Help me have the bestest cake stall at my work's charity fundraiser! Difficulty: I would like to raise a ton of money AND win the (completely imaginary) prize as Coolest Baker Ever. Suggestions for both cake ideas and aesthetic stall aesthetics welcome. [more inside]
Looking for people's experiences training for their first triathlon, experiences w/ Team in Training NYC would help [more inside]
I'd like to fix up and sell old computers for our charity committee. What sort of red tape need I concern myself with? [more inside]
How can I raise money online for a good cause? [more inside]
Can you come up with some activities for a charity fund raising event? [more inside]
Fund raising by mailing pull tabs from aluminum cans. Does that really work? [more inside]
What are some good charities/organizations that are nonpartisan, that both the most bleeding-heart liberal and bible-thumping fundamentalist conservative would feel comfortable supporting? [more inside]
At the end of this year I am hoping to feed several families as a part of a charitable effort/challenge that I started for myself. I need advice and ideas on how to find families, how to feed the families, any problems that can come from this, etc. [more inside]
Can you help my mother's church reestablish contact with leadership in the community of Rosette in Haiti? [more inside]
To whom in NYC should I donate my PowerPC G5? [more inside]
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? [more inside]
I (think) I have read on a few different occasions that research shows that people are far more likely to want to help (and/or donate money to) specific individuals than to blanket causes. Have you read the same thing? If so, where?
Which charity should I donate my hair to? [more inside]
Best waterproof tent for Haiti on a budget? [more inside]
Are there any programs out there that will allow me to find charities with affiliate ID's, so I can insert them into links on my blog? [more inside]
I'm interested in how fund-raising for non-profits works. How do I find out more? [more inside]
Most effective charitable dollars on a local scale? [more inside]
What's wrong with donating to Haiti relief through the American Red Cross? [more inside]
How to (well) organize and motivate strangers to get together to do monthly charity* work and better their community... as a fun social event. Thoughts? *(Not one specific charity, we'd rotate.) [more inside]
How does the $10 donation from texting the word HAITI to 90999 get to Red Cross? Do they get all of the money? How quickly? [more inside]
Starting a Non-Profit... Where to start? [more inside]
Is it possible to make a decent living in the midwest by doing good deeds? [more inside]
How do I create a charity? [more inside]
Mission of Mercy Filter: How can I find sources of cheery personal mail for my lonely elder Alzheimer's patient? I live with my mother-in-law who has middle stage Alzheimer's. She does a lot of sitting and staring. She has no attention span for books or magazines or TV. She lights up for visitors, dessert, church... and personal mail. I am looking for a service that arranges (basically, one-directional) "pen-pals" for elder shut-ins. She has just enough means to assure her basic care, but not much for extras. This would have to be a volunteer service like a charity or ministry. [more inside]
In the spirit of the season: Mefites, what are your favorite charitable computing / charitable networking projects? [more inside]
Anyone have any information about how good World Education is as a charity? What about Ashoka? [more inside]
How would you promote a web site for a charity fundraiser? [more inside]
What are some "good will" alternatives to Christmas in Denver? [more inside]
Best Fundraising Websites for School for deprived kids in Colombia? [more inside]
This season I would like to raise funds for a music/musicians or music and kids related charity. I'm aware of Sweet Relief, Music Box Children's Charity, and Rock for Kids. What are some others that you would recommend? In addition, there was a music/kids related post on the blue I can't find... an older guy who makes instruments for free--hundreds over the years... anyone recall? Thanks!
One of the things I do as holiday gifts for folks is make donations in their names to charities. I prefer to use lesser known (and/or local) charities, that are doing awesome work and have a focus of interest to the gift recipient. I'm looking for more ideas. Suggestions? [more inside]
Please help me come up with some great fundraising ideas so my co-workers and I can help feed DC's homeless.
I need some fundraising ideas to help feed DC's homeless. [more inside]
Philly Runners: How do you combine running and volunteering? [more inside]
People want to help us raise money. How do we help them help us? [more inside]
I can't seem to find sweatshop-free or second-hand clothes in the style that I like. How about this alternative? [more inside]
What would it take to set up a scholarship prize fund for a particular school in a developing country? [more inside]
Run, walk, jump, for Charity! Who first came up with this unlikely yet popular idea?
How do I find out who's been giving grants to a non-profit foundation? [more inside]
Is there a website that allows you to post your reason/story why you need cheap / discounted airfare and then allows other people to donate frequent flyer miles to you? Kind of a democratic way of setting up needs with excess miles? Seems like a good idea - and something I kind of need right now - but I can't find anything like it.
I’m trying to find some creative commons or free use music for my GF to use on the video she did for Facebook as a fund raising tool for her Susan G Komen 3 day walks in October. [more inside]
How do I give to a charity without a professional fund raiser taking a big bite out of my donation?
Operation Smile: I saw the commercial, and want to donate. It appears to be quite legitimate. Can anybody vouch for it?
I have two friends; their parents are (separately) dying. How to help? Neither are in U.S./U.K./CAN.
I would like to help my friends, if I can; two of them are individually dealing with incredibly stressful and sad health-related situations related to their parents. [more inside]
Is there any non-profit or charity that allows you to programatically donate? E.g. I run a website and when users do certain things, I'd like to say "proceeds from such actions go to a good cause." Right now, I'm doing it by hand. I've seen Kiva come out with an API, but it's mainly for showing off their transactions, no money changes hands. I'm sure charities take PayPal?
What are point-of-sale solutions for a charity auction? [more inside]
Small Office/Outlook Filter: I'm part of a small, family-run non-profit organization and we're attempting to drag ourselves, screaming, into the 21st century. Right now the main email is AOL and has been for years. (I know, I know.) We want to transition to a setup that allows us to have our own emails, yet share calendars and tasks. With our setup, what advice can you give on our setup? (more inside) [more inside]
What shall I do with a new but unwanted Nintendo Wii? [more inside]
Help For A Newbie Charity Campaign Coordinator? [more inside]
I'm looking for a charity that will take a non-operational car, use it to train people in auto repair by fixing it, then sell it or give it to someone that needs a car. This is in the SF bay area. [more inside]
My taxes should pay for health care for all Americans, but they don't. I can donate $1,000 right now; what organization will use that money most effectively to provide care for uninsured/underinsured people in the United States? [more inside]