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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2017, 12:41:37 PM »
I might be interested in putting together something like this, but it would have to be able to somehow tie into The Chesed Fund since at the moment it's the leading website for Online Charity
You have any contacts at thechesedfund ?

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 06, 2017, 12:45:51 PM »
You have any contacts at thechesedfund ?
Unfortunately, no
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 06, 2017, 12:56:59 PM »
I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a(nother) tzedaka website.
The point of it would be to be a central platform for all the "big" organizations that people like donating to.
Advantages:
It would be commission free- so 100% of the money will go to tzedaka (so people don't need to worry that 49% is going to some fundraiser).
It would have a "sign in" option- which would keep track of the total money you donated to all campaigns- to help with you maaser calculations,
It would consolidate all your tzedaka giving (even the small amounts at a time) into one tax deductible receipt.
(It can also keep track of all moneys raised for each campaign- and make special incentives at certain milestones...)

Does anyone think this would be a good idea?
And would anyone with computer skills be willing to "donate" time to help create this?

This might be a good idea. I personally am a big believer in giving tzedaka mostly to Yeshivos and other causes focused on Jewish education.

The concept you are talking about can be accomplished by using a Donor Advised Fund (you hear them advertised around tax season all the time), though you probably wouldn't be able to do CC donations.
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2017, 12:57:14 PM »
You have any contacts at thechesedfund ?
Email them. They're nice.

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2017, 12:57:48 PM »
Email them. They're nice.
They must be, if Chesed is their name!
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2017, 02:28:44 PM »
I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a(nother) tzedaka website.
The point of it would be to be a central platform for all the "big" organizations that people like donating to.
Advantages:
It would be commission free- so 100% of the money will go to tzedaka (so people don't need to worry that 49% is going to some fundraiser).
It would have a "sign in" option- which would keep track of the total money you donated to all campaigns- to help with you maaser calculations,
It would consolidate all your tzedaka giving (even the small amounts at a time) into one tax deductible receipt.
(It can also keep track of all moneys raised for each campaign- and make special incentives at certain milestones...)

Does anyone think this would be a good idea?
And would anyone with computer skills be willing to "donate" time to help create this?
There's a company called OJC Fund, ( www.ojcfund.org ) they do charge you for their service but it's very convenient to keep track on everything.
Not sure if your looking for something like that.

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2017, 03:14:03 PM »
There's a company called OJC Fund, ( www.ojcfund.org ) they do charge you for their service but it's very convenient to keep track on everything.
Not sure if your looking for something like that.
right, I remember seeing st like this.
I thought Yeshivas used to offer this, and take a 10% cut for the yeshivah... but then I haven't seen it in a while...
(I heard this system works well in London)

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2017, 03:28:35 PM »
right, I remember seeing st like this.
I thought Yeshivas used to offer this, and take a 10% cut for the yeshivah... but then I haven't seen it in a while...
(I heard this system works well in London)
Looks like this is a Donor Advised Fund, with the major difference between this one and other public ones being that it seems to be run by Heimishe people.

With a Donor Advised Fund, when you deposit money, you get a deduction, you make "recommendations" for distributions (which the fund is required to make as a percentage of the assets on an annual basis IINM) up to the amount you deposited. In the meantime, the money that you deposited is invested until distributed. Anything left over after your 120, goes to the fund to distribute to the charity of their choice. They also charge a small fee going in http://www.ojcfund.org/fees.html.
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: July 06, 2017, 04:50:12 PM »
Please encourage anyone you know to to the same (no need to mention my DDF name. I wasn't the first to post about this worthy cause here. I think it's a good idea if anyone that gives because they saw it here would write in honor of DDF or in honor of Dansdeals, so we can show the power and friendship of this community).

I personally reached out to friends, family & acquaintances about this campaign (cost me a little bit of my time), and saw the immediate results - they donated!

Please, I can't stress the importance, help out this family in dire need, a lot more money is needed to be raised and this campaign is the only opportunity to help them financially!!

https://thechesedfund.com/cause/friedns-for-dvorahle


Thank you to all those that have already donated! ממנו יראו וכן יעשו!!

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2017, 05:08:19 PM »
I personally reached out to friends, family & acquaintances about this campaign (cost me a little bit of my time), and saw the immediate results - they donated!
Have been doing the same. Besides for sending a broadcast whatsapp (which TheChesedFund made easy for me after I completed my contribution), I followed up with personal calls, approaching friends in Shul and on the street, and following up with them to make sure it happens.

I will admit that this campaign created a new level of awareness for me! As I mentioned somewhere around here, I personally favor giving to Yeshivos or anything else that has to do with Jewish Education, and always told myself that for most people its not like that, and a lot more people come together to help in case of a tragedy like this.

This specific story, with whatever details I happen to know, has changed my perspective. While I might not give as much time, money and effort as I have in this case, I don't think that after this one I will be able to easily ignore such campaigns. I might give a small amount (unfortunately there are so many such causes) or a larger one, depending on my ability at the time and how I feel. But I will always try to do it bl"n בסבר פנים יפות, and reject any thoughts of "this is not really needed" or anything of the like.

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Please, I can't stress the importance, help out this family in dire need, a lot more money is needed to be raised and this campaign is the only opportunity to help them financially!!

https://thechesedfund.com/cause/friedns-for-dvorahle


Thank you to all those that have already donated! ממנו יראו וכן יעשו!!
I heard the following story during the Shiva:

A young woman passed away in Montreal, it was a big tragedy, and there was a huge crowd at the levaya (I don't know if this followed an illness or anything else, didn't get those details).

At the Levaya, the young woman's father came to the mike, tried a few times to start speaking, but had great difficulty uttering even one word. He finally managed to muster some emotional strength and said the following: "I am extremely touched by how the entire community came together now. I wish we wouldn't need a tragedy in order to come to each other's help" and then he stepped down.

PLEASE, let's be kind to each other, let's not wait for tragedies to happen. Let's try to always help, and try to be aware as to where it is needed, with the attitude Rashbi had (שבת לג סע"ב).
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2017, 07:55:54 PM »
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: July 07, 2017, 07:47:49 AM »



Donated . May you always be in the position to help others . Tizku l'mitzvos

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2017, 03:27:40 PM »

Donated . May you always be in the position to help others . Tizku l'mitzvos

Thank you! Amen!

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2017, 03:46:28 PM »
I personally am a big believer in giving tzedaka mostly to Yeshivos and other causes focused on Jewish education.



I will admit that this campaign created a new level of awareness for me! As I mentioned somewhere around here, I personally favor giving to Yeshivos or anything else that has to do with Jewish Education, and always told myself that for most people its not like that, and a lot more people come together to help in case of a tragedy like this.
Ikar mitzva of tzedaka is עניים, Not to take away from other worthy causes, or the טובת הנאה of the fiver, but definitely worth keeping in mind.

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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2017, 04:02:35 PM »
Ikar mitzva of tzedaka is עניים, Not to take away from other worthy causes, or the טובת הנאה of the fiver, but definitely worth keeping in mind.
I can explain my (strongly held) position regarding this, but it goes beyond the scope of this forum. טובת הנאה is not a consideration.

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