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    Smile BBC News - Seven-year-old raises thousands for Haiti quake victims


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    This kid is amazing - brilliant that he has raised so much money - I raised just over £100 this morning selling cakes.

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    what a very aware kid. good going.

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    We had a kid here give £20 of his Christmas money to our collection for Haiti. So Sweet!

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    That's excellent. Well done to the lad.
    Although I have always had issues with Just Givings charges. 5% is far too much.

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    This morning it was at 70k, thats amazing really!

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    Some Good News Out Of Haiti

    I saw this picture this evening [don't know if you have seen it already] I felt I had to bring it to the attention of others:



    Seeing the picture and reading:

    The little Haitian boy who greeted rescuers with a beaming grin as they freed him from a huge pile of rubble said yesterday, “I smiled because I was free — I smiled because I was alive.”
    It moved me more than a little. Unfortunately it is no longer a rescue mission and is now more about rebuild and repair.

    Story link: Haiti Boy Rescued After Days Buried Under Rubble
    Last edited by DaveP; 25th January 2010 at 08:40 PM. Reason: Adjust post fomat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrorvis View Post
    That's excellent. Well done to the lad.
    Although I have always had issues with Just Givings charges. 5% is far too much.
    Until you realise that the costs involved in hosting a server cluster, paying for bandwidth, supporting it, merchant account and payment gateway fees probably far outweigh even that 5%... A commercial operation would markup easily around 7%+ of any transactions and they've probably had to work VERY hard with banks, etc... to get that down as much as possible.

    Just a thought, and sorry to take this slightly off-topic, but this kind of thinking is akin to arguing that charity staff should work for free and live on the street...




    Anyway, coming back to the genius fundraiser... Kudos aplenty... Here's hoping he goes on to Uni, many years from now and kicks ass in their Rag..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    This morning it was at 70k, thats amazing really!
    More than double that now... Flipping 'eck... Go Charlie!
    £134,082.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    Until you realise that the costs involved in hosting a server cluster, paying for bandwidth, supporting it, merchant account and payment gateway fees probably far outweigh even that 5%... A commercial operation would markup easily around 7%+ of any transactions and they've probably had to work VERY hard with banks, etc... to get that down as much as possible.

    Just a thought, and sorry to take this slightly off-topic, but this kind of thinking is akin to arguing that charity staff should work for free and live on the street...
    Not an argument I totally agree with, but I take your point. Do you agree at least that Just Giving should make their fee more public, perhaps even changing the amounts donated to reflect that fee?

    I know someone who looked into using JG for the charity they set up. To register as a charity on JG you have to pay a monthly fee, then their are the fees we have mentioned on top. For a small charity, this takes away a massive amount of the funding, far outweighing the use that JG serves.

    I suppose my argument is that JG can charge what ever it likes, but should make those charges far more obvious to the generous public who just go to Charlie Simpsons page and hit donate. Little Charlie will wake up today to find he has raised 136 thousand, which is a massive feet that deserves praise. Sadly he will have actually raise a little less than 130 thousand, and I bet most of the people who donated, would not realise that.

    In addition to that, I would say that some charity workers are good, some bad like in any other profession. However, when a charity spends more money on marketing than the cause they were created to support, something has gone wrong.

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    Well done that lad!

    On the fee issue - 5% is very low for most charity collection costs. I was once told by a charity funding guy that when you have one of those collection people on the street trying to get you to sign up to a direct debit for a charity, they usually need something like 20 people just to break even, to pay for the collectors.

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