Commercial Fundraiser's Solicitation Comments
Fundraisers Comments Regarding Solicitation Report
In Fiscal Year 2015, CharityUSA and The GreaterGood Network of websites generated a
total of $4,302,261 for charity. The total amount of contributions received by
CharityUSA.com, LLC from the public in FY 2015 was $2,061,918; 100% was given to
charity. The remaining $2,240,344 generated for charity in FY 2015 was from sales of
products and advertising.
The GreaterGood Network of websites, owned and operated by CharityUSA, LLC offers
the public three unique ways to generate money for charity:
With each daily click on our network of websites, visitors are shown sponsor advertising.
We give one hundred percent (l00%) of the collected advertising fees from sponsor
advertising to charity through the non-profit, tax-exempt organization GreaterGood.org.
No fees are taken out of the charitable payments for administrative costs.
Supporters can also contribute directly to charity by purchasing Gifts That Give More
through our store. These direct donations contribute 100% of the amount paid by donors
to specific charitable programs throughout the world. Again, no fees are taken out of the
charitable payments for administrative costs.
Supporters can also contribute to charity by purchasing product from our store, including
jewelry, apparel and gifts. We pay our charity partners 3-30% of the purchase price of
every item sold in our store. The remaining funds generated through the sale of
merchandise support the day-to-day operations of CharityUSA, including the original
purchase of goods to be sold.
CharityUSA.com, LLC is also one of the largest US importers of fair-trade, artisan
products made by rural women from areas of conflict and poverty. We sell products from
more than 40 countries and work with charity partners to directly import custom jewelry
and other products from artisan cooperatives all over the world. We believe we have a
responsibility to provide support for local economies and trade, in addition to aid. In
2015, buyers from CharityUSA.com LLC visited Guatemala, Peru, Argentina, Columbia,
Mexico, Uganda, Haiti, Germany, China, India, and Nepal, in addition to
sourcing product made in the United States. We are a mission-driven company, and it is
our belief that selling artisan products made by rural women is one of the most important
things we can to do reduce intergenerational poverty, and has been correlated with
improved education for children, reduced incidence of disease, and increased family and