised more than $2,700 in Dailygood donations.

They shared with us 3 secrets to success:

  1. Set Dailygood by Goodsearch as your homepage & make Goodsearch the default search engine on all office computers. 
  2. Install Goodshop To-Go or Goodapp on all computers.
  3. Promote Goodshop on Facebook for special holidays, like shopping for flowers on Mother’s Day.

With these 3 tips, we love how Center Point has ensured that doing good can truly be done, daily! The money they’ve raised has helped them in part to set up a scholarship fund for program graduates to go to college. Congratulations Center Point Inc. and we hope you try their tips!

Looking for more tips on earning big donations? Try these.

Have a cause success story to share? Tell us here

#10mil4good inspired us about what “doing good is”

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The winners are…

Last week was incredible! We loved seeing your stories of good happening worldwide and are thankful that we’re in this community together.

We drew the names of 6 lucky cause winners of $100 prizes each. Congratulations to:

Camp Fire USA – Patuxent Area Council Bowie, MD  //  Our Mims Retirement Haven Paris, KY  //  Amazon CARES Atlanta, GA  //  Center Point Inc., San Raphael, CA  //  Middle Way House, Bloomington, IN  //  Food for his Children, Burnsville, MN

…And there’s more

We’re excited for our winners - but this celebration has been about all the causes in our community. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing your stories / photos of good & featuring some of our favorites right here! 

Here’s the first set for this week & stay tuned for more:

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Thanks again for showing us the good in #10mil4good— here’s to getting to $20 million in donations soon!

P.S. Winners should have received an email from our team about next steps. If your cause is a $100 winner and you did not receive an email on Monday 07/29, please contact us here.

Celebrating $10 million for good

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Our team is sporting big smiles this week, because we just crossed $10 million in donations! It’s YOU that we’ve got to thank for this milestone – and we’re doing so, by giving you the chance to win $100 for your cause.  

The $10 million has done so much good nationwide - so simply tell us what ‘good’ means to you, and you’ll enter for a chance to win:

  • Complete the line “Doing good is_________” & post to Facebook and/or Twitter, with hashtag #10mil4good and tag @Goodsearch.
  • Post* between 07/22 – 07/24/13 & with every post, you’ll enter a daily draw for two $100 prizes for your cause. The more you post – the higher your chances of winning!
  • We’d also love to see your photos, so if you add a related image – we’ll count that as 10 posts!
  • Submit only your own photos & we’ll announce the winners the following Monday 07/29/13

We find your stories inspiring - so share with us what matters to you… and your cause could win $100 too! Check out these examples from our team:

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 *Fine print: when you post on Facebook & tag @Goodsearch, ensure your posts are set to “public” so we can track them! Max $200 win permitted per cause. We may re-use the photos & comments you submit to inspire others - you can refer to our Terms of Service if you have any questions. Competition ends 07/25/13 12.00 am EST.