givezooks! connects organizations and individuals online to increase charitable giving. Innovative social fundraising capabilities include custom online fundraising pages for Campaigns, Wish Lists and Grassroots Fundraisers that leverage and personalize donor outreach via email, internet marketing and social networking sites. givezooks! Local â€“ a local online giving marketplace-provides nonprofits with a venue for engaging in collaborative philanthropic initiatives with other organizations such as local businesses or foundations. givezooks! is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with an office in Palo Alto, California.
Nearly $300B in charitable giving is done annually in the U.S., primarily coming from individual donors (76%). A fraction of that (4%) comes from corporate giving, and depending on what study you read or how you define â€œonlineâ€ giving, anywhere from 1% to 10% of charitable giving is done online. Typical costs of fundraising range from 15-30% and are being scrutinized by all potential funding sources.
givezooks! levels the playing field on the internet for all sizes of organizations engaged in doing good. The ultimate objective is to get more money to the cause. Implicit in that mission are the following sector needs which form the foundation for givezooks! offerings:
To increase the amount of giving that is done online To increase the percentage of charitable giving done by corporations To remove cost from the overall philanthropic model To foster more “green” giving To create an online giving marketplace for the next generation of philanthropy that empowers nonprofits, donors, corporations and foundations to engage in a new model, providing a one-stop shop for all things philanthropic, with a local view.