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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: Fueling a movement to replace gifts of stuff with gifts of good that meaningfully connect individuals to important causes. TisBest: a better gift, 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

Programs: Tisbest philanthropy has diverted millions of gift dollars from being spent on "stuff" to being spent on charities chosen by gift recipients. Tisbest provides funds to over 250 charities throughout the united states. Tisbest charity gift cards are used by thousands of people to replace "stuff" when making gifts of all sorts, including holiday gifts, birthday gifts, mitzvah gifts, professional gifts, b2b gifts, conference gifts, recruiting gifts and many others. Tisbest empowers all those gift givers to use their dollars for good, rather than more stuff.

tisbest developed the discovergiving program in fiscal year 2013 and launched the program in october 2013. The tisbest materials in the kits were used by nearly 800 elementary students to encourage giving at an early age.

Community Stories

128 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family does charitable contributions instead of gifts for Christmas. Tisbest made it fun for my nephews to choose their giving. My mom emailed and called to make sure her donation was given to the correct place and was happy with the customer service. I recommend!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great concept - makes it so efficient to give to charities!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a thoughtful way to give a gift and to also engage more people in giving - well done!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

During our holiday Christmas party at work, I put one of these in each of the goodie bags and received incredibly positive feedback. I know many of my co-workers have decided to make giving these a tradition among their families as a way of helping children learn how to be charitable and kind. Such a pleasure to give out a gift that builds a more positive future generation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been using TisBest charity gift cards for the past couple of years. Doesn't matter the occasion, my friends and family are always excited to have a chance to donate to the charity of their choice! I absolutely love the concept and like that there is nothing else like it, these gift cards are truly a one of a kind, incredibly kind, and they help make the world a better place.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really like that TisBest is connected with such a diverse number of charitable causes. The charity gift cards were a perfect solution to holiday gift-giving for my family. I have always been reluctant to give them a bunch of stuff they may or may not want, and the gift cards allowed them each to choose charities close to their hearts -- and then I got to see what charities they chose, and they got to leave me little thank-you notes! The whole process was really fun, and it felt good to know we were giving back.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic concept, great execution. I have always preferred making donations (rather than giving more stuff), but love that the charity gift card allows the gift recipients to choose causes meaningful to them. I have purchased cards for family members and friends with great response, and even had cards customized with personal photos. Loved working with TisBest as part of the giving process!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I help my company create gifts for our clients. TisBest saved the day. My boss wanted something that had our brand on it, and supported a range of charities (our clients have really varied backgrounds). TisBest came through for us - Kyle helped me to get custom cards printed and overnighted to us on 2 days' notice. My boss loved it and the customer feedback is really amazing.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Firstly, the very core of Tisbest is to serve as a medium for people to give to charity, but if you breakdown how much of your purchase goes to charity, you will realize you are better off donating your money directly to a charity of your choosin. After taking out all the admin fees, credit card processing fees, all you have is approximately 50-60% of your money actually going to charity.
Looking back, a TisBest card is a good one-time gift that's best defined as a chachki. Ever wonder what happens to all those cards that go un-redeemed?
If you ever want to buy a charity gift card, think twice! Your money is better served being donated directly to non-profits like Red Cross. Why go through a middle man to donate money, when you can donate directly.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

This is such a fantastic concept. You give a gift, and the recipient gets to feed a hungry child, save some rainforest or even help cure cancer. What a way to put a smile on your gift recipient's face!