Unique Wireless Carrier Donates 50 Percent Of Its Profits To Charities

We're transforming wireless service into a fundraising tool to enable non-profit organizations to do more good deeds. We're all about GIVING through SAVING!!!
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Rick Cantu
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Technology
Irving, Texas
United States
2 Team Members

INTRODUCING GOOD DEEDS WIRELESS

We’re Good Deeds Wireless. We’re transforming wireless service into a fundraising tool to enable more good deeds. We launched in September 2013 with one simple premise: make wireless service more affordable and contribute 50% of our ongoing profits to our partner charities. Our mission is to help our partner charities positively impact their own missions.

WHAT WE DO

We partner with non-profit organizations (“NPOs”) to help increase their fundraising via value-added wireless service. We help Americans to both save on their wireless service AND give to their favorite charities. We’re all about GIVING through SAVING!

WHO WE ARE

Our key principals have over 50 years of combined experience in the wireless and telecommunications industries. Our CEO is owner of a full-service marketing and advertising agency focused on NPOs and previously served in marketing roles for several wireless carriers. Our VP was formerly the VP of Marketing & Development for a national NPO and has an extensive telecommunications and wireless background. Our team is passionate about helping NPOs.

HOW OUR PROGRAM WORKS

We partner with non-profit organizations to co-market our services to their supporters (e.g., members, donors, alumni, etc.). Supporters purchase one of our top-model mobile phones and sign up for one of our unlimited, no-contract wireless service plans. We then give 50% of our ongoing profits to the NPO to help it achieve its fundraising goals and deliver on its mission. How can we donate 50% of our profits to charities? We are able to do this by keeping our operation small and efficient, expenses low and by closely tracking our inventory. Also, given our charity-minded focus, we were able to secure favorable terms on certain pricing in our wholesale services agreement with a national wireless carrier.

WHY WIRELESS FOR FUNDRAISING?

  • 95%+ of non-profit organization supporters likely have a mobile phone, and wireless service is a significant expense
  • Wireless phone bills are pricey and keep getting more expensive due to increasing data usage, so our service plans are very attractive
  • With our “Giving Through Saving” approach, supporters of non-profit organizations can establish a monthly “set-it-and-forget-it” donation stream.

WHY OUR PROGRAM WORKS FOR NPOs & CONSUMERS

  • Supporters want to save money on a significant monthly expense
  • Supporters want to direct more of their dollars to support their favorite NPO
  • Our program is simple, easy and ongoing and leverages all existing marketing channels of our partner NPOs
  • Our program offers tremendous financial and philanthrophic value to all.

OUR VALUE-ADDED PLANS

Our simple and affordable no-contract unlimited plans make it easy to save on nationwide wireless service. No credit checks are required.

  • $45/mo. = unlimited talk, text & data
  • $35/mo. = unlimited talk & text
  • Voicemail & calling features included at no extra charge
  • Shipping of mobile phones is free

OUR NATIONWIDE NETWORK & MOBILE PHONES

We’ve partnered with a major national wireless carrier which offers the most extensive and reliable network in the U.S. We offer smartphones such as the iPhone 4 and 4S and models from HTC and LG. Check out our website at gooddeedswireless.com to see our latest models.

SOME OF OUR CURRENT NPO PARTNERS

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Family Support Foundation For Mental Illness
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  • And many others (visit our website – more NPOs are being added as they join our program)

BENEFITS TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  • ZERO financial outlay for a non-profit organization!
  • Donations are paid for the life of each customer for all customers who select their organization upon enrollment
  • There are no restrictions as to how funds from our program may be used
  • We prepare a custom marketing plan
  • We prepare all the marketing pieces
  • We’re responsible for order fulfillment
  • We handle all customer support
  • We handle all reporting
  • We do all the work!

BUSINESSES CAN ALSO HELP NPOs, EMPLOYEES & THEIR BOTTOM LINE

Corporations are big sponsors of non-profit organizations, and we’re reaching out to charity-minded companies with our “Giving Through Saving” program. Corporate sponsors can help promote the program to their employees to help generate more donations for NPOs. Companies spend significant amounts on company wireless service plans, so they will appreciate the savings they can realize through our program. Our service is available nationwide, so there are no geographic limitations at all for those companies with multi-city locations (they can get ALL of their employees to sign up to our program for the benefit of their favorite charities).

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

We launched in September 2013 and our website is live and taking orders. We need additional funding to take our program to the thousands of non-profit organizations which have yet to learn about us but who may benefit greatly from participation in our unique fundraising approach. We’re a small team and we’ve made significant personal cash outlays to get Good Deeds Wireless to where it is today. Your financial support will help us expand our operation in the areas of sales, account management, operations and other key functions.

