Nonprofits: Holiday Season is for Online Partnerships!

Nonprofits: Holiday Season is for Online Partnerships! Asking customers to add a few dollars to their bill befor check out can be a terrific way to raise funds online.

Teaming up with a online vendor during the holiday season is a great way to raise money. Besides for raising money it is also a great way at getting tons of publicity about your nonprofit organization.

Everyone knows that there is no shopping season like the holiday season. Teaming up with a popular online store can become a win-win situation for both vendor and charity. The vendor gets an added value by showing its customers that they are a caring and loving company. In addition, they should look into the possibilities of getting an in-kind receipt for advertising space on their site.

The nonprofit can raise some real money by just being an option button before checkout.

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Below is a story that is written in the Jewish week.com of wonderful cooperation that has generated over 2 million dollars in nonprofit fundraising.

About 45 minutes before a recent El Al flight from Israel landed at JFK Airport, the pilot made a non-flight-related announcement on the public address system. Pointing passengers’ attention to a small envelope stowed in every seat pocket, he said, “Any small change you may have can make an enormous difference in children’s lives.”

The pilot was making a pitch for “Small Change, Big Difference,” a fundraising campaign the Israeli airline conducts on behalf of two Israeli charities – Alut –The Israeli Society for Autistic Children; and the Aleh Foundation, which cares for disabled Israeli adults and children.

The “Small Change, Big Difference” campaign puts El Al in the ranks of several other international and domestic airlines that conduct similar on-board collections. Some of them collect every year for recipients like UNICEF, some of them collect on a limited basis for the victims of diseases or national disasters. Aleh and Alut proposed that El Al initiate the on-board campaign on their behalf; the airline readily agreed, and has maintained its relationship with the two organizations since then.

“The funds raised from the campaign are crucial,” says Elie Klein, an Aleh spokesman

“The funds raised from the campaign are crucial,” says Elie Klein, an Aleh spokesman. “The spare change collected defrays the costs of everything from basic operating expenses to paramedical enrichment programs to extra curricular programming.

“At El Al’s request,” Klein says, “there is no recognition of the program at the Aleh facilities.”

The campaign’s funds most recently helped Alut establish a new rehabilitation daycare center in Modi’in for children with autism.

The campaign’s funds most recently helped Alut establish a new rehabilitation day care center in Modi’in for children with autism. “This year, thanks to the project, Alut expanded its number of after-school social clubs for autistic children throughout the country,” Rachel Rosenman, a spokeswoman for Alut (alut.org), tells The Jewish Week in an email interview. “These clubs provide special activities suited for the autistic children, such as music therapy, animal therapy, yoga, storytelling, etc.”

Alut operates 10 centers around the country for adults with autism; at one, the adults sort and count the funds collected in the campaign and prepare them for deposit in the bank. Aleh cares for more than 650 severely disabled children and young adults at four residential facilities.

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