Tool for managing charitable donations?

williamwickey
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Hi, I am implementing a basic reward system for participation in product feedback sessions, reviews, etc. Instead of a direct monetary incentive (amazon gift card) or gift to the customer (company SWAG), I am going to make the participation incentive a charitable donation. Ie: 'Participate in this product feedback survey and we will donate $XX to a charity of your choice.' I am just looking for pretty basic functionality: -Securely making the donation -- making sure it gets to the right place -Tracking which users gave how much each charity -Sending and email to the charity notifying of the donation -Sending a 'thank you' email to the donator so they know the transaction went through. Does any one know of a tool for managing such a system? (I figure that if it's out there, the Product Hunt community will know.) (A more manual process could be to limit options -- ie 'chose from charities A, B, C, D or E' -- but it would be nice if the user could select from a larger list of legitimate non-profits. If anyone has thoughts on how to make a more manual version of this system more manageable I am open to suggestions.) Thanks. :-D

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@wwickey Hi, Well done for setting up charity rewards. That is inspiring. I don't know of a system such as you describe. I have come across, however, a solution that might work for your needs. Liberapay https://liberapay.com/ allow users to pledge to individuals or teams who have not signed up with them yet. Your chosen charity would have to then make an account to access the funds. The advantage of this is that you could pledge to any charity of your choosing.
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Ok, cool. Thanks @eugenia_russell. Interesting. I don't think that will work for *exactly* the use case I have in mind, but I like the model Liberapay is using. Thanks for sharing. :-D
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