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eBay for Charity Overview

Get a quick rundown on eBay for Charity—to inform or share.

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Set up a Direct Seller

Become a Direct Seller or authorize others to sell on your behalf.

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Gifts That Give Back

Create and manage your own symbolic gift listings.

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Cause Marketing Calendar

Align your campaign timing to global observance days.

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Social Media Toolkit

Use social media to amplify your fundraising efforts on eBay.

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High Profile Charity Campaigns

Learn best practices and steps to build a successful high profile charity campaign with eBay.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about eBay for Charity.

Why doesn’t my charity appear on eBay’s list of charities?

Charities need to enroll with PayPal Giving Fund to appear on eBay for Charity. As a grant-giving 501(c)(3) charity, PayPal Giving Fund collects the funds donated by buyers and sellers on eBay and then passes those funds on to the charity selected by the donor. Within 48 hours of enrolling with PayPal Giving Fund you’ll appear on eBay’s list of charities and be able to receive donations through eBay for Charity.

What is PayPal Giving Fund?

PayPal Giving Fund is a 501(c)(3) registered charity. In collaboration with PayPal, they’re building a network of donors, businesses, and charities to raise new, unrestricted funds for charity. Using digital technology and working with leading Internet businesses, they generate more than $100 million in donations each year to benefit charities in the US, UK, and other countries. They provide donation and donor reports, aggregate donations for monthly electronic distribution, and handle legal registration requirements—all without charging donors or charities for their PayPal Giving Fund services.

How do I know if my charity is enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund?

Click here and enter your organization’s EIN number to see if you are enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund.

Who can enroll in PayPal Giving Fund?

To enroll in PayPal Giving Fund, you need a confirmed PayPal charity account. 501(c)(3) public charities, religious organizations, and government agencies can provide documentation to PayPal to confirm their PayPal business account belongs to a charity.

Will I pay any fees when I receive donations through PayPal Giving Fund?

PayPal Giving Fund itself does not charge charities any fees for enrolling or receiving donations.

 

Recommended Vendors

If you are new to online selling or interested in High Profile Charity Campaigns, these vendors can help boost your success.

NeatOscan’s Inventory Management Software provides the ability to list, price, photograph, warehouse, and ship 50% to 100% faster than conventional methods. All while managing the inventory levels and comprehensive reporting to track every move. A truly turnkey solution.

 

Upright Labs streamlines the managing of secondhand e-commerce operations. The software’s capabilities, including inventory tracking, warehouse management, multichannel selling, and automated process flows, allows for any secondhand retail business to easily list, sell, and manage more items and orders every day. Current customers, including 100s of Goodwill stores, have experienced at least a 12% increase in sold items using the same number of employees and are ever-growing.

 

ChannelAdvisor’s integrations let you easily manage all your selling activities on the world’s most popular marketplaces and online shopping services — all from one central e-commerce platform. Market, sell and fulfill directly to eBay’s massive customer base, right from within ChannelAdvisor mission control: Improve your eBay Promoted Listings, fine-tune pricing and inventory, manage eBay Guaranteed Delivery and more.

Auction Management Companies

Auction Cause is the leader in Cause Marketing campaigns for brands, celebrities, and nonprofits, with over 15 years of experience utilizing the eBay for Charity platform. With over two billion media impressions for their clients’ campaigns and numerous world-record-setting sales, the team constantly innovates with mobile optimization and was the first agency to use video and audio placements within their eBay listings. Driving traffic to eBay via broadcast and social media channels allows Auction Cause to tap into a global audience. Connecting brand loyal consumers, enthusiastic nonprofit supporters, and safe celebrity interactions have raised over $60 million for great causes. Contact Auction Cause for a free evaluation or brainstorming session for your next project.

Since 2001, Matchfire has executed over 700 high-profile Cause Marketing campaigns. These campaigns, launched globally to large and diverse communities on eBay and social networks, have built brand awareness and goodwill for over 400 of the world’s best-known brands, celebrities, agencies, and charities. Matchfire campaigns have raised over $75 million for causes worldwide, attracted billions of impressions and engaged millions of consumers in cause-driven transactions.  Matchfire provides a comprehensive auction management service focused on creating successful high-value, high-profile promotional campaigns. From the initial conversation until the proceeds are on their way to the charity, clients have a dedicated team, led by an experienced account manager. Matchfire and eBay have been working together for 19 years, ensuring our clients receive the best possible service and support.

Tools for sellers

NeatOscan’s Inventory Management Software provides the ability to list, price, photograph, warehouse, and ship 50% to 100% faster than conventional methods. All while managing the inventory levels and comprehensive reporting to track every move. A truly turnkey solution.

 

Upright Labs streamlines the managing of secondhand e-commerce operations. The software’s capabilities, including inventory tracking, warehouse management, multichannel selling, and automated process flows, allows for any secondhand retail business to easily list, sell, and manage more items and orders every day. Current customers, including 100s of Goodwill stores, have experienced at least a 12% increase in sold items using the same number of employees and are ever-growing.

 

ChannelAdvisor’s integrations let you easily manage all your selling activities on the world’s most popular marketplaces and online shopping services — all from one central e-commerce platform. Market, sell and fulfill directly to eBay’s massive customer base, right from within ChannelAdvisor mission control: Improve your eBay Promoted Listings, fine-tune pricing and inventory, manage eBay Guaranteed Delivery and more.

Auction Management Companies

Auction Cause is the leader in Cause Marketing campaigns for brands, celebrities, and nonprofits, with over 15 years of experience utilizing the eBay for Charity platform. With over two billion media impressions for their clients’ campaigns and numerous world-record-setting sales, the team constantly innovates with mobile optimization and was the first agency to use video and audio placements within their eBay listings. Driving traffic to eBay via broadcast and social media channels allows Auction Cause to tap into a global audience. Connecting brand loyal consumers, enthusiastic nonprofit supporters, and safe celebrity interactions have raised over $60 million for great causes. Contact Auction Cause for a free evaluation or brainstorming session for your next project.

Since 2001, Matchfire has executed over 700 high-profile Cause Marketing campaigns. These campaigns, launched globally to large and diverse communities on eBay and social networks, have built brand awareness and goodwill for over 400 of the world’s best-known brands, celebrities, agencies, and charities. Matchfire campaigns have raised over $75 million for causes worldwide, attracted billions of impressions and engaged millions of consumers in cause-driven transactions.  Matchfire provides a comprehensive auction management service focused on creating successful high-value, high-profile promotional campaigns. From the initial conversation until the proceeds are on their way to the charity, clients have a dedicated team, led by an experienced account manager. Matchfire and eBay have been working together for 19 years, ensuring our clients receive the best possible service and support.

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