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Good Deals, for Good

A discount site adds a charitable twist to online shopping, supporting both local businesses and nonprofit causes

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This story appears in the April 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Daily-deal sites, including instant powerhouses like Groupon.com, LivingSocial.com and Woot.com, were fast favorites of savings-minded shoppers. But the guys behind Washington, D.C.-based Deals For Deeds wanted to offer something more than savings, so their company puts a giving spin on all the buying: A minimum of 5 percent of every purchase is donated to a community nonprofit of the customer's choosing.

Related: Which Daily Deal Site is Right for You?

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