Giving at Checkout
If you decide that point-of-sale donations are a good fit for your giving strategy, follow these steps to do it right.
- Vet the organization. Find a quiet moment in line or between shopping trips to quickly search the organization associated with the campaign on Charity Navigator and take any other steps you need to feel confident in your giving. Remember that point-of-sale campaigns are usually designed to appear in your routine, so you will have many chances to engage.
- Give. Once you have decided that a campaign is worth supporting, select an appropriate donation amount for your budget each time you are invited to give, which may include declining to give.
- Keep your receipts. If you want to claim a charitable tax deduction, your receipt will include your donation and can be used when filing your taxes. In 2021, even those who do not itemize may be eligible for a limited charitable tax deduction.
- AmazonSmile runs year-round, and functions as a site of its own. All you have to do to get started is visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and choose one of the company’s spotlight charities or choose your favorite 501(c)(3) public charitable organization to support. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases.
Written in collaboration with Matthew Elmore, a Content Writer for DipJar. DipJar is changing the game of fundraising by providing connected devices with an integrated payments platform to enable cashless generosity for engaging, joyful & frictionless donations. The DipJar platform is helping thousands of customers empower new donors and capture more donations.