This Money Has
Been Used For Good!

We are stamping ones and fives with “THIS MONEY HAS
BEEN USED FOR GOOD”. The idea is to use this money for
charitable donations. We want to see if the Good Virus
effect plays out with money.




If you found one of our marked bills, please log the serial number and your location on the map below so we can see how the experiment is working!



If you want to get involved with this and start stamping your own money, go to the Kindness Is Contagious store and we will set you up with a stamp at cost.

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GOOD MONEY

An Experiment In Kindness

We are trying an experiment. James Fowler and Nicholas Christakis have shown in their book, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, that if you do something nice for someone, they will, on average, do something nice for four more people. And each of those people will do something nice for four more people and so on and so on.

Additionally, people are easily influenced by what others say and do. This behavior is called Herding.  Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein discuss herding in their book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, with the idea of using it help people make better choices.

Good Virus of course isn’t about money, but we are attempting to use these findings to get people to be nicer to one another.

We are stamping ones and fives with “THIS MONEY HAS BEEN USED FOR GOOD”. The idea is to use this money for charitable donations. We want to see if the Good Virus effect plays out with money. We’re thinking that if say we give a few dollars to someone who needs food. Then once the money is in circulation, perhaps the next person who gets the bill will read the message and be inspired to spend it on a good cause too, and so on and so on… I’m curious to see how this plays out.

You can buy the stamp for $9.50 (our cost), or simply write “THIS MONEY HAS BEEN USED FOR GOOD” in your own letters. It doesn’t really matter. All We ask is that people enter the serial number on the map below, so we can map and track the effect.

I WOULD LIKE TO BUY A STAMP

 

SPONSOR A STAMP

Help The Experiment Go Viral

If you would like to sponsor a stamp or stamps for $14.45 each (includes shipping), click below and we will send them free of charge to people who email in requesting to be part of this experiment!

I WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A STAMP

If you have arrived at this site because you found one of our marked bills, or are stamping your own bills, please log the serial number and your location on the map below so we can see how the experiment is working!

*If anyone wants to get involved with this and start stamping their own money, please email us at hello@goodvirus.org and we will set you up with a sponsored stamp! Sponsored stamps are distributed on a first come first basis so there may be a short wait.

HELP US TRACK GOOD MONEY

Click The Grey Bar Below The Map To Enter The Serial Number(s) And Location Of Your GOOD MONEY