27 Aug How Good360 Helps Every Nonprofit Do More
The nonprofit sector in America is dominated by a handful of huge organizations with names like the Salvation Army and the United Way, while many, many more local, community-based outfits make up the long tail.
In fact, the vast majority of nonprofits (66.3%) are grassroots organizations with annual budgets of less than $1 million, according to data from Guidestar. For every nonprofit with revenues in the billions of dollars, there are tens of thousands of smaller organizations.
At Good360, we interact with nonprofits of all sizes. But our unique philanthropic model is especially beneficial to organizations that really need to make their budgets stretch to make the greatest impact.
For more than three decades, our focus has been on developing partnerships with corporate donors that can offer surplus inventory and need a frictionless solution to get these goods directly into the hands of qualified and pre-vetted charities, especially ones that don’t have the resources of a large, well-known nonprofit.
In turn, these product donations help nonprofit organizations do more for the communities that they’re serving. It’s a win-win-win phenomenon that we call the Circle of Good, and the “special sauce” behind our mission to transform lives and help those in need.
It’s also why your organization should consider registering with Good360 and joining our network of more than 90,000 nonprofits and charities. Here are some of the biggest benefits you can expect to enjoy as a nonprofit member of Good360:
Save more, do more
Because of our decades-long logistics expertise, shipping efficiencies and established relationships with socially responsible corporate partners, we are able to source product donations and deliver them to your doorstep for pennies on the dollar. As a nonprofit member, you only pay a nominal administrative fee to help defray the cost of collecting, configuring and shipping the donations to you.
By joining Good360 and accessing our donations, nonprofits are able to save a lot of money and direct more funds to helping constituents, improving programs and, ultimately, growing their impact. For a nonprofit that is watching every penny, this ability to do more within your existing budget is one of the biggest benefits we can offer.
Get easy access to a huge variety of goods
For most local or regional nonprofits, you’ll likely find that it’s difficult to deal directly with a large brand in order to obtain product donations. Many companies simply don’t have the resources to respond to every charity asking for donations and properly vet their qualifications and programs. Even if you’re able to get in-kind donations, expect to jump through a lot of corporate red tape.
Good360 makes the giving process simple for companies that are seeking to donate excess product. As a result, our nonprofit members benefit by being able to easily access a huge variety of donations, including school and office supplies, toys, home goods, appliances, apparel, furniture, building materials, hardware, and computers. Many of these items from top brands such as Disney, Nike, Timberland, American Eagle, Tempur-Pedic, Hasbro, Mattel and other leading consumer companies would be hard for individual nonprofits to obtain on their own or at any scale.
Participate in one or more programs that best fit your needs
Good30 offers a number of different and flexible ways for nonprofits to obtain donations, depending on your size and needs. You can request as little as a carton of product or an entire truckload. At any time, our current assortment of available donated goods is available online. For larger nonprofits, our Direct Truckload program allows you to take delivery of a semi-truck worth of donations like home goods, apparel, toys and personal care.
Meanwhile, our Retail Match Program gives nonprofit organizations the opportunity to pick up donations directly from local businesses. These are typically locations of large national retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond and Walmart.
Lastly, nonprofit organizations can also visit one of our Community Redistribution Partners (CRPs) that are strategically located throughout the country. Our CRPs typically operate a large warehouse where member nonprofits in their area can go and pick up product donations to help serve their communities better.
Help the most vulnerable recover from a disaster
Much of Good360’s work is focused on bringing in critically needed goods to help impacted communities recover from major disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes. In 2019 alone, we responded to 19 major catastrophes. In 2020, we have distributed more than $135 million worth of donated products to help people affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
If your nonprofit organization provides any kind of disaster relief, joining Good360 can help get you access to supplies and goods that can greatly benefit your community in times of crisis — and over the long-term as they recover and rebuild.
Join Good360 today
At Good360, we know that not every nonprofit can rely on millions of dollars of donations each year. That’s why we focus on getting these smaller organizations access to donated products that would be difficult for them to obtain on their own
Register with Good360 now to start improving your programs and growing your impact immediately.