What is GoodSpot and how does it work?In a nutshell, GoodSpot connects amazing charitable and humanitarian organizations with great locations and provides beautiful artwork & incredible collectibles as simple mediums through which to facilitate donations.
What is the corporate partner responsible for?Our corporate partners and hosting establishments need only dedicate about four square feet of floor space and can then enjoy the added benefit of fresh new art in their space and the amazing awesome feelings they will get from giving back and being part of an incredible initiative.
What is the cost to the nonprofit organization?There is NO cost or risk to the nonprofit organization. Simply connect get in touch, get approved by our team, supply us with your logo and receive the cheques! There are no increased internal responsibilities and no overhead when partnering with GoodSpot.
Who maintains the easel and changes the display?Our Program Managers take care of absolutely everything. Locations do enough by giving us and our amazing nonprofit partners a little space to fundraise!
What if someone damages or takes the art / collectible while it's on display?All the artwork & collectibles are insured while on display and during transport to the successful offeror. Our corporate partners and host locations need not worry about possible damage or liability.
Who collects the money from the successful bidders and arranges delivery?GoodSpot representatives look after every single detail. We offer a full, all included service.
I just made a bid on a piece of art/collectable, what happens next?Each piece is displayed for approximately 3 weeks. During this time anyone can make a bid. At the end of the display period, the bids are collected, the box is closed and the successful offers will be contacted with the good news. The rest would get a thank you email or call.
How will I know if I made the successful offer?An GoodSpot representative will contact you by phone or email to congratulate you and make arrangements for payment and delivery.
What if I didn't make a successful offer?We sincerely wish that everyone could obtain the art or collectible that they desire. As a courtesy, GoodSpot may communicate if and when multiple pieces are available.
How am I able to pay you for the art or collectible?We do our best to make it as easy and simple as possible. We accept many payment methods; Visa, MasterCard, Amex, PayPal, Cash and Checks.
Do I receive the exact item that is displayed on the easel?Typically, you will not receive the displayed piece but a brand new one of the item or one in a numbered series of a work (Depending on the piece).
-There may be small variations from piece to piece and prints are sometimes hand-embellished to provide visual texture. Copies may not be identical but they will be very similar to the display copy.
-With original artwork you will receive the one displayed obviously.
Did I just bid on/win an original work of art?In many cases, the art or collectibles featured are not original paintings or one-of-a-kinds, but prints or pieces in a numbered series of a work. We’d love to be able to offer original artwork with a minimum offer of $200 but we haven’t yet found an artist who wants to work at that rate. Jokes aside, we are currently working to create a special program that features original work by local artists. Follow us on Facebook and we will let you know!
How will I receive my artwork?Shipment by courier is offered in about 97% of locations. In the remaining 3% of areas, special arrangements will be made.
I’m the successful offeror, what if my new acquisition is damaged when I receive it?All our artwork and collectables are insured while on display and during transport to the successful bidder. If on the small chance that damage occurs, we will work with you to ensure a replacement as soon as possible.
How much is the tax & delivery charge?Our standard delivery charge is $40 for the piece to be hand delivered by a courier to your address. Special arrangements for particularly remote areas will be calculated on a situational basis. Taxes will be calculated accordingly.
Should I plan to frame my artwork or collectible?In most cases, your new acquisition will be wall or display ready. There is nothing you will need to do other than decide where to put it! With original paintings and photography you.
What if I make an offer on a piece but it doesn't look good in my home or office. Do I have to keep it?A GoodSpot representative will work with you to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your donor experience.
Do I get a tax receipt?GoodSpot is not a registered charity and therefore cannot issue tax receipts. What you do get is a visual reminder from that day forward of how awesome you are!
Wait, if this is for charity, what do you mean you don’t issue a tax receipt?Fundraising Logistics (who created the GoodSpot) is a for-profit company, so we cannot issue you a tax receipt. We are a business that provides innovative fundraising services to charitable and humanitarian organizations in Europe and America.
How much money goes to the charity?GoodSpot is committed to putting our charitable and humanitarian partners first. We ensure that they always receive around 50% of the net proceeds that are generated by our programs.
The participating charitable and community partners do not incur any direct expenses, risks or liabilities with Fundraising Logistics programs. This allows our charitable and humanitarian partners to use 100% of the funds we provide to be applied to their most urgent needs.
So GoodSpot is a business that basically makes money by providing fundraising services to charities?Yes. One of the biggest challenges that a charity or humanitarian organization has is bringing in enough money to fund their mission and keep their doors open. Fundraising Logistics is proud of how we are able to support our partners by providing new and fresh ways to raise money. ‘Profit’ is not a dirty word around here. We are a business and we employ 20+ people across in the pursuit of our goals and vision. And, just to make it even more awesome, we help local artists sell art, get exposure and follow their passion!
How can I be CERTAIN that you are actually giving money to the charities you say you are?We are driven to create an AMAZING programs that help our charitable partners fund their important missions. So quite simply, we ask our charitable and humanitarian partners, as well as our community partners, to talk about their experiences with us. We share both written and video testimonials on our facebook and website blog.
I read on a message board that I can buy the same picture for *insert dollar amount* from *insert country or store*. Is that true?Is it true that you can search the Internet and get a better deal on a similar piece? It may well be.
We at GoodSpot work hard to source beautiful and interesting pieces that we think people will really enjoy. The difference maker in this case, is that when you purchase a piece through us, from 30 to 60% of the net proceeds from your purchase go directly to the charitable partner. The Initiative is designed to make giving easier. Instead of, for example, giving a cash donation, you are able to purchase a piece of art or a collectible that you like and that will benefit the charity that the purchase supports. You are always free to buy what you want and to choose where to buy it. We are truly grateful to the customers who choose to participate and thus support a worthwhile cause.
Don’t you know that 'collectible’ is spelled ‘collectable’?YES, We appreciate your keen eye and want to thank you for bringing any spelling or grammatical errors that you find on our website to our attention. We are a team of mostly humans, not robots, and sometimes mistakes do slip by.
BUT, in the instance of ‘collectable/collectible’ our research indicates that the two spellings are synonymous. We just happened to use ‘collectible’ most of the time.