Introducing www.iKokua.com: an online classified ad site that the seller can donate the proceeds directly to charity. You can also find us on Facebook, @iKokua. There is no cost to the nonprofit other than their normal process for substantiating donations!
Nonprofits are deeply valued in our community, but too often scramble for ways to keep lights on and programs up. Many people like the idea of donating to nonprofits, but may be unfamiliar with philanthropy or short on cash. iKokua bridges these things with a solution that funnels money to nonprofits while giving donors an easy way to support them.
How it works:
· Sellers post tangible goods on www.iKokua.com to be sold in a virtual auction, choosing a local nonprofit to benefit from the sale.
· Buyers browse, shop and make purchases in this online environment.
· After the auction, sellers and buyers make arrangements between themselves to convey items purchased. Items that don’t sell remain with sellers, or can be reposted later. iKokua emails sellers verification of their donations (considered in-kind) for IRS tax deductions.
· Nonprofits benefit at no cost to themselves. iKokua forwards 95 percent of sale proceeds to them, while keeping just 5 percent for handling and processing.
iKokua auctions are fun, meaningful, and provide a new, seamless way for nonprofits to fundraise – and friendraise – in the community.