about OUR company

Giftcards For Causes is a leading provider of gift card based fundraising and incentive solutions to not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

Whiles raising money is nothing new, the rapid growth of gift cards is changing the fundraising sector tremendously. Annually in Canada, billions of dollars worth of gift cards are purchased or go unredeemed and through our unique solutions we help non-profit and charitable groups leverage this exploding market to drive new sources of fundraising revenue.

Furthermore, we make it easier for consumers and corporations to support their favourite organizations in a variety of ways without incurring the traditional out-of-pocket expense that come with other forms of fundraising.

The Giftcards For Causes team has vast experience in the fundraising sector, along with the gift card and retail industry, and we develop our solutions to reflect what we know about what works.

Our founder, Sean Snyder has over 10 years of fundraising, card marketing, retail, loyalty/incentives, e-commerce, business and management experience.

Prior to founding Giftcards For Causes, Sean was the Co-Founder and VP of Sales & Marketing for one of Canada’s largest gift card cause-marketing and distribution companies. Sean was involved in many facets of the business, including being responsible for the company's sales, retail relationships, direct and internet marketing initiatives, new product development and partnerships.

Through Sean’s involvement, the company raised over $5 million for non-profit and charitable groups across Canada through the sale of new gift cards, while driving hundreds of millions of dollars worth of sales to Canada’s top retailers, restaurants and service providers such as Loblaws, Cara, HBC, Canadian Tire, Petro-Canada and many more.

Considered by many as an expert and innovator within the industry, Sean helped retailers identify new marketing channels for their gift cards, including fundraising opportunities. In addition, Sean helped many corporate clients launch innovative workplace giving, consumer incentive and employee reward/point programs, including Volkswagen, Canada Post, Black and Decker, Bell and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) to name a few.

Sean’s success has not gone unnoticed, as he was a finalist in the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Awards within the Young Entrepreneur category.

As a result of Sean’s background, along with his passion and expertise, he set out to create solutions that would leverage this exploding market and maximize the value of these cards for organizations, consumers and retailers.

our mission

Our mission is to provide non-profit and charitable groups with unique fundraising and incentive solutions which help:

  • Create excitement amongst supporters
  • Reduce "fundraising fatigue"
  • Reach new donors and supporters
  • Help drive incremental fundraising revenue
  • Maximize the ROI for the organization

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