A TisBest Charity Gift works like any other gift card, except that instead of buying more stuff, the recipient of a Charity Gift Card spends it to support a charity of their choice at our donation page. You may choose between three gift card types:
Our gift cards are completely customizable. You may create your own gift card design that includes your company’s branding and messaging on both the gift card and the greeting card. There is no additional cost and no minimum order for custom designs.
Orders of less than 500 plastic cards typically ship within one business day.
If you are formatting an image specifically for our cards, it should be 974 pixels wide x 606 pixels high at 300 DPI (or similar), RGB color, and saved as a maximum quality .JPG file (must be smaller than 1MB).
To “preview” how your image will look, click the Buy a Gift Card tab above and then select the "Upload My Own Image" button. Dark backgrounds work better than light backgrounds. Try to avoid large areas of light yellows and light oranges to assure accurate color reproduction on the plastic cards.
If you are working in Photoshop, download our charity gift card PSD template here.
In addition to the face value of the card, there is a $1.49 plastic card production fee for each plastic card ordered. That fee includes the plastic card, greeting card, envelope, and postage. There is no additional charge for a card sent by email or printed on your printer.
Standard USPS First Class shipping is free. FedEx Expedited or Overnight shipping can be selected during checkout for an additional charge. Orders of less than 500 cards ship within one business day. Please call us at 206-501-3005 or send email to BusinessSales@tisbest.org if you have additional questions about shipping.
We can extend your brand and special messaging throughout the entire Charity Gift Card process. Give our Business Sales Team a call at 206-501-3005 to discuss available options and minimum order requirements.
Yes, we offer special order cards starting at $5.00. The minimum order for special order cards is 50 units. We add a set-up fee of $100.00 for these orders so that 100% of the face value of these cards goes to the selected charities. To inquire about special order cards, please call 206-501-3005 or send email to BusinessSales@tisbest.org. Due to special configuration requirements, these cards are not available for purchase through our website.
Email Charity Gift Cards may be sent to your recipient on any date you select. A calendar is included in the card purchase process. We email cards out at 7:30am Pacific Time on the date selected.
Yes. TisBest Philanthropy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. When you purchase a TisBest Charity Gift Card, you are actually making a donation and creating a very small Donor Advised Fund. The Donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor for specific advice about taking tax deductions. The person spending a Charity Gift Card is not entitled to a tax deduction.
We send charity gift card funds to our charity partners quarterly. Aggregating these funds quarterly greatly reduces the processing/administration costs for our charity partners and for TisBest.
Our gift cards do not expire and may be used at any time.
Many customers have requested a physical card option, and we're doing our best to offer an environmentally friendly and fully customizable solution. Our plastic gift cards are 100% recycled content – that is why they have a slight gray hue rather than being bright white. See Earthworks System more information about their Earth-friendly plastic.
Because our TisBest Charity Gift Cards don’t expire, we put money in reserve in order to pay for redemptions that occur later – sometimes much later. Our auditors have created a fairly complex formula that allows unspent card money to roll into our general budget over several years, where we use it to support our mission of promoting non-material gift-giving, and to support worthy non-profit organizations. When possible, we attempt to combine education and philanthropy, as reported in this Gazette Times newspaper story. Remember, TisBest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all monies are spent carefully and effectively to make this unique charity gift card system possible.
TisBest was founded to help the world and is operated with the highest integrity. TisBest Philanthropy is a registered non-profit corporation in the state of Washington and qualified as a 501c3 charity by the IRS. Our banking is conducted at Washington Trust Bank in Seattle, WA and our financial records are audited by Finney Neill Co., a CPA firm.
The Better Business Bureau has reviewed our books, records and operations and determined that we comply with their Charity Accountability Standards. Our board members are well known and respected professionals from the Seattle area and around the country.