Thanks everyone who joined in on the conversation. Of course I understand that Fiverr is a for profit organization, just as I am as well. Its not at all uncommon for companies to give heavy discounts or even free services / products to charities.
A couple examples:
“The Autodesk Foundation provides support through grant funding, software, technical training, and industry expertise to grantees in architecture, engineering, product design and manufacturing, visual effects, gaming, and related fields who are creating solutions to environmental and social challenges.”
“We created the Atlassian Foundation with the vision of helping make the world better. As a company, we contribute 1% of annual profits, 1% of employee time, and 1% of company equity to the foundation.”
These companies find, just as I do, that being an active part of their local or professional communities is beneficial in the long run to their image and to customer loyalty.
I’d like it if they simply supported me when I try to give back, rather than take 2 dollars from the charities I’m trying to support.
if I could charge $0 for these projects it would be simple, but I can’t do that either.