What is Goodsted?

How Goodsted works, what it can do for individuals, organisations and nonprofits - and what makes it different to other solutions.

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Written by Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker
Updated over a week ago

Goodsted is a Stakeholder Impact Platform. It allows you to engage your staff, customers, suppliers and nonprofit partners in one place to help you reach your social value and ESG objectives. Making it easy for you to create a measurable impact 🌍

Our platform aims to reduce the heavy admin work related to programme management, helping you scale your programme to thousands of individuals. We make reporting on engagement and impact a piece of cake, so you can focus on building stronger relationships with stakeholders, seamlessly across teams.

Goodsted is not only a software solution for organisations. It’s also an open community & marketplace for individuals and nonprofit organisations to support causes they care most about. We have matched over 300 opportunities with volunteers in the past few years, and have grown to over 2500 members. Let our community speak about their experience 🏆

What can I do with Goodsted?

If you are looking to help deliver social & environmental goals, you can use Goodsted to:

  • Find opportunities and organisation to support 🔍

    Browse, filter and search through our community and opportunity directories to support charities, non-profits & social enterprises progressing good causes. Available on the Goodsted platform regardless of your subscription plan.

    Goodsted's discover function let you browse, filter and search though our opportunity and community directories based on your interests

  • Connect and collaborate 🤝

    Use our members directory to find skilled, like-minded individuals and organisations who are looking to support similar goals.These can be volunteers or mentors for your impact project, potential investors and advisors, or even potential partners. Invite your friends, family, colleagues, and network to join, so that you can collaborate on opportunities together.

  • Offer your time, skills and other in-kind resources 🌟

    Complete your profile to receive opportunities tailored to your interests or post ‘Offers’ directly to share your skills and expertise. This way nonprofits can apply to receive help from you. Whether you're looking to volunteer on a one-off project, or are keen to provide longer term support or in kind resources - there are a variety of ways to get involved.

  • Engage your colleagues, customers, suppliers and partners 👥

    Use our business solutions to foster community engagement in your local area or community. Our flexible network architecture allows you to invite not only your colleagues, but also your customers, suppliers and partners - so you can build your own impact ecosystem. Available on our Starter, Pro and Enterprise plans.

  • Track and report on your collective engagement 📊

    Scale not only participation in your impact programmes, but also the impact you create. Create and share opportunities to engage your members, and report easily through our dynamic dashboards. Available on our Starter, Pro and Enterprise plans.

All Goodsted solutions are built on the free Goodsted platform, which lets you see who is in the community, what opportunities are available, and what individuals and organisations are looking for support with. You can engage for free anytime as an individual looking to make an impact, have conversations with passionate changemakers, or source support for your own impact business.

Who uses Goodsted?

The short answer is everyone — because we’re making Goodsted as accessible as we can. The long answer is a range of diverse stakeholders within the impact ecosystem:

  • Individual ‘changemakers’ who want to collaborate and support causes they are passionate about, by sharing their time and skills.

  • Social Enterprises & Nonprofits looking to build source support, and engage volunteers in a meaningful and impactful way.

  • SMBs & Enterprises who want to manage and scale their Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Employee Supported Volunteering (ESV) programmes, or Community Investment and Social Value programmes.

  • Large Charities & Foundations who want to increase engagement in their programmes, and scale their community investment and social value delivery capabilities.

  • Local Authorities who want to foster stronger place-based communities, and need a smarter solution to track and manage community investment, and social value initiatives delivered by stakeholders such as citizens, suppliers and partners.

  • Universities & Schools who want to engage their students in social & environmental impact, and support those budding entrepreneurs pursuing building their own impact enterprises.

Is Goodsted for you?

If you’re still not sure if Goodsted is for you, or have any questions about how our solutions can help you achieve your impact goals, book a discovery call with us 🗓️

What makes us different?

Unlike other solutions which engage different stakeholder groups in disconnected and siloed spaces, Goodsted gives you the ability to engage, communicate with and support all of your stakeholders — in one simple and easy to use platform. While helping you measure the collective contribution of your entire network! 🧡

Goodsted also makes you a part of something greater. Our privately managed and customisable communities all sit within a wider network - breaking down silos across teams, organisations and industries. On Goodsted organisations and individuals all around the world, across sectors, exist on one platform to create a better world 🌍


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