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Social Deal Sites doing good
Not only are social deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial offering great deals, they have become avenues for fund-raising and consciousness-raising for non-profits and for causes.
Read Group Buying for Social Good: 7 Sites Using Daily Deals to Give Back
But the location-based group buying goodness doesn’t stop with the for-profit sector. Sites like Deals for Deeds, CauseOn, Deal Gooder, Sharing Spree and GoodTwo have recently emerged on the scene with a subtle differentiator — they’ve each built their platforms and business models with a charitable focus in mind. Each of these platforms is interested in bringing people great deals while also doing some good.
Let’s take a quick look at how Groupon, LivingSocial and five additional group buying companies are supporting charitable work.