The GIVE Group is Canada's only charity REALTOR® referral network. GIVE acts as a matchmaking service that donates 20-25% of commissions to the charity of the client's choice. Supporters can work with any REALTOR®, anywhere in Canada.
When supporters contact GIVE before they buy or sell property, GIVE’s Director Kris Roberts will make a referral to a REALTOR® in GIVE’s network .Then upon closing, GIVE sends the client’s choice of charity a cheque for 20-25% of the real estate agent’s gross commission within two business days of receiving the money.
GIVE’s key goal is to find the right fit of REALTOR® for their clients, which leads to successful home sales.
The nexus for setting up GIVE was to open up new and innovative funding avenues for charities. GIVE launched with four pilot non-profit partners, including the BC Neurofibromatosis Foundation, the Nova Scotia Gambia Association, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and Keep A Breast Canada. New charities are partnering with GIVE every week, and GIVE is rapidly expanding its referral database of 50+ REALTORS®.
“GIVE’s systems have been set up to be as easy as possible for our clients, collaborating agents and charities,” says Roberts. “It’s already working. We expect to raise over $80,000 for charitable groups in our first year.”