Roonga's goal is to help nonprofits get the supplies they need to fulfill their missions—by involving nonprofits, local community members, and businesses so that everyone benefits. By purchasing items on Roonga, donors have complete transparency about what they are giving to a nonprofit. Nonprofits get exactly the items they need in the quanities needed with a fraction of the resources required. And our retail partners receive large, aggregated orders that are more efficient to process.
We accomplish all this by taking in-kind drives online. The typical offline collection barrel drive provides many challenges:
By taking drives online, nonprofits are able to mitigate the issues associated with the offline collection drives. They select specific items, along with specific quantities. Donors select from the items listed, ensuring that their purchases will meet the needs of the nonprofit. When a target is reached for a specific item, donors choose from the remaining items still in need.
Because many of our nonprofits run an offline drive in conjuction with a drive on Roonga, items and quantities can be modified in real-time, accounting for fluctuations in need as a drive goes on. All purchases and totals are reflected on the drive page.At the end of a drive, all purchases are aggregated, and the order is placed with our retail partners. The items are delivered directly to the nonprofit, pre-sorted and ready for distribution.