February 17, 2016

Creating win-win relationships between individuals, businesses and nonprofits


There are a lot of loyalty cards out there to get deals/free merchandise i.e. Air Miles, gas cards, credit cards, etc. but if you don’t take advantage of them you are kind of throwing away some free money.

I feel the same way about some of the ways to give to nonprofits. If there is a way to buy or sell something and support a local charity, why not do this?
Here are a few examples of this locally:

Donate A Car Canada Inc. – Donate a Car makes donating a vehicle simple for both you, and the charity you love. They also process every donation made and are committed to providing exceptional customer service every step of the way. When you donate a car, you’re making a difference to the charity that matters most to you. You can choose any registered Canadian Charity to gift, and they will ensure their receiving process is easy as well. There are no fees charged to the charities at any time so you can put every one of your donation dollars to work for the cause you care about. They take care of you and your car and your charity!

Shop and Share.ca – Each online purchase you make through Shop and Share.ca automatically generates a donation for your favourite charity or nonprofit organization. It doesn’t cost you a nickle more to shop through their site, there are no membership fees or deadlines, and you don’t have to donate out-of-pocket. They have partnered with hundreds of popular online stores so you can buy what you want, whenever you want, and feel good knowing that your day-to-day purchases are supporting your chosen local nonprofit organization.

Community Natural Foods kicked off the Change for the Earth Program on Earth Day 2012. It is a bag credit donation program allowing customers to donate their 5 cents to any 1 of 3 non-profits showcased each month, representing PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, AND PLANET organizations. Community Natural Foods matches dollar for dollar the total amount that their customers donate.

These are just a few programs available of ways anyone can donate to a local charity to help make an impact even in tough economic times.

I hope you enjoy my postings and find this information useful. Please let me know what you think in the comment section of my Blog https://raveresults.ca/blog/ .

If you would like to learn more about how my experience and skills may be able to help benefit your nonprofit, or a nonprofit you may be associated with, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me as I would be pleased to meet and discuss the opportunity of working together.


Mitchell Ravvin, BComm, PFPC, CFRE
Professional Fundraiser
Rave Results Inc.
7436 21A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2C 0V9

Rave Results Inc. is a professional fundraising service specializing in assisting mid-size nonprofit organizations. Areas of expertise include: Donor Development, Major Gift Fundraising, Sponsorship, Planned Giving, and both Annual and Capital Campaigns.

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2 thoughts on “Creating win-win relationships between individuals, businesses and nonprofits

  1. Cynthia

    Nice tips Mitch! Another to add would be Sponsor Energy, as they take part of the cost of your utility bill and donate it to a Charity. They have a whole list of charities and you can choose the one you want. The price is competitive (in my case, my bills are actually lower than my previous provider) and if you need to pay for utilities anyway, you may as well let some of that flow through to support a non-profit you believe in.


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