Last fall Amazon launched AmazonSmile, a program that allows shoppers to choose their favorite nonprofit organization, and then Amazon donates 0.05% of the purchase to the chosen organization. For more information on the program, click here.
For nonprofit organizations with large networks and outreach, this is an easy and low-risk, low time and resource investment way to generate a little extra funding.
Here’s Amazon’s quick guide to getting your nonprofit signed up.
Registering your organization is easy. In order to register and receive donations, you must be an official representative of an eligible organization, and then follow these easy steps:
1. Search for your charitable organization by name or EIN number and then select the organization you represent. Be sure to confirm you are selecting the correct organization, as many charitable organizations have similar names. Start searching here.
2. Create an organization administrator account and accept the AmazonSmile Participation Agreement on behalf of your organization.
3. Verify your email address (it is recommend that you use an email address that is associated with your charitable organization).
4. Submit your organization’s bank account information.
5. Upload a copy of a voided check or bank statement to verify your organization’s bank account information.
Click here to read Amazon’s FAQ for new organizations.
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