Nextdoor launches Sell for Good for easy donations to local nonprofits – TipsClear
NexDetoor is launching a new facility called Cell for Good, which allows selling items on neighborhood-focused social networks and donating proceeds to local nonprofits.
CEO Sarah Fryer said that since the pandemic began, conversations about donations have increased 7 times on Nexadur .
“Communities are hurting,” Fryer said. “People are looking to donate, but things are closed at Goodwill and so on.”
At the same time, nonprofits are struggling. Pointing to a recent survey by the nonprofit Finance Fund, he explained, “A lot of them depend on personal events – the races you can do, the book drive they always have, all that.” dried off.”
One way to support those nonprofits is to sell goods on the For Sale and Free section of NexDoor (probably the same stuff you were planning to give to Goodwill) and then donate the money from the sale. In fact, product manager Rath Angold said that users are already doing this – for example, someone in Berkeley raised thousands of dollars for a local animal shelter by selling homemade masks.
So Cell for Good is designed to make this process as simple as possible. Nextoor has partnered with the PayPal Giving Fund to support nonprofits in various cities, including A Better Chicago, La Voice, New York Cars, Operation HOPE, Spark, The Hidden Genius Project and the ViBe Theater Experience.
Sellers can choose which organizations to support, then their sales will be recognized as a donation. After an item is purchased, the seller can approve the donation and they will receive a receipt for their tax-deductible contribution.
And while the feature currently donates full sales proceeds (minus the “specific paypal processing fees”), Angold said his team is working on giving vendors the ability to donate even a small portion.
Good for Sale is currently available to all Nextdoor users in the United States.