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The first seed August 8, 2008

Posted by novelistkat in Progress.
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For some time now I have been interested in social media and the potential it had to bring people together. My partner Edward and I have been wanting to find a way to harness that potential and create more good in the world.

We started with an small idea about connecting mission projects, but it has grown to a global vision. We are ready to share with you what we hope will become a revolution in the way people give. We want to create a social media service that will connect people and businesses with charities, churches, mission organizations and nonprofits all over the world. People will be able to give simply, to the cause that touches them most. Here are a few things we plan to offer on our site:

  • Profiles for charities where they list their needs, events and activity, also the ability to receive donations directly
  • Individuals and companies can choose to donate openly or anonymously to any cause and receive updates from the charities they are interested in
  • Volunteers for nonprofits can upload blogs, images and video about their efforts
  • Anyone can search for a place to donate by need, location or association then give based on these results

But the thing we are most excited about is how we plan to use these donations. We want 100% of every dollar to go to a charity or nonprofit who needs it. That’s right, we won’t take a dime. Not for website upkeep, business development or staff. Instead we ask that if you are moved by this project that you donate directly to our project via a special link. This way, pledges and direct contributions will pay our awesome team and business expenses instead of the money you donate to charity.

There are thousands of amazing charities out there who are doing awesome work everyday. We want to help you to be a part of their efforts. In the next week we plan to have a landing page for our project and place for you to donate to our start-up costs. Once we reach our initial fund-raising goals we will begin production on the actual web service. Stay tuned to this blog for the most up-to-date information on our progress.

This is not a hope or a dream, we have faith that the right people are going to help make this website happen. Our seed will blossom into a beautiful chance for anyone to make a difference.

Thank you already for all of your support and help us make GiveCheerfully.com a reality!

Support our Start-Up Profile on YouNoodle.

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give,

not reluctantly or under compulsion,

for God loves a cheerful giver.

II Corinthians 9:7

If you are a nonprofit, an investor or just interested in more information please contact info@givecheerfully.com

Or click here for our informative pdf



1. rampantheart - August 9, 2008

First of all i wish to encourage you for thinking about something altruistic!Not many come up with such ideas and even if do, they turn it to business. Kudos to the team!I sincerely wish the project will be a grand success and pray you succeed in all your future endeavors!

2. classicalgeek - August 9, 2008

Kat, your generosity and kindness to others is absolutely incredible. I think this is a wonderful venture and I wish you every success (and you know I’ll be there with my sleeves rolled up if you need something!). I support three charities: one in France, one in Venezuela, and one here in Texas. My family supports several international organizations as well, so I am thrilled to see you take on this wonderful project.

3. Wendy Ruby - September 22, 2008

I LOVE what you are doing with this website! I am thrilled to see that others are doing what we believe in! As the CEO and founder of HOT Pink Mamas, our motto is LIVE to GIVE! If any of your Non-Profit Organizations are interested in contacting me, we can set them up with a “fund raiser” through our organization, so that their non-profit will be able to make money. We will also give them FREE advertising on two of our websites to give them more exposure and visibility. One one site alone, we get over 300,000 visitors per month. (www.HOTPinkMamas.com) We are Nationwide in 51 locations and Canada and continually growing! Have them email me directly at:

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