Global Community Designs relies on donations to make the furthering of our common goals possible. We very much appreciate every little bit that is contributed, and know you may have questions about how funds are allocated, what say you have in how it is spent, what benefits there are to donating, and more.
We hope this FAQ will answer any questions you may have, but if it does not, please feel free to contact us for additional information.
Frequently Asked Questions About Donating
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• Where does my donation go?
• May I choose how my donation is used?
• How do I know how my money is being spent?
• What do I get out of donating?
• How do you protect my privacy?
• I donated, but haven't gotten my gifts. What do I do?
Where does my donation go?
If you do not specify an allocation for your donation, such as Healing Alliance of Loved Ones (HALO), EarthLight, Events, etc, your donation will go into the general fund, and be applied to whatever area has the greatest need. If you do specify, then those funds will be set aside for the area you have indicated.
May I choose how my donation is used?
Yes, to a degree. You can specify a partiular area of interest within one of our subsidiaries. For example, you could allocate your donation to HALO and further specify that you wish those funds to go toward legal representation for victims of unjust inarceration, or you could allocate to Events and further specify that you are contributing to the next Vigil for Happiness, or a particular benefit concert, etc.
How do I know how my money is being spent?
We will make our donation and spending reports available on a mimimum of an annual basis. These will be posted in the Information Center section of our Forums, along with other relevant information about our organisations.
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What do I get out of donating?
In addition to knowing that you are contributing to a good cause, we also have incintives as an extra way of saying, "thank you", to our donators.
At present, we still have only a few donation incentives available, but as we continue to grow, there will be far more to offer! Here is a list of current and future incentives.
$5.00 (or more)
You will be ranked on the forums as a Supporting Ally, and are entitled to an AlliedCircles.org email address. This is a forwarder, which works with your existing email account. Use it to let people know you support our common goals and as something a little more unique than email@example.com.
$20.00 (or more)
Forum Ranking as a Supporting Ally, AlliedCircles.org full featured email account for one year, with no advertising, unlimited identities/aliases, spam protection, fully customisable folders, and up to 10 forwarders to use for different purposes.
We have more things in the works, as they are created/built and become available and worth something, some of which include:
• A custom storefront in our Global Marketplace
• A subscription to our monthly newsletter
• Advertising in our monthly newsletter
• Discounted, ad free web hosting
• Discounts on goods and services from our allied merchants, artisians, and professionals
How do you protect my privacy?
Donations are made via PayPal, a safe and secure way to pay for goods and services or to donate to your favourite causes on the web.
Your personal information, including, but not limited to your name, email address, telephone number, site passwords, or any other information you enter on any of our affiliated sites will NEVER be shared with any third party without your express consent.
We do not collect information about your browsing habits. The only thing cookies are ever used for is to keep you logged in or to remember your site passwords if you opt to do so.
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I donated, but haven't gotten my gifts. What do I do?
We are run by volunteers, who all have regular jobs ad responsibilities in addition to our work with GCD, so sometimes things can get overlooked. We absolutely want to make sure you get your thank you gifts from us!
To get your AlliedCircles.org email address, click here and fill out the form.
For any other issues with donations, please contact us and we will get right on it!
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