Global Coupon: Our Charity Initiatives

At Global Coupon, we really do want to change the world.

Part of this is providing value to our users, be they businesses or consumers. Part of it is enabling entrepreneurs a new way to create their own opportunities through our affiliate program. And a big part of it is the commitment to charitable initiatives that we’ve built into our business; not an afterthought, but one of our core values. The result: High value brand, product, and service association, cause branding/marketing, where the utility of the platform also serves to provide direct and indirect social impact branding to worldwide consumers and businesses.  

Of the approximately six hundred charities currently rated by CharityWatch, only a select number qualify for their listing of Top-Rated charities based on their rigorous analysis. Groups included on the Top-Rated list generally spend 75% or more of their budgets on programs, spend $25 or less to raise $100 in public support, do not hold excessive assets in reserve, and receive "open-book" status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents to CharityWatch. Canadian major charitable organizations listed also share the same highest ratings via Charity Intelligence Canada (charityintelligence.ca) based upon:

  • Charity efficiency;
  • Fundraising efficiency;
  • Governance and transparency; and
  • Reserve fund size

Global Coupon shall enable support of a select representative range of highest rated registered charities with broad reach within the major mission categories.

Charity of Choice

First, our charity of choice program: as part of our mission, a percentage of every transaction fee generated from the site will be donated by Global Coupon to a range of charitable partners within this program. Our first charity of choice is the BC Children’s Hospital, with more to be added as we grow. These donations flow directly from the business operations on this platform; basically, every transaction you do here, ends with funds being donated through this program.

 

Designated Donations

But there’s more than that. Businesses that register as business members also have the option to allocate a portion of their on-site spend to a charitable organization of their own choice. Upon Business registration, a drop down menu enabling businesses/brands to choose from a wide variety of registered charitable organizations, chosen for their efficiency of operation, and a number of other parameters, are provided. Once selected, these amounts are automatically tracked to annual business spend within the platform and 5% is attributed and remitted to those organizations on an annual basis. Businesses contribute, yet do not pay for their donations. Rather, we donate the amount from a portion of our own revenue from that business. On a global platform, the social impact is significant.

These charitable programs are incredibly important to us, and we look forward to working with our Business members to effect social impact and positive change in places that matter – to us, and to you.