I want to contribute to a range of orgs like those below. I'm worried that by fanning out my contribs I'll increase risk of my opt-out request being ignored. Is there some umbrella entity I can contribute to, which supports causes like those below, so I only need to deal with one entity (preferably one with ironclad privacy options and terrific efficiency stats)? [more inside]
I have a Native friend and hear quite a bit about their struggles as a basically constantly-ignored minority, and I fear that their struggles will only get worse in light of recent events. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good charity/non-profit to give to here for Native rights/Native issues? [more inside]
Two gay friends are getting married (finally! yippee!) and have requested no presents. Lots of us (the buddies, including the wedding party) want to respond by making donations to organizations that have supported marriage equality and other LGBT issues. Suggestions? [more inside]
I'm writing a piece of fiction and have a character who works in fundraising for a big nonprofit. Is there anything I can read to find out what this sort of work is like? [more inside]
How can I find lists of wealthy individuals in my local area? [more inside]
Let's say I really care about some charity. I'd like to do an online fundraising drive---with premiums that I send to donors. I'm not affiliated with the charity, or I am but this drive is an independent, personal initiative. Either way, the charity isn't involved except for the happy day when they get a check. Is there some online service that makes all this easy for me? [more inside]
Recommend me a neat 2015 wall calendar whose purchase benefits a good cause!
How can I get rid of a small stock of unused and unopened medical supplies? [more inside]
I work with an organisation which traditionally gives cash prizes to winners in charitable events they hold like duck races and pub quizzes. I am looking for best practice resources or studies (rather than anecdata) to show them that this is terrible development practice, if indeed it is. [more inside]
I recently started organizing volunteer orientations for a local charity. These orientations take place at long-time volunteers' homes over dinner and require quite a bit of prep work by the hosts. They are optional orientations - i.e., for newcomers who have expressed interest in a more active role with the nonprofit. So far, about 30% of the new people who RSVP 'yes' are complete no-shows. How can I reduce this amount, AND how can I not feel pissed off at people who cancel with no or little notice? Snowflakery inside... [more inside]
Is there any point to filling out surveys from non-profits? [more inside]
I am part of a nonprofit that has a dozen or so board members and assorted helpers. There are a variety of accounts for members and for the nonprofit itself that could use some sort of centralized management system (our website, google and social media logins, email accounts, bank accounts). Is there anything freely available that can help us manage access? [more inside]
Best organization in NYC in which to participate in an angel tree kind of thing? I'm nannying a 8, almost 9 year old boy and he has expressed interest in buying something for a boy his age in need for the holidays. [more inside]
Can you name some digital marketing sales and marketing gurus in the non-profit, charity, NGO worlds? [more inside]
I want to start a food company, similiar to Newman's Own, and donate all profits to charity. Assuming it will be profitable within a year or two, can the company be formed as a nonprofit corporation?
A friend of a friend is a painter in New York state involved in a project aimed at building parks aimed at improving communication between refugees and citizens. I have been asked how he might be able to organize an entity as a not-for-profit with a profit wing to encourage both private and public contributors. Anyone know of any standard ways of doing this? [more inside]
I'm looking for materials that can be used to help train people how to best use social media to help nonprofits engage the community. [more inside]
I'm looking for a charitable organization that I can make a donation to that helps women get an education. [more inside]
How do we get a (music) celebrity to help promote an event in a YouTube-type video? Our community nonprofit is having a month-long event in June, and my daydream is to get some (recognizable) musician/band in a video that we could post on our very popular Facebook page. Ideally, he/she would say something like, "If I weren't on tour in [wherever] right now, I'd definitely be at [event name]! Don't miss it!" How do I even attempt this? I'm in a medium-sized city on the East Coast.
I would like to create a non-profit fund / fundraising org earmarked towards jumpstarting community centers. I've heard that rather than trying to create a non-profit, it might be best to partner with an existing non-profit with similar interests, and see if they'd "host" the fund I want to create / help with the legal aspects, while allowing me to earmark and oversee the fund. I intend to do regular fundraising, and hope to create a lasting fund that attracts bequests. Does anyone know about the legalities involved here? Any advice as to how I might want to approach such a project?
We are planning a publicity stunt that is likely to get national media attention. The catch is that we need the cooperation of a charitable organization with a sense of humor. We've had no luck finding one. Any ideas where to look? [more inside]
Best Fundraising Websites for School for deprived kids in Colombia? [more inside]
Help For A Newbie Charity Campaign Coordinator? [more inside]
After 28 years of existance and 5 years of working toward this goal, my community band became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization six months ago. Yay! Now... How can we start getting donations? [more inside]
How has the financial crisis affected the nonprofit sector? [more inside]
Help me find, buy or build a donor-friendly online giving management system for our non-profit. [more inside]
How can I help stop child abuse, other than writing a check? [more inside]
I'm developing a site for a new nonprofit that would like to accept online donations. I'd love advice on which sites I can sign them up with to accept donations with the least amount of fees. Is there anything better than PayPal - perhaps a site specifically dedicated to nonprofits? Thanks!
If you have filed for exemption with the IRS for a nonprofit you are starting and your status is pending while they review, I understand that you can still solicit donations and generally when your exemption is granted your exempt status applies retroactively to your date of incorporation. But how are the donor's charitable contributions treated? Can they deduct the tax year they donate or do they have to wait until the tax year in which exemption is granted (if the pending period lasts until a new tax year)? Or is it also retroactive and they would have to amend their previous tax return once the nonprofit gains exempt status?
I am currently involved in setting up a website, and it is proving to be a Herculean task. However, thanks to an instilled sense of guilt and a desire to feel worthful, for a change, I have decided to give back to those that may not be as lucky, as rich, or as pretty as me, namely New York’s starving (or just struggling) artists. My goal, through this website, is to give them a helping hand for free, but obviously need some sort of funding and business plan to move forwards with. I have no experience with any of this. Please help! My main concerns, not having ever done this before, are worrying about how to get funding/donations, whether I need to turn it into an NPO, and whether I should be worried about business-minded people stealing my idea, commercializing it, and basically shoving me out of the way. The following are a list of problems for the immediate future. I have listed them all here because of AskMetafilter’s one-week policy on posting new threads. [more inside]
What unique giving level names should we use to encourage higher major donations for a nonprofit animal related charity? [more inside]
Why would a retail chain want its stores to discard unsold clearance items rather than donate them to a charity that can use them? [more inside]
My non-profit needs a better method of tracking our donors, what database programs are out there for us? [more inside]
What are some good causes I can donate to through the Amazon Associates program? [more inside]
Where can I find the Audited Financial Reports for a bunch of nonprofits? [more inside]