Good360?  Who are they? 

Since 1983, Good360 has transformed lives by distributing more than $9 billion in needed goods to thousands of nonprofits and churches around the United States and internationally. Good360 has built an in-kind donation ecosystem by working with more than 400 leading corporations to source products and match them with the needs of local nonprofits. Whether it’s a carton of toys or a whole semi-trailer full of furniture, Good360 serves a vast array of needs, providing GOODS FOR THE GREATER GOOD.

Amplifying Impact--The Circle of Good:
ᴏ We help corporations resolve the business challenge of responsibility distributing excess goods for maximum community impact and transformation.
ᴏ We help nonprofits and churches access the goods that help them deliver on their own important missions in their own communities!
ᴏ Individuals facing challenging life circumstances receive the goods they need day-to-day, generating hope! The items we provide cannot be purchased with Food Stamps
ᴏ Goods are given a new life, not only by reducing waste and keeping them out of landfills, BUT also allowing us to collectively build resilient communities for the future!

 
Join The Circle of Good TODAY!
It costs nothing to cooperate and collaborate and join Good360’s Circle of Good!
Working together, we can get products into the hands of those who really need items, preventing those goods from going to waste and helping to transform the lives of people in need.
        
Some of the corporate partners we work with: Walmart, Amazon, CVS Health, Lowe’s, Tempur-Pedic, IHG, Williams Sonoma, Target and hundreds more. And the need will increase dramatically in the next 18 months!

 
Sign up for no charge TODAY at www.good360.org or contact Melissa Evans for more details at  Melissa@good360.org or (703) 299-7524.
 
How to partner with Good360:
1. Online Donation Catalog. Immediately at sign-up, you can order items online and pay an Admin. Fee and shipping. Most pay pennies on the dollar!
2. Retail Distribution Partnerships. Pay a small fee and your nonprofit reports directly to a local store relationship for weekly, monthly, or quarterly pickups. Easily leverage $25 to $1.
3. Direct Truckloads. If you have a loading dock and warehouse, order needed goods by semi-trailer loads. $3,500 Admin Fee can easily deliver more than $120,000 worth of products.
4. Community Redistribution Partner. Become a community C.R.P. Partner and you acquire and distribute products to nonprofits and churches in your community. Community Redistribution Partner Benefits:
     • Deepen and broaden your impact by redistributing goods to area nonprofit organizations.

    
• Source products needed for your mission.
     • Save money/direct more funds to your programs/services and build your community’s capacity!
    
• Strengthen your operating model.
     • You get first notice for special donation offers.
5. Disaster Recovery. Support for individuals, families and communities impacted by disasters. The Right Products. Right Place. Right Time.
6. Managed Programs. Customized programs to help Donors with complex donation programs.
 
And Good360 will be a Network of Servants and Experts supporting you and your organization to be successful in The Circle of Good for your community! Learn more and Sign-up TODAY for no charge at www.Good360.org.

 

Special City and Regional Meetings!
Please join us at ANY of these regional meetings--PLEASE e-mail Bob@ArtfulAskers.com to confirm you will be there! OR let the local Host know you are coming!

We are working to find Hosts and build Distribution Networks around the United States with an intense focus on starting in the following Cities/Regions. E-mail Bob@ArtfulAskers.com for more information or to Host a meeting in your area whether listed below or NOT. 

Minneapolis, MN. Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Doors open at 8:30 am.
     at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 N. 4th St., Minneapolis, MN 55412.

     Local contact and Host is Ron McConnico.
          If you want to confirm your attendance, please e-mail Bob@ArtfulAskers.com

Oklahoma City, OK. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Doors open at 8:30 am.
     at Crossings Community Center, 10255 N. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC, OK  73120.

     Local Contact is Robin Jones with the Compassionate Care groups. 
          If you want to confirm your attendance, please e-mail Bob@ArtfulAskers.com 

Louisville, KY/Lexington, KY. Searching.
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New England States (prefer focus around Boston). Searching a couple of locations.
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Lakeland, FL. Searching.
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I am on a lifelong mission of teaching people to keep usable items OUT of the landfills and in the hands of churches and nonprofits to meet the needs of the poor and needy, elderly, disabled, neglected and under-served population groups in communities all over the country. I have spent my entire life teaching and empowering nonprofits and churches to glean, leverage, multiply talents, and engage good stewardship and MUCH more (including grant writing). I have helped set-up more than 1,000 501(c)(3)s, taught 34,000 Doers and coached 3,400 Donors in the overall processes of giving and receiving. The industry is changing—more than 92.7% of ALL GIVING is in-kind products of value now-a-days and money is not generally approved if you’re NOT gleaning, leveraging, cooperating and collaborating AND documenting!

Continually and ongoing, I am writing manuals, blogging (see my website www.ArtfulAskers.com), coaching, mentoring, and developing relationships with nonprofits, corporations, churches and MANY others to accomplish this mission.

