CharityAmerica.com is an online "village" that unites donors, volunteers, businesses and qualified charities from across the nation. By combining the global reach of the Internet with standards from membership, CharityAmerica.com is quickly becoming the best catalyst for explosive Web-driven growth in charitable giving and volunteerism.
How CharityAmerica.com Works
By making a commitment to building a powerful nonprofit network one nonprofit at a time, we carefully review the qualifications of each nonprofit applicant. We ask that they provide audit statements and a current 990 form, proving that they have been in existence for at least three years and that no less than 66 percent of expenditures are devoted the organization's mission and are non-administrative expenses.
Then qualified members of the CharityAmerica.com network have immediate interactive access to their customized profile page, promoting their mission statement, important facts, event information, job announcements, volunteer opportunities, and contact information. The links on each nonprofit page drive traffic directly to the nonprofits primary Web site. Nonprofits that do not have a Web site can take advantage of the depth their CharityAmerica member Web profiles, securing a high-visibility Web presence for free.
CharityAmerica.com works through a collection of "causeways"-virtual gathering places where individuals and organizations exchange information. There are six Causeways on the site...
Here nonprofits post their mission statements, special requests, contact information and direct links to their primary web site. The Information Causeway empowers nonprofits to reach out to people and organizations beyond their traditional constituencies and empowers people with the information needed to make an "informed" decision about the charitities they choose to support.
This unique resource provides people with an alternative to leaving their seats empty when they can't attend a game. Individuals or corporations can donate their unusable tickets to a featured CharityAmerica.com nonprofit and receive a tax deduction and a good feeling. The Ticket Causeway will maximize goodwill among ticket holders, the community and future ticket buyers.
This tool enables individuals and companies to give gifts and donate gifts In-kind, from toys to computers to furniture. The Donation Causeway provides donors with a safe and secure answer to making financial contributions online.
Here member charities can post their volunteer service opportunities and people and corporations respond. Volunteers with specific professional skills can match their talents with the needs of local charities, helping out on an ongoing basis or just a one time commitment.
Shop online at any of CharityAmerica.com's merchant retailers and a percentage of the purchase price will be donated to the charity of your choice at no extra cost to you. CharityAmerica.com is committed to giving 100% of the donation to your selected charity as quickly as possible.
Member nonprofits can use the Event Causeway to generate excitement and publicity for upcoming events, and appeal to prospective event volunteers. Vistiors can search event listings and find out what's happening in their local area.
Responding to Needs
The Internet is transforming the way Americans work, earn and spend. CharityAmerica.com is changing the way Americans give, and helping kind acts find people. CharityAmerica.com is responding to clear and compelling needs:
There is a strong demand for volunteer opportunities. According to a recent study in the Independent Sector, 109 million Americans volunteer every year. CharityAmerica.com Volunteer Causeway instantly links people with volunteer opportunities in their own community or across the country.
- The nonprofit sector is undergoing remarkable growth. Between 1987 and 1997, the number of registered charities in the United States rose from 422,000 to 692,000- an increase of more than 64 percent. Many of these organizations, while successful in raising funds for their causes, are searching for a way to augment their efforts using the full power of the Internet. In today's technological marketplace, some charities lack the resources to promote their missions effectively.
- Meanwhile, the United States is experiencing the most dramatic and sustained period of prosperity in its history. More people have more wealth than ever before-wealth they wantto contribute, along with their time and expertise, to deserving causes.
- CharityAmerica.com provides an important resource for more than two-thirds of American households that already make charitable contributions (totaling $135 billion in 1998) as well as those new to philanthropy. Studies show that 30 percent of online users are interested in using the Internet to make charitable donations. Enthusiasm for online giving is particularly strong among young adults, who could represent an important new source of support for charitable organizations.
For nonprofits and donors-individuals and corporations alike - CharityAmerica.com is providing powerful, real-world, quantum-leap solutions.
Cost-effective exposure to a vast, dynamic audience.
Join a collaborative effort with other organizations under the respected CharityAmerica.com umbrella. Capitalize on high volume, high concentration Internet traffic to gain exposure to prospective donors and volunteers. Membership is free.
Take advantage of the online membership profile opportunities. A member nonprofit can choose to use CharityAmerica.com as their full-service Web-site or to augment their primary site. CharityAmerica.com provides the site depth needed to properly and effectively profile nonprofit members, offering a direct link back to their primary site.
Financial and in-kind donations
Use the power of our Internet network to reach countless individual and corporate donors.
Choose from a wide variety of online retailers and shop online at CharityAmerica.com to benefit the charity of choice.
Recruit skilled volunteers through CharityAmerica.com's online volunteer matching system- whether it's a one-time event opportunity or an ongoing service.
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CharityAmerica.com's membership criteria ensure that all network nonprofits are registered 501(c) 3 organizations in good standing. Each member must allocate at least 66 percent of their expenditures to mission-related programs.
Yes, CharityAmerica.com is committed to helping charities succeed in today's technological marketplace. Nonprofits simply log on to join the network, and if approved they can benefit from countless resources, free of charge. Currently CharityAmerica.com is building its network of nonprofits. If your know of an organization that could benefit from increased exposure, let us know by sending an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org