Raise Money for Your Nonprofit on the Travel You Already Do
by Michael Barnes
All nonprofits are looking for ways to raise more money for their cause. Many of the ways they raise money are arduous, time consuming, and costly. Think of grant writing, events, or galas. Some are much easier like Kroger or Amazon Smiles. However, the easier methods typically yield fewer funds.
I recently came across a simple method to raise money for your nonprofit that is as easy as Amazon or Kroger but pays more back and I wanted to share it with you.
TravelingToGive is an organization that lets you earn money back on travel. You can earn money back when you, your board, your visitors, or your supporters travel. Best of all, it’s super easy to do.
If you use Kayak.com or a similar site to book your travel, TravelingToGive will match those prices with a 110% price match guarantee.
TravelingToGive will work with you to set up a private space where people can arrange the travel and make sure they money gets to your organization. They can handle all the work and you just give your supporters a link, or you can set up with “widget” on your webpage. Your choice.
In either case, your supporters go to the page, make their travel arrangements, and a portion of the funds are returned to your organization.
It’s as simple as that.
The only change needed, is that the travel arrangements are made through your website rather than Kayak.com, Priceline.com, etc. They get the same prices on your site and your organization gets some of the money donated to you.
It’s as simple as the Kroger and Amazon give-back programs.