Advice 1: How to make money for charity

Fashion trend today charity generates in this area a lot of people wishing to enrich themselves at the expense of others. Of course, good works must be done free of charge. But if the Fund is large, sooner or later the question of the extension staff, which would not work for free. Is it possible to do charity and earn money by legal means?
How to make money for charity
Charities are non-profit organizations and have a simplified taxation scheme. In the Fund's Charter must be indicated what percentage of earmarked donations, the organization has the right to use directly on the needs of the Fund. This amount may not exceed 30% of each receipt.
The resulting percentage can be used for rent, salary, office work, transport costs.
All Foundation personnel must be formally employed and subject to applicable taxes. To help you have the right to attract volunteers cooperating with the Foundation on a Pro Bono basis. In this case the official staff can be significantly reduced, leaving only the post of General Director and accountant.
For office rent, as a rule, spent a lot of money. You need to think about whether to abandon the office, and all meetings in neutral places. All the necessary information a potential donor can obtain on the website of the Fund.
You can find a free room, for example, a study at the University, a large company or a children's creativity center. You can go to the local DES and to obtain information on premises leased in the area. Then write a petition to the prefect or the mayor of the city with the request to help to free the area under the Fund.
Transport costs can be compensated with the help of volunteers – to involve them in the delivery of needed items to the beneficiaries. And actively use them on a business trip and for holding charity events.
Thus, if the Fund balance on the no premises, no transport, but just a couple of employees, the legal 30% percent of the monthly donations, you can officially deduct the payroll. Only do not forget that the main purpose of the charitable Foundation – helping the needy, not personal enrichment.

Advice 2: How to find the benefactor

To implement your own ideas or charity programs often require large financial investments or assistance of a famous person. Find a wealthy person who is interested in your project.
How to find the benefactor
You will need
  • portfolio;
  • - business cards.
Find websites of famous people. Or people whose activity lies in the sphere of your interests. For example, you are looking for sponsorship for a private art gallery. So, to find a patron among the better famous artists or sculptors. They usually carry information about the charitable aid or patronage that are involved.
Letter of the potential benefactor must contain a report of your activities. Let's say you are looking for a sponsor for the organization of the concert with participation of children with disabilities or orphans. Specify exactly how you should be holding a concert, where he will undergo what the purpose. But try not to ask for money. Focus on the fact that you only need the participation and support of eminent persons, assistance in conducting PR-actions.
If your letter will be of interest to a potential sponsor, you will be contacted by the press Secretary or personal assistant. At the meeting with him tell all about his activities, what difficulties arise, what has been done. If you have had experience of such events, provide photos.
Question about financial aid should always come from the interested parties. In this case, you must be prepared with indicative costs. Try to amount looked the most likely, mortgage quote only the necessary costs. For myself, I will not forgive any remuneration. If the sponsor deems your request interesting and will help once, it is likely that his help is not limited. And you will get a permanent patron.
Look for sponsors and charity events and auctions, which bring together representatives of business and culture. Keep a portfolio that reflects your work. Make business cards that will contain brief information about you, if you, for example, the President of the Foundation or the head of the volunteer group. You can do a booklet that describes your activities and the future plans.
Don't hesitate to approach people and introduce myself, just in a nutshell tell us about yourself and leave a business card or leaflet with a link to their personal website. No need to be obsessive, keep the conversation friendly, with a smile. The more cards you distribute, the more chances that someone will take interest in you.

Advice 3: Where on the Internet to donate money to charity

The information feed of the social network is replete with numerous communications requests for fundraising. Someone can not leave without attention to any one ad, and someone – until then indifferently leafing through them. However, when the desire to help arises, some are faced with a serious dilemma: which of the charities you can read about them in the Internet, you need to send help.
Where on the Internet to donate money to charity
To begin to determine who needs help in the first place – after all, every nonprofit organization has its own mission and objectives.
Read about the activities of the charitable organization on its website; there – to make a donation.

Charities: what are they

One of the most common types of NPOs (nonprofit organization) are charities. In Russia there are more than a dozen and each specializiruetsya on something specific. One engaged in treatment or the adaptation of children with severe and rare diagnoses (diseases of the heart, nervous system, etc.), others - assistance to low-income and large families. There are those who cooperates with nursing homes and the elderly.

Some of the funds work with the homeless: provide them with assistance in restoration of documents, legal and medical services.
Another category of funds, which in Russia while are less likely, are organizations specializing in providing palliative care. They help those who put a fatal diagnosis. The funds raised can save lives, but they can significantly ease her last moments. Part of social and charitable programs, such funds are supported by the Church.
About current projects that need sponsorship, can be found on the website of the local diocese or on the page of the Synodal Department for charity and social service of the ROC.

The funds of nature protection, animal shelters

If the problems of environment, extinction of rare species of plants and animals you care about more than the stories of real people, a donation can always be done in the Fund for the protection of the environment. Even now one of the most common forms of charity – the transfer of funds, and support of shelters for homeless animals. On the website many of the shelters, usually you can find the information that they have a special need.

Media support

Not only charities, but also a number of media is experiencing difficulties with financing. First of all, this applies to educational and religious publications. Because they have no opportunities to earn a commercial advertisement, they exist only thanks to sponsorship donations. Financial assistance provided by the patrons, is visible to the naked eyes – it was thanks to their support of the editorial Board have the opportunity to pay for the work of journalists and to release interesting material.

Crowdfunding: to raise funds for medical treatment or to make a film

Crowdfunding is a new form of charitable cooperation. Through special portals people collect money on completely different things and even projects, some in operation, others for necessary medical equipment, and some on the production of the film. One of the successful examples of crowdfunding in Russia – the creation of the album, b-2, funds for which were, in fact, with the world on a string.

The ways of money transfer.

After choosing charities you need to go to her personal website and find the tab "Donate" (or something similar in meaning). You then choose how the money to be transferred. In most cases, the funds can be transferred in several ways: deducted from Bank cards, e-wallet or a phone number in the required amount, and paid receipt to the Bank.

One important caveat: to avoid the possibility of deception, donations do not better than private persons (except for situations where there is confidence that their stories are true), and funds that have a good reputation and extensive experience in the field of philanthropy.
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