We hold a simple facebook challenge usually 3 to 4 days in length. Last year we donated approximately $3,000 dollars and over half went to local/regional charities in the Lambton, Essex and Kent counties of Ontario, Canada Our global reach includes: UNICEF, Plan Canada, Water Aid, Greater Good and Planting Peace.
We often contact a charity to partner with us and promote the challenge through their pages as well as our own. Like, share, comments raise a small donation. The day the challenge finishes we give using online donations. (only those organizations that have this ability qualify.) We then ask the charity representative to confirm it's receipt on the challenge post.
There are challenges that allow for a participant to choose the charity. In which case after the challenge is over we send a copy of our confirmation of payment to the individual who won and again ask that they post on the challenge that they have verified the donation was given.
When giving to Greater Good we use gifts that give more and allow our challenge winner to choose from over 500 charitable causes.
Historically I have run this out of pocket over the past year and currently cannot do that. Our maximum weekly donation is $50.00 and the donation could be sent directly from you to the receiving charity.
You will receive the verification and retain the tax receipt. You would be responsible directly to the charity and would be required to make the donation online the morning the challenge ends. The charity must be in agreement to accept these 3rd party terms.
Our challenge provides a small boost to the charities facebook numbers and is an awareness campaign, that will gain them new followers. It also gives the charity followers a method to express their support and appreciation for the work the charity is doing.
Your business will be recognized both on the web site (on the Impact page) and during the challenge campaign.
Please contact me if interested in getting involved. It may even be possible to choose the charity you prefer receive the donation. Facebook usually finds me faster. :)