Category Archives: Non Profit

Important Information on Haiti Relief

Local Collection for Supplies

C3 Church in Clayton has partnered with other local churches to collect supplies and money for Haiti. As little as a box of band aids or bottle of aspirin will make a difference. Supplies may be dropped off at the church until January 25th.

Drop-off location:

C3 Church
8246 Cleveland Road
Clayton, NC 27520

Collections will be accepted from 6am to 9pm daily until Monday, Jan 25th at 9pm.
Call 919. 934-3551 or email with questions.

Where Your Cash Donation Will Help Most

Online Donations:
A complete list of quick links to Haiti relief organizations is here:

To find out if a charity is a trusted nonprofit, visit

Text Message Donations:
Texting “Haiti” to 90999 will provide a $10 donation to the American Red Cross (

Be aware that it could take up to three months for your $10 to get to the organization — but that may not be a bad thing. While donations are pouring in now, the country will need aid for months to come and your text donation will be badly needed then. Any time lapse will in no way delay the aid being provided to Haiti by the disaster relief organization.

How Much Will Help?

Here is an idea of what your donation amount will provide:

$  25 – provides food for a day
$  45 – provides a survival kit for a family
$100 – provides temporary shelter

Matching Donations

Discover is matching cardholder donations, up to $1 million. They have announced an immediate commitment of $100,000 to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, and are pledging up to $1 million more through the cardmember matching program.

Many American corporations have also set up employee matching funds — check with your employer to see if your donation can be matched.

Do You Know About More?

Add your comment on additional relief efforts that are being organized around the Triangle here.


Strategic Guru is not affiliated in any way with the organizations in this blog post.


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Twitter for a Cause

twitter-bird-2-300x300Twitter has become a major player in social media and an effective marketing tool. It’s not just used by for-profit companies; non-profits are beginning to jump on the Twitter bandwagon and reap its benefits.

Here are a few of the success stories:

Twestival, launched in February, raised over $250,000 for charity: water.
Tweetsgiving – raised a little over $10K in 48 hours for a classroom in Tanzania
• ‘Follower Challenges’ – where an individual says they will give X amount of dollars to a charity if they reach a certain number of followers. For example, Ashton Kutcher challenged the Twittersphere to this. He will make donations to Malaria No More if he can get 1 million followers and beat out the number of followers CNN has.
12 for 12K Challenge – raise $12K per month for a different charity each month in 2009.

In local news, The Big Bad Ball, a gala event to benefit the Hospice of Wake County, is now using Twitter to sell tickets, get sponsors and donation items for the event. Go check ‘em out and help a worthy cause!

Don’t drop traditional fundraising practices, but explore how social media can help in fundraising drives.

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