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Ideal Network - Making the world more generous
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“Now Every small business can afford to give back to the community and market affordably and effectively at the same time using Ideal Network’s simple and effective model. Community giving makes the world go ‘round and at Peaks Frozen Custard we definitely want to be seen as part of the solution. Thanks for making it so easy Ideal Network! Looking forward to round #2!”
Timothy Wolfe, Peaks Frozen Custard
Idealnetwork.com takes online shopping, group-on and B-corps and blends them all together. With Idealnetwork, about one quarter to one third of the money goes to a local non-profit. But it goes beyond that. IdealNetwork is looking to foster relationships between businesses and local activist, and to inspire people into community activism.
“We never saw the value of [traditional] group buying,” said Theo’s founder Joe Whinney. “It’s an interesting way to get some new attention, but in the case of Theo, it was not something we needed. The reason we participated in Ideal Network is we liked their ideals."
What People Are Saying About The Ideal Network
This is exactly what the community needs. Ideal Network provides a creative way to let non-profits and schools turn their supporters into donors.
Laura Musikanski, Executive Director, Sustainable Seattle
"Our recent feature with the Ideal Network turned out to be way better than anticipated ... I feel that not only did we get new customers but great repeat and referral business with this opportunity. It also felt great knowing we were helping charitable causes while getting a new influx of business. "
Keith Adamson, Neighborhood Auto Spa
“Ideal Network reinforces our bond with our customers and helps build our brand.”
Joe Whinney, Founder of Theo Chocolates
"I am still relentless in my search for better discounts, coupons and sales as the excitement of that ‘possibly the greatest of all-time deals’ lures me on. Fortunately, what this never ending open eye for deals
led me to is a new site where the discounts are great but the difference you make with your purchase has a positive impact as well."
Good Food Health Blog
"Love the integration of social causes and consumer deals, and your recent Seattle Ideals completely crush most of Groupons. Keep up the awesome work."
Joshua G., Ideal Network Member
"Love the work you are doing and the integrity you bring to it. I'll keep sharing you with all my friends."
Robbie H., Ideal Network Member
This is the best idea I have seen in a long time! I want all the world to know about Ideal Network! Check it out today!"
-Ideal Seattle Facebook Fan
"Thank you! Great service, great concept, and my favorite pizza all in one!"
Merry M., Ideal Network Member
"If I had to pick from all the group buying sites, I'd prob go w/ @idealseattle. They're about givng back instead of just consuming. #idealnetwork"
@kristieprice1 -- Twitter Follower
Now charity is getting in on the deal. Ideal Network is a Seattle-based startup offering deals on products and services provided by local businesses. Not only are the products and services offered at a discount (because they are sold by the local business in bulk), but the site will give between 20 percent and 25 percent of the cost to a local charity.
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