CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--G-Team (http://www.groupon.com/g-team), Groupon’s philanthropic arm featuring campaigns from local organizations promoting social good, expands its national presence this week with launches in Ann Arbor, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas and San Diego– bringing G-Team’s total markets served to 39.
In 2008, Groupon was born out of collective action and fundraising platform The Point, and later channeled its philanthropic roots into the launch of G-Team. While Groupon enables shoppers to discover the best their city has to offer, G-Team further connects consumers to their cities by spotlighting local organizations. Facilitating support through the collective action-by-tipping point model that Groupon pioneered, G-Team campaigns are designed around an organization’s specific need, like fundraising to create school supply kits, but only ‘go live’ if a certain number of people agree to participate. There is no cost for mission-driven organizations to participate in G-Team and all proceeds directly benefit the featured cause. This innovative approach to fundraising has raised more than $300,000 for local organizations nationwide.
“G-Team has invested in national expansion and an eleven-market launch is an exciting milestone for us,” said Patty Huber, Director, G-Team. “While Groupon helps build local businesses in the market, G-Team helps build the communities where these businesses flourish.”
Ann Arbor, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas and San Diego community members join G-Team supporters in 28 other Groupon markets including Chicago, New York, Portland and Washington, DC currently featuring local G-Team campaigns. For more information on G-Team, visit www.groupon.com/g-team.
G-Team, launched in July 2010 in Chicago, features a weekly local campaign in more than 35 markets nationwide, enabling Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their communities. G-Team uses collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations. To learn more about G-Team and how to become a featured organization, visit http://www.groupon.com/g-team. To subscribe to Groupon, visit http://www.groupon.com.
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in 45 countries around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer huge discounts and provide a win-win for business and consumers, delivering more than 1,000 daily deals globally. To subscribe for the best deals in your city, visit http://www.groupon.com. To learn how to become a featured business, visit http://www.grouponworks.com.