i=Change businesses commit a donation from every sale, and you get to choose where it goes! You can add your own donation if you wish. One charity project is always chosen on the i=Change platform, so the donation is always sent.
i=Change businesses commit a donation from every sale, and customers get to choose where it goes! Customers can add their own donation if they wish. One charity project is always chosen on the i=Change platform, so the donation is always sent to one project. Our APIs provide access to live counters, and numerous tools enable you to receive a marketing return on your commitment to giving back. Contact us with any questions
Yes, i=Change is entirely free to use for the customer. We forward 100% retailer’s donations to the chosen charities. If you choose to add to the retailer’s donation, only credit card fees are deducted. i=Change does not deduct any fees from donations.
Yes, if you choose to add to the retailer’s donation, your donation is processed by National Australia Bank’s industry-leading Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, to ensure the security of your transaction.
This is really interesting… We do not guarantee donations go entirely to fund the charity projects you’ve selected, and we believe this is important. We give our partners the flexibility to also spend these funds on related projects, as needs arise in the communities they serve.
This actually creates the greatest impact. It allows these charities to respond to the immediate needs of people, and use their expertise to direct resources to be as effective as possible.
That said – donations are not sent as general ‘unrestricted funding’. Funds raised must be spent on the featured projects you have chosen, or on related projects when necessary.
i=Change is designed to complement your not-for-profit’s existing fundraising activities. We’ve created a simple yet highly innovative platform that raises new and sustainable funds, and also offers your supporters a new way to fund raise for you – by shopping i=Change retail partners.
We’re growing our partnership base of NGO’s slowly and with significant due diligence. Feel free to contact us and let us know about your work.
How does my charity receive its donations from retailers?
Yes, there’s an initial set-up cost to customise and integrate your i=Change platform into your site. Once live – additional to each donation you make – we charge a small, separate transaction fee so we can forward 100% of donations.
We can work with you to choose projects you’re passionate about and resonate with your customers, team and business.
We’ve also a list of life-changing projects run by organisations we know are doing great work. They’ve passed a comprehensive due diligence process and – as much as possible – we’ve visited their work in the field to understand their methodology and commitment to best-practice community development. We can highly recommend the quality of their development work.
Yes, donations made to a charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status are deductible for your businesses. i=Change will provide you with a tax deductible remittance every 90 days, showing 100% of your donations sent to your charity partners.