We are preparing to launch a nonprofit that enables people to make micro-charitable donations with the “change” generated by retail transactions. Shoppers, young and old, wealthy and poor, will see our logo and simply tell the retailers to round up the bill and share the change. Retailers will collect the change, and our organization will distribute the funds based on a fully transparent and democratic process.
Typically making a contribution requires choosing the charity, writing a check, and taking other physical actions. But, simply rounding up the bill in retailers is a friction-less and simple way for everyone to be a philanthropist.
We want to create a process diagram that describes how the program works.
The name of our organization is based on the concept of a children’s fable called “The Lion and The Mouse”. The fable’s moral is: No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. We chose this name (Lion and Mouse) because the moral of the story rings true to our beliefs. We think that even the smallest act of kindness can effect change in the world. Our goal is to unlock millions of small acts of kindness that can easily occur on a daily basis – by way of donating spare change.
The fable can be found at: http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aeso…dtheMouse2