Getting the G-Team Out

Do you feel unsatisfied? Lacking a sense of achievement? Tires slashed? Friends calling you a hater? Is your license plate KRMUGN? Regardless, get your connect on with the G-Team and make everything a bit better and brighter before heading home for the weekend.

Sticking to our social activist roots and extending our philanthropic reach, the G-Team is excited to give honorable mention to our recent campaign for the Chicago Dance Institute (CDI) . After successfully raising $1,300 (which was more than double our goal) for the [CDI](http://www.chicagodanceinstitute.org/index.html) we the Groupon nation should pause for a moment and let the intrinsic satisfaction wash over us.

Not only did this campaign succeed at the tipping point level, that one gifted student from an under-served Chicago community will get a yearlong dance instruction scholarship, but we are exhilarated to report that this set off an incredible and unintended chain of events. Specifically, the CDI wrote to us that we not only reinvigorated their inactive supporters, but also connected prospective and additional donors with their organization. Moreover, this then allowed the CDI to connect their new donors with [another in-need local affiliate](http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-03-15/news/ct-met-maywood-fire-0315-20100315_1_dance-studio-2nd-home-safe-haven).

G-Team campaigns like this strive to emotionally connect our intelligent and generous subscriber base in a meaningful way with [superb non-profit organizations](http://www.chicagodanceinstitute.org/video.html?v=QJ_cef7z_s4). By positively impacting our communities we simply want to change the world for the better. And as lofty as that sounds this story is just one example of the positive potential we Grouponers have by setting simple and achievable goals.

Intentional or not, giving begets giving. So go hug your insides and don’t be afraid to share with the person next to you.

Want to learn more on how to get an organization you love a G-Team feature? Go [here](http://www.groupon.com/g-team):

G-Team onward . . .

  • I have sent Groupon an e-mail (filled out their form) and left a voice mail message about doing business wtih them. Did not hear back from them and called them again. Finally spoke a “live” person and they said it could take up to six weeks before anyone from Groupon gets back to me. In addition, they might not get back to me at all if they determine our product does not fit their business model. How does Groupon make a decision without actually ever talking to the prospect? I questioned the person why it would take six weeks for a response and they just said “we are really busy.” Hope another service (like Groupon) comes along (and it will) that actually wants to talk to its customers.

  • Hi Thea and the whole G-Team,

    I was taken with your donation opportunity posted on today’s Groupon offering for the Greek offering at Santorini’s in Eden Prairie. The donation opportunity is in the lower right hand corner about building schools in some of the world’s poorest countries.

    That is a small part of what we do at Mama Ada Foundation – we send nearly 200 children to school in Ziwa Kenya, purchase seed for farmers so farmers can sustain their families and communities, we help women buy chickens.

    Right now we are desperately trying to raise an additional $10,000 by March 31st to send enough seed to our farmers, beloved friends now, to be sure they have food for this planting season.

    Can you please tell me how we could participate in one of your donation offerings?
    best,
    Barbara Claire Pitcher
    for Julie Keller, Executive Director

  • Barbara,

    Thanks for your interest! If you send us an email at support@groupon.com was can point you in the right direction and provide you with the application.

    Thea
    Forum Moderator

  • Dan,

    We’ll follow up with the reps for you. Thanks for your patience!

    Thea
    Forum Moderator

  • now we are desperately trying to raise an additional $10,000 by March 31st to send enough seed to our farmers, beloved friends now, to be sure they have food for this planting season. Can you please tell me how we could part

  • Could you add San Luis Obispo, CA to your list, the closes city you have is San Barbara,CA which is 150 miles away. SLO is growing like crazy and Paso Robles which is in the county is the fastes growing Wine area in US and has won many awards. Forget Napa, Paso Robles, beat them in many wines. . Don’t forget about us on the CA central Coast. thanks Karla

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