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Charity On Top Foundation Inc

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Mission: Our BIG goal is to push all kinds of money to nonprofit organizations – as much as possible! To as many as possible and not just the big charities, but all charities in good standing and there are 1.8 million of them. Local community nonprofits to national causes. So, the more Charity On Top gift cards we sell, the more money goes to charities that need the help, without them having to spend money on more fundraising events or development staff, or mailers. Anytime you are shopping for a gift, please remember Charity On Top. It isn't just our name, it is our heartfelt, mission-driven fanatical philosophy that we need to keep charitable giving at the top of our minds and weave it into our everyday actions.

Results: Thousands of gift cards sold and charities in all sizes and shapes have been sent funding to help them better accomplish their missions. Charity On Top is on the move! Panelist: Female Founder Panel - Silicon Beach Fest 2017 Attendee - Money 20/20 - 2017 $25,000 Winner/WeWork Los Angeles Demo Day Pitch Contest - 2017 Diamond Sponsor - Incentive Marketing Association Summit 2017 Attendee - Game Changers by Preccelerator at Stubbs Alderton 2017 Exhibitor - Center for Nonprofit Management Conference 2017 Attendee - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference 2017 Pitched - BayPay Forum 2017 Pitched & Attendee - ShopTalk 2017 Exhibitor - Total Rewards/World At Work 2017 Official Launch: Exhibitor at Money 20/20 - 2016 Attendee - All Payments Expo 2016

Target demographics: them succeed at the hard things they are trying to accomplish

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of charities receive vital funding

Geographic areas served: Pushing money to other charities

Programs: charity gift cards, charity partnerships and direct donations

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Lori Tilt K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have owned a small marketing agency for 18+ years. Around the holidays, I try to find unique gifts for my clients and my business partners that not only thank them for their business, but also do something to "give back" to the community. I came across the idea of charity gift cards, and I did considerable research to find what I believed to be the "best" resource. Charity On Top was awesome. They answered all my questions. They worked with me through every step of the process to create a batch of custom gift cards. I think it's great recipients may select from ANY registered nonprofit to make their donation, vs a specific list. This lets people truly give to any organization they support. Also, Charity on Top donates more of the money to the charities than the other companies, so I liked they fact they were truly doing "more" to help others. I received many emails, calls, texts...and even got a few hugs in person thanking me for the unique holiday gift. I plan to create another card and program for this holiday season, and I look forward to working with Charity On Top again!

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charityontop Thank you, Lori, for the brilliant review! We LOVE working with dynamic philanthropic companies like yours! Looking forward to being creative with you again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The team from Charity ON Top was SO responsive, accommodating, and fun to work with! It was so easy to purchase gift cards with them, and if you are thinking of donating anywhere, I highly recommend you go through this organization! Special shout out to Kathy for being so on top of it and helping me out with a specific request - even past business hours. The customer service was a 10/10. Had such a great experience with her and the team! Thank you!

Brucekap

Donor

Rating: 5

To give is better than to receive, and with Charity On Top, it happens three times. You get to give a gift card to someone, then they in turn get to give to their favorite charity, and then that organization gives back to the community. Wow, what a great way to make the world better by giving!

Kelsey E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The founders sincerely care about who they work with, be it from volunteers, employees, or customers. I've been very impressed with the entire company and their beliefs and standards.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Public Relations Intern at Charity on Top and I love working there. Definitely my favorite internship by far! It is a wonderful organization with an even more amazing team. The work they are doing for non-profits is spectacular and they really go the extra mile for their communities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Charity on Top is amazing! Their unique model allowed us to easily provide donation gift cards without requiring any software. The team is incredibly responsive and flexible. The ability to use digital cards saved us in the middle of a pandemic. I would recommend them to any organization looking for a unique way to engage stakeholders and give back at the same time.

Mahtab K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have now worked with Charity on Top for the third year in a row for our client holiday cards and the experience working with Kathy and Marchelle has been AMAZING! They are so wonderful to work with, are so responsive, and do everything they can to deliver a seamless experience and such wonderful holiday and charity cards that our team and clients have come to look forward to every year! Highly recommend working with them!

1 Kathy Selders

Donor

Rating: 5

I am biased because I am the co-founder but I buy Charity On Top gift cards too! I recently bought one as a gift for my cousin’s 50th birthday. I customized it with a photo from when we were kids. He loved the keepsake and enjoyed choosing a charity that he cares about. It was nice to give him a meaningful gift.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this charity! I reached out to them because our office was looking for a unique way of recognizing our clients for their referrals (we are a financial planning office). Charity on Top's website is wonderfully user-friendly and so we decided that adding our logo to some charity gift cards as a thank you and inviting them to Charity on Top's website would be a wonderful gift! However, upon sending our logo to the company to print on our cards, the owner Kathy notified us that our logo was not a high enough resolution to make it look perfect. We have known this for some time but hadn't gotten it fixed. She contacted me immediately and offered to have her graphic designer literally redo our logo to match their specifications. What service! In addition, they made the cards, sent them priority mail, AND sent us our new logo for our business use. It is so rare for a company to go to that level with customer service and we are incredibly impressed! Not only do our clients receive a personal and unique gift, but we feel confident knowing that we are dealing with the 'best of the best' when it comes to charity gift cards and Kathy's leadership and personal touches certainly reflects that.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My business received a successful referral from someone recently. When I asked her which of our referral gift cards (gas, movie or dining) she would like, she declined and told me to just take good care of her client. Well, that's something my office team and I do already on a daily basis, but I still had the dilemma of making sure that I treat all my referees the same. So, what do you give someone who seems to have everything? My solution was to give her gift cards from Charity On Top. It was unique, never before seen or heard by her and most importantly accepted by her because she saw it as a way that she could help a non-profit of her choice, benefit from the gift, rather than herself. Thank you Marchelle Sellers and Kathy Selders for creating Charity On Top and giving my business a solution on how to handle the awkward situation of when someone declines my normal referral program.

