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What to do with this national network of volunteer fundraisers?

People want to help us raise money. How do we help them help us? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Oct 29, 2009 - 1 answer

 

Happy medium or nurturing the beast?

I can't seem to find sweatshop-free or second-hand clothes in the style that I like. How about this alternative? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Oct 28, 2009 - 11 answers

What would it take to set up a scholarship prize?

What would it take to set up a scholarship prize fund for a particular school in a developing country? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Sep 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Who invented the amateur athletics for charity drive?

Run, walk, jump, for Charity! Who first came up with this unlikely yet popular idea?
posted by IndigoJones on Sep 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Where do they get their money?

How do I find out who's been giving grants to a non-profit foundation? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Sep 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Does this site exist?

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.
posted by visual mechanic on Sep 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Free use music

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]
posted by white_devil on Sep 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Charity Gifts

How do I give to a charity without a professional fund raiser taking a big bite out of my donation?
posted by Raybun on Aug 12, 2009 - 14 answers

Operation Smile Approved?

Operation Smile: I saw the commercial, and want to donate. It appears to be quite legitimate. Can anybody vouch for it?
posted by jsonic on Aug 8, 2009 - 12 answers

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]
posted by taz on Aug 8, 2009 - 7 answers

What charities have APIs or allow users to write programs that donate to them

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?
posted by racecar on Aug 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Processing payments quickly

What are point-of-sale solutions for a charity auction? [more inside]
posted by RobotVoodooPower on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Help us rebuild our office Email/management setup.

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]
posted by damiano99 on Jul 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Will my Nintendo Wii fit into the donation envelope?

What shall I do with a new but unwanted Nintendo Wii? [more inside]
posted by pecanpies on Jul 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Mentor Me To Improve The Lives of Others, Hivemind!

Help For A Newbie Charity Campaign Coordinator? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Jul 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Where can I donate a car to be used for auto repair training?

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]
posted by EatenByAGrue on Jul 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me put my money where my Favorites are!

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]
posted by haltingproblemsolved on Jul 12, 2009 - 23 answers

Anyone want free drugs?

What should I do with my leftover meds? [more inside]
posted by ValkoSipuliSuola on Jul 9, 2009 - 19 answers

California elder care question... Is this legit??

California: anyone know what government entity reimburses the elderly for home care? Is it local, state, or federal program? Or perhaps a charity?? [more inside]
posted by jbenben on Jul 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for Chicago art programs/charities that sell their wares.

Looking for arts programs in Chicago, or charities/non-profits that make and sell arts & crafts. [more inside]
posted by cusack on Jun 23, 2009 - 9 answers

I'm raising money with beer!

It's beer! For charity! But....what do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 22, 2009 - 8 answers

"Stillsuit, check. Thumper, check. Maker Hooks, check."

I am looking to be doing a charity trek across the Sahara desert in support of MacMillan Cancer Support next year and have several questions for the hive mind before I go ahead. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on May 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me help you know what I'm doing.

I'm walking to raise funds for an institution that provides health care to children and I want to set up an online page or site to let donors know of my progress live on the day of the event. How can I do that as painlessly as possible? [more inside]
posted by eatcake on May 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Which charity is the most cost-effective?

What is the most cost-effective charity I can donate money to online, in terms of welfare increased per euro donated? [more inside]
posted by SamuelBowman on May 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Compressed schedule moving tips?

Compressed schedule move (from Seattle), advice? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on May 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Alleycat Sponsorship

Help me find national sponsors for the alleycat-style bicycle race I'm putting together. [more inside]
posted by suckerpunch on May 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Extra special Mother's day

I have an amazing, incredible mother. Really, she's awesome. This will be the first mother's day that I have the fiscal resources to show her, rather than just tell her, how much I love her. I'll be getting her flowers, that much is sure. In addition to that, I'd like to do something meaningful. My (boring) idea was make a donation to a cause in her honor. But you have more creative, but still meaningful ideas, right? :)
posted by charmston on May 2, 2009 - 26 answers

Drinking from Russel's Teapot

CharityFilter: Looking for a humanist charity to contribute to. Must not be extremist. Would also consider donating time and/or brain power. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by bluejayway on Apr 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Am I missing the point of my own idea?

I operate a universal wishlist website. It's still in the early stages, but I have a few users and I enjoy tinkering, and hope it will make me a few dollars someday down the road. Recently, I've gone into business for myself as a designer and developer. This has meant a lot of new traffic and a new trend in the types of things being added to wishlists... [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Apr 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Build Donations Into Cost of Charity Items or Sell at Cost And Ask for Donations?

You're selling prints for charity. Do you sell them for cost + buyer determined donation or do you build a donation amount into the price? I'm looking to maximize the amount we're donating. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Apr 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Need to inform Glasgow charities.

