Helping Developers Help Nonprofits: The PayPal Developer Donation Kit
Chris Locke sent me an interesting link over the holidays to the PayPal Developer Donation Kit. According to the site, the Kit helps developers set up PayPal for nonprofits by providing them with:
"[O]ur members voted to partner with PayPal and implement distribution of the Neighborhood Chamber of Commerce/PayPal Developer Donation Kit. There are approximately 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the U.S. that need your help to increase their online fundraising activities. You can bundle your services with components of the Neighborhood Chamber of Commerce/PayPal Developer Donation Kit to create your own offering, which you can then promote to non-profits in your area. The kit includes templates for MySpace and Facebook, a pre-integrated Neighborhood Chamber of Commerce/PayPal donation button, new documentation, and sales material to help you gain traction with non-profits. In the first five days of the kit's debut, the program had over 2,000 downloads and over 300 non-profit organizations implemented it! We're extremely happy to help these organizations get their fundraising efforts online just in time for the holidays."
According to the PayPal Developer Community Blog, they even had a special offer where, "The first 1000 non-profits that register for our Holiday Donations promotion and receive at least $500 in donations through the PayPal button will receive a $50 award from PayPal." You can register for the $50 promotion till January 31, 2008.
Have you heard of this? Do you know anyone who has used it? Seems like a cool thing.