It seems like a waste of time to buy someone a folded piece of paper that they're going to read once and almost certainly chuck in the trash or the recycling bin.
There are many great online donation tools for nonprofits, each with its own unique benefits and price points. What we’ve focused on for the purposes of this list is tools that are made for accepting donations without a lot of fuss. Just sign up, plug in and let the virtual fundraising begin.
EcoCards.org is a new digital greeting card service that saves resources, raises money and builds awareness of charities. Based in Jackson Hole, EcoCards was created to encourage people to use the funds traditionally spent on paper cards and postage (i.e.: holidays, birthdays, thank-you notes, save the date, etc.) and donate that money to benefit charities.
Sent by environmentally conscious individuals, each EcoCard sent raises $1 for a specified charity.
EcoCards in an online store of digital e-cards. With each card sent, donors make a donation to a charity of their choice ($1 or more) instead of wasting money and resources on paper cards and stamps.
"This is a great way to send holiday greetings! You have an opportunity to make an environmentally friendly decision to donate to a worthy charity."
Save Resources. Raise Money & Awareness for Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy.
A Christmas card snafu several years ago made Bextel start thinking about options other than the traditional paper variety. She had hired a photographer to snap her family at sunset in front of the Moulton Barn in the dead of winter. She ordered cards printed with the photograph and paid $80 to have them overnighted.