Frequently Asked Questions
The Jewel In Giving family has been in the wholesale jewelry business for over 30 years. For 20 years, philanthropy has been at the heart of who they are both personally and professionally. The Jewel In Giving created the "blended philanthropy" model to connect the ever thriving jewelry industry with philanthropy to allow for charities to increase their fundraising revenues in a way that has never been done before. It became so apparent that jewelry and philanthropy are a natural complement to each other, for they both create an emotional connection. Jewelry purchases are always a special purchase! Jewelry honors milestones, it commemorates a special moment or event, it is always a heartfelt gift for someone special and a beautiful investment for a gift for oneself. Donating to a charity that is near and dear to your heart has the same level of significance and evokes the same kind of feelings and emotions. Purchasing jewelry and making a difference in the world fit beautifully- for every time the jewelry is worn it is a reminder of how the jewelry “sparkles” the soul and how the world is a better place because of that purchase.
The Jewel In Giving family have been diamond wholesalers and manufacturers of different types of jewelry for over 30 years. We have a solid reference point to confidently determine how to offer competitively priced jewelry, while being able to share 12.5% with charities. It is our belief that business and charity can work together and mutually benefit from each other's success. As we see it, being able to donate 12.5% to worthy charities is the best possible way to spend/invest our money!
With each and every purchase made, 12.5% of the TOTAL GROSS SALE (not net sale) is donated to the designated charity. 24/7, 365 days a year, the jewelry customer can confidently make a purchase knowing that they are buying beautiful jewelry at the most competitive prices and that is with the 12.5% always included in that price. The organization always receives 100% of the total donation!
TRANSPARENCY is the most important aspect in how The Jewel In Giving distributes the donations to the designated charities. Once a customer has made a purchase and chooses the charity to benefit from that purchase, an acknowledgement is sent to the customer showing the amount and to which charity the donation will be distributed to. The Charity name is also prominently displayed with a thank you on the front of the marketing piece that is sent with the jewelry. The charities receive an email apprising them of how much and from whom the donation has been designated. This allows for the charity to personally thank the customer and ultimately create an ongoing giving relationship. The only time a charity is not afforded the name of the designee, is when someone chooses to remain anonymous. However, the organization is always apprised that a designation has been made and that they will be receiving a donation. It is our hope, that all customers will afford the organization their name, so that they can be acknowledged by the organization and have the gratification of doing something good.
The Jewel In Giving Foundation has been established to be the vehicle in which all donations are distributed to the respective charities. The Jewel In Giving wanted their jewelry customers and the charities to have full confidence that the entire 12.5% of each jewelry sale was being donated. The Jewel In Giving LLC manages all of the expenses and there is never a deduction from the amount being donated.
No, the customer does not receive a tax deduction, for they are the designator of the 12.5% and The Jewel In Giving is the actual donor.
Every participating organization can go into their Account and under Ecommerce Donations they will be able to see a complete history of who has designated them as the beneficiary of donations, how much they designated, how much has been designated to date, how much has been designated that quarter (both pending and approved) and how much will be distributed through check or ACH transfer on the next quarterly disbursement. The jewelry customer is also able to follow their designated donations within their Account page.
The $250 Participation Fee has been WAIVED due to COVID-19. We understand that charities are desperately trying to bring in funds for urgent needs and we want to be able to help as much as we can. All organizations that claim their nonprofit and fill out the application will be able to benefit from designated sales at thejewelingiving.com and also have accessibility to all of the fundraising and marketing tools available on the nonprofit website for one full year.
Yes, for an annual $100 fee, your organization will be able to continue to utilize The Consignment Program and also have access to the Quarterly Marketing and Fundraising Materials and Resources.
We have integrated with Charity Navigator's API and have access to all nonprofits that are listed and rated by them. You have the ability to edit your information either through your Charity Navigator profile on their website, or some information can be edited right here in your nonprofit account on nonprofits.thejewelingiving.com. We also utilize Charity Navigator's rating system to help our customer's in choosing a charity that is worthy of their support. All ratings are based upon Charity Navigator's rating methodololgy. In addition, The Jewel In Giving also utilizes Guidestar to vet and check information for eligibility.