There's a new idea as to how one can raise money for community projects that comes to us courtesy of my friends at Loveland. It's called the LoveTax.
If there is a cause, such as improving the Warrendale neighborhood, that you want to support then you could give them money once and walk away. A better way, though, is to use LoveTax to support it in a simple, sustainable, social way, and invite others to do the same. On the 15th of each month you'll be charged whatever amount you'd like (one dollar and up) and the money will go directly to the cause (minus PayPal's industry standard fee). If you'd like to take a month or more off you can pause your payments, and if you'd like to stop forever you can do that too, at any time.
$1 or $5 or $10 a month from one person isn't a lot, but when the number of people grows...well, you might be surprised.
More information on the LoveTax is available here.
The thing that I wonder, though, is that with all of the various needs that the Warrendale neighborhood has, which one is the best candidate for the LoveTax? What would inspire people to give a nominal amount on a voluntary basis and still have a noticeable impact on the neighborhood?
Your thoughts, as always, are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to drop me a line or send me an email.