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  1. Benefits of being in the Buyadate.org Nonprofit Database
  2. Buyadate.org Nonprofit Account and Homepage
  3. Designate which Nonprofit with whom you wish to share
  4. Tips for using the Buyadate.org Nonprofit search bar
  5. Who can register for our Nonprofit Database?
  6. Sign up and Add your Nonprofit to our database
    1. Check for our confirmation email
    2. Creating a password
    3. Email proof of tax deductibility
    4. Notify your accounting department
  7. Buyadate.org nonprofit status verification
  8. Rules and Regulations that govern online fundraising
  9. No shill bidding
  10. Recommend a nonprofit to be added to our database
  11. Featured Nonprofits
  12. Other ways to get involved with the nonprofit sector

Benefits of being in the Buyadate.org Nonprofit Database

A nonprofit organization must register with Buyadate.org to be listed in our database. It's free and doesn't take long to register.

Once you're in our Buyadate.org nonprofit database, you'll have instant access to a wide array of new donor prospects from the Buyadate.org community. Any Buyadate.org member will be able to list a date and contribute any portion of their profits to your organization. There are no costs or fees to be part of the Buyadate.org nonprofit database. So the full amount of profits that any Buyadate.org member decides to share with your organization is the amount that you will receive.

Buyadate.org offers your organization a powerful avenue for raising funds around which you can build annual programs and campaigns. The fundraising potential for any organization is unlimited, and is largely determined by a combination of strategic planning and promotion. Reinvigorate existing supporters and offer a new way for them to contribute to your cause. Nonprofit organizations can use Buyadate.org to fundraise, by asking your donors and supporters to offer a date through Buyadate.org, and select your organization to be the beneficiary of their profits.

Tap into a new source of funding and add to your supporter base. Some organizations have relationships with specific celebrities, who can raise very large profits by auctioning off even a single date, the proceeds of which can go directly to their supported charity.


Buyadate.org Nonprofit Account and Homepage

Nonprofit organizations added to the Buyadate.org database get a password protected nonprofit account. This nonprofit account aggregates a summary of all the listings that benefit your organization, and provides reports on all funds raised through Buyadate.org for your organization.

Each registered nonprofit organization gets a dedicated homepage which allows your organization the ability to increase awareness of your organization and its mission. Your homepage includes: Your logo, contact information, mission statement, and link to your website. You may edit and update your homepage at any time.


Designate which Nonprofit with whom you wish to share

When a Buyadate.org member seller makes a profit, Buyadate.org gets 5%, of which 3% goes to a nonprofit organization of the seller's choosing. Additionally, seller's may choose to share a greater portion of their profits, with any nonprofit organization in our database.


Tips for using the Buyadate.org nonprofit search bar

Explore the world of charitable causes and nonprofit organizations, and the many incredible companies trying to make a positive difference in the world. From our Nonprofit Resources page, search the ever growing Buyadate.org nonprofit database to find a nonprofit or charitable cause that appeals to you. Here are some tips for finding a nonprofit to share with:
- Try our Advanced Search page for additional criteria to refine your search,
- Search for your favorite cause by name, keyword, location, or type of work a nonprofit does.

If you don't see your favorite cause, you can Recommend a Nonprofit. If you are looking for a specific nonprofit/ charity to recommend be added to our database, there are several first class websites which have accumulated extensive databases of nonprofit organizations and charitable causes. Visit either Guidestar.org or Charitynavigator.org, or search by your own methods. Find a charity or nonprofit which you find merits your sharing, and then recommend them. We will then invite them to add a profile, so that you may share profits with them. Or feel free to contact the nonprofit organization / charity on your own, and ask them to visit our site and add their organization to our database (so that they can be recipients of members looking to share with them).


Who can register for our Nonprofit Database?

All nonprofit organizations that can provide proof of tax-deductibility and are in good standing with the IRS are welcome to participate; however, groups involved in the promotion of terrorism, hate, racial intolerance, or illegal activities will be disallowed.

To be included in our nonprofit database, you must certify your organization with Buyadate.org. You will need to provide a working email address, an electronic copy of your logo (jpg or gif format, 50kb maximum), a mission statement, contact information, and your 501(c)(3) letter or other proof of tax-deductibility. Buyadate.org will send you a confirmation email once we have completed the certification process. This may take up to 2 business days. If you're not sure whether your tax-deductible nonprofit can register with Buyadate.org, feel free to Contact Us.


Sign up and Add your Nonprofit to our database

To sign up and add your nonprofit organization to our Buyadate.org nonprofit database, simply click on the Add a Nonprofit to our Database link, located on the Buyadate.org Home page or on our Nonprofit Resources page.

Complete the registration form

To start registering with Buyadate.org, read and approve our Nonprofit User Agreement, as well as our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy agreements.

Then complete the registration form. We suggest getting all of the information that you'll need together before registering. This section offers details on what you'll need and how we'll use it.

Nonprofit name - Must be shorter than 255 characters, including spaces. Enter your name carefully (watch out for typos!) because it is how it will appear on Buyadate.org. Nonprofit names will be listed alphabetically, so you may want to leave "The" and "A" off the front of your name, just to make it easier to find you.

Mission statement - Can't be longer than 512 characters, including spaces (that's about 40 words). Check your spelling carefully.

Keywords - Choose up to five keywords that describe the work you do. Sellers and buyers can search by keyword in addition to name, mission and location to find your organization.

Mission categories - Choose from one to three mission categories that best suit your nonprofit. These categories will help Buyadate.org members find your organization in the nonprofit database.

