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Do your supporters go out to eat? Buy gas? Buy groceries? Get their haircut?

March 5, 2015

The model for the new millennium in Fundraising has changed. It's local. It's digital. It's individual. It's simple. It's GO BUY LOCAL. You may have already heard of it. GO BUY LOCAL is now open in 25 Twin Cities communities and has over 1,000 local businesses ready and willing to contribute to your nonprofit.

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Watch Go Buy Local on WCCO This Morning

March 04, 2015

We're ecstatic about our segment on WCCO This Morning - SEE IT NOW! We're grateful to WCCO and our Partners for spreading the word about buying local, supporting local business, and giving back to local schools and causes with free Go Buy Local deals.

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Local Social Gifting Shoppers Give To United Way

February 27, 2015

Thank you to Hastings, MN shoppers and our participating local businesses for opening your hearts and sharing the LOVE with United Way Hastings. You’ve already earned $105.50 in donations for United Way Hastings this February with Go Buy Local’s mobile-friendly Social Gifting program!

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Social Gifting Preserves Local History

February 17, 2015

Go Buy Local's Social Gifting helps preserve local history in White Bear Lake, MN. Local shoppers have already earned $66 in donations from local businesses for White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, MN's most active local historical society, using Go Buy Local deals!

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Social Gifting Empowers Youth In This Community

February 4, 2015

YAH!! Youth Action Hudson (YAH) is feeling the LOVE this February! Go Buy Local Hudson, WI shoppers earned $212.50 in donations from local businesses for this great cause.

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Social Gifting For Our Animal Friends

January 25, 2015

THANKS Central St. Croix, Stillwater, MN and Hudson, WI communities! You've earned $125 in donations for St. Croix Animal Friends with Go Buy Local's mobile-friendly Social Gifting! "We were thrilled and honored to receive this wonderful gift, and we really appreciate your support of our work on behalf of homeless animals," says Judy Webster for St. Croix Animal Friends.

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Social Gifting Supports The Arts

January 20, 2015

Go Buy Local River Falls, WI shoppers have already earned $106 from local businesses for River Falls Community Arts Base (CAB). Use deals with a heart, save money and earn cash for the school or cause you LOVE! A big THANKS to our participating businesses, and YOU, for making Social Gifting possible!

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Customers Show E.P. Rock Elementary Some LOVE

January 15, 2015

THANKS to our Hudson, WI community for showing E.P. Rock Elementary some LOVE! This year, Hudson shoppers have been shopping with their heart, earning $84 for this great school using Go Buy Local's mobile-friendly Social Gifting.

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Get Deals + Earn Donations With Every Purchase!

January 10, 2015

Yes, when you buy gifts, groceries, gas and more using Go Buy Local deals in your community - you save and local businesses donate to the school or cause you love! We call it Social Gifting. It's easy, and FREE! Sign up and get deals all over the Twin Cities - from over 1,000 local businesses!

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Social Gifting Stocks Food Shelf

January 5, 2015

This holiday, customers earned $132 in donations from local businesses in River Falls, WI for the River Falls Community Food Pantry (RFCFP) with Go Buy Local's mobile-friendly Social Gifting program!

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Who Is The MOST Generous?

January 2, 2015

No doubt about it - small business! They support the local festivals, the local causes, the local arts, the local schools and, well, most everything local!

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Customers Earn BIG Donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters

December 30, 2014

Go Buy Local's Social Gifting is the gift that keeps on giving. Hudson, WI customers earned $107 in donations from local businesses for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

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We Support Local News

December 30, 2014

Probably goes without saying, but who's going to help publicize local events at little or no cost? Who's going to keep us informed about what's happening in our community? Well, hopefully, the same people who've been doing it for the past 100 years - your local news service!

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Social Gifting for the Holidays

December 16, 2014

The Holiday Season is here, and Go Buy Local (www.gobuylocal.com) introduces a simple new way for businesses and customers to give back to their community while shopping – Social Gifting! GBL, a Minneapolis based company, created Social Gifting to enable local businesses to offer both a deal and a donation to their customers when they make a purchase. You can use it this holiday season, and all year round!

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Star-Tribune – Veeneman Makes Progress With Entrepreneurial “Go Buy Local”

December 13, 2014

Go Buy Local partners with over 950 local businesses in 24 Twin Cities-area and Western Wisconsin communities to build customer awareness and loyalty while generating donations from local businesses for schools and causes of the customer’s choice. “Click on the ads. Download the deal. Select a school or cause,” says Veeneman. Each transaction will generate a 50 cent to $100 donation, all in real-time!

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Go Buy Local with Bill Veeneman

A Podcast Interview with Go Buy Local president and CEO, Bill Veeneman

July 25, 2013

Communities all over the country are experiencing the negative impact of big box merchants (e.g., Walmart) who are decimating local small merchants and putting many of them out of business. But that is only one reason that motivates shoppers to buy locally and certainly affects those of us who live in major cities or their suburbs much less. A much bigger motivator is what an innovative startup called Go Buy Local provides: Supporting local businesses and community endeavors all while the shopper is getting a deal!

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Go Buy Local Presents the 916 Education Foundation with $300 Check During Benefit!

