About ThatHelps®

Little actions make a big difference.® ThatHelps was created for one simple reason: to help you improve our world. Our app is easy, fun, and social. You can discover, create, and influence positive change for the interests you care about most. The app’s core features support this mission to help you do more good, more often:

  • Opportunities. On our app, you can create and publish your own calls to action, called Opportunities. (No idea is too small!) You can also sort, discover, and join thoughtfully vetted Opportunities that other people have posted. The more people who join the complete an Opportunity, the better!
  • Helping News. Don’t you want to know about the good people are doing every day? We do. This is why we created the Helping News feed that’s just about who’s helping what Interests. You can share your own helping news and show off your accomplishment. You can also thank someone else for taking action by clicking the praise hands icon. Our research team also vets the news, so you can be sure what you’re seeing is real.
  • Rewards and impact tracking. On ThatHelps, you can earn badges and rewards for the good you do. Visit your profile to track your cumulative impact and influence. We think a little competition is a good thing, so we encourage you to visit other members’ profiles to see how your impact stacks up!
  • Healthy social networking. ThatHelps is also a community of people who want to improve the world. We took the positive elements of social networks—sharing and connecting—and combined it with our Opportunities, positive news, and impact tracking. Our app is built to inspire optimism, boost your mood, and inspire you to take action.

We’re unapologetic optimists. We can make a difference. Let’s do some good together.

Frequently Asked Questions

ThatHelps is an app, digital resource, and community dedicated to empowering more people to do more to help worthy causes.
It’s easy! Download the ThatHelps app and begin choosing Interests to follow. Relevant opportunities to help and inspiring stories will populate your personal activity feed. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to join your helping network, so you can complete opportunities together.
There are 16 broad cause categories, from Animal Welfare to Veterans. Each Interest category is connected to a vetted partner organization and opportunities to help.
An Opportunity is an event or challenge to get involved and help. Opportunities are selected and vetted by the ThatHelps team.
The Community section of ThatHelps.com is a snapshot of what you will find on the ThatHelps app. Download the ThatHelps app on iPhone or Android to experience an enhanced version of ThatHelps and to create your own Activity Feed, follow specific Interests, and connect to a like-minded community of helpers.

ThatHelps has created a proprietary methodology that vets organizations based on quantitative and qualitative factors to determine those doing the most meaningful work worthy of support.

Our vetting model assesses the efficacy and impact made by non-profit organizations through extensive reviews of quantitative materials like annual reports, operations, and financial rankings from sources including Guidestar, Better Business Bureau, the Wise Giving Alliance, and Charity Navigator. We examine each nonprofit’s effectiveness and transparency with regard to fundraising efforts, tax and income filings, executive compensation and administrative expenses. Each category is dynamically weighted to provide a holistic view of the organization’s overall success and durability.

This is combined with qualitative aspects of an organization, such as their reputation in the industry, media and news reports, celebrity and influencer endorsements, volunteer feedback, testimonials, and impact stories.

Only the nonprofits that continue to meet or exceed our rigorous criteria are included on the ThatHelps website and app.