Presentation on theme: "Erin Keller, Elizabeth Jahns, Micahel Ramil. Mission “Goodwill Industries will enhance the quality and dignity of life for individuals, families, and."— Presentation transcript:
Mission “Goodwill Industries will enhance the quality and dignity of life for individuals, families, and communities on a global basis, through the power of work, by eliminating barriers to opportunity for people with special needs, and by facilitating empowerment, self-help, and service through dedicated, autonomous local organizations.”
About Goodwill Founded in 1902 by Rev. Edgar J. Helms $2.4 billion nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries is all about people working. Low price recycled retailer 21 st Century Initiative “We believe that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves a chance to have these.” Goodwill provides that chance.
Values Respect for those we serve Assumption of responsibility by the individual (a “hand-up, not a handout”) Quality service Service to the individual Thinking globally and acting locally Collaboration The Power of Work Stewardship, financial responsibility, and efficient use of resources Autonomy of the member organization Best practices and innovation Diversity Heritage Volunteerism
How they operate 2,000 Goodwill Retail Stores –Color of the week sales-50% off or for only $.99 –Senior Citizen Discounts-15% off every Wednesday Donations –Partners up with local universities –“Wheel Across America” –Microsoft Grant –Warner Brother’s Picture – Pants Donation Drive, Inspired by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Internet Auction Site: Shopgoodwill.comShopgoodwill.com –First Internet auction site operated by a nonprofit organization. –$34,766,259.12 in total sales.
Target Market All Ages – College students in Corvallis Low Income Households
SWOT Strengths Low Prices (outstanding saving’s and values) “Goodwill” Commitment to the community Good locations Reputation New (and unique) Merchandise everyday Online Shopping is a Snap Better than the Big Box Stores Weaknesses Selection Smell Poor Stereotype Aesthetics Quality of products (stains)
SWOT Opportunities Partnerships with larger companies Create awareness of online store Threats Wal-mart Salvation Army and other resell stores
2005 Highlights 846,730 people benefited from Goodwill career services. 129,899 people placed in good jobs outside Goodwill. $2.65 billion total revenue. 82% of revenues funded programs and services. 2,078 retail stores and an online auction site 58.5 million donors.
Giving Back Employment: –Goodwill places someone in a job every 57 seconds of every business day –Goodwill provides job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages through it’s community-based member organizations around the world. Philanthropy: –Featured in Forbes 200 Largest U.S. Charities.