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Give back with *new* verified contribution badge

Over the course of Teespring history, sellers have donated over $4,000,000 to fundraisers, relief efforts, charities, and movements worldwide. Our community of users possesses a unique opportunity to turn good ideas into powerful businesses and brands—and many have chosen to share some of the fruits of their labors back to causes close to their hearts.

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Any listings that donate a portion of their profits will feature a verified contribution badge. This badge reassures buyers their purchase will benefit the indicated charity. Conversion rates for verified listings are 45% higher than non-verified fundraising listings.

How to donate profits to charity with Teespring

If you would like to add a charity donation to your listing, please contact sellers@teespring.com with the following information once you’ve created the listing:

  • Listing URL
  • Name of the charitable organization
  • Official website of charitable organization
  • Percentage of profit to donate – you can donate anywhere from 10% to 100% of your profits to the charity of your choice

Please keep in mind only verified and certified non-profit organizations are eligible to be the recipient of the “Verified Charity Contribution” badge. In the US, qualified 501c3 charity groups or non-profit organization can be considered for the badge.

Tip: When promoting your listing, be sure to let potential buyers know that a portion of your profits will directly support the cause of your choice. Sellers like Beau Bergeron and Matt Rudinksi found that their charitable listings went viral by simply mentioning where they intended to donate the profits.  

Hovering over the badge reveals the charity and percent being donated.

 

Things to note

  • Each listing’s estimated profits will reflect the amount you’ll take home, minus the amount that will be sent directly to charity.
  • You will have both the option to view listing-specific donation amounts, as well as an all-time donation amount. This number will also include any funds raised from verified donation listings you’ve run in the past!
  • The verified donation badge is available for US-based charities only. US-based charities will receive funds in the form of a check processed through bill.com.
  • Once your listing’s print cycle ends, you will be able to cash out your profit as usual. Your donation will be sent automatically to the charity you’ve chosen.

 

Tax implications

Please note that Teespring simply facilitates the processing of the donated profits to the intended charitable organizations.  As such, Teespring is required by the United States Internal Revenue Service to report donated profits on the creators’ annual Form 1099.

For more information about filing taxes in the US, please see “Filing Taxes (US)”.

 

 

7 responses to “Give back with *new* verified contribution badge

  1. Avatar Dan says:

    How do you edit a current campaign and add charity donations?

    1. Kate Shoaf Kate Shoaf says:

      Hey Dan! You can reach out to campaigns@teespring.com for help with this.

  2. Avatar Charles says:

    To set up donations with this button feature does it have to be with a charity listed in your database? I would like to set up donations to go to a relief charity affiliated with the Consulate of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for Caribbean islands affected by the recent hurricanes.

    1. Kate Shoaf Kate Shoaf says:

      Hey Charles – this looks like what you’re looking for:https://community.teespring.com/answers/how-to-donate-profits-to-charity/

  3. Avatar Imtiaz Hussain says:

    I have only visited to this organization for two days but I feel they all are helpful and try to help the needy. God bless them

  4. Avatar Lucy says:

    Do you need to have gotten profits before doing this- or can you donate to charity on start up?

    1. Kate Shoaf Kate Shoaf says:

      Hey Lucy – anyone can set up a charity listing from the get-go. Learn more: https://community.teespring.com/answers/how-to-donate-profits-to-charity/

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