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What touches your heart? August 12, 2008

Posted by novelistkat in Philosophies.
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Everyone has something that touches them. Deep down, whenever they hear it mentioned, they feel a little tingling and they want to take action. For some people it is children in Africa, for others it is homeless animals, and for still others it is protecting the world around us.

The most awesome part of this project has been the privilege to hear what moves people. Even in the few short days we’ve gone public, I have gotten to meet people who feel very strongly about the charity or nonprofit they support. These people’s passion know no bounds. They give of their time, their money and their self to support what they believe in. It humbles me.

The more I talk to these people, the more I am sure we are doing the right thing and that there is a need for our service. With so much positive response from people working for their cause, I am even more motivated. I envision GiveCheerfully not only connecting people to charities but connecting charities with much needed resources so they can continue the awesome work that they do so willingly.

What moves you? Is it people in need? Spreading hope? How does it make you feel when you are able to share part of your passion with someone else? And of course if you have a cause that really touches you, please leave us your contact information so we can bring you onboard: info@givecheerfully.com

Remember, whenever you give; Give Cheerfully.


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