Saturday, March 12, 2011

Organised offering...

After the recent earthquakes and tsunami there is some rather good advice reposted at Good Intentions Are Not Enough. You may donating is the easiest thing in the world to do, it's not, and "Good Intentions' mission is to provide donors with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed funding decisions"..."[and] is dedicated to providing donors with the information, tools, and resources they need to ensure their donations match their good intentions."

Fifteen dos and don'ts when considering donations after a disaster [LINK]

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Paul said...

I'm glad you posted this and sorry I've taken so long to post a reply. It's very difficult to explain to people why you won't give to some causes without hesitation but yet again as we have seen with Haiti money doesn't always provide the answer. When Pakistan suffered, again, last year one of their ministers actually went on TV and said that he understood if people were reluctant to give money because of the corruption in his country.

I think things like Wateraid are a good example and organisations that help with providing toilets and sewerage systems - something I recall you posting about before.

Span Ows said...

..and I missed your reply! D'oh. Indeed, simple but effective. many of the big names fall well short of effect, value and method.