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Week One: 15-Team Parlay with Dr. Senkbeil

Week One: 15-Team Parlay with Dr. Senkbeil

Dr. Jason Senkbeil is back! This time with NCAA Football¬†ūüŹą

Who Is Dr. Senkbeil?

Dr. Senkbeil is a climatologist and meteorologist in the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama. Having always loved sports, he is a College Football and College Basketball Superfan.  In his spare time, he reads about sports analytics and statistical trends, sometimes finding common ground with weather forecasting. Dr. Senkbeil will be sharing the Parlay 15 games each week for the NCAA Football season. See his picks below!

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Charity Spotlight: Well Constructed

Well Constructed

This week, Goodbookey’s spotlight is shining on Well Constructed!

Charity Spotlight: Well Constructed

What Does Well Constructed do?

Well Constructed¬†aims to enable community development by providing¬†clean drinking water to as many people as possible.‚Äč They partner with local communities and contractors to build wells and establish well maintenance programs in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

How Did Well Constructed Start?

Google’s Nathan Rogers was attending Santa Clara University when he began working on a project aimed at creating an affordable, safe, sustainable, and scalable building design for people in rural regions of Ghana. While in Ghana he met¬†Rashed who was building a tourism business and partnering with international organizations to build wells in his community.¬†In 2015, with the help of many generous friends, Well Constructed was founded.

Well Constructed’s Impact

Rogers and Anaba have worked to bring down the cost of each well to $3,000, a 25 percent reduction in cost, from what was already a much lower price than many similar sized nonprofits are paying. Since the two men are self-sustained economically, every dollar that’s raised directly funds the construction of new wells. Active since 2015, 17 wells have been built and over 13,000 people now have access to clean water.

What You Can Do

Because every donation makes an impact!

  • $10- Provides clean water to 3 people in need.
  • ‚Äč$100-¬†Provides clean water to 30 children, enabling them to be in class longer, without having to walk miles to fetch water.
  • $3,000- Builds a well that can support a community of 500 to 1,500¬†people for years to come.
  • Shop Amazon Smile- Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of items you buy. That adds up quick!
  • Place a GoodBookey bet and select them as your charity!

We are so happy to support such a meaningful, impactful cause! Make sure you place your next GoodBookey bet for Well Constructed.

GoodBookey June Recap

GoodBookey Recap: June 2017

VivaTechnology

Earlier this month, GoodBookey traveled to Paris, France to attend the VivaTech¬†conference. Over 50,000 people, 5,000 start ups, 1,000 investors, and 7,000 CEOs all gathered to share the latest and greatest in innovative technology. VivaTech’s mission is to link dynamic start ups with proven leaders. In doing so, successful business strategies and solutions are made that improve future business and society alike.

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The Confetti Foundation

New Charity Partner: The Confetti Foundation

Goodbookey is happy to announce our newest charity partner: The Confetti Foundation!

What Does The Confetti Foundation Do?

The Confetti Foundation supplies party kits for children who have to spend their birthdays in the hospital. They allow children and parents to take their minds off of hospital stays and celebrate birthdays with ease. Each Birthday Box contains all the materials necessary to throw a birthday party in a hospital room: four cups, four plates, four napkins, four paper straws, four wooden forks, four wooden spoons, two decorative tissue pots, one pair of grippy socks, one bag of handmade birthday cards, a sticker sheet, coloring sheets, crayons, a book mark, a birthday door hanger, one crepe paper streamer roll, a mylar self inflate balloon, a book and a birthday banner!

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Micro Non-Profit, Macro Impact

Micro Non-Profit, Macro Impact: How You Can Help

Over the last year we have been working hard to combine two very different worlds: sports gambling and philanthropy. The idea being our efforts is to take the incredibly large industry of sports entertainment and provide a platform to redirect the social behavior of betting. As a result, we aim to raise money for impactful non-profits.

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GoodBookey Recap May 2017

GoodBookey Recap: May 2017

May 2017 has been busy and full of exciting news, so you won’t want to miss this GoodBookey recap!¬†We’ve traveled to New Orleans to pitch for Collision, started prepping for Vivatech in Paris, and have¬†been featured in two articles since the beginning of May. Continue reading for more information‚ÄĒyou won’t want to miss it!

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GoodBookey funding

GoodBookey, a Fundraising Platform for Nonprofits, Awarded Funding from Publicis

GoodBookey was 1 of 90 chosen applicants from a pool of 3,555 applications from 141 countries

GoodBookey, a social impact startup based out of Raleigh, was awarded funding by Publicis, an international advertising and public relations agency. Their innovative spin on making donations to nonprofits a fun and social experience was selected from among thousands of applicants to receive funding. Additionally, as a part of the reward, GoodBookey is receiving strategic mentorship from Razorfish, one of the world’s largest interactive agencies.

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