Boing Boing Charitable Giving Guide, 2012 edition

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  1. Tribune says:

    Didn’t there used to be an email link button? Darn encroaching social media.

    Was going to add Wikimedia but it was next one on the list after the jump

    • spacedoggy says:

      Right on, Wikipedia didn’t put those annoying banners up (at least in my location) this year, in fact they shouldn’t have to ask for money anymore, considering everything they have done, especially in 2012 and it’s pivotal role in defeating SOPA and similar type laws. I’ll be forever grateful to the organisation because of this.

  2. crewylou says:

    The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is in the midst of its annual fund drive, but we welcome financial and inkind support year-round. Money raised goes funding our gallery exhibitions, art classes, and artist presentations. Check them out — and thanks.  http://cartoonart.org/join-support/

  3. I support the Free Software Foundation Europe, http://fsfe.org. It provides a much-needed platform for supporting software freedom in Europe. Its most important project is currently Free Your Android, a drive to promote free software on telephones. The ultimate goal should be to develop a portable computer which can communicate without working as a vendor-controlled tracking device.

  4. Silicon Scherazade says:

    I used to use Kiva but I read that microfinance lenders use high pressure tactics to collect the money back. The article I read gave a case where a farmer took a microloan, had his crops fail, then committed suicide by drinking pesticide because he was hounded to pay back the loan.

    So while Kiva itself seems on the up and up, I worry the 3rd party lenders which service the loans are not.

  5. Sean Riley says:

    Mario Marathon, but no Desert Bus for Hope? I’m surprised!

    http://www.desertbus.org/

    “Started in 2007 by internet sketch comedy group LoadingReadyRun, Desert Bus for Hope combines video games and tedium to benefit charity.

    “The world’s longest running internet-based fundraiser, over the past six years Desert Bus has raised more than $825,000 for Child’s Play, making it the most successful charity gaming marathon in the world…

    “Desert Bus is actually a mini-game from the never-released Sega CD game Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors. Challenging the player to drive a listing, unreliable, virtual bus on an endless, eight-hour-long strip of highway between Tucson, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada, it is widely regarded to be the worst video game ever made.

    “We play it for as long as donations come in. In order to keep things interesting for our viewers we have live and silent auctions, celebrity guests and a lot of silliness.”

    • Jardine says:

      I love how Penn describes the creation of Desert Bus. That it was basically made as a fuck you to Janet Reno after she made a comment about how video games were violent and horrible and destroying our youth.

  6. Melted Crayons says:

    The Albert Einstein Institution

    “Since our founding in 1983, the mission of the Albert Einstein Institution has been to provide the best resources possible on strategic nonviolent action to groups struggling for democratic freedoms. Whether the goal is undermining a dictatorship, preventing a coup d’état, defending against an invasion, or achieving social change, the Albert Einstein Institution helps people around the world to consider nonviolent struggle as a means to act in difficult circumstances without the use of physical violence.”  http://www.aeinstein.org/

  7. Melted Crayons says:

    SPLC  (Southern Poverty Law Center)
    http://www.splcenter.org/

  8. Nisi Shawl says:

    Good to see Clarion listed, Cory.  Much needed.  And Clarion West is a worthy nonprofit as well–graduates of note include Andrea Hairston, Ben Rosenbaum, and, well, me.  I know you’ve taught at Clarion West.  Octavia taught here five times.  Plus when Clarion was having problems a few years back, Clarion West provided support and organizational help.  So I’m glad there are two of us, and donations to both of us can help keep it that way.  Telling stories is how humans make sense of the world; telling subversive stories can change the world.  Telling stories well is something both these workshops can teach.

  9. eldritch_vapor says:

    350.org

    Democracy Now!
    http://democracynow.org

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