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Old 15.01.2009, 19:16
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Charity [how to start one]

I'm considering setting up a charity. But I've not a clue where to begin. Does anyone have any pointers?
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Old 15.01.2009, 23:18
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Re: Charity [how to start one]

First steps:

Is what you are proposing charitable? i.e. of public benefit, not profit-making, not political or discriminatory etc.

Is there already another charity doing the same, or similar, thing?

What is the coverage/area of benefit? Local, Regional, National, International, Global.

Are there any limitations? e.g. for a particular group in society.

How will you raise funds?

How will you distribute funds, or is the income of the charity to be used to raise awareness etc?

Is it for a one-off event, or on-going?
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I'm considering setting up a charity. But I've not a clue where to begin.
The "NotAllThere" charity......?

(I'm a big fan of irony)
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Re: Charity [how to start one]

The purpose is to support specific Russian orphanages (care homes) by

1. Providing workshops, crafts and games for the children during the vacations (i.e. when they don't have school)

2. Funding the costs of the workers during these times.

3. Allowing sponsorship of individual children within the orphanages
I've started doing such trips, and people I work with, and socialise are interested in making donations. Rather than just taking their money, perhaps putting it into a seperate account, it seems better to me to have a formal structure, for transparency ( and to make it harder for me to syphon the money into NotAllThere holdings )

Donations to a Swiss based charity are also tax deductable, so that makes the donations more efficient, and attractive to corporate donations. It also allows applications to be made to other funds.
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