Welcome to the unite4:good Socially Conscious Network
Discover How to Connect - Engage & Support Amazing Causes Worldwide
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HOW IT WORKS

It’s really simple. Good Deeds Fund Good Needs. Charities come to the platform and submit an immediate need they have. We verify non-for-profit status and contact organization to validate the need. Once validated, need is posted on the website in the needs queue. Needs in the needs queue are waiting for a sponsor to donate requested amount. After need has found a sponsor, it will appear on the Needs page. Each Need has a specific number of Crystals it must receive in order for the Need to be fulfilled and the organization to receive the resources /services that it has requested..

Users come on and earn those crystals for the need, by receiving likes on the Deeds they post, and as well as interacting on the site. Which includes posting, sharing, liking, or commenting on Deeds. Once the need gets the set amount of crystals, their need is funded by us or a sponsor we connect them with. It’s our goal to fund as many needs as possible through your good deeds.


NEEDS

A Need is a project that a charity is working on and needs help funding. The funding is delivered through products or services that unite4:good provides.

DEEDS

A Deed is an act of kindness or social good, that individuals post and get support for. You get support for your Deed by getting other users on the site to like it. The liking period for each deed you post is 15 days. Once the liking period for your particular deed ends, the likes you received are turned into crystals and put into your bank. 1 like = 1 crystal. Every User has 5 Likes that they can use daily. So you can have your friends come back and like your story every day during 15 days to earn more likes.

We encourage you to link your deed to a specific need. This will ensure that all crystals that you gather in 15 days will go directly towards the need, and that all users see which non-profit need you support with your post.




CRYSTALS. HOW THEY WORK

Crystals are used to fund needs. There are a few ways for you to earn Crystals: posting, liking, sharing, and commenting on Deeds are all ways you can earn Crystals. You can earn up to 45 crystals every day just for helping others! Likes that you receive from your Deed post become Crystals. Which you can use at anytime to donate to the Needs that you find most important. Crystals do not lose value or expire over time, once you have them they are yours. Once a Needs receive enough Crystals for their goal, U4G and other sponsors will fund the project by donating the resources or services that the organization (Need) requested. Earning crystals is easy, fun and rewarding. Every crystal you make creates and spreads the good. You can always view your crystal balance on the main page. Anytime when you have positive point balance you can contribute your crystals towards your favorite need.

You can earn up to 145 crystals per day, view the table below to see how you can receive the maximum number of crystals per day.

NEW POST* 100 1X A DAY, FOR A MAXIMUM OF 100
LIKE 3 5X A DAY, FOR A MAXIMUM OF 15
SHARE 3 5X A DAY, FOR A MAXIMUM OF 15
COMMENT 2 5X A DAY, FOR A MAXIMUM OF 15
*POST MUST BE APPROVED, TO RECEIVE 100






RANKING SYSTEM

Ranking System Each Rank is based on the number of crystals. For each new rank achieved you get rewarded a number of crystals and a new rank.


LEVEL RANK # of NEEDED REWARD
1 BEGINNER 25 5
2 BEGINNER 100 15
3 BEGINNER 225 35
4 BEGINNER 400 60
5 SUPPORTER 625 200
6 SUPPORTER 1,275 100
7 SUPPORTER 1,750 140
8 SUPPORTER 2,300 185
9 SUPPORTER 2,925 235
10 PROMOTER 3,625 1,000






WHAT CAN I DO WITH CRYSTALS?

One of the main goal for u4g, is to provide resources, services, and support for organizations with immediate needs. With that being said we recommend that you use your Crystals to fund Needs that you support.

You can give specific amounts of your Crystals whenever you want to. Think of them as your personal bank of Crystals, you don't have to donate them all at once or to only one organization. It's is up to you to decide which Needs are most important to you and which one you want to support.

One user can have only one account and give maximum 10% of the amount requested in need.







HOW ARE THE NEEDS FUNDED?

Needs can be funded by unite4:good or by sposors. To become a sponsor you need to join the sponsor role on your homepage. We are working to connect funding with sponsorships, to get more people involved. We do not simply write a check to these organizations. Needs are fulfilled by U4G purchasing the good or services and delivering them to the organizations. We plan on connecting people with socially responsible brands that represent causes that are important to you.







