If you have no idea who we are, Our Mission is a good place to start. If you want to know where to donate, head over here. If you have questions about our annual year-end fundraiser, there’s a special FAQ for that. If you’re curious about our summer Geeks Doing Good Fundraiser, it has its own FAQ too. Anything else is hopefully answered here!
If you’re still left scratching your head about something, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to clear everything up.
If you’re a journalist, blogger, webcomic-er, a celeb with a huge twitter following, or just someone who has a cool idea about how to spread the word, drop us a line via our Contact form, or check out our Media Packet…when we get one together.
Yes we are, but please don’t go out of your way to shop there exclusively. While it is a nice program, we tend to support local businesses as a matter of preference.
Here’s how Smile works: if you go to smile.amazon.com and select Worldbuilders Inc as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% (that’s a half a percent) of your purchase total from eligible items to us. So a $100 purchase nets us fifty cents, assuming all the items in that purchase are eligible for a Smile donation.
Having said that, we do get some money from the program. But we’d still recommend you call around to your local shops for normal purchases, since small businesses in your area can use the extra money to support themselves and their families.
But if you do plan on making a purchase on Amazon, Smile is the way to go.
Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon approached us with a very nice sponsor idea. They came in as a sponsor for our 2014 Fundraiser by setting up a program where if you follow a special link to their website and buy books, they will donate 7.5% of each sale to Worldbuilders. You have to follow the link, though, so they know where to send the donation.
You can shop at The Tinker’s Packs, where we sell lot of cool geeky goods that support our fundraising efforts throughout the year. With Humble Bundle, you can now choose which charity a portion of your money goes to, and we’re one of the options. We are also part of the eBay for Charity program.
If your house is too cluttered with books, games, geeky collectibles, and other coolness, you could send some of it to us – we love donations, and anything we receive during the year gets held onto until it can find its place in a fundraiser.
The easiest thing to do is just talk about us. Tell your friends and family. Spam your coworkers. Annoy your waiter (don’t actually annoy your waiter, they’re nice people). Write a story for your local paper. Make up a Worldbuilders song. Knit something. Do a silly sketch on YouTube. Help get the word out, because that’s the easiest way to make the world a better place!
We are indeed! We’ve got the certificate to prove it, and that means your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.
It also means it’s pretty easy to find our information.