I'm the volunteer web developer for a local non-profit and we're having a problem with our donation page. It's the problem described in this article and this article - what's happening is that credit card thieves are using our donation page to validate stolen credit cards. [more inside]
Bought a lot at the school charity auction. How do I figure how much to deduct on my taxes? [more inside]
How can I be more consistent and organized with respect to my charitable donations? [more inside]
What amount of my income can I claim as tithed/donated without having to have receipts or a paper trail? [more inside]
Two years ago I bought a $500 business suit for use in my mom's wedding, job interviews, etc. It's a pretty nice suit and all, but I've lost almost a hundred pounds since then. What should I do with this suit? [more inside]
I need ideas and links for an eye-catching wall-mounted donation box. [more inside]
Wordpress is adding a secret break tag to my Google Button code, and it's driving me batty. No one on the Google forums helped with FIXING the problem, and the one suggestion I got on Facebook from a friend was bupkis. I turn to the hive mind so that I can fix this stupid problem. [more inside]
Why would people of Hispanic descent be disallowed from donating blood products by apheresis? [more inside]
Where is the best place to give away / sell / donate books, clothes, furniture, etc. [Minneapolis Edition, but other cities welcome!] [more inside]
How can I donate to a cause without increasing the amount of mail I receive? [more inside]
Please help me figure out how to word the birthday party invitation for my daughter. [more inside]
How can I give money to Elizabeth Warren's campaign without it causing my unusual name to be plastered all over the internet? [more inside]
I'm buying a charitable gift for a 10-14 year old boy and need suggestions, please. [more inside]
I am putting together a donation webpage, trying to raise tuition for a young woman in Nepal, and am looking for suggestions on the best way to go about it. [more inside]
I recently lost a bunch of weight, and I have a lot of clothes that don't fit, some of which are pretty nice. What is the best place to donate them? I know Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., will take them, but does anyone have a sense of which national organization or local outfit in Sacramento, CA, would be best? [more inside]
At some older fast-food joints and other smaller businesses, there used to be a contraption filled with water that you could insert a coin into, and hope that it'd land on a small platform. If it did, you'd get something from the business, if it didn't, your coin would go towards some charitable cause (I think). Any more details/ideas on what this was called? [more inside]
Tax question: How do I determine the value (if any) for a donation write-off? [more inside]
PBS recently aired a brilliant movie of guitarist Joe Bonamassa performing live during their pledge drive, which is now over. What were the various gift packages they offered and their corresponding donation levels? [more inside]
How can I solicit electronic equipment for short term loan for an NYC art exhibition? It is affiliated with a non-profit and reasonably high profile, I have a PR kit ready but am having trouble finding the right contacts (at Samsung, Sony, or Panasonic for example). I need a monthlong loan of a flatscreen LED display and in exchange can offer PR opportunities, exposure to a sophisticated arts audience, and VIP performance tickets - a lot to offer!
Where do I donate prescription medication (Topamax/Topiramate)? [more inside]
I'd like to start giving regularly to a human services program that practices the Housing First model. Ordinarily, I'd be looking to keep my money local, but I just moved to Seattle, and the city claims to have a good record on HF, plus I can't find any non-governmental orgs doing work here. What housing first program in a major US city most needs the money? [more inside]
Bride and groom are requesting charitable donations in lieu of wedding gifts. We like the couple, but aren't on board the charities they've chosen. [more inside]
Should I sign up to be an organ donor? I like the idea of individuals getting my heart, lungs, kidney, liver, eyes, etc. I do not like the idea of having my body sent to a corporation to harvest my tissues and then packaging them and selling them for profit. I've read that this does happen, hospitals and transplant centers can thereby profit from the sales as well. How can one prevent that from happening and yet allow organs to be used by those needing them. My state donation site has a blanket consent form that reads as if my body could be taken to 'another facility' and "tissues" harvested. No mention of by whom, what for, and at what price they would be sold.
A canvasser signed our family up to make regular contributions to Planned Parenthood. How can I tell how much of our donation is actually being received by PP? [more inside]
Is it legal for me to post a video to Youtube saying I will give a lot of money to a political party if a favored bill of mine becomes law? [more inside]
Our environmental non-profit in Portland, Oregon receives a small portion of its revenue from recurring (monthly) contributions drawn via direct deposit. Recently, the bank we used to administer this account was acquired by another institution and started charging over a hundred bucks per month just to keep the account open. We shut the account down but are still looking for a reasonable alternative. If at all possible we'd like to avoid paying high administrative costs for the service and processing payments manually (since we'd most likely have to keep donors' account numbers in the office). I'm open to new ideas, and thanks in advance!
You recently completed a diploma in environmental site remediation. What intangible gift should I give you? [more inside]
I have a ton (at least) of books. How to best get rid of them? [more inside]
I want to donate some money to a program that matches people and animals for mutual rehabilitation [more inside]
Suggestions for car donation programs in Washington DC? [more inside]
What is the moral obligation that the wealthy have towards the less-well-off? [more inside]
What are the benefits (to the donor) of a platelet/plasma donation? [more inside]
Looking to donate a large amount of CDs. Prefer to keep them together. Difficulty: would like to part with them in one week. Boston area but am willing to look further afield. [more inside]
DonationFilter: What can I do to grow the healthiest hair possible? [more inside]
I am considering living kidney donatioN and would appreciate some input from those who have actually donated a kidney. [more inside]
Dear Ask Me, I have been growing my hair for 3 years, with a goal of donating to wigs for kids (gets wigs to young people with permanent hair loss, as in alopecia, and burn victims), this year I topped their requirement for a foot in length; I want your tips of ensuring the best possible preservation of the hair. I have kept it maintained, but I am hoping there is a "final stretch" treatment that will make it in top shape for donating (not necessarily 'shine', or looks, but strength, and fortitude). [more inside]
What's the best way to financially support of evolution education in Kansas? [more inside]
It's the end of the year, and time to do give some money away. Yay! Help me pick a handful of organizations to donate money to. [more inside]
I have 2 adult bikes I want to sell. And since it's that time of the year, I'm also looking for charities to donate to. So I'm thinking of combining the two things. Tell me if this is a good or a bad idea. [more inside]
Mr. Leezie and I are seriously considering donating our remaining frozen embryo from an IVF cycle to an infertile couple through an open adoption. I'm looking for any experiences that anyone has had donating embryos, or receiving them. What are some of the things that we should be thinking about and planning for? Besides the obvious result of our child possibly being out there in the world, what are some ramifications of this decision?
For some reason my wife has an older portable EKG machine (A GE/Marquette MacPC 12-lead model, like this one) and would like to donate it to an organization that can help people with it. How do I find such an organization?
Setting up online donation site? [more inside]
Vancouver, BC Filter: I'm moving out of the country in 3 days. Help me find a place to donate my potted plants. [more inside]
I want to solicit donations with a money raised bar and everything to buy a bike for a good friend who just had her bike stolen. [more inside]
Where can I donate unopened medicine in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I have some dry clean-only clothes that I want to donate. They could use a cleaning but I don't want to pay for it if I'm going to be donating them. There was a program in the DC area that let you donate clothes and a dry cleaners would clean them for free. Anyone heard of something similar in NYC?
Where can I donate used toys? [more inside]
I am currently researching charities that support music education for kids, for the purpose of a bequest from someone who held that as a high value in his life. [more inside]
Wanted: an extravagant (but responsible) way to get rid of my car in (or around) Seattle. [more inside]