For the second year running, eBay for Charity has announced the reopening of its Charity Connect programme, a free course which offers charity retailers, of all sizes and experience on eBay, training to boost online revenues. The programme, which will help digitally upskill charities in order to increase their fundraising, runs for six months from September.
Following the programme’s huge success last year, eBay for Charity hopes to help even more charities raise unrestricted funds following what has been a difficult 17 months for the sector. Alumni from last year’s programme have spoken of the positive impact the training has had on their fundraising with Selina Taylor, Retail Gift Aid Officer from Marie Curie saying, “I would tell any charity considering taking part in the training that it’s definitely something small teams should be dedicating their time to. It’s just an hour every week but you will notice an uplift in your sales almost immediately and you’ll be really surprised at how much you can learn from it.’’
‘’Charity Connect has really given us the confidence to invest more money into our eBay operations. As we’ve seen the amazing results come through and our sales increasing all the time, we’ve now got the reassurance to pursue virtual avenues more confidently going forward.’’
From Marie Curie finishing the year with double the revenue they had taken in previous years to small charity Daisy Chain setting up on eBay for the very first time, the Charity Connect programme has benefitted hundreds of charities in boosting their overall fundraising through tools and advice from dedicated trainers.
Charities who secure a place on the programme will receive tailored training through virtual 1:1 and group support sessions, webinars, e-learning materials and dedicated support on customer service and promotional support. Charities can submit an application for the programme here. Applications close 15 August at 23.59.