We’ve launched CharityGoal! It’s an exciting time, but I really don’t know what to say. The first thing that comes to mind is “thank you.” Reading this means you’ve found our site, which is important to every website and especially important to us, because we’re one of those sites where word of mouth is critical and that has to start with someone – hopefully you.
The next thing that comes to mind is to let you know what I’m trying to do. You can read about this on our site, but for me personally, this is about letting people help other people directly. I want people to use CharityGoal as a platform to help others by donating money directly to them or to causes that are near and dear to them. In a sense, I think of our site as a complex way of wiring someone money. There are differences, but the analogy I’m trying to make is that CharityGoal is a tool for you to use.
Along those lines, I mean it when I say our site is for any cause (well, within the bounds of our terms). I really hope people use our site for all sorts of things and that someday I can come on to it and find almost anything to donate to. I’d love it if I went to our site and found college alums helping recent grads to pay down their student loans, great grandkids organizing a fund to help their great grandparents celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary, successful businesses helping new businesses start out, fans of a local band chipping in to pay recording studio fees, former recipients of cosmetic surgery helping pay for someone else’s cosmetic surgery, etc. I want to see people creating cause pages that other people can relate to and thus donate to. That’s why this site is here.
I really hope you enjoy using our site. Don’t forget to let us know on our Contact Us page if there’s anything more we should do.