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Tip of the Week: Posting in the Item Exchange

Donate items to RVA Nonprofits

 

Are you moving and have extra furniture or appliances?  Are you hosting a donation drive and have items that you need? Whether you’re a nonprofit organization posting a need, or an individual or organization with the goods to give, here’s the low-down on how to post on ConnectVA’s Item Exchange:

Donate your Item(s) to a Local Organization: 

  • If you would like to post an item you have available, you will first need to Register or login.
  • Once logged in, Expand your Dashboard, and click on Post Items Needed/AvailableIf you are a member-administrator of an organization or business, you will have the option to post the item available as yourself (user), your organization, or business. Select Available.

Donate items to an RVA nonprofit

 

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Donate items to an RVA nonprofit

 

 

  • Donate items to an RVA nonprofitNew feature! Upload an image of the item to show organizations what you have to offer. Click on Set Feature Image.

Donate items to an RVA nonprofit

  • Be sure to enter your contact information, include the condition of the item(s) in the description and delivery instructions, choose an appropriate category in Classification, and add how long you would like your ad to run.

 

Donate items to an RVA nonprofit

 

  • Click on Save Changes and your item will be published! You can edit or delete your item by logging back in and accessing either your user profile (if you posted as yourself), or your organization or business profile. Visit our FAQ page for step-by-step instructions.

 

For Organizations – How to Post an Item Needed:

  • If you would like to post an item needed, you will first need to be a member-administrator of an organization. (Only organizations may post items needed). Not a member of your organization? Click here to get started.
  • While logged in, Expand your Dashboard, and click on Post Items Needed/AvailableChoose your organization from the drop-down list (NOT user), and select Needed

Donate items to an RVA nonprofit

Click on image to enlargeDonate items to an RVA nonprofit

  • New feature! Upload an image of your item or a prototype of what you’re requesting.

Donate items to an RVA nonprofit

  • Be sure to enter your contact information, choose an appropriate category in Classification, and an ad duration.

Donate items to an RVA nonprofit

  • Click on Save Changes and your item will be published! You can edit or delete your item by logging back in and accessing your organization profile. Visit our FAQ page for step-by-step instructions.
  • Do you send out an e-newsletter or post on-site announcements? Promote your in-kind donation needs to your constituents by linking back to your ConnectVA item listing.

Looking for volunteers or volunteer opportunities? Check out our Volunteer & Board Service page or visit HandsOn Greater Richmond. Please do NOT post volunteer needs or availability on the Item Exchange.

 

Want more tips on using ConnectVA 2.0?  Read how to:

Change Your Password and Update Your Profile

Update Your Organization’s Profile

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Tip of the Week: Requesting an (Additional) Organization or Business Listing

Click here for current tips on how to register for an organization or business. 

Help! I’ve already registered on ConnectVA as an individual and the site will not allow me to register again for my organization or business listing.

I want to request a secondary organization or add another business listing. 

All users who register on ConnectVA are granted an individual account on the site. Individual users are subscribed to our daily and weekly updates, can participate in the Message Board & Item Exchange, and have access to a personal profile. During registration, users have the opportunity to simultaneously request an organization or business listing.

If you registered as an individual user and later would like to request an organization or business listing or if you want to add a secondary organization or business, you will need to sign-in to ConnectVA and under the “Join the Community” tab in the top navigation, select “Request an Organization or Business” (please note that this functionality is only available to signed-in users).

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