Interesting times. Bill and Melinda Gates are donating (with our help) money to pro-gun charities. Via email from firearmspolicy.org:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has agreed to
match all donations made through Facebook to 501c3 organizations up to
YES! That’s right! As a
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The gun grabbing Bill Gates who
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I donated $250 because the more I donated the harder I laughed.
I also donated $250 to the Second Amendment Foundation on Facebook for another good laugh.
Update: From the comments:
I read more about the donations.
They have to be spread out, so no one fundraiser or charity can scoop up all the donations. The matching stops at $1000 per fundraiser/donate button.
Thank you for posting this. I read more about the donations. They have to be spread out, so no one fundraiser or charity can scoop up all the donations. The matching stops at $1000 per fundraiser/donate button.
To that end, I created the following Facebook fundraiser for the SAF. https://www.facebook.com/donate/487154205000311/
Please feel free to include this in your post. Thank you.
My company announced something like that several years back, big deal, announced by the CEO during the company meeting, and I did the legwork to get the NRA Civil Right Defense Fund (categorized as ‘civil rights’) and the NRA Foundation (categorized as ‘sports’) into the system.
THAT DAY there was an email about how there were problems with the program they needed to address and everything was on hold. I don’t mean coincidentally, either, it seemed very much like someone took at look at the incoming, and, with a look on their face like they just took a Louisville Slugger right to their ideology-gland, stomped on the brakes.
I had to make oral arguments to the HR program manager about how the company hires good people, and the program isn’t about the company supporting the various causes but rather supporting the good people in their employ, etc, etc. A few weeks later they restarted the program, somewhat more quietly.
I noticed this too, and was chortling all the while I was creating the FB fundraiser for Operation Blazing Sword: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1582122568513837/10215347525500233/
Please force Bill Gates to donate to another pro-gun charity!
Bill Gates? $50,000 matching? Total?
Color me unimpressed.
No. It’s easy to misunderstand. I certainly did until I read the details:
Ah, ok. That makes more sense. I was thinking “fundraiser” == the 501c3 org itself, not “fundraiser” == one person soliciting for that org.
Microsoft had a similar program when I worked there and was a member of the Microsoft Gun Club. Actually, with matching and employee donations, Microsoft was one of the largest, if not *the* largest contributor to the NRA Foundation for several years running.
Back in the late ’90s Alan Gottlieb told me that Microsoft, because of the matching donations, was the single largest donor to SAF each year.
My current employee is also 100% matching donations to pro gun groups.