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Charity donation tracker
« on: July 27, 2012, 12:37:36 PM »
As part of the Roguelike Bundle release I'd like to set up a charity donation tracker on the web-site, encouraging people to donate when downloading the bundle.  I might even have a think about throwing some assets together as a bonus for donators.  But firstly... a charity.  Obviously this should be a community decision.  Personally I think the following should be criteria for any charity chosen:

 - International
 - Does good deeds (not just a PR/awareness charity)
 - Accepts multiple payment types
 - Can provide embedded donate + donation tracker code for the site
 - No political affiliations
 - Nothing too controversial

Personally I'd prefer something like the International Red Cross, or Oxfam.  Or perhaps the One Laptop per Child foundation (since it would have a technology link).  I'm not big on some of the traditional geek-loved charities as they tend to be US-centric and focused on campaigning/awareness rather than using the money to *do* something.

What do other people think?  Anyone got specific experience with or knowledge about this sort of thing?

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Re: Charity donation tracker
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 01:05:49 PM »
I agree that the Int. Red Cross is always a safe choice.  Otherwise I don't personally know that many charities.  I also have no experience setting this type of thing up so hopefully someone else can help with that :)

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Re: Charity donation tracker
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 02:29:21 PM »
  Stick with the medical peeps, and non-american. I'm American. My people have lost their way. Sorry.
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Re: Charity donation tracker
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 08:38:08 PM »
Another vote for international red cross.
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Re: Charity donation tracker
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 01:22:55 AM »
I've never heard of any controversy surrounding Doctors Without Borders, but I reckon however it shakes out a worthy target or targets will get hashed out.
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Re: Charity donation tracker
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 07:13:21 PM »
Add another notch for the red cross.
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Re: Charity donation tracker
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 10:52:46 AM »
This type of approaches are needed more and more. And this should be promoted and spread widely...

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Re: Charity donation tracker
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 02:07:14 PM »
I do like Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross, but I would double check what proportion of their fundraising goes to works over administrative costs.

As an alternate option, how about charity: water? They create wells to bring clean water to communities throughout the world. All of their administrative costs are funded by specific sponsors so that every dollar of public fundraising (like the roguelike bundle proceeds) would go directly to well building efforts.
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