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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

Charitable giving for a 4-year-old?a

Help me present my 4-year-old niece with a way to donate to charity, as part of her Christmas present. [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Dec 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I prioritize humanitarian charities over the arts?

An ethics question: Should I give only to the most serious causes, or is it OK to make room in my charity budget for groups that benefit society in less tangible ways? [more inside]
posted by phantroll on Dec 4, 2008 - 28 answers

Help me come up with some games for my family's christmas gathering

Help me host an awesome Christmas with games where my family competes to win the right to donate to the food bank. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Dec 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Charities with online gift receipts?

We are doing a $25 limit gift exchange where the recipient of the gift will be randomly chosen on the day. I want to give as a gift a $25 donation to a charity providing I can print off from my computer a 'gift receipt' made out to 'lucky recipient'. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Dec 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Little kids like Wal-Mart that much...?

Why did so many of the children on my local "Angel Tree" ask for Wal-Mart gift certificates? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Nov 27, 2008 - 30 answers

Send a child to school

Can we send a girl to school overseas? [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon on Nov 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Who best helps the homeless?

How can I help Southern California's homeless? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Oct 25, 2008 - 6 answers

What should I do with my old books

What is the best thing to do with a box or two of old books? They're mostly paperback and mostly genre fiction (SciFi, Horror, Fantasy). The less work for me the better with the provision that I'd like the books to be read again if possible. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Oct 22, 2008 - 34 answers

Application to volunteer in Africa.

How might I help a friend in applying to volunteer for a charity that runs community projects in Mozambique? [more inside]
posted by electricinca on Oct 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Donor-friendly giving management web system

Help me find, buy or build a donor-friendly online giving management system for our non-profit. [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan on Oct 7, 2008 - 5 answers

help with happy hour

Does any have advice in regard to holding a small charity event in a bar in the DC or DC-adjacent area of Maryland? [more inside]
posted by divka on Oct 6, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking to start an overseas charity

My friend is looking to begin a charity benefiting children in Africa. We live in the U.S. And we have no idea what we're doing. Any tips from someone who would know how to begin? [more inside]
posted by pandemic on Oct 4, 2008 - 7 answers

What are the best resources for creating and managing a charity book & CD sales project?

My husband is creating a fundraiser for an Armenian aid organization in the city of Gumri, where he did his Peace Corps service several years ago. The fundraiser has two parts: a book of poems and their Armenian translations, and a CD anthology featuring original music by a variety of artists who have agreed to donate their work. What's the best way of publishing and distributing this effort? We're familiar with Lulu, wondering if there are other/better resources we’re not considering. Advice on pricing and communications for this effort also appreciated! [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo on Oct 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Do US charities have public accounts?

How can I, as a UK citizen, get to see what a US charity is spending its money on? Do US Charities have to make their accounts public? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Oct 3, 2008 - 6 answers

US Navy related charities for a Memorial Gift

The son of a dear friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday, from complications following minor surgery. This young man was serving in the US Navy on a sub, and now we are looking for a Navy-related charity we could make a donation to in memory of this young man. Suggestions?
posted by anastasiav on Aug 29, 2008 - 6 answers

How can we help abused kids?

How can I help stop child abuse, other than writing a check? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Aug 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Dammit, IRS, I'm an actor not a tax lawyer.

Where can a theater company get legal and tax advice in NYC? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Aug 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Suggestions for activism on a college campus?

How can I make volunteering/charity fun or interesting for college students? [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup on Aug 20, 2008 - 10 answers

What charity project shall I support?

I'd like to donate a sum of money to a charity project, preferably an educational one, but I need some advice on which one to choose. [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising on Aug 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Website donation for nonprofits?

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!
posted by AONeal79 on Aug 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Looking for rubber charity bracelets

I am looking for a rubber charity bracelet for a friend... website suggestions? [more inside]
posted by fogonlittlecatfeet on Aug 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Personal finance and personal guilt

Please give advice on dealing with money and guilt about money. [Long question.] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2008 - 20 answers

Giving back to directors who need it?

I often download documentaries, and generally love them, and frequently feel like I want to give back to the director. Monetarily-wise, that is, as perhaps I didn't pay for them. What do you think of a service that allowed for paypal or such donation to individual directors? Could it work? Alternately, directors of small films could set up a link on their websites, and one could spread the idea memetically. I'm not looking to cash in on this, just to get feedback on an idea of how to assuage my guilt and help support those who make films worthy of support.
posted by aschwa5 on Aug 1, 2008 - 13 answers

How to start a charity with limited resources?

Interested in starting a charity, what now? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Jul 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Where can I keep some money for 200 years?

I have a project I'd like to start that I will never be able to finish. I want to create a fund of money to be used by my local library, the principle of which can never be touched. They will only be able to use a small percentage of the interest. Before they can start doing that, though, I want the fund to remain untouched for 150+ years to allow it to increase in size. The goal is to let this fund grow so large that the library can become autonomous on just the interest. [more inside]
posted by GernBlandston on Jul 22, 2008 - 6 answers

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