These programs require no effort on your part once you sign up. You enroll your organization, then ask your supporters to use the program. Once THEY enroll, they don’t have to do anything else. Your group must be a 501(c) 3 to use these programs except for igive.com.

Before you start, get the following together so you won't be running around like a nutcase. In fact, while you're at it, print off a couple of extra copies of your 501(c)3 Letter of Determination and stick that and copies of the other stuff in a fundraising folder.

 

I wrote my EIN and Tennessee Charitable Organization's number on the outside of the folder, since you'll need those often. Hey, make it easier to do, you'll do more fundraising, right? 

So -- grab the following and let's get started.

EIN

Copy of 501(c)3 Letter of Determination (file and hardcopy)

First Page of Organization Bank Statement (file)

Voided Check (hardcopy for bank info)

 Amazon Smiles program

Register your group here: https://org.amazon.com/npo/portal

Then send your members here:  http://smile.amazon.com

 

Kroger Card Affiliate program:

https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Then send your supporters to the same link to open an account and select your group.

 

Food Lion Card Affiliate Program

https://www.foodlionmvprewards.com/community_rewards/lookup_class.php

Then send your supporters here:

https://www.foodlionmvprewards.com/mvp_registration/cardno.php

 

igive.com

First, set up a personal account here: http://www.igive.com/welcome/lp7/cr41c.cfm

If your group is not listed, go HERE: http://www.igive.com/welcome/list_new_cause.cfm

Then get your supporters to sign up for personal accounts  and list your group as their cause.

 

Vehicle (car, motorcycle, RV, boat, anything that moves)

Then get set up to accept vehicle donations by signing up here:  http://donationline.com

(note: there are other programs, this is just the one I’ve dealt with that I like.)