The GoodBookey team has long been passionate about making the world a better place, one bet at a time. Curious how this came to be? Take a look at the story, as told by one of our founders, Tony Pease.
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—you won’t want to miss it!
GoodBookey was 1 of 90 chosen applicants from a pool of 16,000 global applications
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.
GoodBookey partner Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) is one of the longest standing charities supported by the app. Since 1974, OCRCC has been committed to stopping sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy. The Center provides a 24-hour help line, advocacy and accompaniment, support groups, workshops, and therapy referrals. OCRCC also offers educational programs for raising awareness about sexual violence. Additionally, it teaches prevention skills in its hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and surrounding communities in Orange County.
Why do people bet?
The common thinking is that there are a couple of reasons–the thrill of competition, risk and reward, and associated social interactions. People do play for money, and some of the ill-advised few even do this for financial gain.
GoodBookey partner Far Away Friends is a relatively young non-profit, but the organization has accomplished amazing things in just two years. Their mission to end educational poverty in rural communities by fostering global empathy was inspired by co-founder Collines Angwech’s own pursuit of education.
In the world of non-profits, GoodBookey partner Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) believes there is efficiency in specialization. By focusing on providing access for isolated communities to markets, healthcare, and schools, B2P hopes to eliminate poverty caused by rural isolation around the world. This significance of the problem is demonstrated by data from the World Bank, showing that one billion people around the world lack year-round access to roads and bridges.
Above all, GoodBookey partner Hearts with Haiti believes in relationships. Their relationships with the St. Joseph Family (SJF) provide invaluable support to Haiti’s most vulnerable children. It fills urgent needs for the basics—food, shelter, clothing, care, education—and offering hope for the future. Their relationship also includes Wings of Hope and Lekol Sen Trinite.
GoodBookey is thrilled to announce that after all our hard work and the goals we’ve been pursuing, we were awarded a 100,000-euro prize from a French ad agency.