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February 07, 2014, 05:06:44 AM
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And one more charity solicitation

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From: Joshua Ramjit

Hello,

My name is Joshua Ramjit and I am the CFO of The Hilltop Microfinance Initiative in DC. I am writing concerning the offer of a $1,000 Bitcoin donation. Per your instructions, the information you request is below:

Tax ID: 61-1574947

The Hilltop Microfinance Initiative (HMFI) aims to empower individuals by promoting financial independence and stimulating economic growth in and around D.C. We achieve these goals by providing small business loans, personalized business consulting, and credit-builder loans to low-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access capital in the formal financial system.

The Hilltop Microfinance Initiative (HMFI) is managed and staffed by Georgetown University students – with the occasional assistance of alumni, professors, and other D.C.-area community development leaders. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in Washington D.C. that is financed entirely by the generosity of individuals and foundations committed to our ideals of financial empowerment and entrepreneurship. Though we are connected to Georgetown University through our staff and through our commitment to service, we maintain no formal connection to the University. As a result, HMFI is completely independent and autonomous in its activities.

I want to let you know that we have just added a Bitcoin donation function to our website at hilltopmfi.org. It is at the bottom of the home page.

FYI, in email conversation, they told me that they just added bitcoin, in hopes of being approved by BTC100.



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Ciao Rassah,
sono molto contento che tu abbia un buon ricordo dell'Italia Smiley
I'm running the Meetup in Rome and working hard to help the spread of Bitcoin in Italy. During last times there is a lot of interest in Italy and usually people use BitStamp as they have an account with Unicredit Bank, that is an italian bank group. There have been some news on national and regional tv in a positive way regarding the new shops that started to accept Bitcoin. Here is a tv news about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF79IAZw5cg
Today we have around 180 shops on CoinMap, go on with the revolution!

I'm talking with the association of blind people, http://www.uiciechi.it/ that have the mission to help their integration in society.
I had telephone conversation with this ONLUS and they are interested to know more on the possibility to start accepting bitcoin donation, after that i visit the association i will able to give you an update!
I have also contacted the association for deaf-mute people and for the research on cancer http://www.airc.it/. I'm waiting for an answer from them.

Ciao e buona giornata!
Francesco



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Hi Rassah,

I'm a board member for the Tempe Bicycle Action Group.  We're a 501c3
profit in the service of the Tempe, AZ (home to Arizona State
University) cycling community.  Using raised funds, we organize teams
to hand out free bike lights to people riding at night without them.
We do adult bike safety classes, organize fun rides and events to
foster community, install bike racks for businesses that request them,
bring art to the community, and work with the City of Tempe
transportation staff to staff the annual Tempe Bike Count with
volunteers and volunteer coordination.  Our efforts are almost
entirely volunteer efforts, but we partner with local businesses and
national companies to put on volunteer appreciation parties.

We would be honored to be considered for a grant of $1000 worth of
BitCoin.  Our site currently accepts PayPal, but I don't think anyone
actually likes PayPal (there are too many stories of frozen accounts
and destroyed antique violins).  We also currently take donations (and
sell t-shirts) by Square at larger events we participate in.  I'd be
delighted to use this potential donation as an opportunity to set up
BitPay or similar on our WordPress blog at http://biketempe.org.  We
have a NetBook (once the trendy thing before tablets) we use for mail
list signup at events that we could use to accept BitCoin.  I need to
read more to learn about the appropriate way to do that.

Please let me know how we would need to proceed to apply for this grant.

Thank you and your volunteers for the work that you do!

Best regards,
-scott



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Good day.

I am reaching out to you on behalf of my organization, Nonprofit Technology Resources (NTR). We accept donated computer from individuals and corporations, and refurbish them with the help of welfare-to-work program participants and interns from the city’s technical training institutes. These people gain a range of both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ employment skills. With the support of individual and institutional donors, many of these refurbished computers are given away, with a training workshop, to low-income Philadelphians and the organizations that serve them. Many others are sold at a discount to other nonprofit organizations to be distributed to their clients, also with a training workshop. The rest are sold in our Computer Thrift Store, which is open to the public.

I am inquiring about the Bitcoin 100 donation. NTR is a non-political, avowedly secular organization that focuses on providing technology and training for all low-income Philadelphians. NTR is a registered 501(c)(3) organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  Would you please advise on eligibility and how to enroll?

Thank you very much for your assistance. 

P.S. One of our board members found the Bitcoin 100 promotion last week, and asked that I pursue the opportunity. I set us up to accept Bitcoin on February 5, 2014- not even a full 48 hours ago. And it was done explicitly in response to the Bitcoin 100 campaign.

