Groupons for charity December 13, 2010 2:47 PM   Subscribe

Attention Metafilter Kiva team and advocates: Groupon is currently offering to "boost your donation" with a groupon purchase to either (or both!) of these sites.

Kiva: Pay $15 and get $25 worth of microloan credit (Expires May 30, 2011) [1] Pay $10 for $25, $20 for $50, or $40 for $100 to donate on the site (expires Jan 31, 2011) [2]

[1]Note: the $10 "boost" will not be repaid to you when the recipient repays their loan. It will be repaid to the Kiva general fund. So you can't re-loan it or withdraw it.
[2]I can't tell for sure whether you will be able to pick a particular project at DonorsChoose, or whether it goes to the general fund, but it makes more sense that you can pick a specific project.

You will have to sign up with groupon if you haven't already to get the deal. There are apparently a limited quantity available. I just wanted to alert those of you who may be planning to donate to such nonprofits now or in the near future. I see this type of groupon as a new twist on the "donation matching" idea many non-profits use during their campaigns, although I don't know what groupon gets out of this (whether a percentage of the cost, more traffic, etc.).

Previously: Metafilter Kiva Team (MetaTalk thread), Past support of Donors Choose
posted by sarahnade to MetaFilter-Related at 2:47 PM (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

NICE! Thank you for mentioning this!!!
posted by zarq at 3:01 PM on December 13, 2010

Kiva is U.S. only. :-(
posted by deborah at 4:27 PM on December 13, 2010

This is really awesome! I had a Donors Choose project picked out for Christmas anyway and now it will be so much better!
posted by donnagirl at 4:47 PM on December 13, 2010

DonorsChoose is now sold out.
posted by donnagirl at 7:40 PM on December 13, 2010

Sweet thanks for the heads up.
posted by allkindsoftime at 12:20 AM on December 14, 2010

deboarh, the Groupon for Vancouver has the Kiva deal. Perhaps try searching for your favoured city?
posted by acoutu at 12:55 AM on December 16, 2010

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