EB SIG: eGiving - Charitable Contributions Online



  • Discover one of the many alternative uses of the Internet as e-Commerce gives way to e-Giving.


    John Truscott, Vice President / Marketing - Charitableway.com
    Georges Saab, Chief Technology Officer - 4Charity.com
    David Scholtz, CEO and Founder - CoreMatter.com
    Christina Allen, Vice President - Working Assets Online (http://www.workingforchange.com)

    * Pizza and sodas are provided courtesy of Execustaff!


    Thelen Reid & Priest Multipurpose Room
    101 Second Street, Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105

    * Space for the E-Business SIG meeting is provided by
    Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments (please arrive before 7:00 PM)
    7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    Presentation Overview

    In the spirit of the holidays, the e-Business SIG will host a panel discussion on e-Giving. Discover one of the many alternative uses of the Internet as e-Commerce gives way to e-Giving. The panel will explore the different business models deployed to enable corporate and individual users to make charitable contributions online. We will examine the interesting technical aspects of the collaboration among non-profit charitable organizations, corporate intranet sites and commercial retail sites. Come and learn how users can shop wisely on the net and make year-end, tax-deductible charitable contributions at the same time !

    Speaker Profile

    John Truscott

    Charitableway is the premier application service provider delivering customizable technology solutions for more effective donation systems and management tools. It builds personalized, electronic charitable giving centers for companies, United Ways, and financial institutions. By putting in place a powerful technology-based infrastructure and partnering with charitable organizations, Charitableway.com has introduced the premier system to connect businesses with their communities. Charitableway.com is fundamentally changing the way America gives. Charitableway.com is privately held and is funded by leading corporations and private equity firms including TCV, Benchmark Capital, Softbank Technology Ventures, PaineWebber Incorporated, and others.

    John Truscott grew up in England and studied engineering science at University of Warwick. After graduating, he saw the goal of connecting companies with their consumers as a fascinating challenge and pursued a career in marketing. He spent 10 years working in advertising agencies in London, including three years at the highly acclaimed Saatchi & Saatchi. He then moved to Los Angeles to begin a 10-year stint with Chiat/Day Advertising. His expertise evolved from developing advertising messages to creating corporate turnaround campaigns for companies such as Taco Bell and Jack In The Box. He joined Charitableway to help build a brand from scratch and to give back to the community. John’s favorite nonprofit organizations include the Round House Aquarium at the pier in Manhattan Beach, Calif., where his two young daughters first came nose to nose with a live fish, and his local NPR station, which, after his family, is his closest companion outside of work.

    Georges Saab

    4Charity.com, a pioneer in the field of e-philanthropy, is an application service provider that develops and markets backgone technology and software for the $190billion philanthropy industry. 4Charity.com's mission is to inspire charitable giving by making philanthropy accessible, convenient and efficient. The company's web-based products and services enable nonprofits, companies and individuals to use the Internet to participate in philanthropy quickly, easily and every day. 4Charity.com has developed a suite of Internet-based philanthropy tools including Direct Donations (credit card contributions to a choice of IRS-approved nonprofits), Volunteer Opportunities (a customizable database for either a host organization's website or a corporate website enabling volunteerism) and Greeting Cards (including an attached donation).

    Georges Saab oversees technical direction, product architecture and strategic decisions for 4Charity.com. Prior to joining 4Charity.com, Georges was senior engineer in the Java Software group at Sun Microsystems. He was a founding member of the Swing team and a chief architect of several areas of this key API of the Java platform. Swing is a major component of the Java Foundation Classes, which are a core part of the Java class library in Java2. Georges has many publication credits on the topics of Object Oriented Programming, Logic Programming, and Application Architecture. His speaking credits include technical sessions at JavaONE, Java Business Expo, and JAOO. Georges designates all honoraria he receives from speaking engagements to Svenska Radda Barnen, a Swedish organization that serves underprivileged children, and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to build houses in East Palo Alto. Georges completed his B.A. in philosophy, cum laude, at Duke University in North Carolina.

    David Scholtz, CEO and Founder, CoreMatter.com

    CoreMatter is the leading provider of outsourced community involvement applications and services to Fortune 1000 companies. Through its Internet-based e-Giving Workplace solution, CoreMatter eliminates expensive, time-consuming and inefficient paper-based employee giving processes and replaces them with an easy-to-use, single source solution that supports, manages, tracks and reports on every aspect of a company’s employee giving program year-round. CoreMatter ensures that 100% of funds donated via its e-Giving Workplace reach the designated non-profit organization, and donors can choose from a database of nearly 700,000 non-profit organizations, and a variety of payment methods.

    Founded in 1999, CoreMatter is based in San Francisco, CA. Its clients include Applied Materials, NEC Electronics, E*TRADE and The Clorox Company.

    Christina Allen, Vice President, Working Assets Online

    Working Assets Funding Service is a long distance, credit card, Internet services and broadcasting company that was created to build a world that is more just, humane and environmentally sustainable. Since Working Assets was created in 1985, the company has raised over $20 million by helping people make a difference in the world through progressive philanthropy and political activism.

    WorkingForChange, the information portal for people who want to make a difference, was launched in the spring of 2000. At WorkingForChange.com, Working Assets customers, along with the general pubic, can access shopping, donation, activism, volunteer, and broadcasting services through a central online hub.

    ActForChange allows individuals to find out how they can do something about the major issues of the day from the comfort of their computers or out on the actual front lines.

    RadioForChange features a live online audio feed from the Working Assets Broadcasting station in Boulder, CO.

    Local opportunities to make a difference are listed at VolunteerForChange, and online donation services are available at GiveForChange , the one stop shop for donating money to progressive nonprofits.

    ShopForChangeoffers another simple way to work for change-5 percent of the purchase price is donated to nonprofits when you buy products from one of our online merchants.