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I'm floating this open discussion to get RIO off the ground.
I believe strongly that if Noble Intent and Noble People come together, the world changes for the better.
Please contribute by brutal criticism, suggestions, contacts and ideas to ACTION this. Think of folks who may help us and connect me to them.
PLEASE HELP ME TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
This is a problem with all charities. Look close enough and you'll see the warts in many. But adding one more step to the checkout process (sending them to RIO to select the charity and coming back) will be problematic. Ecomm sites won't agree for fear of dampening conversions. Better is just to round it off and breeze them through checkout. They can visit the site after and say who should get what of their 4 bucks! :)
Hey Alok ! I wish it’s born to life and will not stay as one more bridge to nowhere. ( I barely know where my taxes go, I at least would love to see how my charity works!)
Let me add my few paisa here (Not rounded ones :-)
1.As you describe ,give2win is going to be kind of a Paypal u/s 80 G as it will act as a bridge to transfer or allocate funds to partnered charities. I’m not sure if such a 80 G body is possible by the law of taxes.By definition you need to be a social org.
Possible solution: It necessarily not has to act as a 80 G body to achieve its goal i.e. acting as a bridge for funds to partnered charities.
2.If give2win does act as a 80 G body, Its micro Charity with an 80 G exemption – This would need you to provide stamped receipts to the donors irrespective of the amount .An individual may transact and donate multiple times, that would mean multiple stamped receipt.(A nightmare of paper,stamps and snail mail among others)
Possible Solution – Create and offer 80G a/c for individual donors at give2win and mail consolidated donations statement/one single receipts during the Tax season every FY.
3.Can you show me the change, my change has made?
Possible solution – This is toughest one. If you can win this one you can kill the rest and give2win can be a Global Digital NGO. My humble request scratch from here and everything else falls in line.
Goodluck Rodinhood ! Wud love to tick it ‘Yes’ everytime I checkout.(I mean till 10 % of my yearly gross :)
(BTW : Have been through this ROI experience offline at Big Bazaar where the checkout guy wud ask for the extra Re.1 or so to be donated in case your bill total is an odd figure like say Rs.309/-. They do it for both Card & Cash).
To make this happen on a larger scale give2win can tie up ppl like ccavenue. That way you tie into lot of website who use their services.
The concept has an audience and the ability to be implemented.
We at BillBharo will be more than willing to push this effort.
We can include the widget in our payment platform and it would be for everybody to contribute to. If you give me a few days, I will revert back to you with the process flow.
Look forward to your thoughts Alok
This is already up and running in India - see http://tracksgiving.com. Arpit, TracksGiving also tracks donation usage to the last point.
Awww Miss Mona how sweet. We like to do our stuff in the open around here. Care to join in? *wink*wink*
Looks like a very interesting concept. Will add lot of value.
It can be a CSR initiative of every every Ecommerce Website and gives a philanthropic approach.
Technically- Api needs to be developed for all possible carts and languages available in the world.
Marketing- To promote the concept with a link back widget from every ecommerce website having it.
Operations- Monthly collection from the signed up partners.
Can something great. Wisdom of the crowd is already flowing.