CSB
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Finance, Social Innovation

Ebay Acquires MissionFish


Thursday, 5th May 2011 at 11:15 am
Staff Reporter
The popular online auction website, eBay, has acquired MissionFish, the Not for Profit behind eBay's Giving Works program.

Thursday, 5th May 2011
at 11:15 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Ebay Acquires MissionFish
Thursday, 5th May 2011 at 11:15 am

The popular online auction website, eBay, has acquired MissionFish, the Not for Profit behind eBay's Giving Works program.

MissionFish has been acquired by eBay from the Points of Light Institute.

Sean Milliken, Founder of MissionFish says the organisation has powered eBay Giving Works for the past eight years, breaking new ground in philanthropy and raising almost $250 million for U.S. and UK Not for Profits.

Milliken says by bringing the team and the technology inside the eBay family, they will be able to grow their impact for the Not for profit sector even faster.

He says the move is a strong endorsement by eBay of their program and of the idea that a global company can deliver a dramatic social impact through their products and properties.

He says in addition to bringing their seasoned social entrepreneurs in-house, eBay is investing their money, their people and their brainpower into their mission.

Initially Mission Fish will continue to work with Points of Light to process and deliver U.S. donations but eventually a new Not for Profit staffed by members of the MissionFish team, will be responsible for donation handling.

The eBay Giving Works program allows sellers to give proceeds from their sales to a favorite Not for Proft, and helps NFPs raise funds by selling on eBay too. Not for Profits can also receive donations from eBay users through the Donate Now feature, which lets anyone with a PayPal account donate right away – without buying or selling anything.

Link www.missionfish.org




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Optus Sparks Search for Technology Innovators

Contributor

Thursday, 19th April 2018 at 7:50 am

Are Strong, Sustainable Not For Profits Just A Pipedream?

Andrew Cairns

Tuesday, 10th April 2018 at 8:20 am

NFPs Turning to Social Enterprise to Overcome Funding Challenges

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 27th March 2018 at 5:25 pm

Charities Must Help People Help Themselves

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 20th March 2018 at 8:36 am

POPULAR

Animal Shelter Loses Charity Status

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 11th April 2018 at 5:20 pm

NFP Real Estate Agency to Drive Sydney’s Affordable Housing Supply

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 11th April 2018 at 5:34 pm

NDIS Urged to Implement Portable Training System for Workers

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 17th April 2018 at 8:31 am

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


CSB
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!