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The Mighty Good Things Foundation (or "Mighty Good Things") is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our mission is to promote and increase charitable giving by making it easy for people to donate household items to support any cause they're passionate about.
We recommend reading through the Donor Q&A and making a donation to your organization, to get a feel for how Mighty Good Things works. To summarize:
You don't have to do anything, sign anything, or file anything with the state. Anyone can donate items to Mighty Good Things to benefit any eligible charity or charitable cause they want, including yours, today.
We handle ALL the logistics to receive and resell donated goods, and we handle ALL communications, support and and tax receipts related to donations. There is zero administrative burden on your team. You won't see or touch any of the donated goods, and you'll receive 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of donated items.
Absolutely. You can solicit donations via emails, Facebook posts, Tweets, a "Donate" button on your website and any other communications you like, directing your supporters to a dedicated fundraising page for your organization.
A dedicated fundraising page is a branded landing page for your organization that greets donors with your logo and messaging and introduces Mighty Good Things as a fundraising facilitator. When your supporters visit your fundraising page, they bypass the typical nonprofit selection step and can start a donation to your organization with a single click.
You can direct donors to your fundraising page from emails, Facebook posts, Tweets, your website and any other communications you like. Here's a sample fundraising page for a fictional charity.
Donation receipts will come from Mighty Good Things Foundation.
Donor names and emails will be shared with your organization, unless they specifically request to remain anonymous.
At the moment, donors are not included in the play-by-play once items are donated. The motivation behind that practice is that we're not yet equipped to pair transparency with accountability and agency. We believe donors who don't want to be involved in the resale process shouldn't have to be, and donors who do want to be involved need to be able to constructively assist in the resale process to add value.
Physical checks are sent monthly to all organizations that should receive net proceeds of $20 or more.
We will be moving to PayPal distributions in Q3 2018 to eliminate paper waste.
Your fundraising dashboard provides basic reporting, showing donor traffic, registrations, donations, and net proceeds. We're actively working on additional reporting, and would love to hear from you to know what data, reports, and metrics are most valuable to your organization!
Yes, but there are is a risk of donor and staff confusion regarding the treatment, ownership and responsibility for processing donated items and providing donation receipts.
Please reach out to us if you'd like to pursue a donation drive at your facility, as we're presently testing tablet-friendly, streamlined donation flows so you can set up a "kiosk" at your facility and/or equip mobile volunteers to pickup donations.