When Opinions4Good (Op4G) was founded back in 2010, our core mission of expanding funding for nonprofit organizations began. This mission, however, would not be possible without the help of our membership base. As Opinions4Good continues to grow and increase nonprofit funding each year, we want to thank each and every one of our valued members and show them the real impact they were able to make. Here's a glimpse of what 2019 looked like for our nonprofit partners and the different causes our members were able to support.
If you’re not familiar with how the Opinions4Good model works, all members can select one of our nonprofit partners to contribute back to during registration. Then, for every survey completed, they must donate 25-100% of their earnings back to their selected nonprofit. This offers a way for supporters to give back to their favorite nonprofit, without opening their own wallets. Once a nonprofit has surpassed $250 in donations from supporters, Opinions4Good sends a check or online payment. It’s simple!
So how did our nonprofit partners fare in 2019? We are proud to announce that we sent checks to 48 of our partners (who met the payout threshold of $250)! These nonprofits hailed from 21 distinct US states (see map below). They varied greatly in size, from the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And their earnings in 2019 brought Op4G’s total donations to an astounding $478,702 since our founding!
So what did these funds go towards? Our nonprofit partners direct their Opinions4Good earnings to a wide array of important causes. For example:
Animal House Shelter, a no-kill shelter that aims to rehabilitate and house all dog and cat breeds, uses donations to cover animal surgeries, general care, and “wish list” items (pet food, medical supplies, blankets etc.). They are also saving up for a new, expanded shelter to rescue over 5000 lives a year.
My Style Matters uses donations to support two target groups: cancer patients and Atlanta’s youth. For cancer patients, the nonprofit offers care kits and services, financial aid guidance, and lifestyle education. For youth, it provides etiquette and attire lessons, as well as art classes.
"With the donations that we received through Opinions4Good, we were able to provide financial assistance (i.e. bill pay assistance, gas cards) to cancer patients that are experiencing a financial burden as a result of being diagnosed with cancer. Through our partnership, we're able to raise funds to support our programs while not requiring much from our supporters, aside from their time. In addition to this, by responding to the survey questions, our supporters feel as though they are helping to make a difference through the data that is being collected to solve a need."
Tiah Tomlin, Co-Founder of My Style Matters
Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, one of the largest food banks in the nation, works to build a hunger-free community in the Silicon Valley region of California. Their funds go towards distributing food through grocery programs, nonprofit community partners, and school and summer meal programs. They also pursue advocacy efforts to address hunger/health issues, educate the community on nutrition and food safety, and run a program that offers EBT benefits for qualified applicants.
Right2Breathe, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those with respiratory illness, uses donations to run lung health education, awareness, and screening campaigns. These campaigns include connecting patients with Registered Respiratory Therapists, correcting misperceptions about vaping, and distributing free diagnostic spirometry tests.
We are also thrilled to unveil 10 new nonprofits that partnered with Opinions4Good in 2019: IT4Causes, My Style Matters, the Faith Walker Foundation, Good Shepherd Housing, Plant-Based Pittsburgh (Food for Health), Citizens for Animal Rescue and Adoption, Brave Enough to Fail, More Than Lupus, Right2Breathe, and JDRF of San Diego. With the help of Op4G members, these nonprofits have already raised impressive sums through our program. We’re excited to see how their earnings grow in 2020!