Have you heard of #GivingTuesday?

At Blackbaud, we’re proud to be a founding partner of #GivingTuesday, the global movement dedicated to giving back. That’s why we developed resources to help nonprofits across the country join this movement that celebrates the generosity and willingness of others to give.

This year, Blackbaud created For Goodness Shake.

For Goodness Shake is a mobile app for anyone who wishes they could do more to help nonprofits in their local community. For Goodness Shake helps you find nonprofits in your local area or across the nation. You can search based on your proximity to the nonprofit, your interests, and the size of the nonprofit. The app is available for free at the App Store and Google Play.

In addition to supporting the passion of nonprofit organizations, we feel it is also important to promote philanthropy in everyday life. Blackbaud engages with thousands of nonprofit organizations to help support their passion, so why not also engage the public to bring people closer to the organizations they want to support!

For Goodness Shake is our first product aimed at supporting and enabling everyday donors directly.

With For Goodness Shake, you can find organizations that match your interests, even those you didn’t already know about. We all use social avenues to connect with friends and brands everyday – it’s about time we use it to stay better connected with good causes, right? With For Goodness Shake, you can also engage your friends and share your cause with all your friends on Facebook®.

How it works:

Blackbaud gathered information on over 160,000 nonprofit organizations from across the country to compile a comprehensive list that includes many more organizations than just Blackbaud clients. With For Goodness Shake, you can search for a cause you are passionate about and immediately view details about the organization, including their mission statement. Tap their location on a map to get directions instantly, or tap their phone number to call them! Visit their website to donate and support their cause. Use the history feature to see the organizations you recently viewed and visit them again.

Coming soon: In addition to searching near your current location you will also be able to set a ZIP Code to search by proximity. Want to help a loved one find opportunities in their area? Traveling and want to search near home? The ZIP Code feature will help you achieve that.

Download the app to find an organization near you to support this Giving Tuesday!


This is a guest post by Amanda Glosson and Jayson Tompkins.

Amanda is a Staff Software Engineer and has worked at Blackbaud for 6 years. In addition to For Goodness Shake™, Amanda also works on Blackbaud MobilePay™ and Blackbaud’s suite of payment processing services.

Jayson is a Senior Software Quality Engineer and has worked at Blackbaud for 6 years. In addition to For Goodness Shake™, Jayson also works on Blackbaud’s NXT generation of products.

Amanda and Jayson both enjoy working at Blackbaud because of the great people they work with and the causes they help support.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Madeline Turner is the Online and Social Marketing Manager at Blackbaud. Prior to running Blackbaud’s social media and thought leadership blog npENGAGE, Madeline worked as a Managing Editor for Blackbaud’s Content Marketing program. It is her goal to create content and share ideas that challenge the status quo of the nonprofit industry. When Madeline isn’t tweeting or writing blog posts, you can find her drinking coffee out of her ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ mug, wearing giant headphones and singing off-key.

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