We are on a mission to highlight as many positive, charitable stories as we can.
Because good stuff happens, and it’s important we hear about it.
Studies have found that hearing and sharing good news can have a number of positive effects on us, including increased optimism and reduced stress levels.
The world is full of amazing things, but if you watch, listen or read mainstream media you might not realise this!
As well as giving you a boost of positivity, we want to showcase the work and impact charities, social enterprises and individuals are having on the world- both so you are able to take advantage of the opportunities they provide, and to inspire you to get more involved in your community.
The Good News Shared website went live in April 2014. Since then we have shared more than 1,000 inspiring stories from around the world. Here are some of our most popular stories:
Good News Shared is a social enterprise based in the UK. Thanks to the power of the Internet we are able to share inspiring stories from around the world!
The Good News Shared Community
As of the start of 2018, 130 writers have researched and written articles for the Good News Shared website, and we have featured over 1000 charitable organisations. In 2015, we started a podcast featuring inspiring volunteers from around the world.
About our Founder, Nisha Kotecha
Through working and volunteering for small charities Nisha has seen first-hand the impact they have on people’s lives and their communities.
In discussions with groups all over the country Nisha found many other people who share the view that charitable organisations deserve more interest and support, and so Good News Shared was born.
In her journey as a social entrepreneur so far, Nisha has been on the Community Links Enterprise Programme, a scholar on the Hub Launchpad programme, a member of the Institute of Directors, and a participant on the Erasmus for Entrepreneurs programme.
Nisha was an active member of Rotaract (a membership organisation for young people aged between 18 – 30 which is sponsored by Rotary International), and was elected National Publicity Officer for Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland and Club President.
In 2017, Nisha was included in The Independent’s Happy List, featured in The People’s Friend Magazine, listed as ‘one of 10 London entrepreneurs to watch’ (which led to a mention in Forbes), and included in the SE100 list of ‘enablers who are creating a better world with social ventures’.
Good News Shared Agency
We are excited to be working with a number of charities, non-profit organisations, and social enterprises, helping them reach more people using social media and general communications work. If you are looking for some social media and / or communications support, click here to find out how we can help.
What Our Readers and Charities We’ve Featured Say
“In a world that can be so full of darkness, you are a bright light ❤” – a Good News Shared reader
“Reading Good News Shared is always such a boost to my happiness levels.” – Kate
“I’ve been on and off your website all day, it’s made a dent in my productivity but it’s been a wonderful morning of reading. I think it’s fantastic, I often criticize the mainstream news for painting a very dismal picture of our world when in fact, as your site shows, the world is full of wonderful people with wonderful ideas.” – Bowen Revill, External Relationship Manager, Venture Matrix
“The title says it all; Good News Shared. It is a space dedicated to supporting the essence of every charity, to make a positive impact. Eastside Educational Trust is one of the charities that Good News Shared provides a platform to celebrate the positive and inspiring work that occurs in our workplace. Raising awareness of the work that we do and the impact we are making is something that Eastside are looking to build on and what’s both unique and lovely about featuring on Good News Shared is that both organisations share the passion and aim to inspire.” – Rakhee Jasani, Director, Eastside Educational Trust
“I’ve been following Good News Shared and I really like the concept. I think it’s really important to spread positive news especially since so many things seem so doom and gloom nowadays. Reading a story with a positive message can make your whole day seem brighter.” – Reshmi Kashyap, FounderProject Change 2014