Information on Charities to Optimize Our Giving

Daily Laughs For Charity: What a great idea - you laugh and they contribute money to a charity
GuidestarIf you are going to start somewhere, GuideStar is the place.  Their site has information on over 650,000 charities.  It's a great site for finding opportunities to volunteer in many different categories.

Also http://www.charitynavigator.org/


Give.org mission is to promote informed giving and to enable more contributors to make sound giving decisionsons. The site has a giving guide for the top 400 organizations (are the up to snuff or do they spend too much on administration.
Check it out here (pie chart of $ spent) before you contribute!
Click here to go to the Network for Good homepage
Network for Good
has a great links page to other e-philanthropy sites including volunteer and Web sites where you can donate non-cash items.

Helping.org shows you where you can volunteer and has a resource center for non-profits.
support SOSShare our Strength (SOS) runs a store like Igive/Ishop).  Check one of the several dozen Internet vendors via SOS (or IGive) before your buy anything online!!! United Network for Organ Sharing
United Network for Organ SharingGive the gift of Life-Donate your organs after death but you must plan NOW!
Visit the United Network for Organ Sharing
Volunteer Match Matches you by type of task and Zip code
Volunteer Match matches you by type of task and Zip code.
[logo] idealist.org

(a project of Action Without: Borders) references 16,000 organizations
Nonprofit Jobs
Volunteer Opportunities, Conferences for Nonprofits, Resources for Nonprofits

Give Free Food

Rather than just bookmark the site, if you are using MS Internet Explorer, drag the blue e that is to the left of the URL to the Links portion of the top toolbars.  Then, right click on it and Rename it something shorter like Hunger. This will enable you to easily visit each day and donate food with just a click.  

Now you have learned a great trick for all your frequently visited sites.

Donate Free Food
Provide free mammograms!
Donate mammograms
Click here to help preserve our rainforests!
Donate Rainforest Help
4Charity lets you donate directly and/or shop for a specific charity.  Sign up and a percentage of each purchase will got to your selected charity.  
ShopForChange
Shop4Change
donates to a group of non-profits.  Their site has many activist activities.  You get to suggest one of the group but not designate which will get a cut of your purchases.  Volunteer opportunities and the ability to just contribute are here.

I Give
has a unique idea.  Every time you visit an advertiser, money is contributed to the charity of your choice AND if your buy stuff, them a percentage also goes to the charity. has a unique idea.  Every time you visit an advertiser, money is contributed to the charity of your choice AND if your buy stuff, them a percentage also goes to the charity.
Shop at Greater Good and Part of your purchase proce will go to the charity of your choice
Shop at Greater Good and Part of your purchase price will go to the charity of your choice..
INTERNET NONPROFIT CENTER
Information For and About Nonprofit Organizations
Empower Web:
A new Web site by and about non-profit organizations, researching and funding, how to write letters of intent and grant proposals, working with volunteers, various forms of direct mail and tele-fundraising efforts and publications, networking with other non-profits.
World Computer Exchange Vintage Computer FestivalVintage Computer Festival takes REALLY old stuff

 

Image - Share the Technology LogoHave computer equipment to donate?

This database lists charitable organizations that need it.  If you have things to contribute it is easy to either find folk who want it or list the stuff you have.  If you're a charitable organization, go here list your needs!



PEP National Directory
of Computer Recycling Programs (nations, by state, and International
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