I have decided that the career path I want to follow is in private foundations and/or charities. What steps should I take? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack
on Sep 25, 2006 -
My campus has a pile of (maybe 40) dual 1GHz G4 PowerMacs that have reached their "end-of-life". Usually we ship them off to a recycler, but that seems like a sin for what are perfectly good systems. What should be do with them? There's a little bit ... [more inside]
posted by roue
on Aug 15, 2006 -
How do I go about getting corporate sponsors for a trek down the Murray River (Australia) in order to raise money for a charity? I'm doing it for a legitimate charity, so how do I get companies to donate? I've never done anything like this before, so all help is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen
on Jul 30, 2006 -
I need an ultra-high quality stethoscope that can endure the rigors of third-world country medical usage. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Jul 29, 2006 -
Which charities are currently doing humanitarian aid work in the Lebanon and Gaza, and which charities are most likely to be involved in the inevitable re-building program?
posted by handee
on Jul 27, 2006 -
Help me come up with a witty name for a fundraising night for a friend's Herceptin (Trastuzumab) treatments. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Jul 13, 2006 -
What is the charity you can "buy" an animal or seeds for a 3rd world family to help them become self sufficient? I'd like to get my kids involved this year.
posted by hollygoheavy
on Jul 5, 2006 -
Are there charities in Portland, OR that will come pick stuff up? [more inside]
posted by pdb
on Jul 3, 2006 -
I'm looking for two kinds of charity groups: One that helps the children of soldiers killed in Iraq, and one that helps children in Iraq who have lost parents. Any know vetted organizations that fit this bill?
posted by gwint
on May 29, 2006 -
Generally it seems frowned upon to allow information about the extent to which someone supports charity enter the public sphere. What is the reason for this or if that is too obvious the origin of this belief? [more inside]
posted by I Foody
on May 17, 2006 -
Where can I make a charitable donation that will provide me with cool benefits? [more inside]
posted by etc.
on May 17, 2006 -
Giving celphones to charity in Montréal? I've heard of women's shelters accepting and/or refurbishing celphones so that battered wives can call for help. [more inside]
posted by Mozai
on May 10, 2006 -
My friends and I are considering participating in the Keswick to Barrow
40 mile scenic walk (for charity). We are in varying states of fitness. Are we insane? [more inside]
posted by Acey
on Apr 18, 2006 -
Charity solicitor via phonebank recalls not personally
a contribution I would have never made over the phone from a previous year, cannot provide details. When I ask him to send more information, t(he)y sends "Sponsor Reminder". [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Mar 21, 2006 -
Is there an online resource that indicates the efficiency of individual charity organisations? [more inside]
posted by jedro
on Mar 6, 2006 -
I'm looking for a charity related to rebuilding New Orleans to donate to as a gift to someone that used to live there and was heartbroken by the hurricane aftermath. The Red Cross or United Way seem too big and non-specific. I'd like to give to something with a bit more direct impact on improving things there. Suggestions?
posted by mathowie
on Dec 23, 2005 -
I'm in Toronto and would like to donate my old PC to a worthy cause. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by phoenixc
on Dec 20, 2005 -
It's time for end of year charitable donations. Anyone have any suggestions for deserving candidates? Places where one's money can really make a difference?
posted by jgballard
on Dec 19, 2005 -
What are the effective non-religious charities that help homeless people in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on Dec 19, 2005 -
What do you get for people who have everything? Make a donation to those who don't in their name. A couple years ago my grandmother made a donation in my name to an organization that helped african communities buy livestock, water pumps and other agricultural supplies. This year I'd like to do the same. Unfortunately I've lost the card and am seeking information on similar charities.
posted by elwoodwiles
on Dec 13, 2005 -
I have the opportunity to select the recipient for a very large charitable donation. GuideStar's products helped me find a list of eligible candidates, but it's still too long to meet with every possibility.
How do I narrow the field without wasting an enormous amount of time and energy? The amount of money involved makes choosing randomly seem irresponsible.
posted by I Love Tacos
on Dec 12, 2005 -
My kids (12, 10, 8 yrs.) have decided they don't want Christmas gifts this year and would like to do something for those in need. I'm thrilled. Aside from working in a Food Bank or 'adopting a family' any other ideas?
posted by pman78
on Nov 29, 2005 -
CharityFilter: I'm planning to sell CDs online containing popular recordings (authorized, of course) of a particular radio personality. The proceeds are to go to a worthy cause, preferably one geared to animal welfare and protection. Which organization should I choose to donate to?
posted by greatgefilte
on Nov 24, 2005 -
Help me buy toiletries for a 12-year-old girl on the workplace charity gift list. [more inside]
posted by JDC8
on Nov 19, 2005 -
I'm looking for ways to donate money online that don't require a credit card. Right now I give to a couple of charities via PayPal whenever I have some bucks to spare, but I like the services that, for example, Network for Good offers (especially the gift basket) and I was wondering if there are any organizations that do the same, but allow PayPal. [more inside]
posted by mumble
on Nov 4, 2005 -
We have a king-sized mattress that wouldn't fit up the stairs in our new "old house". We've come to terms with the fact that we'll have to donate it and follow another plan. Which not-for-profit should we offer this to? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari
on Oct 17, 2005 -
What can I do with charity fundraising idea that I think could be exciting, unique and, most importantly, quite lucrative? [more inside]
posted by Dreama
on Sep 24, 2005 -
Could you point me to statistics about who gives to charity? Specifically correlated with political parties, income, race, and religious status? I'm looking for statistics, not opinions.
posted by callmejay
on Sep 7, 2005 -
I have 8 boxes of clothes that I'd like to donate to Hurricane Katrina evacueees. What's the best way to do so? [more inside]
posted by amarynth
on Sep 5, 2005 -
I'm in Canada, with enough income that I'm looking into "sponsor a child" organizations that help children in third world countries. There are plenty, but I am still having issues. Specifically regarding donation and religion. [more inside]
posted by aclevername
on Aug 18, 2005 -
I have a small amount of extra money in my monthly budget. What charitable organization should I consider giving this money? Should I keep it local, should I send it to support children in a developing country, are there other better options?
posted by tumble
on Aug 8, 2005 -
I'm helping organize a charity walk where each participant would receive a t-shirt.
We want to provide sponsorship opportunities for space on the t-shirt. We're thinking about offering a couple of different levels of sponsorship, each tied to logo/text location and size on the t-shirt.
What's an appropriate amount to ask the highest-level sponsors for? (This event is taking place in the US)
posted by 27
on May 25, 2005 -
I am moving away from Madison, WI on Saturday. I want to donate a whole bunch of clothes and shoes and things. I can not for the life of me find hours and guidelines online. I often go by a "donation station" while on the bus, and will stop there tomorrow, but it would be nice to find this information so I can just call a taxi and run over with all my donations tomorrow, instead of doing so on Friday.
posted by kavasa
on May 11, 2005 -
Occasionally in the local news there are stories about someone going on an extreme expedition "to raise money for charity". However the mechanism by which the doing leads to the raising is never mentioned. Can anyone explain? [more inside]
posted by cillit bang
on Apr 7, 2005 -