Images-1One of the most frustrating and difficult things about being a non-profit organization is the constant grind of raising money.  It is like having a little voice in your head every day saying "raise cash, raise cash".  It is one of the things that I find incredibly frustrating about the non-profit model.  I'd like to see every business be sustainable including ones in the non-profit world.  Many just can't be and will never be but some organizations do great things and their missions resonate with many donors.  Good thing.

Reddit Donate just launched a site that was built by Dwolla in partnership with Stripe that lists some of the (IMHO) top non-profits out there that are making a change.  Each organization has to be approved before getting on their list.  This site lets donors find an organization that they want to give to and they can.  Making is easier for the non-profit to raise funds and making it easier for donors to give.

Check it out.



Comments (Archived):

  1. Walker

    Hey, how about a once a week post: “Ask Gotham Gal”… Readers could ask you questions that you would select and respond to. Could be for advice, suggestions, who, what, where, why, when…. But not related to a specific topic. That way readers get to ask you what they want to hear about and your views on.

    1. Gotham Gal

      that is an interesting idea. i’m going to think on this. i like it.

      1. Guest

        You have so much breadth (not to mention depth) on the subjects that I care about. This could be useful and a lot of fun! Finances, child-raising, fund-raising, technology, relationships, business strategy, hiring, firing, travel planning, non-profits, art, education, fashion, and how to use my new food processor that is still in a box! +1 for this idea. 🙂 Dear Gotham Gal…

        1. Gotham Gal

          ok…like dear abby? haha. i will write a post about it.

          1. Guest

            Exactly! 🙂

  2. Guest

    27 Perry is participating in something called EFCO (Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado). Companies can commit a portion of founding equity or annual profits to a charity of their choice. Seth Levine from Foundry introduced us to it and you can see a list of participating companies here, You will notice a handful of TechStars companies are doing it. I know this is not for everyone, but personally to me it was important. I was always looking for a way to give to non-profits and frustrated because financially as an entrepreneur right now that wasn’t possible to do in a meaningful way. Now we can give the most valuable thing we have. @JLM once wrote on AVC that having your friends and family as shareholders lights a certain fire under your ass. I’m in the process of doing due diligence on the organization we would like to commit too, but thinking of them lights an even bigger fire.

  3. William Mougayar

    It’s a great idea to link these buttons to a subreddit on that same topic. Very smart of Reddit.