Eden Gives Back Club Meeting - Wednesday, July 6th @ 7pm

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Eden Gives Back Club Meeting - Wednesday, July 6th @ 7pm

Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Perhaps moving the adoptive families fundraiser to late October/early November to coincide with harvest time might be a way to go. You know, even with a bounty of food, there are always some who still can't afford to fill their tables.
That is a possibility as well.

I'd have to do a little more research to see about the adopt-a-family timeframe as well. Since that's what we were going to be going with again this year if we did it.
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
I like the idea of feeding people, but I like the idea of teaching people how to feed themselves better. The old "teach a man to fish" sort of thing.
as a low income SAHM who uses food stamps and occasionally food banks, teaching is all good and well, but it doesn't fill your kids stomach today.
07/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
I have to admit that I'm not that into charities. I tend to suspect that the organizers get more benefit from it than the supposed beneficiaries. However, I do like Heifer International. I did some research and they do seem like they really ...
I know the federal government has a campaign each year for employees to donate to charities. They produce a catalog that lists the % of each contribution that goes towards overhead expenses, etc. That might be a way to help narrow down a charity to support.
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Spoken Pandora
On that note I do have a question as I am new to the community. At the beginning of the year is there ever a brainstorming session to go over possible months of the year the community would like to target to do fundraising. Nothing fleshed out like ...
There hasn't been as of yet, but we also just started doing these recently. So there's a chance we could do that next year if you guys thought it'd be a good idea.
07/06/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Although that is indeed noble (and something I agree with), it's simply impossible for some people (i.e., those who live in the inner city, those who live in apartments, etc.).
True. Although there are programs that create inner city vegetable gardens and things like that. I don't know how well they work.
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
There hasn't been as of yet, but we also just started doing these recently. So there's a chance we could do that next year if you guys thought it'd be a good idea.
I kinda like how we do it now, because as new issues, causes (like taco o dooms race) or disasters come up we can focus on those
07/06/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
True. Although there are programs that create inner city vegetable gardens and things like that. I don't know how well they work.
They tend to work fine, but usually they fill up really quickly and a bunch of people get shut out. Plus, there are very few inner city plots of land that are available and/or suitable for it.
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Since the meeting is almost over and Vac is holding his Special Meeting directly after this, I want to ask right now if there's anything dire anybody wants to bring up about Eden Gives Back, or if there are any other ideas anybody wants to bring up now.
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
They tend to work fine, but usually they fill up really quickly and a bunch of people get shut out. Plus, there are very few inner city plots of land that are available and/or suitable for it.
and they usually require time that many families can't give
07/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Since the meeting is almost over and Vac is holding his Special Meeting directly after this, I want to ask right now if there's anything dire anybody wants to bring up about Eden Gives Back, or if there are any other ideas anybody wants to bring ...
This may be asking too much from EF, but any chance EF would offer some sort of incentive for people to donate? Like a discount coupon, etc? I'd love more support from the community.
07/06/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I know the federal government has a campaign each year for employees to donate to charities. They produce a catalog that lists the % of each contribution that goes towards overhead expenses, etc. That might be a way to help narrow down a charity to ...
The better business bureau also lists whether or not a charitable organization allows transparency with its finances and if they do, what percentage of their income is used for actual charitable work. It is updated annually.
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
This may be asking too much from EF, but any chance EF would offer some sort of incentive for people to donate? Like a discount coupon, etc? I'd love more support from the community.
It's something that can be brought up. I obviously can't say yes right now, but there's a possibility that we might be able to do something like that.
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
There hasn't been as of yet, but we also just started doing these recently. So there's a chance we could do that next year if you guys thought it'd be a good idea.
If it is not too much maybe in the future we take a look at the past giving year, focusing on response, participation, set-up time, etc and use that to help come up with a plan for the next year. It may be a great prep tool, help to create visibility, and enlist more support. And it may help to also prepare those who want to give for the future be in a better position to.
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
There hasn't been as of yet, but we also just started doing these recently. So there's a chance we could do that next year if you guys thought it'd be a good idea.
If it is not too much maybe in the future we take a look at the past giving year, focusing on response, participation, set-up time, etc and use that to help come up with a plan for the next year. It may be a great prep tool, help to create visibility, and enlist more support. And it may help to also prepare those who want to give for the future be in a better position to.
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
There hasn't been as of yet, but we also just started doing these recently. So there's a chance we could do that next year if you guys thought it'd be a good idea.
If it is not too much maybe in the future we take a look at the past giving year, focusing on response, participation, set-up time, etc and use that to help come up with a plan for the next year. It may be a great prep tool, help to create visibility, and enlist more support. And it may help to also prepare those who want to give for the future be in a better position to.
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
There hasn't been as of yet, but we also just started doing these recently. So there's a chance we could do that next year if you guys thought it'd be a good idea.
If it is not too much maybe in the future we take a look at the past giving year, focusing on response, participation, set-up time, etc and use that to help come up with a plan for the next year. It may be a great prep tool, help to create visibility, and enlist more support. And it may help to also prepare those who want to give for the future be in a better position to.
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
There hasn't been as of yet, but we also just started doing these recently. So there's a chance we could do that next year if you guys thought it'd be a good idea.
If it is not too much maybe in the future we take a look at the past giving year, focusing on response, participation, set-up time, etc and use that to help come up with a plan for the next year. It may be a great prep tool, help to create visibility, and enlist more support. And it may help to also prepare those who want to give for the future be in a better position to.
07/06/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
The better business bureau also lists whether or not a charitable organization allows transparency with its finances and if they do, what percentage of their income is used for actual charitable work. It is updated annually.
That's important, because there are far too many charities that actually give a fairly small percentage of their proceeds to charity, with the rest of it going to salaries and overhead.
07/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Spoken Pandora
If it is not too much maybe in the future we take a look at the past giving year, focusing on response, participation, set-up time, etc and use that to help come up with a plan for the next year. It may be a great prep tool, help to create ...
I think that's a great idea.
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Spoken Pandora
If it is not too much maybe in the future we take a look at the past giving year, focusing on response, participation, set-up time, etc and use that to help come up with a plan for the next year. It may be a great prep tool, help to create ...
That is a possibility as well.
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I think that's a great idea.
Thanks...sorry about the re-posts comp froze....
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
It's something that can be brought up. I obviously can't say yes right now, but there's a possibility that we might be able to do something like that.
I think that might get more of the community involved who shy away from things like this
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
And that's it for this meeting! If anybody else has anything else they want to add, feel free to either leave it here or email me directly (Sam @edenfantasys.com). As always, feel free to keep chatting as well
07/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Spoken Pandora
Thanks...sorry about the re-posts comp froze....
lol I just noticed that it posted 5 times.
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Wondermom
I think that might get more of the community involved who shy away from things like this
I agree, and I think it's a great incentive. There are a few details to be worked out, but I'm definitely going to bring it up and see if we can make something happen.
07/06/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
That's important, because there are far too many charities that actually give a fairly small percentage of their proceeds to charity, with the rest of it going to salaries and overhead.
Yup, I knew a guy once who started a "non-profit" charitable organization. Do you know how much he actually had to donate to charity to maintain his "non-profit" status? Less than 1% of his gross. Just one of the reasons that I am generally highly suspicious of "charities".
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
lol I just noticed that it posted 5 times.
ummm yea...i hoped no one noticed...lol dang
07/06/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Damn, missed the meeting. Sorry guys.



