5 Charitable Startups to Check Out on Giving Tuesday

Conor Cawley

After the retail madness of Black Friday and the digital mayhem of Cyber Monday, it's easy to feel like all your shopping is done. However, because the holiday season is supposed to be a time of charitable donations, Giving Tuesday has become a staple of the shopping mad dash that kicks off after Thanksgiving. And fortunately, it's all about giving back.

By providing lists of charities accepting donations and creating awareness on every social media platform out there, Giving Tuesday makes giving back easier than ever. In that spirit, TechCo has decided to showcase a few charitable startups that will make your holiday season that much brighter. Take a look at them below and make sure to make your Giving Tuesday as charitable as possible!


Whether you're a rookie or an experienced philanthropist, CariClub can help you find your passion and make a difference. This online professional network pairs young professionals at partner corporations with nonprofits seeking associate board members.


Doofl is an easy way for you to raise money for your favorite charity. Once you configure the app, you have a chance to win a $1,000 donation to your charity through their monthly Doofl (“donation raffle”​ or “Do-Full”​). Talk about an easy way to give back!


Goodworld is the leading fundraising resource for donations on Facebook, Twitter, and online. They make hashtag donations on social media possible. With #donate, there's no long donation form or complicated sign-up process. It's simple and secure.


On Kout, you can play free games for a chance to win discounts on your shopping – they have thousands to choose from from your favorite brands. There is no risk and it will never cost you more than buying from the official retailer. And, in the true spirit of Giving Tuesday, they provide a portion of every purchase to charity. So you're saving while your donating!

Startups Give Back

Startups Give Back is the volunteering event where startups get out of their offices and work together to help nonprofits in their communities. They organize events to let employees volunteer with other people in the startup community to make the world a better place.

Read more about social good companies on TechCo

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Conor is the Senior Writer for Tech.co. For the last five years, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His extensive background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host tech-centric events like Startup Night at SXSW and the Timmy Awards for Tech in Motion. You can email Conor at conor@tech.co.