Whether to advertise that proceeds go to charity
February 26, 2010 7:56 AM Subscribe
I want to create something (the details probably aren't really relevant to my question) as a side project that I will sell, using all of the proceeds for charity. Is this something that I can/should advertise, assuming I have not set this up officially with the charity, but am just passing the profits along myself?
I was initially thinking of writing "All proceeds will be donated to [charity name]," but I think I'm leaning towards this being a bad idea, since even though I know I'll do it, it's essentially dependent on me following through.
I guess also as a follow-up, if this is a bad idea, would it be best for me to just not say anything about it in the advertising, or is there a fairly easy way to set this sort of thing up with a given charity so that it's sanctioned by them?
It's not a large enough project, at least at this point, to jump through a lot of hoops like registering as a non-profit, or whatever; if that's the best solution, then I'll just stick with not advertising it and just passing the profits along as personal donations.
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.