Posted onApril 07, 2019
Words byNicola McCormack
Photographed byPatrick Postle
Produced and directed byYouMe Lin
Ronny Sage is the founder and CEO of ShoppingGives, which arrived in the nonprofit sector in 2016 as a new way to donate, paralleling an increasing shift to online shopping. Ronny saw an opportunity to rethink donating in a more meaningful way, with customers picking a charity to support, and the brand they purchase from donating a percentage from the sale. It’s a streamlined method of giving, made even smoother by ShoppingGives’ unique shopping cart integration, Change Commerce. There are now over 750 retailers on the ShoppingGives Marketplace, with dozens using Change Commerce, including ZACHARY PRELL.
By personalizing the donation process and helping brands engage customers, ShoppingGives has caught the imagination of businesses, nonprofits, and consumers alike, and was recognized as a finalist in the Tech in Motion Timmy Awards in the Best Tech Startup category. It’s a true success story in giving, going from Ronny and four members of staff at the beginning to a current team of 14 people, and an extended family of 20 with consultants, advisors, and active investors.
We met up with Ronny in Dumbo, Brooklyn, to talk about what he’s most proud of in his organization, the future of giving, and how he dresses for work.
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