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June 07, 2013, 11:29:12 AM
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So far I got three yes's for AntiWar.com, so unless there are objections, I'll send the donation tomorrow.

Also, another charity has added a Bitcoin donation option with the help of our new friends/partners at Fr33Aid and BitcoinNotBombs: http://www.songsoflove.org/bitcoins/
Please feel free to review this charity. They have been featured on quite a few news shows, and have been around for a while. I also don't expect any objections to them, and will likely send out a donation tomorrow as well.

Songs of Love seems to fit all the qualifications. I notice that one of the certified child life specialists on the Hospital Staff Advisory Board is from a prominent hospital here in San Antonio. If I ever run into her, I'll be sure to thank her for accepting Bitcoin donations.

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June 07, 2013, 12:09:13 PM
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So far I got three yes's for AntiWar.com, so unless there are objections, I'll send the donation tomorrow.

Also, another charity has added a Bitcoin donation option with the help of our new friends/partners at Fr33Aid and BitcoinNotBombs: http://www.songsoflove.org/bitcoins/
Please feel free to review this charity. They have been featured on quite a few news shows, and have been around for a while. I also don't expect any objections to them, and will likely send out a donation tomorrow as well.

I give my Yes for AntiWar.com as well  Smiley
"All contributions to Antiwar.com [501(c)3] are 100% tax deductible."

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June 07, 2013, 12:18:03 PM
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What about having someone trusted like ChaangNoi Goat(if he were willing to do it) put a bitcoin address that he controls on their site so that people can donate, and then he can convert the money to baht and send it to Santisook via bank transfer(which is really quick and easy to do in Thailand). We can ask them to put the bitcoin address right below their paypal link or something.

Reason I bring up this is that I contacted bitpay and they don't service Thailand. And BIPS looks like they take a huge spread on selling bitcoin. And obviously Goat is one of the most trustworthy people on here, so if he wanted to do it for them they could probably get a lot of donations. I also want to see if I can get people from reddit to donate. I have a feeling that people will be willing to donate once they read about what the organization does.

What do you think?
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June 07, 2013, 12:46:46 PM
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And obviously Goat is one of the most trustworthy people on here...

I'm afraid that opinion isn't shared by everyone.


I've corresponded with Adam at BIPS so maybe I can convince him to reduce fees for charities, as BitPay does.

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June 07, 2013, 02:50:20 PM
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Ok, then at this point I'll try to contact them and see if they are willing to set up with BIPS.

If they are willing to do that, then I'll let you know edd and you can see what you can do there. Which would be helpful, thanks.

Goat, I don't blame you. It was just an idea that popped up since you live in Thailand and I noticed you were involved in this thread.
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June 07, 2013, 05:19:46 PM
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Great idea, I didn't realize we had a group like this in our community. I would like to make a donation, is this group still active?

I have also persuaded The Fessler Foundation to begin accepting bitcoin donations. The Fessler Foundation funds research in new treatments and technology for individuals with spinal cord injuries. More info here:Bitcointalk Forum Post

Am I the only one who missed this post?

Rassah, this looks to me like a very good candidate that's already met the requirements.

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June 07, 2013, 08:24:58 PM
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Great idea, I didn't realize we had a group like this in our community. I would like to make a donation, is this group still active?

I have also persuaded The Fessler Foundation to begin accepting bitcoin donations. The Fessler Foundation funds research in new treatments and technology for individuals with spinal cord injuries. More info here:Bitcointalk Forum Post

Am I the only one who missed this post?

Rassah, this looks to me like a very good candidate that's already met the requirements.

In the words of an awesome scientist, Great scott!
How the heck did we miss this? I guess I'll have $3,000 to send out tonight. I just hope bitcoins don't crash in value too much. I guess this is another example of why we need to organize this on a website. I'm thinking a spreadsheet type thing, with the columns containing:
1 - Name of company
2 - URL to company site/contact info
3 - whether it was reviewed (accepted/denied)
4 - whether it was contacted and the result (contacted, they accepted and were paid, they rejected)

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June 07, 2013, 09:21:08 PM
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Great idea, I didn't realize we had a group like this in our community. I would like to make a donation, is this group still active?

I have also persuaded The Fessler Foundation to begin accepting bitcoin donations. The Fessler Foundation funds research in new treatments and technology for individuals with spinal cord injuries. More info here:Bitcointalk Forum Post

Am I the only one who missed this post?

Rassah, this looks to me like a very good candidate that's already met the requirements.

In the words of an awesome scientist, Great scott!
How the heck did we miss this? I guess I'll have $3,000 to send out tonight. I just hope bitcoins don't crash in value too much. I guess this is another example of why we need to organize this on a website. I'm thinking a spreadsheet type thing, with the columns containing:
1 - Name of company
2 - URL to company site/contact info
3 - whether it was reviewed (accepted/denied)
4 - whether it was contacted and the result (contacted, they accepted and were paid, they rejected)

You could also include on the website a list of suggested organizations which accept bitcoin but were not given the official Bitcoin 100 donation, that way people who want to donate to those organizations can do on their own. Is there a complete list of all the organizations so we can go back and give extra donations to the ones we like?

