The entrepreneurial bug is hard to shake.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 01, 2016
Earl Bridges, co-founder of the highly successful philanthropic organization Good Done Great, today announced the official launch of 4Good, a state-of-the-art philanthropic technology venture based in Charleston, SC. The startup’s robust technology platform enables nonprofits, social enterprises, and community groups to share resources, tools, and best practices, so as to dramatically increase the impact of their philanthropic endeavors.
Since its soft launch in 2014, 4Good has expanded to a community of over 67,000 registered nonprofit professionals, social entrepreneurs, community leaders, youth leaders, and philanthropists. The company offers members of its community more than 5,000 resources, including more than 500 instructional videos.
“While leading Good Done Great over the past seven years, I learned a tremendous amount about how to leverage technology to advance philanthropy,” said Bridges. “From its humble beginnings at a kitchen table, Good Done Great became one of the 25 fastest growing companies in South Carolina, and it made Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America. Playing a key role in that success has been very gratifying.”
Good Done Great introduced a unique “supply side” approach to philanthropy by providing donors and large corporations with practical and versatile tools for locating, selecting, and giving to charities and causes. Its innovative and engaging platform for employee giving created success beyond initial expectations and firmly positioned the company for future growth.
After recently overseeing Good Done Great’s initial round of investment financing and helping to assemble a strong team, Bridges is looking forward to focusing his business acumen on 4Good. “My first love is starting new ventures, and this seems like the ideal time to pursue an adjacent opportunity,” says Earl. “The entrepreneurial bug is hard to shake, and I’m extraordinarily excited about 4Good’s potential.”
Bridges says he “fell in love” with the idea of providing a platform where 11 million nonprofit professionals can collaborate and exchange ideas about philanthropy. He believes 4Good has the potential to change attitudes, foster collaborations, and inspire dreams that could ultimately benefit the entire world. The company’s website already has more than 67,000 registered users and more than 30,000 listed charities. It has quickly become a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the non-profit sector’s most influential professionals.
In the near future, 4Good plans to hire web designers and developers to upgrade and refine the overall user experience of its site. “We’ll probably need outside investment at some point,” says Bridges, “but our first goal is to graduate from proof-of-concept to a sustainable business model. In the meantime, I feel privileged and excited to be 4Good’s ‘employee number one.’”
For further information, contact Earl Bridges at (843) 330-3974, or visit the company’s website at http://www.4Good.org.