Doing Just a Little Bit More with Your Handmade Goods this Holiday

toys_3_400Many crafters are eager to do just a little bit more with their handmade goods this holiday season, and have begun donating craft profits to charity. These artists are helping to make a direct impact with their handmade products, and desire appreciation for their generosity.

If you sell your craft projects online, you too can be a part of this growing charity movement. But before you jump to donating your craft sales, there are a few important points you need to be aware of. First, the organization you donate to should be a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. With this certification, you know that all of your contribution goes to the cause you choose, and can be written off on your taxes. You should get some background on the organization, so that you’re sure it’s the right non-profit company for you to support. With so many different charity organizations in the world, it can be hard to decide on just one. If you can’t make up your mind, choose a handful of charities and let your buyers decide which one to support with the purchase.

When you get ready to place the item for sale, be sure to mention that the product is a charity craft in as many different locations as possible. Place it in the item description, the title, or even try organizing a special charity category in your craft shop. You want shoppers to be aware that they have the chance to support a charity organization by buying from you.

In all particularity, not all artists can afford to give away all of their craft revenue, even if it is to a worthy organization or cause. But donating even a portion of sales profit is still beneficial. Shoppers will still be eager to help make an impact, and even little bit helps!

So if you’ve haven’t tried donating your craft profits to charity, give it a go this Christmas. You might just enjoy it so much that it becomes a habit!

Thanks for reading, and remember to buy handmade this holiday season!




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