Hello dear friends, Felipe here, bringing you the 🔥hottest🔥newest ways to support the Charter for Compassion.
The Charter is a non-profit organization that is funded by grants and donations from people all around the world. We are very grateful to our sustaining donors and all those who have made one-time donations to the Charter for Compassion. If you would like to become a sustaining donor, you can learn how to do so here.
If you want to support the work and mission of the Charter, here are some quick, easy, alternative ways to grow and support our compassionate work.
1 - Attend our Virtual Global Gala on November 20, 2021.
The Charter for Compassion is hosting our annual Global Gala, virtually this year, on November 20, and we are thrilled to invite you to a powerful program filled with joy and great news of compassion in action around the world.
Be inspired by keynote speakers, singers, and poets, and celebrate compassion as we honor 10 people who will receive our 2021 Charter for Compassion Humanitarian Awards. More information, including the names of our honorees, entertainers and guests will be shared soon. I have the honor of being the Master of Ceremony this year! Please, join us for this online three-hour celebration of compassion.
All the proceeds from the gala are dedicated to our mission and operational costs.
2 - Create a Facebook fundraiser benefiting the Charter for Compassion, enabling friends near and far to celebrate your birthday with you.
If you are a Facebook user perhaps you already know about Facebook birthday fundraisers.
Did you know that there are no administrative fees when you create a nonprofit fundraiser on your Facebook page? 100% of the funds you raise go directly to the nonprofit. Facebook will remind you approximately a month prior to your birthday to start a fundraiser for your favorite nonprofit. A great way to allow friends, far or near, to celebrate you on your special day. Just in case you've not listed your birthday on Facebook, here are some directions taken directly from the Facebook Help desk (https://m.facebook.com/help/1910205189301966 with some personal additional suggestions).
- On your iPhone or iPad, open Facebook.
- In your News Feed tab, Type "Charter for Compassion" into the search bar.
- Once you see us/CFC in that drop down menu, Tap or click Charter for Compassion to begin the process.
- Under "Let's start with the basics," enter:
- The name of the nonprofit of your choice, in this case: Charter for Compassion.
- A cover photo: click here for some free options.
- A title for your fundraiser: while this usually auto-populates, it's fun to personalize it, for example: birthday fund-raise-a-loo-pa! (that's pretty bad, but you know what I'm trying to get to!)
- A description for your fundraiser: this also auto populates from the description found on our Facebook page, but you could share why the Charter is important to you.
- The goal amount you want to raise. If your goal is reached before your birthday, consider raising the amount, giving others also an opportunity to participate.
- The currency to be used for your donations.
- At the top right, tap or click Create.
5.When you have clicked Create
A message will pop up that congratulates you on creating your fundraiser. Now you can invite your friends to donate, share your fundraiser in your News Feed, or donate to the fundraiser yourself.
If you're not ready yet to do any of those things, tap X, in the top left corner.
As mentioned, donations via Facebook fundraiser are 100% of the money paid out to your cause of choice. Facebook fundraisers are a great opportunity to share your connection to the Charter. We always recommend sharing it in your news feed as well as directly with specific friends, enabling your friends to share your fundraiser on their own page.
3 - "Donate" sticker on your Facebook and Instagram stories
If you are familiar with Facebook and Instagram stories, you may have seen one in your stickers options that says "donation," with location, tagging, questions, hashtags, gifs, polls, etc.
Stories are content you share that will be expire 24 hours after being posted. The stories option allows you to share content from other accounts, share your own posts, ask questions, announce something, etc. You can access someone's story by clicking or tapping the profile picture of an account. If the profile photo shows an active circle surrounding the photo, then that user has posted a story.
Regardless of whether you have an active Facebook Fundraiser on your page, you can always post a story and add the donation sticker to it. To add a sticker to your story, after having recorded a video or taken a picture in story mode, tap the square with a smiley face located at the top of the screen. Select donation and then search for "Charter for Compassion" to add us as your recipient. A little sticker will show up on your story. You can choose where to put it on your screen, as well as the size and text on the sticker.
All proceeds go to the CFC and the fundraising donation sticker, as well as the story in which it was included, disappear after 24 hours.
A great time to use this sticker feature is during Giving Tuesday, Day of Service, Golden Rule Day on April 5, International Peace Day on Sept 21, or a date of personal significance to you to commemorate or celebrate.
As a side note, we may see this later on Twitter with their fleets, and LinkedIn with their own 'story' feature.
4 - Purchase an item from our Online Charter Store
Wear Compassion, Talk Compassion
In case you haven't yet, come and have a look at our online store!
