Top 4 Online Charity Registries
The growing trend of donating to charity through your wedding has encouraged many businesses and non-profit organisations to develop new ways for to-be-weds to make charitable giving easy. These four websites have everything you need to create an online charity registry.
OurWishingWell.com is an online registry and wishing well that makes life easier for busy to-be-weds by allowing them to create and manage their wedding registries from their homes, offices and while on the go. Noticing a growing popularity for couples to include charities in their online registries, OurWishingWell.com offers their clients the opportunity to list nominated charities on their gift registry. The CEO of OurWishingWell.com, Joseph Renzi says: “We are working very closely with a number of charities to help make a difference to the world by making it quick, easy and secure for people to provide charitable donations as wedding gifts.”
Karma Currency is all about the gift of giving. Rather than buying to-be-weds materialistic presents, Karma Currency helps worthy charities while bringing a little karmic harmony to the gift giver. Karma Currency, a non-profit organisation and the largest charitable gift registry in the Southern Hemisphere, connects people with the charities and causes that are closest to their hearts. By creating a Karma Currency wedding registry, couples can choose to educate five children, donate ten goats, give an hour to cancer research, or choose from many other unique and inspiring charities and ethical causes. In turn, their wedding guests can choose to have their money go towards something that is important to them also, and not just a single pre-determined charity. In case you needed an added incentive, all donations are tax deductable.
National Breast Cancer Foundation (nbcf.org.au)
As the leading community-funded organisation in Australia for raising money for research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer (a disease that has affected so many Australians in some way), the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is an obvious choice for many to-be-weds looking for a worthy cause to donate to in lieu of a gift registry. To assist couples in making this charity a part of their wedding day, the NBCF offer personalised In Celebration donation pages. Through these mini sites, guests can easily go online and make donations in the bride and groom’s name.
Everyday Hero is an online organisation that makes ‘giving’ as easy, efficient, and everyday as possible. By creating a fundraising page, in the name of your wedding, you can ask guests to log-in and easily donate prior to the wedding, or even afterwards. As guests visit your page, they can watch the thermometer track your fundraising progress against your target. This interactive site also allows you to post pictures of you and your fiancé and write a blog where you can tell your story about why you and your fiancé are fundraising and why your friends and family should donate. In turn, your guests can leave a message on the fundraising page after making their donation. Going that extra step, Everyday Hero will pass all donations on to your nominated charity and arranges receipts. While they do ask for a small service fee, they take the hassle out of organising any money-handling or chasing so all you have to worry about is the wedding planning.