Charitable Giving Through Technology

16 12 2012

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As the holidays and end of the tax year rolls around, people are thinking about giving, and increasingly, that giving is happening online. A third of all online giving occurs in December, and 22% of annual giving happens in the last two days of the year, according to Charity Navigator.

As we take a look at how technology impacts charitable giving, there are some interesting trends including more charities taking paypal and other online payments, more sites that make it easy to give to multiple charities from one site, by-product giving through shopping “Buy one, Give one”, and gifting donations. But not all online giving is monetary. There are new online ways to volunteer, help improve your local community, or even simply share through “collaborative consumption.” Join us and Jill Finlayson to discuss ways of making a difference online.

Jill Finlayson is Vice President for Strategy and Planning at Dallant Networks, and an expert in social entrepreneurship and online communities. Dallant builds and maintains leading networks for global impact, including the World Bank’s Striking Poverty salon and the Ford Foundation’s urban poverty alleviation community – URB.IM. Jill has led marketing for Silicon Valley nonprofits, software companies, and numerous startups, including eBay where she was responsible for the Toys category business unit at eBay for five years. Jill co-authored the McGraw Hill book Fundraising on eBay, and more recently oversaw community engagement and social media programs for the Skoll Foundation’s social entrepreneurship community, Social Edge. Jill is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

Learn about charities:
Charity Navigator ratings http://www.charitynavigator.org/
Great Nonprofits for reviews http://greatnonprofits.org/

Fast, easy ways to donate
Charity Blossom http://www.charityblossom.org/
Razoo http://www.razoo.com/
Network for Good http://www1.networkforgood.org/for-donors

Choose your project
Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org/
Global Giving http://www.globalgiving.org/

Help Sandy recovery
Network for Good Hurricane Relief http://www1.networkforgood.org/hurricanesandy
Text SANDY to 80888 $10 donation American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Salvation Army.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross
Ioby http://ioby.org/sandy – crowdfunding local projects eg mobile bike repair

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  3. Google Maps for iPhone Makes an Impressive Splash
  4. New York City Council Wants Real-Time Info for NY Buses
  5. Texting Increases Danger For Pedestrians

 

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