David Morales

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We ordered gift cards for a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, one for the wife and one for the husband.
When it looked like the cards were not going to arrive on time for the event, I called Kathy and told her our dilemma.
Kathy went out of her way to solve our problem. At her own time and expense, Kathy went to the post-office and "over-knighted" us another set of the same cards we had chosen!
We received the cards on time for the celebration. We are so thankful for Kathy. The couple were delighted with their gift! Eager to see which organizations they chose to donate to.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Charity on Top is a wonderful nonprofit that allows you to spread the gift of giving to so many different worthy causes. The founders are truly passionate about the product and helping others, and are some of the most sincere, heartfelt, and passionate people I've met. This product truly allows you to encourage giving to charity while still allowing for personalization in gift card design & charity chosen and is the perfect holiday gift!

1 Dirk S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Charity on Top is a game-changer: democratizing fundraising by empowering donors to give the gift of giving. What an ingenious solution! I look forward to seeing all they'll do with their innovative approach to philanthropy. And women-led to boot! They've helped me organize my personal giving and share the cause of charity with those I know and love - and even with strangers! For that I'm extremely grateful.

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charityontop 07/12/2019

Thank you, Dirk!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never worked with two start-up founders who are more determined to use their ingenuity to create good in the world. The concept of Charity on Top allows people help others by supporting the projects that speak to them. Charity on Top makes that vision so much easier for both those giving and those that wish to encourage that behavior.

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charityontop 07/11/2019

Thank you, Scott! You bring a lot to our team!

1 LeadershipPasadena

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a brilliant idea run by sincere, caring, super smart women! Everyone wins when you work with Charity on Top. Sleek, eye-catching cards, clever promotional strategies and most important an effective, fun way to engage your employees, your supporter and prospective donors. Love this approach! Leadership Pasadena is proud to be a partner with them. And we are especially proud of Charity on Tops Co-Founder Kathy Selders, Leadership Pasadena Alumni, Class of 2018!

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charityontop 07/11/2019

Thank you for the super kind review! We love our partnership with you and Leadership Pasadena!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Charity on Top is a great way to share your love of helping others. By giving a Charity on Top gift card, your recipient gets to select the non-profit of their choice to benefit from the donation. This is such a special and thoughtful gift that anyone would cherish receiving.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Kathy & Marchelle are a couple of the most dedicated individuals I have met in our industry over 20 years. Their passion for non-profits of all sizes is shown in the system they have built. They have taken the "Gift of Giving" to a whole new level.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is such a wonderful idea as it promotes the gift of giving! For Christmas, I purchased customized cards with family pictures on them so that each member could select a charity of their choice and experience the joy of giving to others. My son was recently married, so his Charity on top card was customized with a picture of him with his dad and brother (which can now be saved as a keepsake). There are thousands of charities to choose from and the website is user-friendly.

I have known the founders, Kathy and Marchelle, for over 25 years and they have hearts as big as the sun. I hope many charities flourish as they remind us to put Charity On Top!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Terrific charity makes gift giving easy. You purchase a gift card, give it as a gift. The recipient chooses the charity that they like. And everybody feels good. A wonderful way to celebrate an occasion. Oh, did I mention that the customer service is terrific, and you can personalize the gift cards with any image you like.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that gives back. I had the pleasure of interviewing the founders for my show " The Janet Zipper Show"

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Charity On Top is an ideas whose time has come: philanthropic gift cards! As a nonprofit consultant and a business advisor to other consultants, I've used their cards and recommend them to other consultants as holiday and thank you gifts.

I've also had them provide me with custom cards for my business. They did a fine job.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Charity on Top is a wonderful non profit, helping so many other non profits. Marchelle and Kathy are true visionaries and I greatly appreciate the support they offer for my non profit clients.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our organization used Charity on Top to design custom gift cards that we decided to give to each participant attending our team building event. We wanted to make sure that each person received a swag bag and this was the most popular item! They definitely exceeded our expectations and everyone walked away with a gift that they could pay it forward. It was a great way to emphasize to our team the importance of community and giving back. Highly recommend this amazing non-profit for any individual or organization looking for ways to give back or to be better corporate citizens.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Charity on Top is truly an amazing company with the best staff and inspirational concept. Their dedication to helping others shines through with all of the hard work they put into making sure that over 1.8 million charities are able to receive funds. Gifting to charities is an awesome concept that any and everyone can enjoy.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization means it when they say they are truly passionate about pushing as much money to as many small and large nonprofits as possible. And what they're doing really works. It's win-win all the way around.

2 Kim F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ordered a set of custom charity gift cards to hand out as party favors for my baby shower last month. I was worried that they wouldn't arrive in time, but I spoke with Kathy S. at Charity on Top who reassured me I would have them for my shower. She was so kind and caring and loved that I was giving away charity gift cards as party favors! She even added an extra one just for me! Everybody at the shower loved the idea too and the favors were a huge hit! Thank you Kathy for helping make my baby shower perfect!