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[[H:MC]] will work as a redirect, (though I'm still figuring out {{tl|shortcut}} template, for displaying the shortcut on help/project pages - something went funny when I copied from Wikipedia). --[[User:Singkong2005|Singkong2005]] <sup><small>[[User talk:Singkong2005|talk]]</small></sup> 20:22, 11 September 2006 (PDT)
== Google Grants give free advertising... but must be a registered non-profit ==yytrytrytryr ytryryrtretertr Something that could be relevant to promoting Appropedia... While we were exchanging emails, Curt mentioned google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google. One interesting thing on that site is: :...the Google Grants program, which gives free advertising to selected non-profits. To date, Google Grants has donated $33M in advertising to more than 850 non-profit organizations in 10 countries. Current Google Grants participants include the Grameen Foundation USA, Doctors Without Borders, Room to Read, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. For information about the Google Grants program, please visit: www.google.com/grants. One requirement (for U.S. organizations) is having 501(c)(3) status - I don't know whether that's difficult. --[[User:Singkong2005|Singkong2005]] <sup><small>[[User talk:Singkong2005|talk]]</small></sup> 18:46, 12 September 2006 (PDT) :I bought some books on creating a 501c3 corporation with the purpose of enable grant applications to folks like the Gates Foundation. It's a little bit involved, but obviously people do it all the time. I'll be meeting with someone in the morning who has either done it or is in the process, and I'll ask. Previously when we discussed this, she proposed that her non-profit could get grants on my behalf to save me the trouble of doing the 501c3. I'll ask my daughter (who works at Google) to see if she can get more info on their guidelines. For example, would it work for another 501c3 to talk about Appropedia? :This leads to additional questions about where to host if we choose to go the route of a 501c3. I love this discussion, since to me it suggests that we're thinking big and long term. Thank you! [[User:Curtbeckmann|Curtbeckmann]] 20:31, 12 September 2006 (PDT) ::Let's continue this talk about the 501c3 route. I am very interested, and we just received an small donation offer, but the donor assumed and needs us to be a 501c3. --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] 23:38, 10 October 2006 (PDT):::WOW WOW were you busy last night! And got a ton done in 2 hours! I went to the EWB-SFP and I almost feel like I should write a "trip report" or something. One thing I took away was a similar thought about 501c3, in our case it was relevant to the free google advertising, which would be extremely cool. Also learned why they want the private wiki; a previous public wiki accidently (as wiki's go) posted $100,000 instead of $10,000 and the target village in Africa got a ''seriously'' wrong impression, much to everyone's upset. Seems a reasonable incentive to privatize. Nevertheless, I will soon begin working on their wiki (which is unfortunately Twiki-based), and will do what I can do to clone some of their stuff and move it to Appropedia, with their blessings only, of course. But since I (accidentally) attended a fundraising committee meeting and will likely be a member of that, I will highlight the advantages of public. They acknowledged the value of public wikis, and the need for a unified one, so it's an easy sell. Here we go! --[[User:Curtbeckmann|Curtbeckmann]] 06:23, 11 October 2006 (PDT)::::Yeah, last night/this morning has seen a build up of tasks addressed.::::Thanks for the update on EWB-SFP. One big pitch for public wikis for EWB: Partner connections. A public wiki would allow for questions, comments and updates from partners afar. Please keep me up to date on any 501c3 progress. Thank you. --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] 07:10, 11 October 2006 (PDT)gdgdhgsfgh
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