“We Turn Everyday Activities Into Social Change"

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Our Mission, Products And Culture Empower Socially Responsible Consumers And Businesses To Make A Difference

47%

of consumers purchase products to support a social cause AT LEAST ONCE PER MONTH

91%

of consumers WILL SWITCH BRANDS to one that supports a good cause

81%

of consumers believe that businesses NEED TO DO MORE to support causes

44%

of consumers WILL PAY MORE for products that support social causes

Our Story

 

Fifteen years ago, our founders met while volunteering for a non-profit that provided emergency foster care to children. They became fast friends and began working together on a variety of projects. In 2013, they starting talking about doing a business together that could have an impact and to test their ideas, they cobbled together a prototype web site.

 

The responses they received and the research they did was revealing. Since 2008, most causes and businesses were struggling through the recovery and looking for new ways to work together. Businesses wanted to restore their credibility and non-profits were just fighting to stay afloat. So they launched the company and committed to a “double bottom line” goal: do good for worthwhile causes and do well for shareholders.

 

Our society was changing quickly and becoming much more socially responsible so the vision grew – and the solution became more than just a website.  They realized that to have significant impact, they needed a ‘network’.  More people were giving back in their everyday lives, so making that easy and expanding their options seemed like the right way to go.

 

Today, CauseNetwork has three goals:

  1. Make fundraising easier and better for all worthwhile Causes – and do it for free
  2. Give every Supporter multiple ways to have impact – even when they can’t write a check
  3. Make it worthwhile for businesses to advertise and be a sponsor so they can support every Cause and customer.

Today, the CauseNetwork platform offers lots of ways to generate donations. Every Cause can increase their funding, every Supporter can find a way to help and every business can work build their brand and relationships in ways that improve the world and their bottom line.

 

We’re grateful for all those who have joined and look forward to expanding our solution even more in the coming year. If you’d like to become part of CauseNetwork as a Cause, a Supporters or a Business advertisers and sponsor, send us a note at info@causenetwork.com.

Meet The CauseNetwork Team

  • Mike Rowen
    Mike RowenCo-Founder

    “I’m passionate about helping children.  I’ve been an active board member for a series of non-profits focused on helping children since 2002, and currently serve Ronald McDonald House Charities of Washington DC.  Recently I’ve started getting  more involved with Alzheimer’s charities as my mother has recently been diagnosed with this disease.”

    Mike was a senior executive for 12 years at Capital One leading E-commerce, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Investor Relations groups.  He was a business strategy consultant at Bain & Company for 4 years prior to that, and spent 9 years at Lutron Electronics in engineering & management roles.   He holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from Penn State and an MBA from the Wharton School of U Penn.  He holds 20 U.S. patents and has 2 patents pending that form the core of CauseNetwork’s IP.

  • Glen Gulyas
    Glen GulyasCo-Founder

    “Our family supports several great causes but since my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 9 years ago, more than anything I would like to see that disease cured – not just for him but for all of the children and families who suffer from it.”

    As Co-Founder, Glen spends most of his time at CauseNetwork working with causes and strategic partners to help grow the company. Glen has founded and served as CEO, Key Executive and/or Board Director for numerous startups and large technology firms. He has deep experience in technology, sales, and operations. Glen has successfully exited two of his startups and has shared his experiences as a consultant and advisor to hundreds of organizations ranging from Microsoft to technology services firms and even Federal Agencies.

  • Clay Buckley
    Clay BuckleyPresident

    “I am a long time supporter of and contributor to youth sports, and in particular basketball, in my community and beyond. I also support ‘Teal It’s Gone’, a charity that helps fund genetic testing to avoid ovarian cancer, run by my sister-in-law Katie who is battling the disease herself.”

    Clay has been building partnerships for organizations and their “members” for more than 20 years. Prior to joining CauseNetwork, Clay was head of consumer partnerships for AARP. Prior, he held roles at technology start-ups and began his career at AOL, where “technology and membership” first crossed paths. Clay received an MBA in marketing from Georgetown University, and a BA in Economics from Duke, where he went to 4 Final Fours and was co-Captain of the ‘91 National Championship Basketball team.

  • Mary O’Donnell
    Mary O’DonnellCause Consultant

    “My lifelong mission is as a mother raising 2 children while moonlighting as an art gallerist, chef and culinary entrepreneur. I am also a dedicated Board member of Hispanics Against Child Abuse & Neglect (HACAN). The mission of HACAN is to prevent child abuse and neglect in the Hispanic and extended Northern Virginia community. I also enjoy giving cooking instruction to disadvantaged youth in the DC area and endeavor to help find a cure for Alzheimers disease”

    Mary rose up through the ranks in the Health Internet Technology field as a marketing executive. Mary’s role at CauseNetwork includes soliciting new non-profits to join CauseNetwork, ushering them through the sales process, securing contracted registrations, and enabling smooth transition to launch. She also interfaces with existing partners to assist with the ongoing launch and membership drive activities. Mary also coordinates Public Relations and Social Media activities.

  • Kevin Otto
    Kevin OttoMarketing Manager

    “My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago so I am now supporting Parkinson related charities because they are working to develop treatments and make life better for those diagnosed.  I believe it is important for my generation to continue the practice and support of philanthropy for not just my cause, but for all causes.”

    Kevin has spent 2 years working for CauseNetwork managing the site setup, merchant offers and email marketing processes.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Strayer University.  Kevin is a motorcycle enthusiast and hopes to plan his own motorcycle rides for charity in the future.

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