Why food bloggers?
When it comes to impacting the food system, food bloggers are an untapped resource. The work they've done to build a platform and create community means they have the ear of thousands of readers each month. By joining together with one cause, the number of people we can reach and encourage to give back is endless. If you'd like to know more, read our manifesto.
What does it mean to "donate a post?"
When you donate a post, you're committing to actively participate in the campaign. This includes writing a post, developing a recipe, and asking your readers to take action, both socially and financially. Learn more here.
Does it cost money to participate in a campaign?
Participating in a campaign costs you time, and money only if you choose to give. When appropriate, The Giving Table requests that bloggers and readers donate money to fund a food project. These are micro-transactions (less than $20), and you are encouraged to give according to your means. Learn more about our giving model here.
How often do you run campaigns?
We currently run campaigns every few months. "Donor fatigue" is a term commonly used in the nonprofit sector, and we aim to avoid this by running fewer campaigns so as not to strain food bloggers' already busy schedules, and risk losing interest from their readerships.
How are nonprofit partners or causes chosen?
Founder Nicole Gulotta relies on her grantmaking background to evaluate nonprofits prior to developing a campaign. Nonprofits are evaluated on program scope, financial stability, and potential impact, among other things. Ultimately, we look for projects with tangible funding needs that will appeal to our reader base.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. When you donate to our campaigns on Causes, your gift is delivered through its nonprofit partner, Network for Good, an industry leader in processing online donations. They are a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity and have processed more than $250 million in donations for 45,000 charities through their giving system.
When did The Giving Table start?
Where can I find information on past campaigns?
Prior to relaunching the site in January 2014, The Giving Table coordinated two campaigns which are archived here.
My organization isn't listed in your giving database. How can I be added?
If you are a nonprofit organization working within the food sector, please fill out this form to be added to our online database.
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