Canada Helps

Several of my clients are non-profit groups and it is always interesting to work with them because they are trying to achieve something that is greater than what they can do with what they have. They want to change the world for the better. From small church groups, summer camps or large national organizations they all can use a little help.

Thankfully here in Canada people can give to their favourite charity online through Canada Helps. I have used Canada Helps to make donations to several charities over the years and it is a great service and very easy to use.

Making a donation is simple: a donor chooses a charity (or charities), identifies any special requests associated with that gift (memorial designations, specific project requests, frequency of gift, Gift Card, etc.), and begins the checkout (or payment) process. Once the donation has been paid for, the donor receives an immediate, secure PDF tax receipt, issued by CanadaHelps, by email. CanadaHelps then disburses the funds (less a 3% transaction fee) to the designated charity, along with any special requests associated with that gift, and in the manner the donor specified at checkout.

If you feel like helping out a good cause look no further than Canada Helps. If you are a webmaster of a non-profit make sure you link to your information page in Canada Helps to make it easy for people to donate to you online. You might not get hundreds of thousands in donations, but every little bit helps.

Are there similar organizations in other countries or is this unique to Canada? If you know of similar organizations in your country leave a comment with a link.

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