Generopolis is a new St. Louis-founded startup that believes absolutely everyone has the power to give generously to charity — even (and *especially*) if you have an empty pocketbook!
Generopolis is a mashup of Craigslist meets Facebook Swap ‘N Sell, where, instead of pocketing the cash from each sale, sellers select their favorite nonprofit to receive the proceeds. That means that all charity lovers can create good by doing exactly what they’re good at – like dog-walking, babysitting, or simply cleaning out that messy closet!
Anyone in the St. Louis metropolitan area can create a “for sale” listing or buy an item. When a buyer is ready to purchase, Generopolis makes each transaction easy, using PayPal for credit card payment and directing the proceeds* from the sale to the nonprofit beneficiary chosen by the seller. Buyers and sellers are connected through our built-in chat function to arrange for item pick-up or delivery.
Today, Generopolis is supporting St. Louis Metro-area nonprofits, and we would love to add your favorite one to the platform (501C3 status is required). If you have suggestions, we invite your comments on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or you can drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generopolis is grateful to you for partnering with us during our start-up phase, and we hope you’ll share what’s working – and what’s not – so that we can get better every day.