Andrew Smith
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Phinn, I hope you're ok. I haven't heard from you in a while. Also, does anyone else feel like stepping up and doing some WHOIS and web archive vetting?

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February 07, 2014, 06:04:06 PM
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Hi everyone!

Hope all is well. Thank you so much for your generosity, I can't say enough how useful this is in getting people buzzing about Bitcoin in both college communities and distressed economic zones!

Your donations will be paying dividends to both the community and Bitcoin for years to come!

Beyond thankful,

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February 10, 2014, 08:14:22 PM
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Does anyone want to volunteer to check and vet the growing list of charities? Basically check whois to make sure they're not brand new, check webarchive to see that they haven't been receiving bitcoin for a while, and check that they are a legit secular non-political charity? Bruno seems to have disappeared (probably got hit in the head by barnwood again)

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From: Aid Idrizovic

Hi,

My name is Aid Idrizovic and I am the founder of the Rebuilding Roots Foundation. Our mission is to provide the resources and facilities to children in need that will help them become our leaders of tomorrow. I wouldn’t want to waste your time rambling about the company and its goals so I’ll keep it concise. But if you would like some information on our company and I feel taking a glance at our website will be the most helpful and informative.

http://www.rebuildingroots.org

Currently we have put an option to accept Bitcoin donations on our Donate page (Under how to help in the main menu).

I have also noticed the $1000 worth of Bitcoin offer. If we meet your requirements and you guys decide to follow through with that, your company will be added to our Partner page. Since we are starting up, that is all we can really offer but look to get some our company gear in the mail as we get bigger.

If there are any questions for me, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Aid Idrizovic
Rebuilding Roots Foundation | Founder & CEO



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Hello Dmitry,

I was interested in accepting bitcoin for my chapter of Nourish International, we are in the application process with BitPay. But I was wondering how we could get our organization some funding through Bitcoin100.

We are working in Uganda the next two summers to start sustainable businesses, check our fundraising page out.

http://www.razoo.com/story/Uf-Davidson-2014

Our website is http://ufchapter.nourish.org

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February 11, 2014, 12:54:18 AM
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Rassah,

I've worked with Bruno on a few personal projects and have spoken to him about my charity endeavors in the past. I would be glad to lend a hand and help out, just shoot me a PM with whatever you need me to do.

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So how does this work? I just joined an organization called "Purshoeing Joy", which just sent almost 5,000 pairs of shoes to people in Guatemala. I'm out of Fort Myers and I do all their marketing, the founder is down there right now actually distributing the first batch of shoes we were able to gather in Georgia mostly. The founder is terrified of Bitcoin, but I'm very much invested in the idea.

Are there minimum requirements?  


Dan

P.S. And yes, I realize this is my first post, I've been a lurker for a while =]

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February 14, 2014, 04:09:56 AM
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So how does this work? I just joined an organization called "Purshoeing Joy", which just sent almost 5,000 pairs of shoes to people in Guatemala. I'm out of Fort Myers and I do all their marketing, the founder is down there right now actually distributing the first batch of shoes we were able to gather in Georgia mostly. The founder is terrified of Bitcoin, but I'm very much invested in the idea.

Are there minimum requirements?  

Dan

Only requirement is that the charity is secular, non-political, and has a website that it can stick a bitcoin donation onto. If he's terrified of Bitcoin, just use a merchant processor that will convert coins to dollars or euros or whatever.

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Time to play catch-up, due to me playing idiot over at the Black Arrow thread.
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He, I'm back from Miami! Was quite busy there, and am still somewhat exhausted from my "vacation." One of the two most interesting things I've found out at the convention is that there are TWO David Baileys out there, one from Alabama, USA, and the other from England; both are bitcoiners. Anyway, back to work.

First, some thanks:

We're running a BeWelcome.org fundraiser of 3000 euro and your donation has been a great head start!

As the vice treasurer of the organization: Thank you very much!
Kasper Souren

Then some more requests

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Greetings

My name is Seth, I've found a ytube video from Freedomain Radio naming Bitcoin100.org
I am the webmaster of a soon-to-be registered charity organization: www.brotherlyhands.com
Stan is the president, can be reached at: info@brotherlyhands.com
and I already mentioned Bitcoin100 prior to this email.
What are the specific requirements to qualify for this contribution?
I am setting up a non-profit myself, that will become an artistic/cultural hub.
Looking forward to your reply

Seth

I'll reply with the usual spiel. I guess for now check whether they qualify.