We believe that we have a unique service that is truly helping NPOs, and your support will enable us to continue our mission. By the way – please be sure to tell your favorite non-profit organization about us (remind them that there is ZERO cash outlay to participate in our fundraising program) Your support means the world to us and for the charities that are having fundraising challenges. We’re thrilled about the prospect of bringing our program to even more NPOs across the U.S., including your favorite charity.

HOW FUNDING WILL BE USED

Your support will help us expand our business and operations in several key areas. These are some of the expenses that will be covered by the funding we raise on Indiegogo:

  • Additional sales & marketing personnel
  • Direct and e-mail marketing campaigns (NPO outreach)
  • Direct and e-mail marketing campaigns (outreach to businesses)
  • Travel and related expenses to present our program to large corporate sponsors
  • Cost of certain promotional campaigns (direct outreach to consumers)
  • Adding smartphone models (and inventory)
  • Investing in upgrades to our website and account management functionality
  • Indiegogo’s fee
  • General and administrative expenses
  • Cost of reward items and shipping

PERKS

We’ve put together a variety of perks for you to choose from:

Donate $25

  • Logo pen
  • One (1) $25 gift certificate for Good Deeds Wireless (transferable & valid for 25 months*)
  • Mention in STANDARD “Thank You” page on our website

Donate $50

  • Logo pen
  • Logo drawstring backpack
  • Two (2) $25 gift certificates for Good Deeds Wireless (transferable & valid for 25 months*)
  • Mention in STANDARD “Thank You” page on our website

Donate $75

  • Logo pen
  • Logo drawstring backpack
  • Logo t-shirt
  • Three (3) $25 gift certificates for Good Deeds Wireless (transferable & valid for 25 months*)
  • Mention in STANDARD “Thank You” page on our website

Donate $100

  • Logo pen
  • Logo drawstring backpack
  • Logo t-shirt
  • Logo water bottle
  • Four (4) $25 gift certificates for Good Deeds Wireless (transferable & valid for 25 months*)
  • Mention in PREMIER “Thank You” page on our website

Donate $250

  • All items in $100 Perk, plus
  • One (1) free smartphone of your choice (from available stock as shown on our website)

Donate $500

  • All items in $250 Perk, plus
  • An extra free smartphone of your choice (two (2) total; from available stock as shown on our website)

Donate $1,000

  • All items in $500 Perk, plus
  • Three (3) months of free service for each of your two (2) free smartphones

*We’re making our gift certificates valid for 25 months so they can be good upon the expiration of an existing contract with another wireless carrier. Good Deeds Wireless does not require contracts!

STRETCH GOAL

If we exceed our funding goal, we may:

  • Craft a program to give free phones and service to our partner NPOs for their staff or volunteers to use
  • Craft a program to give free phones and service to deserving individuals nominated by our customers
  • Explore ways to take our “Giving Through Saving” program to other countries so we can help NPOs outside the U.S.

RISKS & CHALLENGES

Launching and running a new wireless carrier certainly has its challenges. We operate in a very competitive environment, with constant pricing battles between the largest wireless carriers. There are many business, execution, technical, operational, economic and similar risks that we must address as we move forward with Good Deeds Wireless. However, we believe that our team has the background, capabilities and experience to make this venture a success. Also, especially in light of an ever-increasing awareness of conscious consumerism, we believe that our charity-minded focus will help us strike a chord with a certain demographic who believes in our “Giving Through Saving” mantra and will choose to support us (and, in turn, their favorite charities). Further, there are so many great non-profit organizations across the U.S. (with millions of supporters) that we can partner with to take Good Deeds Wireless to the next level, so we feel that this large addressable market can also help us mitigate the risks and challenges that we may encounter.


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  • $25USD
    $25 Perk

    Logo pen + one (1) $25 gift certificate for Good Deeds Wireless (transferable & valid for 25 months*) + mention in STANDARD “Thank You” page on our website.

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    $50 Perk

    Logo pen + logo drawstring backpack + two (2) $25 gift certificates for Good Deeds Wireless (transferable & valid for 25 months*) + mention in STANDARD “Thank You” page on our website.

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  • $75USD
    $75 Perk

    Logo pen + logo drawstring backpack + logo t-shirt + three (3) $25 gift certificates for Good Deeds Wireless (transferable & valid for 25 months*) + mention in STANDARD “Thank You” page on our website.

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  • $100USD
    $100 Perk

    Logo pen + logo drawstring backpack + logo t-shirt + logo water bottle + four (4) $25 gift certificates for Good Deeds Wireless (transferable & valid for 25 months*) + mention in PREMIER “Thank You” page on our website.

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  • $250USD
    $250 Perk

    All items in $100 Perk + one (1) free smartphone of your choice (from available stock as shown on our website).

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  • $500USD
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    All items in $250 Perk + an additional extra free smartphone of your choice (two (2) total; from available stock as shown on our website).

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  • $1,000USD
    $1,000 Perk

    All items in $500 Perk + three (3) months of free service for each of your two (2) free smartphones.

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