At eBay Inc., our approach to charitable giving is grounded in what we do best – technology-enabled commerce. By way of PayPal, eBay and the rest of our global portfolio, we’re pioneering new giving solutions that take advantage of each business’s unique assets to rally our customers in support of charitable causes. Through our people, technology and scale, we foster powerful connections, resulting in new and enduring sources of support for causes around the world. For example, following Typhoon Haiyan, we launched a fundraising campaign and used PayPal and eBay giving programs to enable our global community to raise over $23 million in the first 30 days after the storm. Check out this interactive data visualization to learn more about it. And as we jointly work to drive the next generation of commerce, we’re committed to building a worldwide network for good that inspires and enables everyone – whether individuals, nonprofits or global brands – to take action.
The Impact of Our Powering Giving Efforts in 2013
Our platforms and technologies are used by millions of people around the world. This represents an incredible opportunity to increase the volume and scale of philanthropic behavior by giving people easy ways to connect with – and give to – their favorite causes as they go about their daily lives. We're embedding charitable giving opportunities into commerce experiences across our portfolio so that we can harness the promise for shared value held by the intersection of cause and commerce.
Raising Funds & Changing Lives
Long-time eBay seller Danna Crawford describes how eBay Giving Works makes it easy to give.
eBay Inc. is driving the future of commerce through cutting-edge technologies that revolutionize the way people shop and pay. In addition to giving nonprofits access to our networks of potential donors, we’re committed to extending our business capabilities to charitable organizations to help them grow and thrive.
Fundraising on eBay: Bright Pink
Lindsay Avnar, Founder and Executive Director of Bright Pink, talks about the organization’s efforts to raise awareness and support for the fight against breast cancer.
We’ve seen the positive impact our charitable programs can have on our business, our customers and society. By extending our capabilities and platforms to others – brands, celebrities, and fundraising platforms – we believe we can create a multiplying effect on the good that can be done.
The Power of One Lunch
Warren Buffett talks about his 15-year partnership with GLIDE, the organization for which he auctions a lunch with himself on eBay. To-date, the partnership has raised over $16 million.