Tisbest Philanthropy

Rating: 4.81 stars   113 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 17962 Midvale Ave N Suite 240 Shoreline WA 98133 USA

Mission: Fueling a movement to replace gifts of stuff with gifts of good that meaningfully connect individuals to important causes. TisBest: Give a better world.
Results: TisBest Philanthropy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging others to give gifts of good, rather than gifts of stuff. We created charity gift cards to do just that. Charity gift cards work like conventional gift cards, but with one meaningful exception: the recipient "spends" the card by choosing which charity to support with the funds. Our charity gift cards are customizable and come in any amount between $10-$5,000. You can choose to send a 100% recycled plastic card by the mail, print a card at home on your own printer, or send an e-card directly to your gift recipient. We're passionate about getting others giving and raising awareness for our 250+ stellar charity partners. Curious who we support? We've carefully selected a broad spectrum of organizations so there's something for everyone. You can view our partners here: https://www.tisbest.org/Charities.aspx
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-8630809
206-501-3005
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The girl I used to babysit for graduated from architecture school and I wanted to give her a special gift. She didn't need anything to help start her new life so I thought about what helped make the transition real for me from student to adult and what came to mind immediately was when I donated to my first nonprofit organization. I did some research and found TisBest and thought it was so cool that I could design my own donation card. I used a photo from her architecture portfolio and everyone at the party thought it was the perfect gift for a young woman who was known throughout her college for her charitable work.

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TisBest is an extraordinary idea -- it allows us to give gifts that are meaningful and unique. My son and I gave TisBest gift cards to all of his teachers, administrators, etc at the end of the school year and they were a huge hit! So many of the recipients told us how much they enjoyed choosing their favorite charity and why they chose them. The gift cards were very well received and seemed to make the recipient feel great, us feel great, AND the money went to a great cause. It's a win-win-win! I have shared this gem with so many people. We will certainly be doing this again!

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Rating: 4 stars  

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I give TisBest gift cards to my niece and nephew for Christmas every year. It's a great way for kids to learn about giving, and allows them to choose the charity they want to support. It sparks great discussions and is fun for them. TisBest has a wide variety of charities and seems to be adding more all the time, so recipients have lots of charity choices in a variety of categories.

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This is such an excellent idea. In addition to regular gifts, I always give a charity gift card to all of my family members during Christmas, birthdays, etc. They love the opportunity to give and it's opened their eyes to excellent charities that are doing excellent work. I am a huge fan of TisBest.

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TisBest has a great approach. Their model expands the total pool of charitable giving by converting dollars that would normally be spent on other things (gift money) into charitable donations that can go towards extremely good causes. Since most people have separate mental categories for "gifts" vs. "charitable giving" - I think that TisBest is doing a great job to increase the total amount of funds available to the excellent nonprofits they support.

The site is also a joy to use. I really like the ability to create custom charity cards because that can add a special personalized touch to make the gift much more impactful.

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We're so glad you love creating custom cards, Kyle! That's definitely one of our favorite features, as well.

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Im a teacher and I received a gift card to donate to TisBest. I just made my donations and I have to say that this is one of the best gifts I have ever received, the gift to help others ! Thanks to that special family for this amazing present.

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We sent TisBest cards to my parents for Christmas, and they loved them. A simple, meaningful gift that is deeply memorable.

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This is a great gift to give. We have used them for Christmas gifts (of course) as well as weddings, birthdays, hostess gifts, anniversaries, even bereavements. People are always appreciative. I really like the plastic cards. they are very high quality and I have always received them quickly.

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My go to spot for birthday, anniversary, and holiday gifts! I am able to give to another and that person can do the same. What can be better? The perfect gift for that hard to buy person.

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I have always used TisBest as my go to gift center. TisBest is an easy and safe way to give a great gift to my friends, family, and co-workers who seem to have it all. This way they can decide exactly what charity they would like to give to. Everyone wins!

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Everybody does win, we agree! Thank you so much for your support!

Rating: 5 stars  

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A fun & meaningful way for kids to learn about giving. The kids in our family are well fed, clothed, loved - by the time they are 9 or so they've got more than everything they need - time to learn that not everyone is so fortunate. By reading about a verity of needs & causes their world view grows. We were surprised & pleased at the charities that grabbed their hearts & imaginations!

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This is the perfect way to give to those of us (most of us) who have too much stuff but still deserve thoughtful recognition. It's always interesting to see my recipients' choices, and this remains the most frequent Christmas gift my friends and relatives receive. Interestingly, last Christmas, my brother gave me a gift certificate, and I gave him one too!

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What a wonderful holiday tradition! We're so pleased TisBest has become a frequent flyer for your family's holiday gifts.