Launched in 2015 by 2CC, GivingGrid is the next generation of fundraising websites. What makes GivingGrid different and better is its ability to visually bring together a community of good-natured people motivated to support an important cause. Plus, it's entirely free to the fundraiser. We do not charge fees. GivingGrid operates entirely off the generosity of donors who can add a small amount to their donation to support our operation and allow us to continue to provide this valuable service.
"We really wanted to take fundraising to the next level," says Dan Hoffman, CEO of 2CC and General Manager of GivingGrid.com. "We love being a part of this community, where lots and lots of people rally behind a fundraising campaign for something critical. Then thanks to the Internet, many small donations from caring people and spreading the word can make a huge difference in the life of someone in need or the success of a charitable organization.
As we looked around at what was already available, we saw a lot of good companies, doing good things, but they all looked the same. They're all about the cause and a goal, which is important, but the donors and other supporters are more in the background. GivingGrid puts both right up front. The cause is why we're all here, but the supporters are the ones who make the magic happen. They're equally important to the campaign's success. "
2CC is a marketing and product development company founded by two seasoned entrepreneurs, Dan Hoffman and Carrie Pollare in 2001. 2CC has always had a knack for introducing creative highly successful products and services. For example:
Luxury handbags, wallets and accessories sold at Neiman-Marcus, Bergdorf-Goodman and other high-end department and specialty stores.
Jewelry carried by Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Harvey Nichols, Isetan and other stores around the world.
A website all about eco and natural fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
Toys sold at Toys"R"Us and FAO Schwarz.
2CC's innovative, fashionable and fresh products have been worn by numerous celebrities, including Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy and Sarah McLachlan, to name a few… In addition, their products have been featured in everything from InStyle Magazine to People Magazine to Fox News to NBC's Today several times.
2CC's brother and sister team had their fair share of success and decided it was time to "give back." They created the "I'm Tired of…" charity bracelets. Designed by a successful jewelry designer, they looked a lot like today's XBracelets, but they said things like:
All in all, they created bracelets for 30 different causes, with 100% of the profits going to charities associated with each cause. Big money was raised for some wonderful organizations like Best Friends Animal Society, the Diabetes Research Institute, Doctors Without Borders, Childhelp, Breastcancer.org, Morris Animal Foundation and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
"It is because of our extraordinary experience with I'm Tired of bracelets and then XBracelets that we were inspired to create GivingGrid.com. We love working with people and organizations that make the world better! It means we're helping too.
We're all looking forward to being a part of this meaningful, helpful and fun ride. We hope you'll join us!"