I've decided to give away my economic stimulus check to a variety of charities and foundations. I'm trying to locate a particular charity which provided financial support to blues musicians in need of assistance with food, medical bills, home repairs, burial expenses, etc. I've located the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and it seems wonderful, but I do not think this is the organization I am looking for. I don't know much more except that I believe the org I am looking for was founded by one person and more recently than the R&B Foundation. I have lots of ideas for general donations but I'm looking to do something in this niche, so suggestions of any groups providing assistance to out of luck musicians would be great as well...
I've given to international charities for years, but it's time to look closer to home... [more inside]
I have loads of old clothes I want to discard responsibly, but my local charities are quite picky about what they will accept. I'd rather not add to the landfill. Hope me! [more inside]
I have a friend with a possibly terminal illness. I'm trying to figure out a way to set up a college fund, to which any of her friends/family could contribute, for her two young children. So far I've looked into ESAs (might not work due to the $2k annual limit) and 529s, but I've had trouble finding information specific to this type of situation -- which I have to imagine is not all that uncommon. What options should I be investigating? Should I talk to a financial advisor?
I am looking for an alternative way to give.... [more inside]
In the summer me and three friends will be doing a 100km 30-hour walk for charity alongside lots of other teams. I was hoping to come up with a way in which friends, family and donors can check on our progress in real time, from afar. [more inside]
With all the charities/organizations in the world doing wonderful things, why isn't the world getting any better? Or is the developing world better off? [more inside]
I don't understand Habitat for Humanity. Perhaps you do? [more inside]
I'm looking for a list of charities that do not spend any of their budget on advertising. Is there a directory of them somewhere? I'm in the UK, but that's more of a starting off point; deserving non-advertising charities elsewhere, or lists of them, would be just as good. [more inside]
It’s that time - the beginning of the last semester before I graduate from collee. It’s time to find a job or graduate school program and plot out the rest of my life. A renewed interest in charity and decreased interest in psychology, my chosen field of study, have led me to question my planned life course. Open my mind to what I might be able to do with my life. [more inside]
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]
Help a friend of mine find examples of young women who've done extraordinary things? [more inside]
How do I choose between two equally worthy charities to receive my donation? [more inside]
I'd like to donate money to charities on behalf of my family members, but I'd like to tailor it towards their occupations/interests. [more inside]
What's a good charity to give money to in someone's name as a Christmas gift? Caveats: The intended recipients are quite concerned with poverty and the third world. Ideally, the charity will send some kind of card that I can give the recipient to inform him, and they would send the card in time for a December 25th exchange. [more inside]
Why don't large organisations make more use of capital investment? [more inside]
Did you volunteer as a child? Or do you work now with a children's volunteer group? Tell me what you know about youth service. [more inside]
Where can I find a reputable charity that takes underprivileged kids sailing? [more inside]
A friend of mine wants to travel around Africa on a mission to raise money for a good cause. She is 22 but is quite level-headed, fit and enthusiastic. Anyone have some suggestions for a good cause likely to be able to attract sponsorship?
This Christmas I would like to make a donation to a New York animal shelter or cruelty prevention group. [more inside]
Charity for Christmas? [more inside]
Is it condescending to give money and/or food to a homeless person when the haven't actually asked for it? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good business line and phone service provider for Glasgow? [more inside]
I need to setup donations via SMS for a client, but I don't know how I can start. What companies offer this, what are the costs. Anyone knows?
What can I do with 1000 boxes of organic tea? [more inside]
I'd like to design a small-scale e-commerce site that also accepts donations. I have no experience. Help! [more inside]
What unique giving level names should we use to encourage higher major donations for a nonprofit animal related charity? [more inside]
Help me remember the name of a goofy British royalty/celebrity "Battle of the Network Stars"-esque sort of thing that was on cable many, many years ago. [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]
I'm producing a benefit concert, to fight ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Do you know any bands or labels that might be interested in the cause? Maybe with a loved one with ALS? We're assembling a 1600-people show in Omaha, Nebraska.
I know this is a long shot, but... does anyone out there know the whereabouts of my grandfather's (Marine) sword? It was given to Goodwill in California around 1963 or so. [more inside]
Anyone know the contact details for the wiesfeld foundation ?
If you were to sponsor a child in the 3rd world, what could you send to brighten their day? [more inside]
Suppose I wanted my charity donations above the median but nothing fancy. Family and friends are no help as we never talk money. How should I calculate the budget line item?
My non-profit needs a better method of tracking our donors, what database programs are out there for us? [more inside]
How can I efficiently deploy dozens of computers (all different makes and models) with Windows XP and Office 2003? [more inside]
What are some ways a 5-year old can make the world a better place? [more inside]
AlbumFilter: I've asked this to guys at used music stores and just got a duh. What is that album my ex got? Can I still get it? [more inside]
We have a small 501c3 charity and someone is offended at our name because they worry it's too close to theirs and wants us to change it. Help us find an alternative. Any and all suggestions welcome. (Story inside) [more inside]
My daughter wants to go on a trip with her mother's church. I'm upset that they're raising money to take the trip. Should I just let go? [more inside]
How to find someone who wants our returnable bottles? [more inside]
The cleaning out of my closet (finally) has resulted in two garbage bags full of clothes. Now what should I do with them? I'm in NYC. [more inside]
CharityFilter: I'm helping a friend get funding to start an orphanage in China, and I'm looking for organizations, nonprofits, and/or foundations that fund charitable activities (specifically healthcare-related efforts)... [more inside]
In greater Vancouver, is there a charity that takes donations of used educational equipment for re-use in developing countries? [more inside]
What can you tell me about organizations that support women's rights? I would like to donate some money. [more inside]
Help me promote an environmentally conscious, socially responsible small business. [more inside]
What's the best way to use money to support marriage equality in the US? [more inside]
What are some good causes I can donate to through the Amazon Associates program? [more inside]
Can airline miles be gifted to a charity cause or person? [more inside]
How heavy a role does religion play in the work of World Vision? [more inside]