With the holiday season just around the corner, many companies are ratcheting up their internal messaging regarding employee donations. If you are a start-up or small business, however, the choices to help facilitate these efforts are almost non-existent.
Some of the larger donation portal companies in the space charge anything from $15K - $40K for a corporate license even if all you get is an off-the-shelf web portal with a branded domain URL. Practically anything given away for free targets non-profits looking for donors.
Where do the entrepreneurs and bootstrapped companies turn if they want to offer employees a method to donate while at the same time build a platform for corporate social responsibility? Donation website InstaGive offers a solution. For a mere $20 set-up fee, you can get an all-inclusive donation website complete with local and national charities and a straightforward online payment system. Similar to PayPal, InstaGive grabs a small % of each donation but asks no fees from businesses.
After registration, a pre-built website is launched allowing you to edit several elements. While it is not the same as a truly branded donation site, it works great for small business purposes. For sections you don’t need, you can simply enter in a few lines explaining the corporate philosophy. Good news is over time as your social responsibility efforts broaden, you can edit these sections at any time. The price doesn’t change and there are no gotchas down the road.
Most companies see the value of encouraging employee giving as part of their culture and brand. Thanks to the InstaGive platform, connecting small business charity with non-profit entities is painless and feels good.