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My name is Renee and I run a non-profit in in Vancouver, Canada called PeaceGeeks. We have actually been accepting BitCoin donations for about a year, but we were wondering if we might still qualify for your contributions. I believe your goal is to spread awareness and the legitimacy of BitCoin as a means of contributing, so in this sense, adding another organization to your list would advance your cause while being a big help to us. Kindly advise when you have a moment! All the best for now!

They are not qualified, since they have been receiving bitcoin for a while, but they were wondering if we could add their site to our list. They asked if they could at least get listed on our site as a list of charities that accept bitcoin, since apparently our list is used as a source of places to donate to. I think we can accommodate them. Edd, can you add peacegeeks.org as a charity, with a note reading "disqualified: already accepting" to our site? When I have time, I'll have to go through the list and fix up the status messages a bit, since many of the charities on our list don't accept btc, and apparently don't plan to.

http://brotherlyhands.com/ is only three months old, and we have no way in knowing if Bitcoin 100 is somehow being taking advantage of, otherwise most anybody can set up an NPO today with the knowledge that in a couple months they, too, can not only receive an endowment, but use us, Bitcoin 100, in their press releases to garner more funds that may not go toward the causes they claim to help.

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Domain Name: BROTHERLYHANDS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1834468509_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2013-11-06 14:54:40
Creation Date: 2013-11-06 14:54:40
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-11-06 14:54:40
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Stan Bevers
Registrant Organization: Brotherly Hands, Inc
Registrant Street: PO Box 941036
Registrant City: Atlanta
Registrant State/Province: Georgia
Registrant Postal Code: 31141
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: 7702430643
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And yet another request:

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The ToonSeum, a nonprofit museum of comic and cartoon art is now accepting donations via bitcoin and would like to learn more about your program.
Thanks,
Joe


When asked when they added bitcoin donations to their site, and how they have heard about it, they followed up with

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Three days ago lol! I heard about it from my 12 year old son. After a visit to CES i became convinced that we should do it. Though i still have some reservations. Still trying to grasp it all but I'm a geek so love tech!.

Joe

FYI, I know this charity very well, since they are just a few blocks away from Anthrocon, the biggest furry convention in the world, and are very often frequented and heavily supported by furries during the convention. So vetting isn't really an issue, as I can completely vouch for them (having visited them myself), but they should still be reviewed as a matter of consistency (and we need to make a decision on whether they qualify despite already deciding to accept it themselves).

They look fine, Rassah. Soon, we'll all be donning tees depicting Inaba's catchphrase, "I am FURRY, hear me squeak!" (Google it if you don't believe me.)
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I'll play catch-up tomorrow.

How did the freebie aspect workout at the info desk, Rassah?

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Gulp! Looks like when Bruno says tomorrow, he means a Fortnight™. I take full responsibility for my actions, in this case, inaction.

I will not promise that it won't happen again, for I'm an idiot. An idiot with a big heart, that is.

~Bruno Kucinskas
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Both www.dolfilms.org and www.orphanbracelet.org would work, but only one endowment per person. I would love to see both sites accept bitcoins, whether for donations or purchases, and sincerely hope they embed a Bitcoin donation option on one of the sites so that they can receive a $1K USD via bitcoins endowment from Bitcoin 100.

~Bruno Kucinskas

It took them quite some time, but they finally got it set up http://www.dolfilms.org/

Donation sent! https://blockchain.info/tx/d33d324019699d0b27b982fadd2b33da034b00f8fd4c52f470895d2c1cc07858

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Hello Rassah,

Thank you so much for the donation.
And yes it was worth it [I said I hope all the work was worth the reward], not for the money, but to get the button on my page...

Check this link out BITCOIN CONTEST LINK... http://bitcoinbaba.com/ubuntu-bracelet-campaign/

Thank you!!!!!

Bravo! http://www.orphanbracelet.org/

http://bitcoinbaba.com/ WOW! Killer Bitcoin logo. Check it out and place your cursor over it to discover what it reads. It's almost as good as Bitcoin: An Idea Worth Spending, which, BTW, I discovered recently came in first place in some contest a couple years ago, but was disqualified for some unknown reason. Seriously, I didn't know of the event back then. Anyway, check out the Bitcoin logo: http://bitcoinbaba.com/

~Bruno Kucinskas
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I'll play catch-up tomorrow.

How did the freebie aspect workout at the info desk, Rassah?

~TMIBTCITW

I gave away my entire stack of paper wallets, each one with a gift, of course Smiley Also gave away so much advice, my throat was hoarse for the next two days from talking. Speaking of which, I need to poke that horse charity I've been meaning to convince since last summer...

