If you are exploring ways to conduct an online auction to benefit a nonprofit entity, consider using MissionFish. Fran DiSanti and Jeff Bachovchin directed us to this site when the Executive Food Marketing Program was looking for this kind of platform for their annual Taste of Hawk Hill event. Once an account is established with MissionFish (proper documentation identifying your institution as a non-profit entity will be required), the account can be linked with eBay to become part of the eBay Giving Works program. This program allows sellers to give proceeds from their sales to a favorite nonprofit, and helps nonprofits raise funds by selling on eBay. Nonprofits can also receive donations from eBay users through the Donate Now feature, which lets anyone with a PayPal account donate to nonprofits right away –without buying or selling anything.
The Executive Food Marketing Program is considering using this resource for next year’s Taste of Hawk Hill event. To see what a sample site looks like, please click here. Peggy Allen and Jeannine Shantz are available to assist in setting up a MissionFish site.