I'm posing this question to my other groups as well, so if you have given your opinion, please don't mind me. I consider Care2 to be a different kind of community, where people supporting causes can also support eachother and be open-minded...so, let me know what you think.
I am with a platform supporting Green Living & Personal Wellness. We reach people globally, through the internet , by providing free resources. All of our activities are privately funded, so we turn to our supporters (those who use our resources) and local communities for that funding. Going about that can be challenging, because it seems that people aren't receptive to the subject of contributions, whether it is through email, SMS, or phone calls. Is canvassing a better alternative? And, if you have an opinion, what are your views on fundraising?
We have experimented with all of the above- in various states- with similar and very moderate results. Then there's Care2. What draws many people here is sharing their cause & what they are working with. Yet, many groups and people here find it distasteful to directly mention your organization and what you're trying to accomplish. How can we support eachother, if we're not open to directly discussing our specific organizations, without criticism and even being banned from groups?
Farrah, thanks for stopping by and posing the above to all of us. Unfortunately that presently is not a whole heck of alot of us
This group is mostly politics, but it is also a bit of everything. One thing in this group that the owner and host, Knate, has always stressed and I agree with is for this groups purpose to basically be discussion only. We do not solicit donations or post links for donations or petitions, things of that nature.
There are so many groups that do work toward a goal. Maybe one of them could be of better help to you. We discuss, argue a bit, but mainly learn from each other.
If you wanted to come in and discuss what it is you care about, how you go about making it better. That would be great. I am sure those here would more than likely learn a thing or two and possibly seek out your cause.
Personally the financial end of your question hits me with this thought. Life is extremely difficult for many, especially now. I personally can't stand anyone asking me for money right now. I always felt that if I have it to give, I know where to give it.
So if you would like to promote your concerns through discussion. This is a good place. By that I mean this group. It is not a good place though to ask for donations, or signatures for a petition or anything of that nature.
I can't speak for this group entirely or even for the other hosts. Just my feelings and thoughts on this. I certainly can not speak for the rest of the groups or members that are within Care2.
Hope that helps....
Have a Merry
This post was modified from its original form on 22 Dec, 19:31
Excellently & perfectly-said, Suzanne.
Knate, thank you and my pleasure....
This post was modified from its original form on 23 Dec, 10:06
Glad to hear there are people like you out there trying to help. In my own situation, with the economy and uncertainty, I've pretty much quit all charitable giving except locally--my church and Salvation Army bell ringers. Best of luck and Merry Christmas.