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Q: Charity ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Charity
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: smokeymischief-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 21 Apr 2002 11:50 PDT
Expires: 28 Apr 2002 11:50 PDT
Question ID: 2476
Where can I get $3,000.00 for my charitable cause easily?
Subject: Re: Charity
Answered By: penguin-ga on 21 Apr 2002 13:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi smokeymischief!

Have you looked into “ is a complete financial 
package that includes all services from obtaining merchant identification 
numbers to credit card authorization and banking transactions. After the 
donation is made the system provides for you to ask survey questions of your 
donor. Then will generate an automatic e-mail thank you letter 
from you to your contributor. Nothing could be simpler. A seamless, automated 
system from beginning to end.” This option looks very easy to me.                       

The Foundation Center is a great resource for individuals looking for 
charitable donations.        

Here is another organization that could be interested in donating $3,000 to 
your charitable cause. “The National Network of Grantmakers is an organization 
of individuals involved in funding social and economic justice. Formed nearly 
20 years ago, NNG's 400 members share the belief that a fully functioning 
democracy depends upon an involved and empowered citizenry sharing in the 
responsibilities and benefits of society.”

National Network of Grantmakers
1717 Kettner Blvd., #110
San Diego, CA 92101 
Phone: 619-231-1348  
Fax: 619-231-1349 

You may want to consider an interest-free loan. “How do you encourage gifts of 
interest-free loans? Publicize the fact that an interest-free loan is another 
form of charitable giving. Many people have never considered the possibility of 
loaning the use of their capital to a charity. Promote the fact that interest-
free loans are an easy way to make a charitable gift. The donor and the charity 
sign a simple agreement and the capital is forwarded to the charity for its 
use. Publicize the tax savings of an interest-free loan. Since the income is 
now in the hands of the charity and no longer subject to donor taxation, the 
tax savings can be surprisingly significant. Encourage interest-free loans to 
specific campaigns or programs. For example, some churches embarking on 
building campaigns have arranged all of their working capital from this program.
Suggest an interest-free loan as a way of preserving the donor's capital. This 
is the quintessential element of an interest-free loan, since the donor can 
make a meaningful contribution without any loss of assets. An additional bonus 
is that for those who are subject to claw-back there may be an additional 
savings. A simple donation will not reduce exposure to claw-back, but the 
income reduction resulting from a no-interest loan will do so, saving still 
more tax. This will be even more beneficial for some when the threshold is 
reduced in coming years."
“Interest-free loans offer a variety of benefits” by Sherry Rodney Kushner and 
Dr. Edward Pearce.July 30, 1996; Canadian FundRaiser.                     
Charity Village

Additional Websites that may interest you: 

If you do not have a foundation, you may want to start one! Here are some 
Leventhal/Kline Management Inc. Foundation & Philanthropic Services

For finding funds in your specific state:
Foundation Center

Search Terms Used: 

charity OR charities OR charitable donation seek
directory foundation donation charity $3,000

Good luck with the donation!
smokeymischief-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Very well done!  Thank you.

Subject: Re: Charity
From: jmccorm-ga on 21 Apr 2002 12:02 PDT
Perhaps some information on your cause may be helpful.
Subject: Re: Charity
From: inchi-ga on 28 Apr 2002 01:25 PDT
hello smokeymischief, 

adding to the info that penguin has offered you:

- Some services collect donations from people and they send the money
to different charities. You can try receiving some of this money.
Start here:

- A lot of projets related to charities, you can obtain good ideas:

- Some companies make donations to charities. It depends on your
charity, but you can know a lot of companies who has made donations if
you use google with some of those search lines: "companies that made
donations", companies that made donations (more results), "have made
donations", "has made donations", companies donate, etc. You will know
the companies or people who have made donations and what kind of
charities they prefer. For example, if your charity is about children,
you can contact with:

good luck!!

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