forgood - the story so far (26 Feb 2015)

Thought I'd share with you some of the highlights of the first 4 weeks of my new startup, forgood. This is an extract from the newsletter that just bombed out to thousands of people in our ecosystem. Some really nice links to explore and stats to consume.

Our philosophy? Stop sitting back and waiting for "government" and other people to solve this country's grand challenges. Sure, they have a role to play, an important role at that - but the revolution wasn't born at home. It's up to all of us. How do you start? With one small step.

Click around, have fun, please let us know about your experiences by emailing the team.

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Hola! :D

A month since we launched and some cool things are happening on forgood. We have over 150 Causes signed up (more than double last month). We've also connected more than 120 people (volunteers and donors) to Causes. Take it you guys and gals like the product? :)

It's been so much fun getting to know the Causes on forgood. Would you like to meet a few?

  • Gozololo Centre for Needy Children. DURBAN, KZN. They look after 2000 vulnerable children from broken families. Heartwarming stuff (and a really cool name)!
  • The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals. SOWETO, JHB. They spend their time taking care of animals who need veterinary care.  From purebred dogs to real mongrels – at the PDSA they can quickly get back to tail-wagging state again!
  • Stitch & Bitch. ROODEPOORT, JHB. Yes, that’s their name! Enough said. Check out their profile page to find out more.

One of the primary features of forgood is these Causes can create Needs that you, our awesome users, can respond to. This means the Cause can get exactly what they need - right now - and makes us a community a lot more effective.

Our most popular Needs at the moment are:

If you can’t find a Need you want to help with, you can be pro-active and Create an Offer. Don’t limit yourself. You'd be amazed at how resourceful our Causes can be and what skills they can make use of. Take a look at these Offers for some inspiration:

  • I can offer photographic services in the Durban region. All photographs will be edited and made available via dropbox, where the pics can be downloaded and printed by the concerned party.
  • I'm a retired book dealer. I can help evaluate book values for charities who often vastly under price donated items.
  • I run a small business and I've learnt a lot of lessons along the way. I'd to share this with a Cause. Everything from accounting software to invoicing to client relationships to marketing and sales. Anything I’ve learned, I'm happy to teach.

Get in touch if you have any questions!

The forgood TEAM


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