Fundraising is at the heart of Encore’s mission:
From its start more than 11 years ago, Encore has made it a point to work with local non-profits. Here are just a few of our fundraising partners:
- Ann Arbor Kiwanis
- Ann Arbor Thrift Shop
- PTO Thrift Shop
- Recycle Ann Arbor ReUse Center
- Rudolf Steiner School
- Clonlara School
- St. Vincent de Paul
Put the fun back in fundraising with Encore.
Encore offers two extremely simple way to raise funds for your school, church, synagogue, service group, or other non-profit organization
Simply register your non-profit organization with Encore to qualify for our discounted fundraising fee structure. Then, ask your network of members and supporters to drop by our store with items to sell on eBay. Be sure to have them specify your organization as the recipient of the funds. Each time an item sells, we’ll send your organization a check.
Drop-Off Fundraising Drive
For even more impact, let Encore help you organize and run a Drop-Off Drive at your location. We will provide the flyers and donation forms for you to use, as well as a drop-off box to collect the donated items. Your members bring items that we accept for sale on eBay to your location, fill out a donation form, and leave the items in the drop-off box. We’ll come to your location periodically to pick up the items, then we’ll list them on eBay. Each time an item sells, we’ll send your organization a check–and we’ll also e-mail the donor with the amount that their item sold for.
The benefits of fundraising with Encore: Raise funds from outside your organization. There is no need for your members and supporters (and their friends and family) to buy anything. You’re raising money from outside your organization, rather than from within.
Higher sales. Because millions of people worldwide shop on eBay every day, items sold through Encore typically sell for much more than they would at a community rummage sale or benefit auction.
More profits. Encore is dedicated to helping not-for-profits raise funds more efficiently. With Encore’s competitive commission structure, 65-75% of all proceeds raised go directly to your organization (vs. 20-50% for most fundraiser programs).
Less hassle. Unlike most fundraising programs, with Encore there’s no money to handle, no orders to take, no products to deliver.
Donor friendly. An Encore fundraiser gives your supporters a chance to clean out their closets for a good cause. Plus, each donor receives a link to their listing, so they can track their item’s final sale value for their records.
eBay Giving Works is the dedicated program for charity listings where you can buy items to support nonprofit organizations. We encourage you to register your nonprofit to take advantage of rebates on eBay fees for your listings