Have you looked into eDonations.com? Edonation.com 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 Edonation.com 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
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
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.
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:
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Good luck with the donation!