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GiveCheerfully Silent Auction (Poll) October 21, 2008

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Save the date, Nov. 22nd GiveCheerfully will be hosting a wine-tasting and silent auction in Dallas at Encore Piano.

We’re still in the planning phase. You can help us out by answering the poll below. Remember, all this money will go to supporting GiveCheerfully so we can create a social media website that will help all 501(c)3 organizations gain exposure online. We appreciate your input!

This event will have wine samples, a silent auction, raffle prizes, light hors d’oeuvres, a performance by concert pianist and also tables where you can sample products from vendors who support charity.

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Landing Page Launched! September 24, 2008

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Things are starting to come together here at GiveCheerfully, and let me tell you, we are excited!

First off, our landing page at GiveCheerfully.com has launched! Be expecting some design changes on the blog so that it reflects that page.

We’ve also added some new things under our resources category to your right. We have an informative PDF going into more depth on our mission, vision and plans for this venture. We’ve added an offline donation form as well if you’d rather send your donation as a mailed check, and finally we are proud to add our Charity submission form. Expect to see a few more charities added to our Charity page as we have already start to recieve filled out forms! Please take time to look through the charities we’ve linked to, our goal at GiveCheerfully is to help those organizations fulfill their needs.

And finally, what might the MOST exciting this is that the awesome guys, Ron, Michael & John (see their blog), at KBZZ radio are giving us our own one hour radio show! That’s right, you can listen to us live at www.kbzzradio.net on Fridays at 3 pm CST! We plan to use this hour to interview charities and charity resources to give our partners one more opportunity to get the word out about their mission. KBZZ has a live chat available on their site and we’re excited to hear your comments and questions as we proceed with this new outreach. We will post our guest list on this blog so you can know in advance who we will be speaking with. John also promises to do some live recordings so we get in on some YouTube goodness. We’ll keep everyone updated!

This coming Friday, Sept. 26th, we will be doing our first show. We don’t have a guest, instead we want to do a Q&A type session. If you have any question for GiveCheerfully, feel free to leave a message on this blog and we will be sure to answer your question on the air, live. Or if you’d rather you can email me directly.

We are very thankful for the opportunities that keep appearing for us, even in a “downward” economy, people still want to reach out and help one another. Thank you for all your support. Those of you who have shared about us online, mentioned us to your friends, or sent charities to contact us, thank you. The only thing we’d ask is that you consider giving to our cause. We want to keep GiveCheerfully a service that is free to charities and without outside advertisement. Every dollar helps us reach our goal so please consider helping us help more people around the world and revolutionize the way people give.

The first seed August 8, 2008

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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