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Jewelry for a Cause

by Betty
(Canada)

I am wanting to make a line of Jewelry for an illness cause. What are the guidelines? Can I just design the piece and then sell it.

Or is there protocol for something like this?

Any help would be might appreciated

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Feb 07, 2011
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Selling Jewelry for Charities or a Cause
by: Home Jewelry Business Guide

Hi Betty,

Thanks for your question!

I'm sure many of us at one time or another have thought about lending our jewelry making skills to help out a cause or charity.

I would say that your approach to making and selling crafts for charity will depend on whether or not you are working with a charitable organization or not.

If you are working with a charity or cause organization, then you will probably be speaking to and working with someone from either the development office or the marketing department (or both).

This is particularly important if you plan on using the organization's logo or slogan for promoting the jewelry.

Also, by partnering with an organization, you may even be able to promote your handcrafts through the charity's membership, which may increase sales volume and the success of your efforts.

If you are doing this independently, your customers will probably want to know exactly how you will be contributing to the cause or charity that you are promoting.

For instance, are you donating 25% of profits, or 25% of the price of the item?

Also, they'll want to know which charity you'll be donating to, or if it will be spread out to several charities.

Ebay has an interesting partnership with MissionFish, where they will allow you to have auctions in partnership with various charities and you choose what percentage of the closing price will go to the charity of your choice.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your jewelry for a cause adventure!

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