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June 07, 2013, 11:02:31 PM
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You could also include on the website a list of suggested organizations which accept bitcoin but were not given the official Bitcoin 100 donation, that way people who want to donate to those organizations can do on their own. Is there a complete list of all the organizations so we can go back and give extra donations to the ones we like?

There isn't an official list yet but it's definitely a high priority.

I was also thinking that it might be a good idea to list organizations that didn't quite qualify for whatever reason. For example, I learned today that both the EFF and the FEE accept bitcoin donations. I think these are both great organizations and will probably donate to them from my personal funds, but I don't think they really fit the criteria for receiving the official Bitcoin 100 donation.

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June 08, 2013, 01:44:48 AM
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If I could find a way to get this organization to get bitpay on their site, do you think they could be a part of bitcoin 100?

http://www.santisookdogsandcats.org/en/

How simple is it for someone to get bitpay on there? They have paypal there already, so is setting up bitpay similar?

Would it make any sense for them to just accept Bitcoin as Bitcoin, instead of cashing it out? They can use it to pay for domain and web hosting, and other online services, and if the price keeps going up (instead of down  Angry )it can eventually be a nice emergency fund.

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June 08, 2013, 01:49:13 AM
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You could also include on the website a list of suggested organizations which accept bitcoin but were not given the official Bitcoin 100 donation, that way people who want to donate to those organizations can do on their own. Is there a complete list of all the organizations so we can go back and give extra donations to the ones we like?

Excellent idea!


Also, here's the long-promised list:

BUND Berlin e.V. (http://www.bund-berlin.de/)
Group B Strep International (http://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/)
Kenija 2012 (http://www.kenija2012.com/)
My Refuge House (http://www.myrefugehouse.org/)
Fr33Aid (http://www.fr33aid.com/)
Generations of Hope (http://www.generationsofhope.org/)

And tonight Bitcoin100 also sent out $1,000 to
AntiWar.Blog (http://antiwar.com/)
https://blockchain.info/tx/67c6c46cf92a0bf2d7861a8de3b9be53822becd6309315aa17b70b764fee3d05

Songs of Love Foundation (http://www.songsoflove.org/)
https://blockchain.info/tx/f514d42f329b33e99438cb30bcfa2481069daff5d2a8211de67d570e230a1029

The Fessler Foundation (http://www.fesslerfoundation.org/)
https://blockchain.info/tx/3b8679deb7cb596736dc979b4dcb3e3150ba29e4094f6f9ce35b2853a5a933d9

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June 08, 2013, 09:02:31 AM
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If I could find a way to get this organization to get bitpay on their site, do you think they could be a part of bitcoin 100?

http://www.santisookdogsandcats.org/en/

How simple is it for someone to get bitpay on there? They have paypal there already, so is setting up bitpay similar?

Would it make any sense for them to just accept Bitcoin as Bitcoin, instead of cashing it out? They can use it to pay for domain and web hosting, and other online services, and if the price keeps going up (instead of down  Angry )it can eventually be a nice emergency fund.

If I could find a way to get this organization to get bitpay on their site, do you think they could be a part of bitcoin 100?

http://www.santisookdogsandcats.org/en/

How simple is it for someone to get bitpay on there? They have paypal there already, so is setting up bitpay similar?

Would it make any sense for them to just accept Bitcoin as Bitcoin, instead of cashing it out? They can use it to pay for domain and web hosting, and other online services, and if the price keeps going up (instead of down  Angry )it can eventually be a nice emergency fund.

When I talk to them I'll definitely pose that as an option for them to consider. But from reading their blog it seems their pretty desperate for funds at the moment.
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June 08, 2013, 09:03:03 AM
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If I could find a way to get this organization to get bitpay on their site, do you think they could be a part of bitcoin 100?

http://www.santisookdogsandcats.org/en/

How simple is it for someone to get bitpay on there? They have paypal there already, so is setting up bitpay similar?

Would it make any sense for them to just accept Bitcoin as Bitcoin, instead of cashing it out? They can use it to pay for domain and web hosting, and other online services, and if the price keeps going up (instead of down  Angry )it can eventually be a nice emergency fund.

Here's the response from Adam at BIPS:

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It's nice to speak with you again. BIPS converts Bitcoins to any local currency at
the equivalent USD rate posted on our website. When logged into an account
configured with the local currency, in this case Thai Baht, BIPS displays the
current buy/sell rate on the website in that currency. The minimum transfer is set
by the user with free transfers in Denmark and Canada. For Thailand our bank charges
an equivalent $7.5 USD fee for each transfer which recipients are responsible for as
well as any fees along the way (AKA Inter-bank fees). For this reason we allow
merchants and users to set their own minimum transfer levels to accommodate their
own preferences. We charge no additional banking fees at this time and have no plans
to do so. I believe we can find someone capable of assisting in setting up this
installation for no additional cost. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for
merchants to accept Bitcoins and as long as there aren't design elements outside of
installing the Bitcoin payment plugin required there will be no additional cost. If
I have missed something or there is anything else you would like to know please
don't hesitate to ask.



