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Old 10-09-2016, 10:47 AM
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Below is a short list of some charities that give very little to the actual cause, we are all aware of the big ones like Red Cross that give outrageous pay to the exec's and little to the cause so I was thinking...

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...charities.aspx


Would members here back a THT charity of sorts, where members either send money to the site earmarked for the next personal or regional tragedy that hits a member or area. Or maybe THT could increase the dues to join by $5 and earmark those $5 to members in need.

It's just a thought, share opinions if you like or not, money can be accounted for in the public forum easy enough, with members names attached to each donation and total amounts etc.

I can understand maybe mods not wanting to get involved or maybe even the owners of THT itself but I think it's a worthy cause.

I much rather see all of my donation going to someone in need instead of 5-10%.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:18 AM
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Below is a short list of some charities that give very little to the actual cause, we are all aware of the big ones like Red Cross that give outrageous pay to the exec's and little to the cause so I was thinking...

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...charities.aspx


Would members here back a THT charity of sorts, where members either send money to the site earmarked for the next personal or regional tragedy that hits a member or area. Or maybe THT could increase the dues to join by $5 and earmark those $5 to members in need.

It's just a thought, share opinions if you like or not, money can be accounted for in the public forum easy enough, with members names attached to each donation and total amounts etc.

I can understand maybe mods not wanting to get involved or maybe even the owners of THT itself but I think it's a worthy cause.

I much rather see all of my donation going to someone in need instead of 5-10%.
I thought it was a pretty good idea I guess I was wrong, so maybe someone can tell me where is such a bad idea.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:52 AM
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Holding funds in escrow is heavily regulated.

Further complications arise from the fact that Internet Brands is not a 501(c) and thus is subject to income tax on all income. "No, Mr IRS man, that is special account were we keep 'donations'...like, it's totally legit, honest."

Lastly, it is a poor solution to a non-existent problem.

Check the stickies at the top of the page. Money gets to the intended recipient. THT doesn't touch the funds. There is no need to keep an accounting.

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Old 10-12-2016, 12:19 PM
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I support a local charity where 100% of donations received go directly to the recipient, or to their support. It was started by a retired business owner. He rallied several other business owners behind him. He had the same concern you did and wanted to make sure 100% of all donations made it to where they should. We do food packs for schools in Haiti (just one example). A few members of the charity travel to Haiti with the shipment to ensure it makes it to the schools. When that occurs, those members pay all costs associated with the trip- airfare, lodging, food, etc. The charity ONLY pays for the food that is going.

I support this charity because I like knowing that every penny is supporting the cause. You may consider starting a similar charity that operates in the same way.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:32 PM
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Check out The Chive. They do much like you are describing. Their flash charity fund raisers are very, very successful. They support a wide variety of causes also.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:56 PM
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Thank you!
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:01 PM
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I think I would just stick to Go Fund Me then anyone can give if they want. Having members deciding who gets money and who doesn't could mean trouble. What one man thinks is a good cause another man thinks not.
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