Saturday, December 1, 2012
Planned Giving: Using e-Bay to G-PACT’s Advantage
If it sounds a bit far fetched to use the most popular Internet auction site to benefit G-PACT, you'll want to read on a bit further to understand the true potential. Consider this for starters: eBay has raised $300,000 for non-profits so far.
eBay, the online auction company, now allows its 69 million individual and corporate customers to assign all or part of their online proceeds to GPACT. It's really quite simple. If you are a regular buyer or a seller on eBay and already have an eBay user name and password, you'll want to take just a minute to register with MissionFish, eBay's charity solution provider at http://www.missionfish.org
If you've never shopped or sold items on eBay, it takes less than a minute to register and set up your account using the same MissionFish link above.
Once registered with MissionFish, you can search for items currently on auction that are scheduled to benefit G-PACT and bid on these items yourself. You can also list items to sell designating G-PACT to receive anywhere from 10% to 100% of the proceeds from each item auctioned.
If you've been contemplating a garage sale or have items of value you feel would do particularly well on eBay, please consider helping out G-PACT as you shop and sell. On eBay, you can sell or buy just about anything from a high school yearbook to real estate.
eBay may be the largest online charitable retailer, but it is not the only one. If you shop online, you can also designate G-PACT as a recipient of up to 35% of the cost of items purchased at www.goodshop.com or www.buyforcharity.com.
When you make a gift of this type or any other to G-PACT, you will promptly receive a thank you acknowledgement letter with the charitable amount of your gift to use for tax purposes and you can help spread awareness about this disease with no cure. =)