June 21, 2013

Along with proceeds from a charity golf tournament, Go Buy Local, a Twin Cities-based marketing company, founder and CEO Bill Veeneman presented the 916 Foundation with a check for $300.

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Bringing Community Sustainability to Life

May 20, 2013

As a nation, we are celebrating the resurgence and renaissance of the “American-made” concept. From small towns to our bustling cities, new ways that businesses and the community as a whole can champion buy local initiatives and the path to sustainability – as well as reap the benefits – continue to grow.

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$500 Donation to Yellow Ribbon Network and Woodbury Community Foundation

February 1, 2012

The Woodbury Community Foundation and Yellow Ribbon Network recently accepted donations from Go Buy Local on behalf of their growing network of locally owned member businesses...

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Star Tribune - St. Anthony: Veteran tech exec gives back

January 8, 2012

By providing Main Street businesses with Fortune 500-sized tools, Bill Veeneman's Go Buy Local helps even the paying field.

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MAX Fundraising Earns One River Falls Resident a Holiday Surprise

By just participating in a fundraiser for the Rocky Branch Elementary School, Angel Egan earned a $100 local shopping spree!

December 5, 2012

Angel Egan was thrilled to learn she won a drawing at her favorite local grocer. Lightning struck twice for her last Monday, when she was shocked to learn she had won a $100 shopping spree from Dick's Fresh Market…simply by supporting a local elementary school program.

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Fundraising Earns One River Falls Resident a Holiday Surprise

By just participating in a fundraiser for the Meyer Middle School, Shelly Redmond earned a $100 local shopping spree!

December 4, 2012

A spot at Shelly Redmond's table is looking like a pretty good place to be this holiday season! On Monday, December 3rd, 2012, Redmond earned a $100 shopping spree from Dick's Fresh Market...simply by supporting a local middle school program.

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Community Fundraising Earns One Hudson Resident a Surprise

By just participating in a fundraiser for the Hudson High Orchestra, Marlene Videtich won an iPad 2!

December 3, 2012

Marlene Videtich, a parent of a Hudson High School student, was presented with a black iPad 2 simply for supporting the Hudson High School Orchestra.

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Go Buy Local and local businesses give $550 Donation to Hudson H.S.

November 29, 2012

Hudson High School is very grateful for the $550 fundraising donation check they received from Go Buy Local, a sustainability-focused marketing company committed to supporting our community through its shop local - give local programs.

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Shop With a Heart This Holiday and Beyond!

Earn cash and support your community with Deals+Donations from Go Buy Local

November 28, 2012

Deals+Donations - a revolutionary cause marketing service from Go Buy Local - empowers schools and causes to earn cash simply by shopping local businesses that "have a heart." Even better, you get to choose what nonprofits in your community benefit from your purchases.

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Raise Thousands for Nonprofits and 'MAX'imize Community Dollars!

With MAX from Go Buy Local, nonprofits raise thousands of dollars and consumers save money by supporting local businesses

November 27, 2012

With MAX, consumers have dozens of local business discounts and incentives at their fingertips...and Go Buy Local is always adding more! From gas, and groceries to restaurants and home décor, MAX has your everyday needs covered.

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Business Group Donates $2000 to Hudson Schools

November 23, 2012

Local business owners in Hudson participating in Go Buy Local donated $2,000 to area schools on Nov. 8 at Trinity Lutheran School, making a total of $5,000 contributed this year on their behalf...

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"Go Tell Santa" How Good You've Been This Holiday!

This holiday season, kids have a fun, free and "green" way of writing to Santa

November 6, 2012

Now in its third year, Go Tell Santa - the free online service developed by the Go Buy Local team - gives kids everywhere a direct line to Santa to create a wish list they can share with Santa, friends, family and classmates...simply keep your letter on your computer or print it out to show it off. And unlike other similar services, Go Tell Santa is "ad-free" and easy to navigate!

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$500 Donation to Yellow Ribbon Network and Woodbury Community Foundation

February 1, 2012

The Woodbury Community Foundation and Yellow Ribbon Network recently accepted donations from Go Buy Local on behalf of their growing network of locally owned member businesses...

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Star Tribune - St. Anthony: Veteran tech exec gives back

January 8, 2012

By providing Main Street businesses with Fortune 500-sized tools, Bill Veeneman's Go Buy Local helps even the paying field.

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Go Buy Local and local businesses give $115 to North Hudson Elementary

December 20, 2011

North Hudson Elementary was the recent recipient of a $115 donation from Go Buy Local...

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Go Buy Local, Shop Local - Give Local.

December 11, 2011

Bill Veeneman, the president and CEO of the Go Buy Local, says his online marketing business creates a win-win-win situation for consumers, local businesses and the Stillwater community as a whole...

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Five Websites That Offer Deals in Hudson-WI Area

April 27, 2011

From two-for-one tickets for productions at The Phipps Center for the Arts to $1 off a beverage at Hudson Bagel and Coffee Co., Go Buy Local Hudson has an array of advertised specials...

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A big idea from local entrepreneur.

January 13, 2011

Local business owners in Hudson participating in Go Buy Local donated $2,000 to area schools on Nov. 8 at Trinity Lutheran School, making a total of $5,000 contributed this year on their behalf...

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