We have t-shirts, hoodies, face masks, water bottles, hats, beanies, stickers, baby onesies, mugs, and more. More than half of what you spend in the store goes to support the Charter for Compassion, not to mention sharing the message "Wear Compassion, Talk Compassion." The wearing of my Compassion mask starts conversations about Compassion with strangers all the time. Sometimes I can tell immediately, by the way someone looks at it, that it resonates with them. It's a fun way to create ripples of Compassion with those around you.
Free shipping on all orders over $100! It can become a habit. All my nieces and nephews have a shirt or onesie from the Charter store. There's something for all ages!
Visit https://www.charterforcompassion.store to shop 'compassion!'
We have begun to share shopping connections with vendors whose mission and products align with the Charter for Compassion. When you click on our partners' logo in the Charter Store, you are directed to their website and your purchases are traceable to our site. A portion of your purchase price is donated to the Charter. If you are interested in exploring such a partnership contact email@example.com.
5 - Sponsor the Charter and Show the Partner Seal on your Website
Consider sponsoring any of our programs, events, courses or webinars. The initiative/event/course page will show your logo, and you/your business will be mentioned as a sponsor in program advertising or newsletters. Monthly featured courses via our Charter Education Institute, monthly Global Read events showcasing incredible authors, or other special events we offer throughout the year such as Golden Rule Day, Webathon, World Interfaith Harmony Week, etc.
When you become a Charter for Compassion partner (it's free to become a partner! Click here to begin the process) you gain access to a network of compassionate and peace promoting institutions around the world. Partner with other institutions/organizations that have signed the Charter and join a compassionate community or start your own compassionate community initiative!
When you become a sustaining partner, you receive our logo seal to feature and add to your website. To learn more on become sponsorship opportunities click here, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
6 - Host a Charter Salon
For those unfamiliar with the term, a salon essentially is a planned gathering to introduce your friends and acquaintances to the Charter for Compassion. It is a fundraiser or friend-raiser, inviting them to donate to enable our growth. Or, to give time and expertise by volunteering in one of the many Charter sectors that they feel drawn to.
We have created all the materials and instructions that will help you prepare to host your own Charter Salon at home, or virtually!
Our development director is happy to help you prepare for your salon. Contact Susan at Susan@charterforcompassion.org
7 - Digital Artists and NFTS!
Are you a digital artist? Or, do you know digital artists who might want to explore partnering with the Charter for Compassion? We are looking for digital artists who are interested in gaining a larger audience for their craft and are interested in supporting social transformation. We intend to promote digital artists whose work aligns with the Charter's mission and who want to partner with us, on our social media platforms.
To learn more, contact Susan@charterforcompassion.org.
8 - Include the Charter for Compassion in your Estate Planning
Have you considered a legacy to the Charter for Compassion? Click or Tap here to learn more. Our development director Susan Soleil is happy to help, contact her at email@example.com.
9 – RoundUp App
We're so excited to announce our partnership with the RoundUp App – a "spare change" platform that lets you donate the rounded-up change from everyday transactions. With RoundUp App, you can help us just by following your daily routine. For example, if you were to spend $5.50 at a store, it would be rounded up to $6.00 and the $0.50 difference would be donated to us.
Get started by creating an account with this link: https://roundup.app/p/CharterforCompassionInternatio and then connect your credit or debit card information enabling the app to track your RoundUps and donate your spare change each month. You can even customize your giving even more by setting monthly minimum and maximum donations or giving a one-time donation.
Plus, RoundUp App uses Stripe to process transactions (the same payment processor used by over 100,000 companies including trusted names like Amazon and Lyft) so you know your information is safe and secure.
This app can be found in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and works for iPhone and Android.
10 - Amazon Smile
For those of you who shop Amazon, this is another opportunity to support the Charter by doing what you already do.
You shop. Amazon donates a percentage to your favorite not-for-profit.
When you shop online at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at no cost to you.
AmazonSmile offers the same products, at the same prices, and the same services as the Amazon you know and use. But you have to start your order specifically at smile.amazon.com in order for your purchase to qualify. If you use the Amazon app on your smartphone or tablet, you can just set up the Charter for Compassion to be your selected recipient and it automatically qualifies any purchase you make.
Amazon is used by many and it provides a way to support us and our work without any cost to you. Small amounts all add up!
I hope this blog post has given you some choices on how to support the Charter for Compassion.
Should you have other ideas to help us raise funds, we'd love to know!
Share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org