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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

37 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!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a teacher and received a Tisbest giftcard from an advisee when he graduated. I LOVED this gift. I don't need any more mugs, and I really don't need any more books from B&N or coffee from Starbucks. I loved receiving "free money" that I could donate to the charity of my choice. I then turned around and gave a Tisbest giftcard to a friend's daughter for her Bat Mitzvah. What a great concept!

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/03/2012

What a fantastic gesture from your student, and how wonderful that you were able to "pay it forward" with the Bat Mitzvah gift!

1 Kim_51

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I used Tis Best as corporate gifts to my clients. What a great way for them to give to a cause they are passionate about. Everyone was very appreciative. Thank you Tis Best!

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/04/2012

You're so welcome! Thank you for your generous support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Recently I celebrated my 70th birthday. My husband and daughter, Debbie arranged a surprise birthday party with about 30 friends and family. Debbie arranged for each guest to receive a TISBEST gift card. The feedback we received from our friends and family was so reallypositive. They liked that the site offered a wide choice of nonprofits to choose from and were surprised at how easy it was to use the site. But most of all they really liked the idea that their gift was meaningful. We especially received positve comments from the middle and high school children who really liked the idea that they could help someone else.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/04/2012

Wow! Such a beautiful way to share a birthday together. We are inspired! Thank you for your support and generosity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the idea that we get to select where we want our donation to help. And especially when giving the donations as a gift to grandchildren. They get to make the selection. It is a very good teaching lesson for the grandchildren. I have included a donation with their birrhday gifts this year.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/04/2012

We LOVE your idea of including TisBest cards with birthday gifts! So creative and generous- thank you for helping us "give a better world!"

1 Tara16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love giving TisBest gift cards as presents because I'm not piling things people don't want on them, I know my gift will be used by someone who probably wants to give more and doesn't always get around to it, and the gift is not only appreciated by my person but by the charity my person chooses to honor. It's winning all around.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/04/2012

Such wonderful thoughts! Thank you for sharing your experience, and thank you so much for helping us "give a better world!"

1 Ann W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I Love Tisbest and have given and recieived it for gifts often. Excellent

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

Thank you so much, Ann!

1 Lauren32

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have given 'Tis Best gift cards as Christmas gifts multiple times, people really like being able to choose what charity they want to donate to, it makes them feel good! Last year 'Tis Best gave out tons of gift cards for free, and I included them in our Christmas cards that we mailed out. I got a lot of emails from people telling me that they let their kids pick the charities and that they really liked the idea.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

Thank you so much for your support, Lauren!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last year I gave my friends and family Tis Best gift cards for Christmas instead of more stuff. They appreciated the thought, and enjoyed being able to give to a charity of their choice! And the variety of charities is really great!

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

We're so glad your friends and family enjoyed the cards! Thanks so much for helping us "give a better world."

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been receiving a Tisbest gift for the past few years from my brother and sister-in-law. The choice of charities is amazing. It is a wonderful gift and I am thinking I may be buying some in the future.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

It's so wonderful to hear that you've been enjoying your gift cards! Thank you for helping us "give a better world!"

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last year I gave TIsBest gift cards to my 4th grade students. I wanted to demonstrate that "giving is better than receiving". I had nothing but praise and positive feedback from the parents! Thanks TisBest!

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

TisBest gift cards are a WONDERFUL learning opportunity for children, and it's so great to hear how well it went in your classroom! Thank you for teaching such a valuable lesson to your students.

1 Lieca B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TisBest is my go-to charity organization for gifts for all occasions. Especially for those who "have it all" and for teachers who don't need another apple ornament. TisBest delivers great service and products!

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

Lieca, thanks so much for sharing your experience. We're happy it has been such a positive one, and look forward to helping you "give a better world" many more times in the future!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We receive multiple gift card from TisBest throughout the year from friends and have started giving them as well. We love being able to make a contribution to the agencies that we feel stongly about. It is so easy to click on-line and read about agencies that support the things that one believe in.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

We're glad you've enjoyed your gift cards! Thank you for helping us in our mission to "give a better world."

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tis Best is an outstanding charity. It is unlike other charities in that it does 2 wonderful things: 1) it helps out organizations, like any charity. 2) It teaches others to give to charity at no cost to them! By giving a child or teenager money that must go to a charity, and allowing her or him to choose the charity, it introduces the child to charitable giving. Instead of giving that child yet another unappreciated or unwanted gift, the money goes to a good cause that the child chooses!

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

Thank you for your kind comment- we agree! Allowing everyone to participate in the act of giving is one of the beautiful things about TisBest Charity Gift Cards.

1 Sarah87

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tis Best gift cards atr my favorite gift cards! I love that the reipient can choose the charity of his/her choice.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

Thank you so much! We are honored to be your favorite gift card!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I received a TisBest gift card from a friend. It is an amazing idea. I plan on giving them regularly as presents in the future.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

We're so glad your TisBest card was meaningful for you, and look forward to hearing more about the ways you choose to give charity gift cards in the future. Thank you, Gretchen!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last holiday season, I took part in TisBest Charity's offer of requesting 25 $1 TisBest gift cards. I gave them to family and friends throughout the holiday season. As my friends used their cards at the charity of their choice, they could write a message back to me! It was such an amazing gifting season! I loved the little reminder to myself and others to give just even a $1 back to a charity. Plus, it was inspiring to see what charities are loved ones chose. It helped remind me of the different programs and charities that are doing amazing things out there. I would definitely use a TisBest Gift Card again!

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/02/2012

We're so glad to hear that TisBest cards brought joy to your holiday season. Thank you for your generosity and support!

1 David111

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

As someone who has worked closely with several nonprofits TisBest knows what the business is all about.

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TisBest Philanthropy 11/01/2012

Thank you for your support, David!