Sunday, March 20, 2011

SmartGiving: New & Easy Way To Donate

Want to donate but don't have the time? Not sure about which causes you want to support? Tired of long sign-up processes? came up with a solution that might fit you: SmartGiving, AKA "let your credit card choose your charity cause."

This innovative idea works as follows: after every purchase with your credit card, it automatically rounds up to the nearest dollar the amount of the purchase and donates the difference. Users can direct their donations to specific charities and organizations (there are more than 300 to choose from), or otherwise assign the money to causes according with their own spending habits. For example, if you buy groceries, the rounded up fraction will go to feeding the poor. As it can be seen in the image above, there are five donation categories: food, education, home, environment and health. SmartGiving is a new, comfortable, continuous and passive way to donate for good causes.

- David Nebreda

SOURCE: Mashable