Tip Sheet – Business as Collection Point ideas for Your Partnership

This short Help Sheet is aimed at providing some ideas on how to use pro-bono support as a basis for your community business partnership.

For more information on pro-bono support, its use as a partnership model and the advantages it may bring to your community business partnership, refer to the Help Sheet Introduction to Business as a Collection Point at the partnerships Brokerage Service section Our Community website.

Eight Easy ways for a Business as Collection Point model to be used in your Community Business Partnership

  1. Setting up a collection tin at a business' premises, with money raised going to their community group partner.

  2. Establishing a "special occasion collection point" – most commonly at Christmas – for the collection of goods for the community group or people it supports.

  3. Making your business a year-round collection point for donations of goods towards a particular community group, thus increasing the number of places people can drop off these donations and hopefully increasing the number of donations made.

  4. A referral fee to a nominated community group for every buyer who mentions its name.

  5. A spotter's fee or donation to a community group for every person who comes into your shop, asks for a quote or orders a service or goods during a set period.

  6. A business agreeing to put a percentage from each sale or service cost towards a community group of their choice.

  7. A business agreeing to put a percentage from each sale or service cost towards a nominated community group or project of the customers' choice.

  8. A credit card provider contributing a percentage from each sale on customers' credit cards towards a community organisation.