March 12th, 2008
A great number of charity organizations and various nonprofits have limited possibilities to offer their services due to insufficient funds. They could do much better if they had better funding. Businesses and even individuals are eager to give what they have to such organizations in the form of gifts or any other available form. At the same time these nonprofits don’t have a method or scheme of realizing the donations and converting them into cash.
We, here at dropshiparea, are mostly interested in getting profit from selling products, nevertheless, such things as charity is always relevant. We don’t want to persuade you to turn charity into money-making. All we want to suggest is that if nonprofits could convert some of their donations into money, they could offer you much more useful and extensive services.
Fortunately, at least one good way of doing that has been found. It is eBay. Sean Milliken, founder of MissionFish.org (a company that cooperates with eBay) says:
“We saw how eBay was connecting buyers and sellers, and we thought that same model could work for nonprofit organizations by linking buyers and donors.”
eBay wants to help YOU help other people
eBay has made donations easier than ever:
- Charities are pre-qualified by eBay. It means that the 5000 signed up nonprofits are guaranteed not to promote hatred, violence, or terrorism of any kind. If a nonprofits wants to sign up it must prove to be legal and thus you can be sure that your donations go to reliable goals.
- There are specially designed platforms for charities (GivingWorks.EBay.com, EBay.com/Charity). Nonprofits go there and sell what they have been donated. At the same time if an individual buys an item he/she can choose to give from 10% to 100% of the sum to a nonprofit. If 100% goes as a donation eBay pays the insertion and final value fees associated with that listing.
- Goods sold by charities acquire special eBay tags. These tagged items are likely to sell faster as the tags tell the potential clients about the organization the are helping and other valuable data.
- In order to donate one can use stores and auctions. When you sell an item you are offered to donate money to some charity.
This is a working way of giving money and other donations to nonprofit organizations.
“When you think about the incredible marketplace eBay is — 30-some billion dollars transacted yearly — if we can get just a small percentage of that contributed to the nonprofit sector, we’ll m.ake a huge difference in the lives of the people and communities these organizations serve.”