That's great, Rassah. Of course it was compliments of Josh of BFL to me to you. Now, tell me more about poking a horse for, as everyone knows, I'm goat poker.  Shocked

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affordable housing NPO interested in seeking bitcoin donations

From: Ryan N.

Hello Dmitry,
I'm a treasurer for La Reunion, an non-profit Affordable Housing Cooperative in Austin, Texas that opened in April of this year. To remain affordable we bought an old building which has required much more maintenance that expected due to health and safety issues such as bedbugs and high levels of carbon monoxide.
One of our goals is to establish more computer literacy in the community by setting up a computer lab and a mesh network and try to provide internet to the surrounding apartments. This goal has been put on the back burner due to high maintenance  costs. Because the founders are educated and use technology for organization we realize how far behind some of our lower income members are and the the pressing need to bring them "on-line" both to the global internet and to our local organizing structures, like our wiki, maintenance trello, food pantry app, etc.
We've set up fundraisers for both maintenance  and tech  and I'm sure by accepting bitcoin we would get more donations. With a $1000 dollars worth of bitcoin we could buy the routers and computers to get started at building a community provide internet and housing.
If you would like more information check out our wiki or email/ call me.

I like this org, but can't seem to find their donation page. They are fairly new and use a wiki as their website, but they are linked to 501(c)3 org. I'm curious as to where they would prominently display the Bitcoin donation option on their website. They do have a descent Facebook page.

Donation option added to their page http://lareunioncoop.org/home and $1,000 donation sent.
https://blockchain.info/tx/bd890b6e23c4487b310acb2bee506b2f7c30b3290761d3cb49f4498a2b0aeda7

Let's hope hat incentivises their community to use bitcoin too.


Wonderful! Wonderful! (Just recouping some of my post count due to having ~200 posts deleted due to being an idiot)
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Bitcoin100 had its own exclusive article, and holy shit what a sensationalist title! (This article had nothing to do with the post above, as the one above was for Wired)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasperhamill/2014/02/03/bitcoin-charity-admits-its-biggest-donation-ever-was-likely-stolen-money/

"Admits it's likely" and "Suspect it might be, but have no proof either way" are rather different, but media will do whatever media will do to get readers *shrug*

Also, first comment courtesy of Phinn's effors. Thanks!

If I didn't have my head so far up my ass with Black Arrow, I would have found that much earlier. I see Milly made her presence in the comment section. I thought I put s/he on a leach when I let h/him know I knew a few things. I may have to fire up a certain thread back up to put this dog back on it's paper. But I'll save that for later, letting this be just another warning to chill. Honestly, I kinda like Milly, and am taken aback that I/us/we have the pleasure of feeling h/his wrath.

For those not aware, the coffee table meme has its origins back during the Pinkie Pie episode.

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If I recall, 184 BTC was worth a lot less back then, in the single digits. Q4 of last year, we received a $5K USD via BTC donation, with the same amount pledged by the same person when we go through it.
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http://heartoforegon.org/ looks fine, Rassh.
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I see no problems with endowing http://www.carnicominstitute.org/, Rassah.
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http://nycshibarescue.org/ looks fine, ever though I believe this dog is photoshopped.  Grin



Must be something about furries and coffee tables that I'm not getting.

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http://hilltopmfi.org/ looks fine, Rassah.
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Ciao Rassah,
sono molto contento che tu abbia un buon ricordo dell'Italia Smiley
I'm running the Meetup in Rome and working hard to help the spread of Bitcoin in Italy. During last times there is a lot of interest in Italy and usually people use BitStamp as they have an account with Unicredit Bank, that is an italian bank group. There have been some news on national and regional tv in a positive way regarding the new shops that started to accept Bitcoin. Here is a tv news about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF79IAZw5cg
Today we have around 180 shops on CoinMap, go on with the revolution!

I'm talking with the association of blind people, http://www.uiciechi.it/ that have the mission to help their integration in society.
I had telephone conversation with this ONLUS and they are interested to know more on the possibility to start accepting bitcoin donation, after that i visit the association i will able to give you an update!
I have also contacted the association for deaf-mute people and for the research on cancer http://www.airc.it/. I'm waiting for an answer from them.

Ciao e buona giornata!
Francesco

http://www.uiciechi.it
http://www.airc.it

Both look fine, but make sure they're not closely knit with one another, for both are found on this page: http://www.csvrovigo.it/node/1855
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http://www.biketempe.org/ looks fine, but please don't consider sending them 2X endowment if they happen to send you a pics similar to...  Grin



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