The design of Web sites for public, not-for-profit organizations is
similar to other Web sites including the same marketing , customer
service, and cost control uses seen previously. What makes
them different is that they sell items donated to them though
auctions, and request donations with no products sold in this last
case. These different features are summarized below, but
the basic reference for not-for-profit uses is covered in
details in chapters 1-5, Book IX, of Starting an Online Business.
public, not-for-profit organizations:
- Using online giving sites, or charity
- Main portals:
for Good, and CanadaHelps.org.
- No registration fees, but close about 3% is
deducted from donations received to pay credit card processing fees
- Must register with GuideStart
first, that verifies that
the organization is a not-for-profit, charity organization
- Can place a link in the not-for-profit Web site to the
charity portal, so that your visitors can do online donations
- Placing a donate
now button in a not-for-profit Web site directly using
- the fees vary: can be a setup and/or monthly fees, and/or a
- the charity portals we saw before only charge the credit
card processing percentage
for a good cause or charity malls:
- shoppers buy the products they would regularly buy and
a portion of the proceeds is donated to a charity of the
- this work for the malls because the charities encourage
their members and potential donors to go to these malls (this is
similar to going to a grocery store and giving the receipts for
a given elementaty, middle or high school so that they can
receive computers and other goods from the grocery stores, as is common
in the Howard County, MD area).
- Some charity malls:
iGive, and MyCause.com
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