I need me a charity/community group directory for Glasgow that I can easily use to send out mass informational emails. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Apr 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Please give us money?

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]
posted by LolaGeek on Apr 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Need help with landing page for charity site, any takers?

Hi guys, I'm helping to run an adwords campaign for Elevyn.com and need help with a landing page. [more inside]
posted by friedbeef on Mar 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Hypothesis: X[giving] is directly correlated to Y[financial success]

How has the financial crisis affected the nonprofit sector? [more inside]
posted by drea on Mar 15, 2009 - 26 answers

Whither castoffs?

What happens to donated clothes? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Mar 7, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I justify having luxuries while others lack necessities?

How can I morally justify spending money on luxuries while others lack necessities? Many reputable charities offer ways to save or vastly improve the lives of people in extreme poverty for small donations. What type of person am I if I spend $10 on a movie ticket, for example, that could be spent on mosquito netting to protect a poor child from malaria or to vaccinate dozens of children against measles? I don't see how giving a fixed percentage of my income, such as tithing, absolves me of further moral responsibility.
posted by espertus on Feb 22, 2009 - 66 answers

Is a "Facebook Cause" necessarily on the level?

Facebook "Causes": How do I know a donation is actually going to the specified charity? And is any extra cut taken out of it (as opposed to a direct donation)? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Feb 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Clever ways to raise more money at a charity music night

I'm based in Scotland, and looking for clever ways to raise more money for a charity music show I am putting on. A decent number of people should be coming (100?) but not sure how many of them will donate before the night, I'd like to have a few things on the night to make sure I get around everyone to give them the chance to help, especially as I am not doing something super-challenging like running a marathon or skydiving etc. so am in no physical danger. At the moment the biggest danger is being dressed like a pirate singing backstreet boys songs (crazy voters!) [more inside]
posted by equality7-2521 on Feb 18, 2009 - 4 answers

What are UK laws regarding the export of secondhand computer equipment?

Is there anything special I need to do to old computers before I can legally send them abroad from the UK? I've got all the technical aspects covered, and know what's what on the software front, but we are essentially dealing with electrical equipment, and I know nothing about what the law has to say to that. [more inside]
posted by Dysk on Feb 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Tax deductions for food donations?

Can grocery retailers claim a tax deduction for the market value of donated food, or just the cost of that food? I've been given both answers - but only one can be right, right? [more inside]
posted by greggish on Jan 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Can I get a tax deduction from building a website for a charity?

Building a website for a charity in Australia. Can I get any tax deductions from this? Does it make a difference if I charge them or if I do it for free? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Jan 9, 2009 - 11 answers

No Good Deed Goes UnPunished Department

Have I done enough to help this person? I rented a spare room to a distant relative; now the situation has gone sour (and very smelly). [more inside]
posted by TDIpod on Jan 5, 2009 - 22 answers

Charities - check or credit card?

Is it better to donate to non-profits by check or credit card? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jan 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Think Of The Children! And their wallets!

Won't Someone Think of the Children? Filter: I gave some money to a charity dealing with helping children in disadvantaged countries. My partner is pretty irritated by this, telling me that the money is really going to make some CEO richer. Am I being really naïve to think that this was really a good idea, or is he just really jaded, or both? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2009 - 16 answers

Can I get a tax deduction from donating clothing in Australia?

I'm living in Melbourne, Australia, and I have a whole lot of unwanted clothing (some unworn or barely worn) that I want to donate to an op shop. Am I able to get any tax deduction for this?
posted by Eastgate on Dec 25, 2008 - 1 answer

Take our toys, please

My school-aged children received some money for the holidays and decided to buy toys for needy kids instead of spending it on themselves. I took them shopping yesterday and, all told, they've got about $300 in toys to donate in addition to what I'm also kicking in. Now, what are we going to do with this stuff? [more inside]
posted by _Mona_ on Dec 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Insert your own goat-related pun here.

Should I buy a goat for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Dec 23, 2008 - 22 answers

What's a good, trustworthy online charitable cause that I can donate to in $1 increments?

What's a good, trustworthy online charitable cause that I can donate to in $1 increments? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Dec 19, 2008 - 6 answers

You don't have to go home but you can't stay here.

What do I do with a hundred USB keyboards? [more inside]
posted by ben242 on Dec 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me donate

For the first time in my life I feel that I can comfortably give $$$ to a good cause. Darfur has always weighed on me and left me outraged with no idea on how I could possibly help. Darfur is but one example but I know that I would like to focus on Africa. If one were to give to a charity how sure could one be that the money actually reached the people it was intended for? [more inside]
posted by crankyboots on Dec 14, 2008 - 12 answers

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