Asking for a friend: What is the best thing a typical person could do to combat food insecurity in children in the United States? [more inside]
I'm learning how to write scalable "enterprise-grade" software solutions, e.g. on the so-called "cloud." I've been programming for a couple decades, so this is not a stretch. Software is eating the world anyway, so I'm going to use software to save the world. Please help me cast a wide net. [more inside]
Philanthropy: Is anyone aware of a non-profit organization that specifically focuses on U.S evangelical or fundamentalist-christian education or extremist Islam education (even better, grade school focused) its mission recognizing that the Christianity or Islam, in its perverted form(s), e.g., creationism, intolerance, senseless violence etc, is logically, from an educated standpoint, harmful to society. E.g., A reputable NP organization in whatever form committed to advocate against fundamentalist schools that teach silliness and harm children, likely an idea tank or direct advocacy program.
Good morning, MeFi's! It's not to late for me to make Christmas better for some deserving kids and families in Chicago, is it? [more inside]
Local pro-life organization is raising funds in a way that I think is intentionally misleading. Can I do anything? Should I do anything? [more inside]
What's the best Toys for Tots contribution? [more inside]
How do I report a 501c3 non profit that is fraudulant? [more inside]
I am thinking about sending 25 Euro a month to this charity (German language site), in order to provide schooling to one child in Kenya. How do I best check that this is a legit deal? [more inside]
Help me find a good US-based alcohol and/or drug treatment charity that's not affiliated with any religion. [more inside]
How can I best evaluate volunteer opportunities? [more inside]
I'm buying a charitable gift for a 10-14 year old boy and need suggestions, please. [more inside]
What is the minimum amount of money people are willing to give as a donation? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: What happens to a charity (in Canada) if the entire board resigns on mass? Who is legally responsible for the organization until replacements are found? Does the CRA revoke their charitable license? [more inside]
Is it creepy to donate to charity with ulterior motives? [more inside]
Mom: Cancer + unemployed + broke. Just shy of Medicare eligibility. She needs help immediately. But how? (Cook County, IL) [more inside]
My brother will work for food. He's coming from a tough situation to visit me in LA for just a few weeks at most, and he needs to find some immediate work, even if it's just a few dollars a day. Are there any options for him? [more inside]
Suggestions for non-partisan charities that I can tell my siblings to donate to in lieu of a a Christmas present and advice on telling them I'll be doing the same for their presents? [more inside]
Short version: I have a never-used-still-wrapped-in-plastic mattress. I have been instructed to donate it. To whom should I give it? [more inside]
Hi all, I am helping to organize a charity walk/run in Quebec and we are looking for a solution to print a large quality version of the route to have around at the race site. Do you know of any way to do this? Screenshots of a googlemap printed on legal paper are still less readable than I would like. Thanks for your help! [more inside]
Need help to think about the details of a feeding scheme for homeless and people in need in my neighbourhood. [more inside]
Looking for "smart charity" options for a senior, well-educated citizen with a big network. [more inside]
So, I want to be a grant writer. I'm a published author many times over, and have no problem with the actual writing/convincing stuff, but it seems that is the least important part of the process. [more inside]
I'm in a panic because of a moral crisis. How can I justify owning anything recreational when others have nothing? [more inside]
I'd like to start giving regularly to a human services program that practices the Housing First model. Ordinarily, I'd be looking to keep my money local, but I just moved to Seattle, and the city claims to have a good record on HF, plus I can't find any non-governmental orgs doing work here. What housing first program in a major US city most needs the money? [more inside]
We have approx $2500 shared amongst several people that we want to give to charity. But rather than a one off payment to a chosen charity, we want to figure out a way to use the money in a way that keeps on giving. Is't possible?? [more inside]
Let's say I have 12 hours to do a crash course in socially responsible investing. What should I read/watch/think about to get myself up to speed? [more inside]
I'm organizing a benefit sale for Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS), a low cost non-profit spay neuter clinic. It will be held in donated space in a local mall, for one day. Probably Sept 10, though we are trying to get a later date. We are planning on selling nicer newer rummage sale type stuff - books, gift items, crafts. We need a fun name that will help people understand what it is. I had thought about Flea Market for Cats and Dogs but that isn't quite it. Can you help?
What should I charge for a charity shopping event? [more inside]
Is there any way to help the people of Somalia? I understand that there is war and resentment of American aid but is there any way that I, as a (relatively) wealthy American, can give money or anything else to help less people die? Maybe a European charity or an anonymous fund? Inspired by this Big Picture.
Examples of organisations that begin with charitable motives that evolved into successful commercial enterprises? [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]
A family in our community suffered the complete loss of everything they own in a fire recently. Mom, Dad, and 3 little boys got out unscathed but everything is gone. How to help? [more inside]
I'm looking for a charitable organization that I can make a donation to that helps women get an education. [more inside]
My wife and I saw the actor Benedict Cumberbatch recently. When we met him he was wearing the same charity awareness badge that he is wearing in this picture. Does anyone know what charity/cause it is for? If not, when/if I get to meet him again I will try and remember to ask.
Any suggestions for a good food bank or food pantry in the north or west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles? We're going to see lots of grapefruit and avocado from our trees this year, and I'd like to donate it to needy folks. Google is not a big help.
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 am looking for inspirational, well-polished videos from non-profits/charities! [more inside]
What quick and free things can I do on a daily basis to help charities/those in need? [more inside]
I'm starting to make a lot of money, and I'd like to focus my charitable giving. [more inside]
I am looking for a few pointers to well-regarded non-profits that focus on "social equality" (I may not be using the right term) - breaking povery cycles, education assistance, living wages for blue-collar work and so on. I don't know where to start, but maybe you can help me! [more inside]
DC area (Arlington, VA specifically) charities that will come pick up furniture donations? Preferably alternatives to the Salvation Army? [more inside]
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?
So, I want to find galas/fancy events to go to in London. [more inside]
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]
What are some good charities to give to through eBay? [more inside]
How can I help Japan when I am broke :( [more inside]
Is there a way to donate to charity via Amazon referral links? [more inside]
Where should I donate money to most effectively support people affected by the earthquake in Japan? And logistically, how can my organization collect money from its members that can be donated to this cause? [more inside]
How do non-monetary tax deductible donations work? How is the value of the donated items determined? Is there a special receipt needed? Can any 501(c)(3) provide donors with a tax deductible receipt? Any and all information related to this topic would be appreciated! [more inside]
Does anyone have any good advice/experience for donating a timeshare? [more inside]