Goodnation aims to make philanthropy more meaningful and impactful both for donors and the nonprofits they support by using a values-based approach to bringing these two groups together. In doing so, we hope to relieve nonprofits of the time and energy that goes into acquiring and maintaining donor relationships, and make giving more meaningful and effective for donors.
With over 1.5M nonprofits in the US, how does a donor make smart choices? Using data from leading foundations and in-depth research, we identify top-performing nonprofits to help narrow their options down. An active foundation grant is the first requirement to be eligible to join Goodnation.
In order to ensure each nonprofit on the platform is a smart giving opportunity for donors, we apply Goodnation’s quantitative scoring system, taking into account the investments of foundations while rating the current financial health of the nonprofit and its governance. Applicants that pass the minimum score will be invited to officially join Goodnation.
Once you’re invited to join Goodnation, with your help, we categorize your nonprofit into one of 29 cause areas, to help donors select charities that are making a difference in the areas they care most about. We also ask you to identify your organization’s core values to help make strong, meaningful donor matches.
Goodnation donors value having all their philanthropic activity and communications coordinated in one place, rather than receiving multiple meeting and solicitation requests from the organizations they support. Since we serve as the central hub for our donor’s philanthropic activity, we ask that nonprofits communicate with your Goodnation donors through us, rather than directly, unless otherwise indicated by the donor.
Our goal is to strengthen our donor’s giving, ensure their philanthropic journey is organized and seamless and take some of the burden off nonprofits.
Nonprofits pay a platform fee of 5% of each gift through Goodnation. We’re happy to talk about foundation partners and Charity Angels, the innovative ways that some Goodnation nonprofits have their fees covered. And, since our aim is to bring new donors to your organization, if an existing donor of yours supports your organization through Goodnation, the fee will be waived.
1. Submit your application
2. We will review your information and be in touch
If you would still like to learn more, contact us with your questions at email@example.com
How many nonprofits are on the Goodnation platform?
Currently around 500, and growing!
What’s the average gift size?
Goodnation focuses on major donors and so far, gift sizes range from $10-30K each in an average giving portfolio of 8-12 nonprofits. To date, about $1M has been donated through Goodnation to high-performing charities, and we’re just getting started!
How does Goodnation acquire donors?
Goodnation is partnering directly with donor-advised funds and wealth advisors to better serve their clients who are interested in optimizing their philanthropy.
Are donors anonymous?
Only if they wish to be.
Can I share annual reports, newsletters, and other documents with our donor(s)?
Yes, there is opportunity to upload these materials along with your regular impact updates.
What’s our relationship with the donor?
Think of Goodnation as a foundation made up of multiple individual donors. We relieve you of the work that comes with acquiring and stewarding donors. We've designed our model with this in mind so you can continue to focus on your mission and we can maximize the giving potential of our donors.
We may reach out to schedule site visits or volunteer opportunities, and we ask that you share engagement opportunities with us that we can pass on to your donor(s). Keep us informed about the impact of your work and exciting new updates, and that will enable us and our philanthropy advisors to maximize the potential giving of Goodnation donors to your mission.
If we haven't answered your question, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.