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TisBest Philanthropy

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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 biodegradable 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! We've carefully selected a broad spectrum of featured organizations and have a searchable database of more than 1.5 million 501(c)3s, so there's something for everyone. You can view our partners here: https://www.tisbest.org/List-Of-Charities/

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 thousands of 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.

Community Stories

158 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We gave TisBest gift cards as holiday gifts to our office staff last December and to the cast and crew of one of our TV Shows that was celebrating a monumental TV moment. The response was absolutely amazing. Everyone loved being able to choose where their donation went and acknowledged how good it felt to be giving back. We all have so much to be thankful for and TisBest was the perfect way to share that!

Donor

Rating: 5

When my children were young, I would plant a tree, or feed the homeless, or adopt an animal for a birthday or Christmas present to teach them about giving. They are now adults with generous natures; however, young career people don't always have enough disposable income to support the causes they care about.

I gave 4 gift cards to my adult children for Christmas. I expected they would appreciate them; however, never anticipated the child-like joy and excitement they expressed at receiving the very coolest gift ever. They have now spent their cards and are still talking about what an amazing idea these cards are and how much fun it was to peruse the website, and others, to learn about so many organizations that do good work and then to select where my gift to them would go.

I never get thank you notes from them for Christmas presents, at least not until this year when each of them texted or emailed me telling me this was their favorite gift...ever.

Anna Petrocco D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In the era of people asking to donate to the nonprofit of their choice for their birthday, TisBest is a great choice when it comes to the holidays and gift giving. I love having it as an option for everything from stocking stuffers to hostess gifts. And people love receiving it too. It’s great to hear how surprised and thankful people are to receive it. I’d recommend it to all my friends and family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was great to receive a TisBest gift card instead of a general Visa or Starbucks one, because I love the concept of a gift card that helps others! Either way the kind intention of someone giving me a gift is always appreciated, but I really liked that I could use this gift card to get pretty specific and pick a local charity I care about to get the donation.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I purchased a charity gift card from tisbest for my mom on her birthday - super easy to order and ship it online. She loves getting stuff normally, but this time getting a custom gift card with her grandkids' picture on it was different. Funny enough she was afraid to spend it on charities as if that beautiful card image would somehow poof - disappear. The card itself was better than stuff!

Sue B.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We wanted to give our clients something more than just gimmicky logo merchandise. We found TisBest and it's been great. I can customize my gift cards with my own message and logo. We've had a really good feedback from our clients! And TisBest ships my cards out fast and is very responsive. We're happy that we can thank our clients with something that will have an impact on others.

Missy A.2

Donor

Rating: 5

What an excellent idea to give to clients as a thank you. They love it and we love it! Great company, great customer service. I highly recommend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We having been sending TisBest cards to our clients every holiday season for the last 2 years thanking them for their continued partnerships and the response has been incredible from our client base. This is in lieu of the traditional popcorn tin, executive gift that no one uses, etc. and our feedback from our clients has been very vocal to the positive and appreciative that we use our money to thank them and they in turn can use the money to thank something that is meaningful to them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Have used gift cards in the past in place of Christmas gifts. I always get overwhelming compliments and people love being able to donate to a charity of their choice.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've given these charity gift cards to my nieces and nephews for the last three years. They love picking causes to support and I like that there's a gift that allows me to help teach them the importance of giving back to support their communities.

Nicole A.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

At Artisan Dental, we offer a selection of gift cards to our patients and are always heartened when they choose TisBest to donate to others rather than accepting a gift for themselves. We are a B Corp and take great pride in doing what we can to make the world a better place.

It is always so fast and easy to work with Amy at TisBest ordering our personalized cards with our logo. I love that we get updates on the charities that our patients choose to donate to and we share this information at our staff meetings.

I highly recommend TisBest!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recieved a gift card for my birthday. Very satisfying to select my charity and learned about a few more while I was deciding. I emailed about their plastic card use and got a quick and thoughtful reply - and clarification the cards are biodegradable, not plastic. Appreciated the attention and thoughtfulness they are showing behind the scenes as well.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being in the senior care industry, we were thrilled to discover TisBest charity cards. They turned out to be highly effective as a marketing tool! They never fail to delight the recipient and everyone comments on how nice and memorable they are compared to the usual branded trinkets such as pens or magnets. We especially like that there is a wide selection of charities, literally hundreds to choose from, and the option of customized plastic cards.

Donor

Rating: 5

We use T'is Best to allow our clients to choose an organization of their choice to donate to during the holiday. They love it! Much better than a fruitcake! ; ) Great idea, great service.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great service, great team, great product, 3 years a client a counting.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just the perfect gift for my staff, thank you Tisbest.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The young lady on the phone was just lovely, her guidance, support and help, made this experience something I will do my best to tell everyone about.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just LOVE LOVE LOVE them, the only way I'll ever gift again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tisbest is so amazing to work with. The staff gave the most incredible customer service, walking me through the process, making it fun and easy.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love this idea!!! Such a convenient and easy way to give gifts that touch so many lives!!! Will definitely be referring all my friends and family!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great concept. Unique caring nonprofit. Cards are thoughtful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our office has been really pleased with Tisbest Philanthropy for our client gifts. The positive feedback has been fantastic. One client even shared she would prefer we send her this charitable gift card every year for her birthday!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We used tisbest last year for customer gifts at a conference we held. Every step of the process the team at tisbest went out of their way to make sure our experience was top notch. The customers loved the gift cards; something cool and unique. We'll definitely use tisbest again! Thanks for all the help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love to make a difference, for our company and our community. Therefore, to commemorate our employees one-year anniversaries we give them each a gift certificate from TisBest.org to donate to a charity that matters to them. Working with TisBest has been a pleasure and our employees would say the same.

Gena R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our company provides our employees with a quarterly bonus that they can donate towards a charity of their choice. Providing back to the causes our employees feel passionately about is one of our 9 values that we honor. Tisbest allows us to provide this opportunity to our employees in the most seamless way. Not only is their platform easy to use and navigate, but they're so helpful and quick in answering any questions and providing support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Knowing how our employees charitable dollars will be used is as important as choosing the charity. TisBest allows our employees to choose a organization that means something to them as well as the added trust of where the dollars are going. We are super proud to work with TisBest for our charitable giving program across the U.S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tisbest provides a new way for giving the gift of giving.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been giving TisBest Charity Gift Cards since 2007. They have become a quintessential stocking stuffer during the holidays and the perfect gift for coworkers. Beyond the incredibly cool concept, the staff is an absolute pleasure to talk to. They are consistently prompt in responding to any questions I may have and are always thorough in their answers. Overall one of my favorite gifts to both give and receive.

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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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this idea! The fact that the gift recipient gets to choose charities of his or her choice is really unique. I have used Tisbest gift cards for the past few holiday seasons, and they are always well received.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our company wanted to donate our swag budget to charity. Rick at TisBest was extremely helpful in holding our hand throughout the process, and being patient while we worked out many design ideas and possibilities. Rick was willing to accommodate whatever our design needs were while we were stuck for a month deciding between just receiving the codes to print out on our end, or acquiring plastic cards from TisBest.
Our event was well received, and helped boost company morale. Everyone loves feeling like they're part of something meaningful, that contributes to the needs of others.
The only hitch was that the website to redeem the cards felt slow and clunky, but we got used to it after a day. (Full disclosure, we design websites, and have offered to work with TisBest on upgrading theirs.)
All in all, this was a fantastic experience, and we plan to continue working with TisBest on future projects.

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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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!