In this day and age, many nonprofits have to get creative in order to find ways to raise funds. Here at Dreamscape Foundation, we try to find strategies that help us raise large funds efficiently so we can spend more time helping others.
Enter eBay Giving Works: eBay’s way of letting online sellers and buyers raise funds for their favorite charities.
What is eBay Giving Works?
In an effort to add a charitable twist to everyday shopping and bidding, eBay created eBay Giving Works. This charity platform is integrated into the website so buyers and sellers can make purchases while giving back to their favorite charities.
The process starts with the seller. He or she chooses one of more than 24,000 charities available through the platform as well as the percentage of each sale that is donated to the nonprofit of their choice.
That percentage is then automatically deducted when the product sells and given to the charity through PayPal.
3 Ways You Can Use It to Support Dreamscape
There are 3 main ways you can support Dreamscape Foundation through eBay giving works: as a buyer, a seller, or through an in-kind donation. Here’s how they work:
Supporting Dreamscape as a Seller
As a seller, you can select Dreamscape Foundation as your charity of choice and donate a portion of your item sales directly to our nonprofit. Once the sale is made and your donation is given, you will receive a tax deductible receipt that you can use when filing for that time period!
Supporting Dreamscape as a Buyer
You can also support Dreamscape Foundation by buying products on eBay that are supporting our nonprofit. These items are most common during the holiday season (November and December), and you can find them on our eBay Giving Page.
There, you’ll find both our direct listings as well as those other sellers have active that support our cause.
Supporting Dreamscape as an In-Kind Donor
Finally, you can support Dreamscape Foundation by offering an in-kind donation of products we can sell via eBay’s platform and attach the eBay Giving platform to it. One hundred percent of all profit goes directly toward Dreamscape Foundation’s mission.
“That’s where the money comes in,” said Dreamscape Foundation’s founder Joseph Sehwani. “Whenever we get big product donations, that really, really helps us.”
Typically, we sell technology items, such as phones, laptops, and other merchandise that sells well and at a high price point. This allows us to bring in large funds quickly and put them toward the often costly resources the individuals we support need.
“This year there were a couple of different things we put the money toward,” Sehwani stated. “Most of it is revenue for ongoing projects; whoever we’re working with in the moment. For example, we had one girl who needed money to help afford an accessible vehicle. Another was for Audrey to afford her training sessions [to build her upper body strength and live independently].”
Want to Become an In-Kind Donor?
Do you have something you would like to donate to help us raise funds to help individuals receive the accessibility tech and resources they need? Reach out to us about your business becoming an in-kind donor.
All of the proceeds we raise through eBay Giving Works go directly toward helping individuals receive accessibility tools, programs, and other resources that help bridge the digital divide and make everyday life easier.PreviousNext »