It’s been just over 18 months since Zealous Good was first started with a small pilot, a basic website and four non-profit members. It’s hard to believe that in such a short time we’ve been able to work with over 160 non-profits, match over 1,000 different items valued at nearly $400,000. The Zealous Good team, Jesse, Ali, Victor and myself, are thrilled and excited by the progress. Even more so, we’re thrilled and excited by the future and what amazing updates we have in store for our donors, charities and supporters.
This month alone we’ve been featured on DailyCandy, 190North, and in Industrial Engineer Magazine (yes, I am an industrial engineer and this recognition makes me incredibly proud!). In the past 3 weeks alone we’ve had 150 donations submitted.
In the coming months, we’ll be updating the website to include a donation guarantee for our donors, optional donation delivery service and we’ll be launching an iPhone app. We’re working hard here to help your goods do great.
I do have one “ask” of all you amazing Zealous Good supporters. We’re looking to bring on more non-profit organizations as we increase our size. If you know a non-profit that could benefit from additional in-kind donations such as electronics, office supplies, furniture and much more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the non-profit and a contact person. We appreciate your support and helping us spread the word to great local charitable organizations!
Cheers to a great month and many more to come!
Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.