GETTING THE GOODS TO THOSE IN NEED

Security & Compliance Procedures

Good360 works hard to make sure all donations are used to help those in need, and to meet all specific requirements of its corporate donors.

What can nonprofits do with donations?

Donations must be distributed to the ill, needy, or youth.

What CAN’T nonprofits do?

  • Donations MAY NOT be sold at thrift stores, re-stores, flea markets, yard sales, eBay or other internet sites or selling venues.
  • Donations MAY NOT be bartered or otherwise transferred in exchange for money, property or services.
  • Donations MAY NOT be given to another nonprofit organization or other entity, unless provided written permission by Good360.
  • Donations must be stored and distributed at a business location, and NOT at a personal residence (including a home-based business).
  • Donations MAY NOT be used in conjunction with any fundraising activities, silent auctions, or as prizes.
  • Donations MAY NOT be given to nonprofit board of directors, officers, directors, employees, or volunteers for personal use, reimbursement or as a thank you for their services.
  • Nonprofits MAY NOT recommend or require cash “donations” in direct or indirect exchange for product donations.

If a nonprofit violates any of these restrictions, Good360 may terminate their membership immediately.

Good360 reserves the right at any time to rescind or modify its Donation Acceptance Agreement and/or restrictions on the use/storage of donations.

What happens if donations are misused?

As part of our plan to protect the reputations of both Good360 and its corporate partners, Good360 has a Security Team. This team ensures that all nonprofit organizations adhere to the Donation Acceptance Agreement set forth by Good360.

The Security Team also investigates all allegations of product misuse, including, but not limited to, the resale of products, and the inappropriate distribution of product to nonprofit staff, volunteers, or the general public. If allegations are investigated and found to be valid, the organization may be terminated from all Good360 programs.

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING

We need your help! If you see a nonprofit that is potentially misusing Good360 donations or violating any of these restrictions, let us know.

  • That nonprofit may not realize they’re breaking the rules OR
  • They may be willfully violating Good360’s terms and conditions.

That hurts Good360 and all the nonprofits that benefit through its generous corporate donations.

Where can donations be stored?

Donated Goods must be shipped to, stored at, and distributed from, a commercial or business location and NOT a personal residence.

What if donations aren’t distributed immediately?

Donations that are not distributed immediately must be stored at a commercial storage facility. Donations cannot be stored at a residence, even if the organization is based out of a residence. If an organization does not have a commercial address, they may secure a self-storage unit in the organization’s name, or space may be donated from another commercial establishment within their community. Proof of either must be provided to, and approved, by Good360.

What is the Donation Distribution Agreement?

Each organization that registers with Good360 commits to the terms of the Donation Acceptance Agreement. Before registering, your organization should read the Donation Acceptance Agreement carefully and keep a copy on file for all new staff/volunteers to read. read the Donation Acceptance Agreement carefully and keep a copy on file for all new staff/ volunteers to read.

What records are required by Good360?

Each organization must maintain adequate books and records of all product donations received through Good360 and the distribution of those products. This information should be available to Good360 staff upon request. Records should include, but are not limited to, accurate records of any individual recipients of donated products and exact names and quantities of donated goods received by those individual recipients.

What if the nonprofit is working in a disaster?

Excepted from the Good360 Records requirement are organizations working in disaster relief. If an organization is registered through Good360 for, and working in, a disaster zone, they are encouraged (but not required) to maintain accurate records of individual recipients.

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More than 99 percent of funds are used for program services.

About Good360

Good360 is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit that works with companies, charities and individuals to make the business of giving simpler, more efficient and more effective. The Alexandria, Virginia-based organization was created in 1983 to help companies donate inventory to charitable organizations. Today, Good360 is changing the face of philanthropy by creating a Circle of Good that allows companies, nonprofits and individuals to work together to do more social good together through product giving.

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