Nonprofitnewsfeed.com summary of the week.
This Giving Tuesday Eve, Beware of Scams!
On this day before Giving Tuesday, consumers are being asked to be on the lookout for scams. The Better Business Bureau has published a guide to making informed decisions about donating. Nonprofits should make this process easy for prospective donors by being transparent, proving credibility, and making donation gateways safe, secure, and easy to navigate. If your organization has a seal of approval for a major charity rating organization, making that easy to ascertain can be a big step towards making donors feel secure about donating to your cause.
Supply Chain Disrupting Toy Donations Going Into Holiday Rush
In Minnesota, global supply chain issues are disrupting the delivery and donation of toys this holiday season, according to the Star Tribune. The pandemic economy has spurred vulnerabilities in the supply of toys and other essential goods, while pushing the price of staple food items like meat sky high. PRISM, a nonprofit in the Twin Cities, is preparing for delivery issues by beginning their toy drive early, as is the local chapter of the Salvation Army. Due to increased shipping costs and labor shortages, amid surging demand, nonprofits are bracing for what will be another whirlwind end-of-year for nonprofits that provide physical goods to folks this holiday season.