Just Auctions introduces a great new way to raise
money for your school or not-for-profit organization!
We all know that schools and not-for-profit organizations face new
fundraising challenges every day.
We want to offer an additional way of building capital and general support
for your organization: auction donations.
Auction donations are an everyday way to raise money to complement your
current fundraising efforts. Best of all, there's no administrative work for
your organization. We take care of everything.
Your school's parents and constituents just drop off their auction donations
at their local JustAuctions store, we sell the donated items on eBay, and
send a check for the net proceeds of the sale to your school/organization.
It's as simple as that.
Open a fundraising
account for your school or organization.
Once you've signed up, you can begin using our toolkit
to help promote your auctions. Special toolkits are available for non-profits
And... we'll hold an Auction Drive in conjunction with
JustAuctions will also come to your school/organization site or event to help
raise funds by holding an Auction Drive!
We will coordinate with your school or 501(c)(3) organization to arrange an
Auction Drive, either on its own, or as part of an existing event. On the
scheduled day, parents, students, teachers, members, and the general public
can submit items to the Auction Drive. JustAuctions staff will be present to
examine the items and evaluate their potential on eBay. If we feel that the
item is likely to sell, we'll check the items in right on the spot!
Back at the JustAuctions facility, we will photograph it, write a detailed
description, and list it on eBay. We'll take care of packing, shipping, and
Once the item has sold, we'll send a check to your school or organization as
a cash donation, and send each donor a donation acknowledgment letter. It's
We'll also promote your fundraiser on our website, and work with you to
publicize the event in your community.
Please note that our standard eligibility requirements apply -- see the What Sells page for
To discuss arranging a collection event or other opportunities for
collaborating with your school or non-profit, please contact the Community
Programs Coordinator, at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call toll free
Open an JustAuctions
We'll gladly open an JustAuctions Fundraising account for your
501(c)(3) organization. We just need a little information from
you. Please fill out the form at the
bottom of the page.
We'll provide you with materials to distribute in your next
mailing or outreach event that explain the easy steps members
can take to help your organization.
We'll work with whomever you designate at your organization to
make sure all questions are answered, and that there are no
snags anywhere in the process.
JustAuctions is the first retail company that provides a simple
and convenient way for people to sell on eBay. We are opening
a national chain of retail stores to help people everywhere
sell things they don't need any more. We work closely with
eBay to provide this service.
How does it work?
You encourage your parents and supporters to clean out their
closets and collections and bring those surplus items to their
local JustAuctions store. We'll work with you to publicize this
program to parents and the community. When they come into an
JustAuctions store, they let the JustAuctions advisor know that
the net proceeds of the sale should be donated to your
school/organization. JustAuctions will make the donation to
your school or non-profit on your community member's behalf,
and then mail the donor a donation acknowledgement letter!
What items do you accept?
We accept items that have an estimated eBay value of at least
$50, weigh less than 150 lbs., and are legal to sell on eBay;
certain items, such as those containing hazardous materials,
are not allowed (more information on
restricted and prohibited items.)
What does JustAuctions do?
After we determine that your donated item has acceptable
market value on eBay, we photograph the item, list it for sale
on eBay, manage the auction process, communicate with
potential buyers, close the sale with the winning bidder, pack
and ship your item to the winning bidder, collect payment from
the winning bidder, account for donation proceeds to your
school/organization, send a check to your school/organization,
and send an acknowledgment letter to the kind donor.
Will this program compete with my current
No! In your existing capital fund drive, you recruit new
members and ask current members to renew their membership
pledge. In your organization's annual auction event, members
donate a few nice things. In contrast, the JustAuctions program
is a year-round auction for mid-value items, with an active
eBay audience of over 20 million. It's the perfect complement
to what you already do.
How does JustAuctions cover its expenses?
What we do is actually a lot of work towards the sale of
items. Our commissions are on a sliding scale, based on the
final sales price of the item donated: 38% of the first $200,
30% of the next $300, 20% of the remaining (over $500). These
fees do not include eBay commissions.
What happens if a donated item doesn't
If the item doesn't sell:
- The donor can pick it up within 15 days, or
- We'll donate it to charity and forward a receipt.
Welcome to our resource toolkit for schools
participating in the JustAuctions Fundraising
Here is everything you need to:
- Encourage donations from parents in your
upcoming newsletters or other publications:
- Download a Parent
black and white (HTML version) or
full-color (PDF version - you'll need
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it)
- Find the right JustAuctions logo for you!
- Add a link to your JustAuctions auctions on
your own website. Copy and paste this URL:
to a link on your website. Replace
Your+Name with your
school's name. Use a plus sign for any spaces
and include any hyphens or other punctuation
that appears in your organization's name on
- Add an Auction Drive to your next event!
We will come to your event and collect items
on-site. Contact us at
- Order more flyers! Contact us at