Online Auctions for Nonprofits

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.



Warren Buffet Trip

On  Thursday, March 26, some of our students and faculty  were invited to spend a day with Warren Buffet.   Please click the image below to launch an online album which shares their experiences.  The journal was written by Christopher Savino, a Junior Accounting major.  Pictures were contributed by several participants.


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A Taste of Hawk Hill launches SJU Online Store Venture

Saint Joseph’s University recently licensed, on a subscription basis, Touchnet Marketplace software to develop online stores . One of the major benefits of MarketPlace is that stores can be developed without I.T. programming support, so users can independently manage and control their sites.  Universities are using MarketPlace to:

  • Register and pay for conferences, camps, Study Abroad programs, etc.
  • Sell tickets to events
  • Sell University products and services
  • Promote and register for alumni events;  support alumni giving
  • Register and pay for career services events
  • Register and pay for professional development courses

The Marketplace platform integrates directly with Banner, so that payments made through it will go to selected department budget lines.  Each area of campus has a designated Marketplace manager to develop stores for that division.  Peggy Allen ( is the Market Place Merchant Manager for HSB.  Please contact her for any requests.

The first Marketplace site launched for SJU is A Taste of Hawk Hill site.  Please visit this site to see what the platform offers.  And, while  there, be sure to purchase a ticket for the event!