Author - Brittany Graunke


A passionate social entrepreneur, Brittany founded Zealous Good, a website that connects people with extra goods to local charities with matching needs. Brittany studied Industrial Engineering at Northwestern University and began her career at Bain & Company as a strategic business consultant. Wanting to find ways to make the world a better place, Brittany left Bain to pursue a career change to the non-profit arena. She joined the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago as a strategic engagement manager, where she realized the need for a more efficient process for matching donated goods with non-profit organizations. Shortly thereafter, Zealous Good was born in Chicago and since then Brittany has been focused on making the in-kind donation process easier, faster and more meaningful. For more information, you can reach her at or you can learn more about Zealous Good at,, or 

5 Things to Donate During Spring Cleaning!

Every year, by the time spring rolls around, I’m eager to roll up my sleeves and organize like crazy. Maybe it’s just the “spring cleaning” bug, but as a new mom with a Type A personality, I dream that one day my house will be organized. While that dream might never come true, it gives me hope and makes me feel better about the fact that currently I have dog toys and pacifiers in every nook and cranny of my home.

We all know that ones man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that phr...

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM by Brittany Graunke