[UPDATE] The Life You Can Save, The Against Malaria Foundation, Charity Entrepreneurship, Peter Singer and more have all called on @VISA to eliminate fees on charitable donations using the hashtag #NoFees4Charity. You can find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I've put together an initial list of posts here to make them easier to find: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r8MzseWPsKTLU2C6s5IPV_bJl_JwrLlcCZBzwNNBLRw/edit#
On Giving Tuesday (December 1), The Against Malaria Foundation and The Life You Can Save are going to post #NoFees4Charity on social media asking @VISA to eliminate credit card fees on donations to registered charities.
No followers? That’s okay, if you tag @VISA and use the hashtag #NoFees4Charity, the VISA social media team will still register your post.
Not your style? Consider posting and then deleting a month later.
If you’re like me, you’ve donated by credit card and lost 1-3% of your donation to credit card fees. Based on EA Survey 2019 data, this loss likely amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
We want this money to go to EA orgs instead of financial institutions, so we are launching a social media campaign on Giving Tuesday (December 1) to pressure VISA to eliminate their fees on donations to registered charities.
If we are successful, we anticipate a number of benefits for EA orgs:
- Increased funding.
- Increased bandwidth for nonprofit staff (reduce the need for employees to process larger donations, as this process is designed to minimize fees).
- Increased unity across the movement. Increased funding for EA orgs is something that EAs from all cause areas can get behind and a successful show of unity could open doors to other larger projects that require movement-wide coordination.
In addition, this change would lead to billions more dollars for non-EA nonprofits.
Other ways you can help:
- If you run a nonprofit, please have that nonprofit also retweet / share AMF and TLYCS’s posts, or write your own using this guide.
- Please share this message in your local/topicalFacebook group or page to help get out the word
- If you have experience with similar campaigns (e.g. animal welfare corporate campaigns) we would love feedback
- If you can think of other groups that would be amenable to sharing, please share directly with them (e.g. philanthropy-oriented student groups)
We also have a facebook event here. Please invite your friends.
Thank you for your support,