I have also worked with Gifts in Kind International (now known as Good360) for more than 25 years. They are the largest in-kind donor group in the world! Good360 gives away between $250 million to $2 billion worth of new in-kind products every year as they manage the philanthropic giving for more than 250 corporations. The Good360 Mini Warehouse Community Redistribution Partner Program is a new program that distributes new products and goods through nonprofits like mine and yours. They are located in the Washington, DC area BUT the past year, they have adopted a new paradigm of working through nonprofits like yours and mine to access in-kind products of value (ALL NEW PRODUCTS). Here are a few samples of semi-trailer loads ready to go to approved, CRP mini warehouses (all this explained in the attached document):

Trailer Source Product, Load's FMV--Fair Market Value--A SAMPLE LIST. . .
    Bed Bath & Beyond, $173k of Mixed Misc.
    buybuy BABY, $58k
    Bed Bath & Beyond, $67k
    buybuy Baby, $15k
    Walmart, $118k of lawn and garden products, personal care products, home goods, toys, etc.
    Grainger, $100k-plus of plumbing, safety equip, occasionally tools, air conditioners, heaters
    Tempur-Pedic,,$150k-$300k of mattresses
    Home Depot, $50k-plus of home improvement supplies, tile, window blinds, lights, tools, rugs, etc.
    Walmart/Mixed Load, $100k-plus of diapers, paper goods, cleaning products, etc.
    Walmart/Selected Load, $100k-plus of over 7,000 items
    Opturo, $100k-plus of primarily Target goods often dog/cat food, shoes, clothing, toys, etc.
    Mixed Load, $100k-plus of you order/select from their website

Most Administration Fees that you pay for the Load of products are between $3,500 to $6,000 and that is it!  You are encouraged to work with other nonprofits or churches to share the Fees AND access. Even the new Walmart program where you pick up items weekly from local Walmart stores (only $600 to $750 annual cost to you per store) can provide up to 25 or 30 pallets of usable products over the next year worth more than $125,000 dollars or more! And, yes, most of the products cannot be purchased with Food Stamps at all by consumers! You make weekly pick-ups and get the product much slower BUT can still engage the process)! You are off to build the capacity of your community. . . You are allowed to charge Administrative Fees to nonprofits to cover the reasonable costs BUT you cannot sell the all new products—ONLY give them to local nonprofits who pay to join your Network who in turn will give to individuals in need! You may qualify to distribute them to individuals only if you work with Good360 to track everything and follow their policies. Obviously, there are other guidelines and compliance issues but nothing too difficult to follow.

The National Director of Good360 Nonprofit Partnerships will be with us at these meetings to discuss the opportunity for people like you and me and discuss how you can access these materials starting in weeks and build the capacity of your community and meet the needs of YOUR neighbors! It is a FREE informational meeting for Nonprofits or churches interested in serving to build the organized capacity of their community through strengthening nonprofits and churches to meet the needs of the poor and needy, low-income, under-served children, youth and disabled and MANY in need in your communities. I have written and attached a brief "white paper" explaining the information and I am including the meeting details in this e-mail with information in my pursuit of being approved through their program and hope it helps you understand better.

PLEASE join us for this important day--Just let me know you will be there!

In EACH city, we will meet 9:00 am to 12:00 noon!

The morning is FREE! But please let us know if you plan to come. And PLEASE invite others and/or bring people with you. Forward this e-mail to someone you think may be interested! The information is relevant for ANYONE throughout the country—although we will focus on SPECIFIC CITIES at each particular meeting.

Our Special Guest will be
Melissa Evans, Director, Nonprofit Partnerships
Good360
675 N Washington St. Suite 330
Alexandria, VA 22314
melissa@good360.org
(703) 299-7524 or cell (202) 841-3969
www.good360.org

 

This is a perfect opportunity if you are doing community ministry and making high-value community impact! You are already empowering people to move from dependency to self-sufficiency. You are addressing social determinants of health and homelessness and meeting needs--THIS IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU to learn MORE about how you can greater community impact with product giving!!

If you can, let me know you are coming BUT there is plenty of room so plan to come and bring someone with you! I hope to see you there! I have worked with you in one way or another and hope to continue to do so. I am excited to continue community impact strategies and am now even doing some consulting and hands-on assistance! I believe in this opportunity so MUCH that I have gone to work part-time for this group—Good360 could be distributing as much as $3 billion dollars’ worth of in-kind products in the next 16 months or so and we want to have distribution channels ready!  PLEASE join us for this awesome opportunity! It will be informational ONLY. No sales nor “strings attached!” Please come and join us with a few others!

And, thank you for serving!

Bless you!
Bob

P.S.S. I received an e-mail from Melissa and wanted to share it with you. . .

Good360 Walmart Retail Partner Program: Good360 helps companies resolve the business challenge of responsibly distributing excess goods for maximum impact and in doing so, we help our nonprofit partners deliver on their own important missions. We have teamed up with nearly 3,900 Walmart retail locations across the country to supply our nonprofit partners with donated, non-food items on a regular basis. 

 This is a big commitment!

  • Must take the entire market (anywhere from 7 - 11stores)
  • You will need a box trucker and a trusted, friendly driver.
  • Weekly scheduled pickups are required.
  • Each store has ½ pallet to 1 pallet worth of goods. No food.
  • You will be at each store for about 20 minutes.
  • A pallet jack will be helpful for loading and unloading goods.
  • Barcodes will need to be black labeled.
  • If you are a CRP, one of your nonprofit partners may be matched with a store.  However, as the CRP / Market Lead you will be responsible to make sure all weekly pickups happen (Learn more about all of this at www.Good360.org and search for Community Redistribution Program).

Here is a map of the open Walmart stores in the Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri area.  If anyone is interested in being matched in 2019, please have them set up a time to talk with me.  Best place to reach me is by text or email.  Or schedule directly on my calendar at - https://calendly.com/melissa-111/30min.  Looking forward to meeting everyone. 

Thank you for your help Bob!
Melissa"