Our house mailbox often has a letter from a charity asking for a donation. We get name labels, wrapping paper, note pads, and greeting cards with the letters. I would rather just send a check or even better make a online donation and skip all the freebies-even though I really like freebies.
A simple and new way I found to donate money to a Charity I am interested in is through the Give Back Foundation. This foundation is a 501(c)3 registered with the IRS, and they also only work with charities in good standing with the IRS. So you know your donation is going to a charity that will use the money appropriately.
In three easy steps you can set up you own foundation (an account that funds go to a charity)
1. search for charities or causes you wish to support. I chose The American Cancer Society.
2. add money to your foundation; direct donation from your credit card, shop the 400 plus online mall partners and with your purchase 15% goes into your foundation account and engage with sponsors and earn more donations.
3. promote and spread the word about your foundation through Facebook, Twitter, and inviting your friends to donate or set up their own foundation. you will be given a link when you sign up that your friends use for the referral points.
You will also have the ability to support more than one foundation if you chose to.
You can also request a tax receipt at the end of the year for your own tax purposes.
Through July 16, 2011 the foundation is having a daily prize of a random picked member to win $1000 to go to their Charity. There is also a chance for the top impact points earner to win $50,000 for their charity.
You earn impact points by referrals from you friends, and spreading the word about the foundation. If you are looking for an easy way to make a donation to your favorite charity visit http:/www.giveback.org and see how easy it is to become a philanthropist from the comfort of your own computer!
Disclosure: I was given the chance to win funds for my chatty of choice by writing this post. This writing is my own views and opinions. Please visit the web site for specific details and information.