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Fundraising for Nonprofits Quickly: Selling Online

Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. As such, it’s no surprise that the first-ever comic book to feature him is now highly sought-after. A copy of Action Comics No. 1 was recently sold on our platform, breaking a world record in the process. The following excerpt is from The Huffington Post:

The first comic book ever to feature Superman, Action Comics No. 1 (1938), has broken the record price for a comic. It sold for just over $3.2 million in an eBay auction that ended on Sunday, August 24, the BBC reports. The comic is only one of 50 originals of Action Comics No. 1 that has not been restored. It received a near-perfect 9/10 rating by Certified Guaranty Company, a collectibles rating agency.

According to reports, a portion of the profits will be donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the nonprofit of former Superman actor, Christopher Reeve. Proceeds from the sale of Action Comics No. 1 should help fund further research on spinal cord injuries.

Fundraising for nonprofits by selling items online is one of the best ways to quickly and consistently fundraise for your favorite charitable cause. You can do your part by logging on to your eBay account and selling items yourself.

Are you new to the whole concept of online selling? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here is a quick guide to help you find items to sell so you can help out a nonprofit close to your heart.

Clear Everything

Invite a friend over for pizza and ask him to help you sort out your closet or garage. Having someone with an objective view assess your belongings makes it easier to sort items that can be sold.

Special Occasions are Awesome

You may have received quite a few birthday or holiday gifts that you either don’t want and have remained unused. In such cases, you just found something to sell.

Sometimes, Buying is Necessary

Say, for example, you have a basketball card collection of the 2003 Los Angeles Lakers, and you’re still missing that elusive Brian Shaw card. In cases like this, you may need to buy it before you sell the collection. After all, a collection’s value is much higher if it’s complete.

If you need to purchase something to sell, try to look for auctions that are also fundraising for non-profits in your area. This way, you hit two birds with one stone.

Never think that you’ve got nothing to sell online. In truth, you probably have a ton of items at home that could fetch a good sum of money. Never forget: “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

(Source: $3.2 Million on eBay for Superman Comic Sets New Auction Record; The Inquirer; August 8, 2014)