If you are a business or blogger then consider using Shopping Gives to help support Social Media Ministries. You can add donation options for your guests on the checkout page. In addition, businesses can also run a promotion and donate a certain percentage of purchases to Social Media Ministries.

There are several more great options such as action-based donations like donating when someone shares a post, subscribes to your newsletter, or some other actionable item.

Shopping Gives is a cool platform for bloggers, influencers, online businesses, and brick-and-mortar business owners, alike. Check it out and see if they can help you with your charitable giving today!

Video Transcript

Hello and welcome to Social Media Ministries, my name is Spencer Coffman. We have an exciting announcement, that we have partnered with another organization, it is called Shopping Gives. This one is specifically for those of you who have businesses or websites or blogs or anything online or in-store where you have customers or you have people traffic to your website etc.

You can partner with Shopping Gives to support Social Media Ministries. This Shopping Gives is a suite or like a plug-in or a script or a variety of different things, a platform, that you can add to either your store, whether it is a brick and mortar store, you can add their payment processing or connect to their system with your processing, and then they will donate to Social Media Ministries or you can do it online on your website with your checkout page or action-based items and we will get that.

A little bit more, but basically if you are a business or you are an influencer or a blogger or something like that, take a look at Shopping Gives and see if it is something that you want to integrate on your website or in your store to help support Social Media Ministries.

Now what can you do? Well, you can either have a round-up donation put on a checkout page, so if somebody is spending $38, they will round it up two bucks and the customer would pay that two dollars and donate to Social Media Ministries. They have add-on donations as well, so they can choose to add an additional whatever $1, $5, $10, $50 to donate to Social Media Ministries. They pay for that.

They are also in-store, where you would choose, for this month 10% of our purchases, 10% of our sales will go to Social Media Ministries. That would be one the business covers, that the customers do not pay for any of the donations, but at the end of the month or the week or whatever, the business would decide and then the business would donate to Social Media Ministries a percentage.

All of this of course is integrated through Shopping Gives, so it goes through Shopping Gives and then they would process the donation to Social Media Ministries. There are also some cool action-based integrations.

So if you are a blogger or an influencer or if you are a store, an online website, you want people to share a post, and for every post every time it is shared, you want to give five cents to Social Media Ministries or whatever amount. Or if you want someone to sign up to your newsletter, for every newsletter sign up you can donate one dollar to Social Media Ministries. You can do these action-based things that will trigger a donation from that business or from that website to Social Media Ministries.

In addition, there are targeting things. So you can choose that anytime this is targeted for whatever, it may be they watch this video, so it is similar to action, you can have this targeting for these certain customers, when they do this, once they get to our website, if they go here or if we bring them here or we get them to buy this or whatever the cause and effect relationship is, their software can integrate with your site, you can define the parameters and when they are met you can choose how much you want to donate and again it will go through Shopping Gives. They will give it to Social Media Ministries.

They also have some cool things, like if you want to say whatever app on your phone, every mile you drive will donate 10 cents, cool stuff like that. Every step you take or if you hit a hundred steps in a day or a thousand steps in a day will donate so much. There are a lot of cool integrations that companies or business owners or blog owners or website owners can integrate into their website to engage their customers or their viewers just to start doing more on their website so that their business owner would then donate to support a charity.

If you run a website or a blog, you know that if you can engage your customers more, it is good for you and it is good for the customer, giving your customer an incentive. Showing that you are supporting a charity is also another good feature, so check out Shopping Gives. You can do so in the link in the description below.

If you have any questions feel free to comment on this video and we will do what we can to help you out. Thank you and God bless.