Smaller nonprofits often have trouble raising awareness for their causes. With a limited budget, it can be difficult to gain supporters and raise funds from outside sources. Accomplish a task and support a worthy cause with this Grassroots campaign: for $6, you get $10 toward any service in the Raise5 marketplace.
In 2012, Raise5 won the Screw Business as Usual competition held by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Unite, beating out 500 other innovative and socially responsible entries, according to a report from the Huffington Post. Raise5 is a "great example of how people are helping to truly screw business as usual to create a better world," Branson said. Raise5 is a social enterprise that creates new ways for people to give to causes through an online fundraising marketplace. Individuals looking to make a difference donate their time and expertise by offering services for purchase, such as editing digital images or teaching others how to write resumés. Money raised from their services is then donated to the nonprofit of their choice; more than 112 organizations are represented at any given time, including World Wildlife Fund, Habitat for Humanity, and Autism Speaks.
Learn more about social ventures and the way Groupon is partnering with them at the Groupon Grassroots blog.