ConsignPro Announces Benefits of Philanthropy by Local Resale Companies

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Fairfax County, Virginia, is utilizing resale to benefit the homeless. The maker of ConsignPro, a resale software, announces the benefits that such events can have—and why small companies are better able to hold them.

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary branch in Fairfax, Virginia, is taking advantage of increasingly popular resale strategies to raise funds for the community. In particular, according to, the branch is supporting a “residential treatment program” for members of the homeless population. Brian Wilson, maker of ConsignPro software, has announced that this tactic can be highly successful. He asserts that philanthropic applications of resale operations are on the rise.

The event coordinated by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Branch raises funds by selling used items. Dubbed an “Upscale Resale,” many of these items are valuable and include: art, china, sports equipment, furniture, collectibles, kitchenware, and more. Donors will contribute goods to sell and the profits will be put toward the aforementioned residential treatment program. As a result, donors are given the opportunity to help with the cause without having to provide monetary contributions—which many people cannot afford in today’s economy.

“Seasonal sales, or sales that are setup to benefit a charity or cause, are the fastest growing segment of the resale industry,” commented Visual Horizons Software founder Brian Wilson. “As such, philanthropic organizers are increasingly looking to streamline their weekend sales with technology that can be reused year after year. With our ‘consign-for-a-cause’ feature, individual consignors can even split their take with a charity of their choice.”

Through this software, organizations are able to easily plan and execute events like the Upscale Resale. Such events have become popular among smaller companies and organizations, as they have the ability to make executive decisions pertaining to donations and the organization of official events. On the other hand, large corporations must often receive permission from supervisors and, in many cases, executive-level leaders to host philanthropic events. Because resale organizations are, generally, smaller in nature, they are often able to plan and host these events more easily.

The economic climate makes it difficult for many individuals to monetarily contribute to causes they consider important. With resale events, they are able to continue to show their support without having to part with valuable cash. Instead, they can sell items they do not need to raise money for organizations that benefit the community.


Brian Wilson, founder of Visual Horizons Software, created ConsignPro. The premier resale software, ConsignPro provides an easy to use platform that was first developed to help Wilson’s mother in her consignment store. The software was a success and, in 1997, was released for sale to other resale business owners. Today, the software is utilized by over 3,000 businesses. Visual Horizons Software is now a member of the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops. As such, the organization looks forward to continually improving the software to meet the needs of a variety of business owners.

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