As part of participation as a socially responsible business, we encounter other individuals and businesses that "make a difference in their world." These are charitable organizations and businesses that provide a philanthropic view of their participation in society and feel a need to help needy causes.
The following is a list of resources that will help you learn more about those organizations and how they help our world.
Give.org - The charity side of the Better Business Bureau. Collects and distributes information on nonprofit organizations.
Charitynavigator.org - An independent charity evaluator working to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic market place by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.
Justgive.org - Connects people with the charities and causes they care about and to increase overall giving.
Kathieleegifford.com - Performer Kathie Lee Gifford shares some of her and her fans' charities. Each month a different charity is featured as the charity of the month.
Helpful Information on Charity Cards
At Heartfelt Charity Cards we're committed to bringing you high quality cards that benefit a variety of nationally recognized charities. We use an embedded giving philosophy with each card purchased through Heartfelt and contribute 10% of the purchase price of the card to a charity selected by our customer. Our clients use the opportunity to purchase cards for many differing occasions:
Holiday or Christmas Cards during the traditional holiday season are a great way of giving to your favorite causes. Choose from hundreds of cards with an associated portion going to charity.
Business Greeting Cards can be sent for a myriad number of occasions and keep your business name in front of your customers. Use our specially designed custom message cards to express your sincere wish for your clients' continued business, explain additional products and services that may be of interest, ask for referral of business, or offer valuable industry information. Each card has a message imprinted on the inside that indicates a donation was made to charity.
Business Thank You Cards Heartfelt's customer relationship cards say more than the traditional "Thank you" with a donation made to charity.
Charitable Organizations for Heartfelt are available to match the charitable focus of the business. Organizations that serve a variety of medically related charities, environmental causes, children's welfare related causes, and humanitarian needs.
Organizations that Donate a Portion of their Proceeds to Charity
Newman's Own - Founded by actor Paul Newman, Newman's Own donates 100% of the profits (after taxes) to educational and charitable organizations both in the US and in foreign countries where his products are sold.
Charitybear.com - Started by Jill Hasenkopf-Miller her mother in 2001(Jill is both a kidney transplant recipient and a breast cancer survivor, her mother a uterine cancer survivor). Charity Bears are Ty Beanie Babies that all have a quirky name and represent a different disease, medical condition or charitable cause.
Greatergood.com - The GreaterGood shopping village belongs to a family of cause-related Web sites dedicated to making it free and easy to support good causes through everyday online activities. You're busy, but you care about the world you live in. We make it easy and convenient for you to regularly make a tangible difference.
Organizations worth mentioning
Edutopia.org - Founded by noted filmmaker George Lucas, which documents and disseminates information about exemplary programs in K-12 schools to help these practices spread nationwide.
Marketday.com - Started in 1975 Market Day continues to help schools across the country make their fundraising dreams come true. Their year-round program offers parents and neighbors the opportunity to buy restaurant quality food products through a school or related organization each month while contributing a portion of every purchase to their child's school.
Tiger Woods Foundation - (www.twfound.org) The Tiger Woods Foundation was established in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl to empower young people to reach their highest potential by initiating and supporting community-based programs that promote the health, education and welfare of all of America's children.
CureSearch.org - CureSearch represents the combined efforts of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF), two organizations united by a common goal: finding a cure for childhood cancer. As partners in this search, each arm of CureSearch has vital responsibilities covering research, care, advocacy, and fund-raising.
BenevolentPlanet.com - The Planet is a practical source of simple strategies for living your altruistic values.
B2Btoday.com - As one of the Internet's largest B2B website resource they want to provide you with easy access to powerful information for building your business.