We want to get the message out to nonprofits – it's incredibly easy to put your stuff in a Do Good channel and reach more people…what's even cooler is that you can syndicate the same content right back to your own web site. No more paying someone to update you site with your latest events, volunteering opportunities, etc. It all happens automagically with content syndication from good2gether.
Step 1 – get their stuff in a Do Good channel. They've done that.
Step 2 – go into the content management system, just as if they were adding something new to their profile, go to content, click on the syndication tab, create the embed code, drop it on their web site.
We're in launch mode in Hartford, Philadelphia, and Austin – if you're a nonprofit in any of those markets (heck, anywhere in the US), take a webinar and learn how good2gether and our Do Good channels can help you reach more people and get more people involved in your cause.
Nice quote from DREAM Dachshund Rescue, a terrific Atlanta nonprofit that was featured in a connect2cause widget at The Atlanta Journal Constitution and in Do Good Atlanta:
Thank you so much for the AJC's Do Good feature on the website!
DREAM Dachshund Rescue has received so many applications for new foster homes, we are now (proudly) at capacity. Wow -- what a response! Our group was previously able to foster about 20 dogs at a time, and now we can handle more than 30 with the new foster homes. I estimate that we got 50 casual inquiries and 30 serious inquiries from the listing. 10 of those actually went through the entire application and interview process and are now fostering dogs in need.
Even with a breed-specific rescue, there are always more dogs out there, in the Atlanta area, than all the rescues can help. The numbers are just too large. We are very grateful for your support, enabling us to help a few more.
Now think forward a few months - thirty, then fifty markets launched, with hundreds of millions of connect2cause widgets being delivered every month, featuring dozens and dozens of nonprofit events, volunteering opportunities, and in kind donation needs in each market, exposing tens of millions of people to ways to do good.
This is pretty cool stuff and why it's so terrific to work at good2gether.
If you're a nonprofit, hop on one of our webinars (they're fun, fast, and free) and you'll learn all you need to know.
When you find something that interests you in a Do Good channel – you need to share it with others!
Here's Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Mass Bay – they can be found in Do Good Boston at Boston.com. Take a look at what's alongside (highlighted in yellow) – different ways you can share the cool stuff you find with others. Find a neat volunteering opportunity? Email it to a friend. See a terrific event? Share it on Facebook or on MySpace. Print it out. Share it on Digg.
It's all about finding great nonprofits and getting involved. And nonprofits don't have to worry about how this all works – they just put their stuff in a Do Good channel and it can be found and shared with others.
I don't know if it's because of these challenging economic times – "I'm too stressed by work to volunteer as much as I used to" or "I'm concerned about my job so I don't give as much as I used to" - but we're certainly seeing a lot of activity around in kind donation needs for local nonprofits.
And it ranges from stuff you'd expect to see – laptops & desktop PCs - to stuff you might not – for instance, gardening tools. The bottom line is that nonprofits can use things that you don't need any more and it's a great way to help them and it'll help you empty out your garage or basement at the same time. It's a win/win.