Yesterday I was at a meeting with a major bank and there was a discussion around the staff Secret Santa program. This individual wanted to move away from the $10 - dollar store purchase to make the Secret Santa program more meaningful. I suggested that she purchase a $10 charity gift card that her recipient could designate to a charity of choice. She had never heard of such a program. Which leads me to think that there are lots of people who don't know about giving charity as a gift of choice.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Charitable Giving survey that was conducted in partnership between e11even.org and Dexterity Consulting. Congratulations to Mark Menzies, of Menzies Printers, he is the winner of the $500 Charitable Gift Card to donate to a charity of his choice through CanadaHelps.
Over 720 people were solicited to respond (not including those who came through Twitter and Facebook), and we received 87 responses from United States, Canada and Israel. While this is by no-means a scientific representation, there were some interesting comments shared and similarities between respondents.