Snoball: Donate to Non-Profit Charities by Setting Triggers – CES 2012
Wesley Faulkner is the Digital Strategist of Snoball. He joined us on the TPN CES Live coverage to talk about this great website. Snoball is a great way to get donations to non-profit organizations. Log on to Snoball and set up a trigger to give money to an organization.
Example: You can set a goal, and when you do, you can donate to a cause. So if so many people did this on social network (like on Facebook, checkin on Foursquare, Tweet with a hashtag), I could give X amount of dollars to my charity of choice.
This also works with businesses – after so many Twitter follows, a business could donate to their charity. So many Yelp reviews, they donate. And if a Snoball goes viral, you can place a cap on your donations so you don’t give more than you can afford.
There are over 1.6 million nonprofits to send donations to. These are 501C and 170C non-profits, as registered by the government. Start a Snoball, Share a Snoball and see the good.
For instance, there is a Snoball right now that when Jeremy Lin scores, someone is donating 5 cents to Garden of Dreams Foundation.
This is all tax deductible. You can get a report at the end of the year who you gave money to.