How do I raise money for a cause with 4REAL Deal?
Solutions to many of the world's problems already exist. What's often needed most is the funding to make them grow. 4REAL Deal is a simple way to help support solutions while doing what you already do - and at no extra expense.
Online deals generated $873 million for deal sites like Groupon in 2010 and that's projected to grow to $3.93 BILLION by 2015. 4REAL Deal is an easy way to direct some of that money to the causes you care about most. All you need to do is get your Groupon deals through 4REAL Deal and 2.5% of your purchase will go to the cause of your choice. If you are new to Groupon then 10% of your first deal will go to your cause.
How does it work?
- You can use 4REAL Deal at 4REAL.com or you can add the 4REAL Deal facebook app at 4REAL.com/deal.
- Choose you location.
- Choose the cause you want to support in the "Select a cause" option. Choose a deal from the list, or anytime you see a Groupon you want, get it through 4REAL Deal to support the cause of your choice.
Yes. Everything is exactly the same including the price. In fact when you select a deal you will go to Groupon's web site to complete the purchase.
What if I do not select a cause?
If you do not select a cause the money your deals generate will be used to fund 4REAL operations.
How can I spread the word about my cause?
Simply click the "Share this cause" link found below the "Select a cause" option of 4REAL Deal. In the pop-up box you can easily post to facebook or twitter. There is also a link with a unique cause ID number at the end. Copy and share this link however you like (email, blog, web site, etc.). When people click on this link they will go to 4REAL Deal with your cause pre-selected.
How can I see a list of all the causes?
Simply click on the "Change cause" link below the "Select a cause" option and a pop-up window will display the causes. You can find causes by alphabetical order use the search box.
How can I add a cause to 4REAL Deal?
If a cause you support is not listed, simply click on the "Can't find a cause?" link in the upper right of the "select a cause" pop-up window and follow the simple instructions. We will contact the cause and notify you when they have been approved and added.
How can I make it so my cause is already selected each time I go to 4REAL Deal?
Your most recent cause will be pre-selected unless you have set your browser to not accept cookies. Please note, any time you clear your cookies, you will need to re-select your cause when you return to 4REAL Deal.
Another option is to link to 4REAL Deal with the direct link that includes your causes ID. You can find this link by clicking "Share this cause" found below the "Select a cause" option of 4REAL Deal.
Can I donate to more than one cause?
Yes, you can change your cause anytime by clicking the "Change cause" link found below the "Select a cause" option of 4REAL Deal.
Why is 4REAL Deal important to causes?
Causes work tirelessly to make the world a better place for everyone. They rely on the generous support of individuals, foundations, governments and businesses to address the many challenges society faces. The more funding they have the better the world will be. 4REAL Deal is part of the effort to further the social benefit of causes by increasing their funding. 4REAL Deal does this by creating an opportunity for causes to benefit from the rapidly growing business of online deals.
Causes participating in 4REAL Deal also benefit from the increased exposure generated by 4REAL's media productions, publications, events, press and marketing.
How can I spread the word about 4REAL Deal?
Click here to find out how you can spread the word.
FAQ for CausesWhat types of organizations are eligible to participate?
To participate in 4REAL Deal, organizations must be a registered nonprofit in the United States or Canada.
How can I add a cause to 4REAL Deal?
To add your cause to 4REAL Deal simply click on the "Can't find a cause?" link in the upper right of the "select a cause" pop-up window and follow the simple instructions. Each organization submitted will go through an approval process to confirm their legitimacy. Upon approval you will be notified with a welcome e-mail.
We will also send a suggested promotion plan for your organization to get the most out of 4REAL Deal.
How can we "pre-populate" our organizations name when linking to 4REAL Deal?
Simply click the "Share this cause" link found below the "Select a cause" option of 4REAL Deal. A dialog box will open and allow you to easily post to facebook and twitter. There will also be a link with a unique cause ID number at the end. When your supporters click on that link they will be taken to 4REAL Deal with your cause pre-selected. You can copy thelink to share with supporters however you like (email, blog, web site…).
When will my organization receive a check?
We send organizations checks on a quarterly basis once a threshold of $50 has been reached.
Checks not cashed within six (6) months after issue will be deemed null and void, and all corresponding funds will instead be donated on behalf of the payees to other 4REAL Deal causes designated by 4REAL. Enjoy giving and getting with 4REAL Deal!