How You Can Support Your Ministry with UMCmarket
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Fundraising during these times is increasingly necessary but it doesn’t have to be increasingly difficult. The General Council on Finance & Administration is excited to introduce you to a new partner in creating financial security for all our ministries. The revised umcmarket.org, powered by iGive.com, is an online shopping platform that allows members to generate donations while they perform their everyday shopping. This service is free to members and to the institutions which receive those donations. iGive has been serving the online shopping community since 1997 and has been integral in supporting a variety of causes with upwards of $9 million in donations generated.
As ‘open’ statuses continue to change in various states, one thing remains constant - people are shopping on the internet. Whether they are signing up for Instacart, having office supplies delivered from Staples, or doing a curbside pick-up from Walgreens, money is being spent online. Each of those purchases could mean a donation for your ministry when done via UMCmarket.org. With 2300+ online partners, it’s easy for anyone to find a place to shop (especially during the current Back to School sales season!).
We strongly encourage you to register for a free membership by visiting www.umcmarket.org and selecting your ministry to support.
From here, you’ll enter your name & email address and can start earning donations right away by shopping at your favorite retailers! Right now is the BEST time to join - all UMC members will earn double donations on purchases made during August! All your late summer fashion and Back to School necessities will generate double the normal rates (Note: the rates shown on site will be reduced starting September 1st).
Need to add your ministry? Many UMC Ministries are already a part of this opportunity and you can find them in the dropdown. However, if it is not listed now is a great time to add your UMC ministry to the ever-growing list of partners. Do you head the local food pantry for your church? Or are you the facilitator of your area pre-school? Request to have your ministry added to UMCmarket today.
Join now and you’ll be invited to a Cause Toolbox webinar on August 13th, where you can get a first-hand look at the many tips & tricks to jumpstart your donation earning efforts. Plus, DOUBLE DONATIONS all month long!