I recently checked out a website Giveback.org and here is the gist of how this all works:
- Sign up or do what I did and connect using your Facebook account.
- Check out charities and causes dear to your heart.
- Add money to your foundation by using a credit card, shopping various retailers that will give back to your foundation (up to 15% of each purchase), engage sponsors for Giveback.org and earn more money to give back.
Giving to charities and causes in a way that makes it simply for even those who don’t have a lot of money. With over 400 retailers on Giveback.org you are able to shop for things you need while still being able to give back to your choice of charity or cause.
American Cancer Society is the charity I picked. I had a choice to follow my foundation and I did, but also to donate now or shop retailers to donate to this foundation. I decided to donate to the American Cancer Society. First funds must be added to your account and there is a $2.50 convenience charge to do this. Since I had a total of $25 to donate, I will be donating $22.50 to the American Cancer Society once the funds clear from PayPal to my bank account, because I have to use a credit card (not PayPal) to transfer funds to my Giveback.org account.
I think this was a very positive experience and based on this the only thing I would recommend for Giveback.org is to have a way for people to use PayPal funds as so many people I know may keep “extra” funds in PayPal so that they can donate to charities like this.
Taken from the About GiveBack Page
The Give Back Foundation was established to allow any person to join GiveBack and set up their personal foundation account. The funds that accumulate in that account are part of the Give Back Foundation. Each member has the ability to direct the funds from their account to any charity in good standing with the United States Internal Revenue Service.
So what do you think? Have you heard of Giveback.org? If not take a moment and check it out, what foundation is important to you?
Disclosure: I was compensated for this blog post and provided funds to donate to my charity of choice. Experiences and personal opinions are that of my own.