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  • eBay for Charity Charity Ribbon News 2009

  • February 17, 2009
  • Raise Money to Save the Environment this Spring!
  • Throughout March and April, eBay for Charity External Link is shining a Spotlight on the Environment and we want your organization to get involved.
  • Spotlight on the Environment External Link is an online event to raise funds and awareness for organizations that are saving the environment. If your nonprofit supports this cause through research, education or advocacy, we would like to shine our spotlight on you.
  • Why participate?

  • Your nonprofit can benefit in several key ways by joining Spotlight on the Environment:
  • Enjoy Extra Visibility
    Starting March 1st, your organization’s name will be featured on a special list of participating nonprofits at http://www.ebay.com/environment External Link.
  • Receive Donations
    Raise funds around the clock! Every time a listing that benefits your organization sells, you get a donation. Supporters can also make immediate donations to your cause via PayPal through our latest feature, Donate Now. It’s that easy.
  • Attract New Donors
    eBay has 86 million active users, all of whom could be potential donors. Every listing that benefits your nonprofit features your logo and mission statement – the perfect way to spread the word about your work and engage new supporters.
  • Sign Up Now!

    To join Spotlight on the Environment, sign up by February 28th, 2009. Space is limited, so join now!
  • How to Ensure Success with Spotlight on the Environment

    Rally your Community
    Let your community know about your involvement in Spotlight on the Environment and encourage them to buy, sell or donate on your behalf.
  • Use our free marketing tools
  • Add a weblink on your homepage to drive traffic to the campaign and your About My Nonprofit page 
  • Use email signatures to notify anyone you communicate with about your involvement.
  • Publish our pre-made article in your next newsletter or email blast to motivate your community
  • If you’re doing any other promotion or campaigns around Earth Day, include your involvement in Spotlight on the Environment as another great way for people to support your cause.
  • Sell!
    If your organization has not sold on eBay, there is absolutely no better time to get started. Earth Day is right around the corner and this is the perfect opportunity for you to raise the profile of your organization. You can list items External Link such as your organization’s merchandise, books, and tickets to your events.
  • And don’t forget – the eBay for Charity Fee Credit External Link makes it essentially free for your nonprofit to sell on eBay.
  • Learn More

  • Join our free eBay for Charity 101 call. A member of our Community Care team will show you step-by-step how to successfully fundraise with eBay. eBay for Charity conference calls are every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12pm EST. Sign up for a call.
  • Got Plans?

  • Let us know if you’re doing anything cool around Earth Day to promote your cause - we’re always happy to Share Your News and ideas with other nonprofits.

Share Your Story

  • Nonprofits, how is eBay for Charity helping your organization accomplish its mission? Tell us and we’ll share your success with others. Submit Story

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