Okay so many of you may have noticed today that we want to set up a charity, that helps out those who are less fortunate, whether they be programs or individuals, by providing them with such things such as; equipment, apparel, facilities, etc.
The original blog can be found here to find out a little bit more: http://benchwarmerssportsblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/benchwarmer-sports-charity/
So today I was doing some more digging, researching and all that jazz and discovered a few things:
— Setting up a 501c3 non-profit charity is both an extensive, time consuming and expensive task. Not that this is off-putting, it’s just at this point in time, funding is something we don’t particularly have in bucket loads.
So rather than go all hands into this project, I figured that setting up a GoFundMe account initially would be our best bet. Between the 3 of our bloggers, we have enough social media presence, and real life pull to get the word out initially, plus our actual blog site that generates decent pageviews per day. So getting XXX amount of funds via GoFundMe seems realistically feasible.
If we can get a solid chunk of donations via GoFundMe, we could then use those funds and go out and help in our local communities without having to go through the initial mess of the IRS, attorneys, board of directors, etc., etc.
This would essentially get our foot into the door, without getting neck deep in debt. Brilliant right?
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