GoodSpree is a fundraising platform that enables nonprofits to sell print on demand products such as t-shirts, pillows, towels and more. GoodSpree combines charitable giving with tangible benefits that non-profit supporters love.
What are the big advantages to using merchandise for fundraising?
Selling merchandise allows nonprofits to expand their donor group to a much wider audience than donations alone provide. People love to get something physical for a contribution.
I would like to use my own design. What type of file can I use?
Designs can be sent in .ai, .psd, .eps, or .svg formats. Bit images can also be used but must be larger than 1000 pixels on the longest side with at least 80% of the design taking up the background at 300 dpi. Formats accepted for these are .png or .jpeg.
What types of products are available for GoodSpree to print?
GoodSpree offers a wide variety of apparel and home decor products. For a full list, please see the about section of our website containing a full inventory of products.
How does GoodSpree make money?
GoodSpree shares profits on product sales with nonprofits as follows: 40% Nonprofit Organization * / 60% GoodSpree. Credit card transactions are processed at a special nonprofit rate of 2.2% + 0.30 per transaction by Stripe. The transaction fee is deducted from the organization’s share of the profit. It’s important to note that GoodSpree does not receive a share of the donations. This is is contrast to other platforms, which charge the credit card transaction fee plus ~%5 of the donations.
What is the minimum product price?
The minimum product price is the lowest price for an item. Since GoodSpree sells products on a “name your price” model...
What is Name Your Price?
Name Your Price allows you to choose what you wish to pay for a product. If you care more about an issue, you can support it more.
How much money can I raise?
The amount of money a non-profit can raise is unlimited. The more effort put into a campaign generally the more results that are seen.
Will my organization receive a tax form?
Organizations will be sent a 1099-MISC if they generate $600 or more annually through GoodSpree.
Are purchases made through GoodSpree tax-deductible?
The minimum product price is not tax-deductible. Donation amounts paid over the minimum product price made to registered non-profit organizations 501(c)(3) in good standing with the IRS are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult with your tax advisor or attorney for additional information.
Does GoodSpree send a tax letter to donors?
For charitable donations to a registered 501(3)(c) organization made through the GoodSpree platform, in most cases GoodSpree will email a tax letter to donors. In some cases the letter will come directly from the organization, and in other cases the letter will be provided by GoodSpree and the organization.
Are payments/donations secure?
Yes, payments are 100% secure. Payments are processed through Stripe, the preferred payment provider of thousands of companies.
How are funds distributed to non-profits?
Funds are made available through accounts set up for each nonprofit with WePay or Stripe.
Is there a restriction on what I can raise money for?
A GoodSpree campaign is great for nearly any cause or project your nonprofit wishes to rally around. We do however prohibit campaigns for highly offensive, discriminatory or illegal purposes.
Is there a print minimum?
No. GoodSpree will print and ship any number of items.
How will purchases from GoodSpree appear on a credit card statement?
The name will appear as "GOODSPREE."
Is there a fee to donors for making a contribution?
If you buy a product, you may add a donation without any service fees (a 2.9% payment processing will be charged only to the purchase amount—not the donation).
Can supporters hide their name from public view when making a donation?
During the contribution process supporters may select the option "Make my name anonymous." Selecting the option will hide the supporters name aon the public facing GoodSpree website. However, GoodSpree does share supporter information with the nonprofits being supported.
Can supporters receive a refund?
The portion of payments made for goods such as t-shirts, mugs, etc. are refundable within 30 days of purchase. Any amount deemed donation is not refundable. For refund requests please firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-393-4752.
Who sets the prices for GoodSpree products?
GoodSpree sets the prices for products using internal data optimized to be the best price point for a given product, campaign, and design.
What can I do to help my campaigns succeed?
The key to a successful campaign is regularly sharing your campaign to your network of supporters and potential supporters. Tell the story of your organization and ask for support through emails, regular engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites where your supporters can be found. Be direct, concise, and tell your community why their support matters. GoodSpree can also provide free email content to send to your organization members.
Does GoodSpree accept international payments and ship internationally?
GoodSpree sales and shipping are currently restricted to the United States. We're excited to offer international options in the future.