Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Using Twitter and checking accounts to help

The groups are sharing their top three ideas to help charities administratively and to gather more donors.

The most popular suggestion for helping with administrative issues was more collaboration between smaller non-profits to share back-office resources and duties.

The discussion on how to raise more money for charities was lively. Participants suggested launching a round-up program, like banks use for checking accounts. Piedmont Natural Gas currently does that. Registered participants can have their bills rounded up to the nearest dollar. The money goes into the Share the Warmth fund which is distributed to local agencies that assist people who can't pay their utility bills.

Other suggests were donating to charities as well as using Twitter and Meetup to solicit donations.