Regards,

Adam

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June 08, 2013, 11:33:19 AM
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If I could find a way to get this organization to get bitpay on their site, do you think they could be a part of bitcoin 100?

http://www.santisookdogsandcats.org/en/

How simple is it for someone to get bitpay on there? They have paypal there already, so is setting up bitpay similar?

Would it make any sense for them to just accept Bitcoin as Bitcoin, instead of cashing it out? They can use it to pay for domain and web hosting, and other online services, and if the price keeps going up (instead of down  Angry )it can eventually be a nice emergency fund.

Here's the response from Adam at BIPS:

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It's nice to speak with you again. BIPS converts Bitcoins to any local currency at
the equivalent USD rate posted on our website. When logged into an account
configured with the local currency, in this case Thai Baht, BIPS displays the
current buy/sell rate on the website in that currency. The minimum transfer is set
by the user with free transfers in Denmark and Canada. For Thailand our bank charges
an equivalent $7.5 USD fee for each transfer which recipients are responsible for as
well as any fees along the way (AKA Inter-bank fees). For this reason we allow
merchants and users to set their own minimum transfer levels to accommodate their
own preferences. We charge no additional banking fees at this time and have no plans
to do so. I believe we can find someone capable of assisting in setting up this
installation for no additional cost. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for
merchants to accept Bitcoins and as long as there aren't design elements outside of
installing the Bitcoin payment plugin required there will be no additional cost. If
I have missed something or there is anything else you would like to know please
don't hesitate to ask.



Regards,

Adam

Ok thank you for that. I think BIPS is what I will pursue with them then.
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June 08, 2013, 12:11:45 PM
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A list of all charities that Bitcoin 100 has donated to so far is now up at the website: http://bitcoin100.org/charities/

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June 08, 2013, 01:01:43 PM
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Since we don't really need more BTC at the moment, I've begun working on a page to replace the current "Pledge & Donate" page at Bitcoin100.org and I'd like appreciate suggestions or comments you might have.

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Bitcoins received will go to charities and non-profits that meet the (informal) criteria decided upon by the Bitcoin 100 management team. Organizations under consideration are discussed publicly at the BitcoinTalk Bitcoin Forum thread specifically created for this and your participation is welcomed.

All expenses involved in maintaining this site and the loose knit animal that is Bitcoin 100 are covered personally by Bruno, Rassah, and edd. Other than miners’ fees, one hundred percent of bitcoins received at the 1BTC1oo vanity address will be disbursed as donations to Bitcoin accepting charities.

At the moment, however, we need your help convincing charities to publicly accept bitcoins more than we need the bitcoins themselves.


I'm also working on a page that will include a list of charities under consideration and their current status (e.g. proposed, contacted, cooperating, etc.). This page will eventually accept suggested additions by visitors to the site who sign in as wordpress subscribers.

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Sharing the love and the hugs:

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A Big Hug,


John Beltzer
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Songs of Love Foundation
john@songsoflove.org

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Finally finished updating the "Charities" page at the website with a list of charities contacted on behalf of Bitcoin 100 (as far as I'm aware): http://bitcoin100.org/charities/





Great idea, I didn't realize we had a group like this in our community. I would like to make a donation, is this group still active?

I have also persuaded The Fessler Foundation to begin accepting bitcoin donations. The Fessler Foundation funds research in new treatments and technology for individuals with spinal cord injuries. More info here:Bitcointalk Forum Post

Am I the only one who missed this post?

Rassah, this looks to me like a very good candidate that's already met the requirements.

In the words of an awesome scientist, Great scott!
How the heck did we miss this? I guess I'll have $3,000 to send out tonight. I just hope bitcoins don't crash in value too much. I guess this is another example of why we need to organize this on a website. I'm thinking a spreadsheet type thing, with the columns containing:
1 - Name of company
2 - URL to company site/contact info
3 - whether it was reviewed (accepted/denied)
4 - whether it was contacted and the result (contacted, they accepted and were paid, they rejected)

While re-reading this thread (several times!) I realized we'd done it before:

I lost track of B100 status. Was any money paid out yet?
Anyway, I came across a very nice organisation to consider for this: http://watsi.org

Today I wrote them a general inquiry about how the non-fees work and only briefly mentioned bitcoin as the only service to my knowledge that would allow to operate without fees. His very quick reply did not mention bitcoin but asked for ways to further reduce fees. I sent another mail with more bitcoin introduction and also sent him a bitcoin via a charged instawallet address asking to either send it back to me or on to a wallet out of my reach.

Watsi.org accepts Bitcoin donations!

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June 11, 2013, 07:57:07 AM
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http://iccf-holland.org/bitcoin.html

Does this now qualify?
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June 14, 2013, 01:20:17 PM
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I'm in contact with this local food bank:
http://www.bancodealimentosdesevilla.org/

And with this childrens cancer foundation:
http://www.aladina.org/

Do they qualify?

If they do I can get them to put on a donation address pretty quickly...

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