Website URL - Enter your web address to create a link to your organization's website.

Nonprofit logo - Upload your organization's logo in either .gif, .jpg or .jpeg format. Your logo must also be smaller than 50 kilobytes. For best results, use a color logo with at least 72 dpi (dots per inch) resolution that is at least 150 pixels wide. Logos that are smaller than 150 pixels wide may appear fuzzy or distorted. Vertically-oriented (tall) logos look best when they are no more than 250 pixels high.

EIN - Most nonprofits have an Employer Identification Number (EIN). This is usually the number that appears on your nonprofit's 501(c)(3) letter from the IRS. We use it as an additional way of validating your organization if necessary.

Nonprofit category - Select the categories that best describe your organization's areas of specialty.

Contact information (name, address, phone, fax and email) - Enter this information for the person who will be administering your Buyadate.org nonprofit account on a regular basis. This is the person we'll notify when a listing is posted on your nonprofit organization's behalf, and whom we'll contact if we have questions.

You'll need to be able to check this email account to verify and complete your registration.

General office phone number - We need a main office number in case we can't reach your contact (for example, if your listed contact leaves the organization).

Notification preferences - As a nonprofit organization, you can set your email notifications to 'Notify about dates which benefit our organization' or 'Never notify', and accordingly you will be notified by email. Your notification preferences can be edited at any time by going to your Buyadate.org nonprofit account and clicking on 'Notification Preferences'. You can also utilize your Buyadate.org nonprofit account to view a summary, and details, of all date listings that have benefited your organization.

We take the privacy and security of your personal information very seriously. We use secure socket layer (SSL) to protect your data, and adhere to a strict Privacy Policy.


Check for our confirmation email

After you've submitted the registration form, we'll send you a message to verify that the email address you entered is working and belongs to you. Follow the instructions in this email to confirm your account, and complete the registration process.


Creating a password

Passwords must be at least six (6) characters long. Buyadate.org passwords are case sensitive, and cannot include spaces. You may want to write it down so you can remember it.


Email proof of tax deductibility

Nonprofit organizations must email (with a scanned attachment) proof of your tax-deductible status to verify that your nonprofit can receive donations.


Notify your accounting department

Please inform your accounting department that your organization has registered with Buyadate.org and may be receiving monthly Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs). Informing your Accounting Department in advance will help prevent any confusion when your organization starts receiving profit sharing contributions from Buyadate.org.


Buyadate.org nonprofit status verification

Buyadate.org performs a careful screening to ensure that our standards for participation are met, before admitting an organization to our searchable list of nonprofits. We verify that every organization:
- Is recognized as a tax-deductible entity in good standing with the IRS.
- Does not promote violence, hate, racial intolerance or illegal activities.
- Has not been identified by the United States, European Union or United Nations as involved in or supporting terrorist activities.

We also take steps to ensure that the Buyadate.org nonprofit listing was created by an authorized agent of the organization.

We do not verify how a nonprofit uses funds from Buyadate.org or any other source. When you choose an organization to support, please read their mission statement and use their website links provided on their Buyadate.org listing, to understand how your profit sharing with their organization will be used.

We reserve the right to provide, or refuse to provide, a license to use Buyadate.org to any organization. We also reserve the right to modify our standards and practices for nonprofit verification as we deem necessary.


Rules and Regulations that govern online fundraising

As explained in our Nonprofit User Agreement, Buyadate.org does not act as a licensed fundraiser on behalf of any nonprofit registered on our site. Nonprofits that register with Buyadate.org are responsible for compliance with all laws related to their actions on our site, including certain state laws requiring those that engage in charitable solicitation to register with those states.

Charitable fundraising is a highly regulated area subject to numerous state and federal laws. We recommend that you consult with your legal advisor regarding your activities, to ensure that your organization is complying with all applicable laws. Buyadate.org is not responsible for your liability for failure to comply with these laws.


No shill bidding

Shill bidding is the deliberate placing of bids to artificially raise the price of a date. Shill bidding is not allowed on Buyadate.org, and is in fact illegal in some areas. No organization should ever engage in or encourage shill bidding. Buyadate.org actively watches for shills, and will suspend users it suspects of shill bidding.


Recommend a nonprofit organization to be added to our database

If your favorite nonprofit organization is not on our list, you can recommend that they register with Buyadate.org. To recommend a nonprofit, you'll need to provide:
- An email address for someone at your favorite nonprofit
- Your name
- Your email address

Recommend a Nonprofit now. We will then send an automatic email invitation to the nonprofit on your behalf - it will include your name and email address.

Your recommended nonprofit must sign up with Buyadate.org before you can donate to them. However, recommending a nonprofit does not obligate you to make donations to them. Check back on the site regularly to see if your recommended nonprofit joined Buyadate.org. You can also follow-up with the nonprofit directly to see if they signed up.


Featured Nonprofits

Promotional exposure in the Buyadate.org featured nonprofits sections is a valuable yet limited resource. To learn more about requesting placement, please Contact Us. Being featured can help drive additional traffic to your listings and spread the word about your organization. Because space is limited, we generally feature nonprofit organizations that are holding special date auctions during that time frame.


Other ways to get involved with the nonprofit sector

We encourage member's inner humanitarian to get involved, whenever possible. We include a Great Resources section on our Nonprofit Resources page, to offer additional ways to get involved with the nonprofit world.


Do you still need help?

If after visiting our Help sections and FAQs, you were still unable to find an answer to your questions, then please Contact Us and we will be happy to assist.