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Unlike Google and Yelp our focus is hyperlocal --that means we build partnerships and provide resources in your city. You can target customers that are your “regulars” and those that have the potential to be!

We use a simple, automated process to partner local organizations needing fundraising support with local businesses looking to support their community.

Shoppers have the chance to support a cause (and local business) with each shopping and/or dining trip, while businesses donate an agreed upon portion of each receipt for the duration of a fundraising campaign. Fundraising gets tracked via uploaded receipts, goals are easily achieved and everyone gets to watch, literally, how every dollar adds up!

We have a motivated group of local consumers. Each fundraiser has hundreds of supporters that are eager to spend money in order to raise money for the organization or school they are supporting.

Yes, we charge a membership fee of $100/month. Membership gives you access to your thinknlocal community, including local non-profit organizations and schools, within a 7 mile radius of your business. *Some exclusions apply

With your membership you gain access to schools and non-profits whose membership is ready and motivated to patronize your business. You also have the opportunity to be a featured sponsor during these fundraising events and will be included in ongoing thinknlocal ads and promotions both online and offline.

Our platform allows your business to build relationships within the community to help you continue to grow your business. One of our goals is to help our fundraising supporters find your business and become your new “regulars.”

Because we have established relationships with the local schools and organizations, the heavy lifting has already been done for you. There’s no need to spend time, money, and resources to coordinate and manage a fundraiser.

A thinknlocal fundraiser changes the narrative of a traditional fundraiser into a giving-based marketing strategy, that not only drives awareness and customers to your business, but allows you to have a deeper relationship with your customers.

There is no minimum giveback, although we recommend 15-20%. Some of our businesses have contributed as much as 100% for causes with which they closely align.

thinknlocal has NO hidden fees. Although we do offer our businesses ancillary marketing services, such as traditional print based marketing at additional costs, your thinknlocal membership is a simple, flat fee.

There is no limit to the number of fundraisers you can participate in as long as they are within a 5-mile radius of your business. **Some exclusions apply**

Our services are month to month however most of our customers see the biggest benefits after 3 months. If you don't feel you are experiencing the benefits, do not hesitate to call.

We do not accept receipts from any food delivery service. We understand you are already paying a premium for these customers. We disclose to our customers that food delivery services will not count towards fundraisers.

We utilize a combination of technology and manual reviews to identify duplicate and fraudulent receipts. We also provide you with a report at the end of each campaign that allows you to review and validate each transaction. Businesses may set a maximum “giveback” for their campaign, as well.

To get started, all you have to do is click on the link and provide us with some basic information about your business. You can become a member in less than 5 minutes!

At this time we are focusing on supporting non-profit 501c3 organizations and schools. Please check back in the future!

There is no fee to participate and we do not take a percentage of what you earn. The only fee that may be charged is a credit card processing fee.

We make our money through monthly memberships paid by our thinknlocal business partners. This allows us to give the full amount of fundraising donations back to the organizations and schools.

We use a simple, automated process to partner local organizations needing fundraising support with businesses looking to support their community.

Shoppers have the chance to support a cause (and local business) with each shopping trip, while businesses donate an agreed upon portion of each receipt for the duration of a fundraising campaign. Fundraising gets tracked via uploaded receipts, goals are easily achieved and everyone gets to watch, literally, how every dollar adds up!

A Cause is a fundraiser between a non-profit organization or school and a local business. The organizations and schools are looking to raise funds to support a specific cause, like purchasing equipment, funding research, providing scholarships, etc.

Depending on the size of the organization and the cause, the number of participating businesses can range between 1 to 30. Different types of businesses can participate in a Cause, for example, fast food restaurants, clothing retailers, fitness studios, even your local realtor.

For the duration of the fundraising campaign your responsibility is to promote your cause to your group. Please review our guide on having a successful fundraiser (Create a link to the guide John is putting together). We also help by promoting your cause to all thinknlocal members. It’s your responsibility to get your organization’s membership & supporters out to the participating businesses.

We create opportunities for community stakeholders to build meaningful partnerships that can help cities thrive. In particular, we are working to help city economies recover from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

We recognize that it can be challenging and expensive for cities to run effective Shop Local campaigns. thinknlocal’s technology offers an effortless, self-sustaining solution to the City Hall that wants to get behind its local businesses, while also supporting all other stakeholders in the city.

There is zero cost to the city.

Businesses pay us a monthly membership fee to promote themselves on the mobile app and help connect them with their community through our thinknlocal platform.

thinknlocal helps increase city sales tax revenue that goes right back into local departments, amenities and services that the community depends on.

And residents are at the heart of the community cycle we help create --they contribute to it and they benefit. Residents support businesses that are supporting schools and organizations; and their local shopping dollars support city infrastructure that in turn improves their quality of life.

Please click on the link and provide us with your information.

Residents are at the heart of the thinknlocal community --they contribute to it and they benefit. Residents support local businesses that are supporting schools and organizations Their local shopping dollars help generate sales tax revenue that supports city infrastructure that in turn improves their quality of life in the communities they call home.

Residents are at the heart of the thinknlocal community --they contribute to it and they benefit. Residents support local businesses that are supporting schools and organizations Their local shopping dollars help generate sales tax revenue that supports city infrastructure that in turn improves their quality of life in the communities they call home.

We use a simple, automated process to partner local organizations needing fundraising support with local businesses looking to support their community.

Residents and other consumers have the chance to support a cause (and local business) with each shopping trip, while businesses donate an agreed upon portion of each receipt for the duration of a fundraising campaign. Fundraising gets tracked via uploaded receipts, goals are easily achieved and everyone gets to watch, literally, how every dollar adds up!

When you review your account page on the thinknlocal app, you will be able to view all transactions and confirm that they have been approved and have gone towards the fundraising total.

Communities Served:
City of Chino and
Chino Hills

Contact

info@thinknlocal.com
(909) 680-8418

Open Hours

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: By Appointment

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