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.
They are working on defined categories, but you can definitely search for local charities to give money to. There is no “random” option, but Snoball does feature charities that you could get behind.
This is all tax deductible. You can get a report at the end of the year who you gave money to.