HOW DO I KNOW A NEED IS FOLLOWED THROUGH ON

Once a Need is fulfilled, it automatically turns into a success story. Once the resources and services are provided the non-profit or organization who created the need, will provide us feedback on what they were able to do with their Need being fulfilled, with text, images, and videos. This is an excellent way to see what’s going on and how every user who supports that organization has helped the cause at hand.









GUIDELINES

NEEDS

Needs must be submitted in a form of a video, text or picture and text. Below are the guidelines:

  • We only accept funding requests from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
  • Need must contain short description that summarizes the request;
  • Need must contain 1-2 paragraphs about the non-for-profit organization, and main line of activity;
  • Need must contain description of specific and tangible products or services that will be acquired using the requested funds;
  • Need must contain 1-2 paragraphs explaining how need arose and how requested products or services will help;
  • Need must contain at least one featured tag relevant to the organization or to the need;
  • Not required, but highly recommended is to include additional images or videos to give users more information about your organization and the need;

DEEDS

Deed post must contain at least one of the following:

  • Positive/Encouraging news, a deed with social impact, or an documented act of kindness.
  • All Deed post must contain an image or video, that confirms the Deed that is being posted.
  • Deeds cannot contain: inappropriate content, obscene visual content, child pornography, or material that is harmful to minors. Categories under that topic include but not limited to: hate groups, violence, illegal activity, extremist groups, and online advertising.
  • Post must be as original as possible, cannot contain materials of the previous post that you or other users have posted.
  • Media material submitted in post must be owned by the creator of the post.


NEEDS

  • Be Specific
    Tell the users exactly what it is you're asking for. If your project is going to be funded, be specific on how the funds will be used. And why it will be beneficial to you.
  • How will it impact your mission
    How will this project impact your overall organization's mission? Will it help to fulfill a gap in your funding? Will it attract more people to your cause? Will it affect a particular strategic purpose? We want to know because these are the issues people care about and want to understand.
  • What's the timeline
    When will the funds be used? Be specific on the timeline in when you will be using the funds. This is important because your support will be checking back in to see the impact that they had in helping your cause. To help with retention, we recommend you plan on using the funds sooner rather than later. By using shorter timelines, it will also contribute to your organization in the long run, because you can come back to L4G and submit more needs. The more you show users that you're using the funds responsibly, the more trust you build with our network or users.
  • Get excited about your cause
    The more passion you show in your posts, the better response you'll get. Try to emphasize the importance of cooperation and the ability to bring people together with your posts.
  • Show unique media
    The media you display in your posts is usually the first thing users will notice. Use the media to drive people to the description of your need. This can be a single video or an enticing picture. Remember it's up to you to attract users to your need so having generic media won't help you stick out from the crowd.

DEEDS

  • Be Good, Be Unique, Be Interesting
    There's a ton of ways to spread social good. So stand out with your posts! The more you stand out, the more votes you'll get. When most people think about spreading social good, they immediately think of spending hours volunteering. That's not what we're talking about; we're talking about the little things like buying the coffee for the person behind you or giving a nice note to a friend to cheer them up.
  • Be specific
    Make sure you're showing us exactly what your good deed is. It's probably easier to do this with a video, but if you decide to post a picture or text, make sure the deed is understandable. Remember, your goal is to get support for your good deed, so make sure other users understand what it is you're doing.
  • Have fun
    Nobody wants to see a “Grumpy Gus” sharing a good deed. Keep it light. That's what this is all about, having a fun time spreading kindness. If you're not enjoying yourself, you're doing it wrong.
  • Make sure your post is original
    It's not cool to steal content and call it your own & its a crime. If you're using video or images, it must be original. We do not accept content that is edited by you. It's not a good deed if you didn't do it.








WHY SPONSORS WORK WITH US?

Because they too want to make a social impact. Because customers are much more likely to support a business that helps local charities.

U4G provides corporate sponsors with an opportunity to prove their commitment to social responsibility and to make an impact that their customers will see and value. Each corporate sponsor gets a social responsibility profile. This profile shows all the needs that they have funded as well as all the good deeds from users inspired by this need. We call it the sponsor's kindness report, and they can use it to prove to their customers that they take social responsibility seriously, and have backed up their commitment with real-life actions.

U4G is fully backed by the Unite4Good foundation. We are constantly developing business partnerships to fund even more non-profit needs.







SUPPORT

For additional questions or help you may have, please contact our support at support@u4g.com



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