Yay team!!! Great job on the Joplin donations, I am so proud to be a part of it.


Toys for Tots is an awesome idea, I can tell you first hand how much joy a toy can bring a kid when they do not think they will be getting any.

I think it would be great to do both the Thanksgiving/Harvest drives (End of October) and the Toys for Tots for the end of year holidays. Maybe two families for Thanksgiving/Harvest would not drain us to much so we can still donate for the toys.

An idea for an incentive; allow those who donate/participate to go up a notch on their requested product for the month(s). That is, if they can request a $30 toy they could request a $40 one. Of course a coupon would work good too.
07/06/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Damn, missed the meeting. Sorry guys.



Yay team!!! Great job on the Joplin donations, I am so proud to be a part of it.


Toys for Tots is an awesome idea, I can tell you first hand how much joy a toy can bring a kid when ...
I already regret what I'm about to write, and everyone please feel free to pummel me mercilessly for it, but your ideas for an incentive sounds like "Help Toys for Tots by buying Toys for Twats!"



I'm sorry.
07/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I already regret what I'm about to write, and everyone please feel free to pummel me mercilessly for it, but your ideas for an incentive sounds like "Help Toys for Tots by buying Toys for Twats!"



I'm sorry.
You did not...Oh wait, you did go there!
07/06/2011
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