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How can someone set up a free donation site? (VANITY)
5thGenTexan

Posted on 06/29/2011 10:36:00 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan

My daughter in law's brother has lost his home in the North Dakota floods. She is wanting to set up a temporary website to provide the friends who are trying to help them out a way to make donations. She is looking for a way to set up a donation website that could be set up for things like PayPal.

I have done some searches on non-profit webhosting, etc, but nothing jumped out at me for something like this (they all required IRS designation as a non-profit).

Anyone have any ideas?


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1 posted on 06/29/2011 10:36:02 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan

Just a thought but could she have a church or other group with a tax free ID take on this project? I know getting a tax free ID takes a good amount of time (I know one woman who set up a pond restoration project and it took her over a year). Your daughter could help manage the work involved as a volunteer.


2 posted on 06/29/2011 10:39:59 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: 5thGenTexan

Paypal


3 posted on 06/29/2011 10:40:48 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: 5thGenTexan

I cannot comment on the pros and cons of this site, but I have seen it used: http://www.chipin.com/


4 posted on 06/29/2011 10:41:39 AM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: 5thGenTexan

I would use Facebook and emails to appeal for help. And to ask that donations be MAILED to.....

Otherwise you would need secure servers to donate online.


5 posted on 06/29/2011 10:42:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Just find a free web hosting service (sites.google.com or homestead.com) and create a webpage with paypal info (email address) and mailing address. I don’t think it needs to be designated non-profit but could be wrong.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 10:44:55 AM PDT by lwd
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To: outofsalt

I would also go the Paypal route.


7 posted on 06/29/2011 10:46:32 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: 5thGenTexan
To have this handled as a non-profit would be a logistics nightmare. Just get a PO Box and have people send donations there.
8 posted on 06/29/2011 10:47:35 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: 5thGenTexan

I personally would never donate to a private site because of the fraud.

My Son’s house got wiped out in a tornado and it almost killed my 2 yr old Grandson. He was in the hospital for a month. It was a big story in the Camp Lejuene area.

There were phony donation sites up within hours.My son and daughter-in -law never sanctioned them or received any money from them.


9 posted on 06/29/2011 10:57:57 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Around here, someone usually goes to a bank and opens an account that accepts contributions. You might check with a local bank and see if they offer this type service.


10 posted on 06/29/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Not sure how exactly they do it...But around here (Greenville,SC) I heard a while back about a State Trooper that got killed in the line of duty and the family accepted donations through an account set up by a local bank. I wouldn’t use on of the big chains like Bank of America....But i would be more likely to donate to that then give to some website where I don’t know if the money is getting to the people.


11 posted on 06/29/2011 11:05:16 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: 5thGenTexan

I would go the bank route. An acquaintance of mine has done that.


12 posted on 06/29/2011 12:29:49 PM PDT by republicangel
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