Hi eBay Giving Works community!
I wanted to let you know I’ve removed a couple posts from this board. There was some very old or misinformation appearing, and it was leading to a lot of confusion. We’ve made some great improvements to the MissionFish deduction recently, and awhile back, decreased the minimum donation. I wanted to ensure everyone had the accurate information about those items specifically.
First off, we’ve drastically lowered the deduction MissionFish will keep from a donation made through the program. This change went in effect for any donation collected on or after January 1st, 2012. MissionFish will never keep more than 5% of any donation they handle, and sometimes they will keep less. Please remember this is a deduction taken from the donation you give - it is not an additional fee charged for donating on eBay. Here is the donation deduction breakdown:
- Nonprofit Direct Selling: MissionFish does not handle the donation when a nonprofit sells on eBay so there is no deduction
- Community Selling: 5% deduction
- Give@Checkout: 5% deduction
- Donate Now: 3.75% deduction
Please remember, MissionFish keeps this small deduction from each donation to help offset the costs of processing millions of transactions a year, including the staff, legal and financial infrastructure that makes it possible.
Second, I wanted to remind you that there is a minimum donation requirement of $1 or 10% (whichever is greater). This is the minimum donation required per listing. This policy is in place to ensure a meaningful gift is passed on to the nonprofit organization. The amount donated needs to exceed the cost it would take MissionFish to process the gift.
Lastly, in case you haven’t already heard, 2011 was a record year for the eBay Giving Works program. You guys generated $63 million in donations!! Please take the time to watch this short video highlighting some of the ways this was achieved.
As usual, the eBay Giving Works and MissionFish team has been humbled by your generosity. Thanks for making 2011 so successful! We are off to a great start and look forward to seeing what the rest of 2012 has in store!