AmazonSmile is an accessible, no-cost fundraising opportunity operated by Amazon.com that can help supplement the existing charitable contributions a nonprofit organization receives. The process is simple and it all starts with Amazon.com customers. Customers interested in participating are required to select a charitable organization before making purchases. The AmazonSmile Foundation will then donate 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of the customer’s choosing. AmazonSmile provides a database of almost one million charitable organizations from GuideStar.com, so your organization may already be able to participate!
Your charitable organization only needs to do two things to maximize the benefit from AmazonSmile.
1. Register to ensure your charitable organization’s information is accurate and to receive the donations that AmazonSmile collected.
2. Make your volunteers and contributors aware of the AmazonSmile program through social marketing or other advertising so they can associate your charitable organization with any Amazon.com purchases they make. There is no cost to the customer nor to the charitable organization for using the service, which makes it a very economical way to embrace existing donors into further supporting your organization.
Go to org.amazon.com for more information and to register. If you have questions, please contact your Yeo & Yeo Non-Profit professional.