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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

10 Over 100 has launched!

I'd recently been wondering how much I should be giving to charity. What's too much, what's too little? Not belonging to a religion that tells me how much to tithe, it's a big question.

Josh and I started a website called 10 over 100 where we make the promise to give 10% of whatever we make over $100k to charity. So like if I make $150k a year, I would give 10% of $50k, which is $5,000 (pretax, so it really amounts more to being out of pocket maybe $3k)

ANYONE can make the promise no matter how much you make (if you don't make $100k yet, you are promising to start it once you DO make over $100k, and hopefully you will give whatever you can in the meantime). So all you princes and princesses out there, make the promise now!!

The hope is that by creating a rule about how much to give, it will become standard practice and will increase overall giving.. kind of how we have rules for how much to tip in the US. If those rules of social etiquette didn't exist, there would be a lot less tipping going on!

There was also an article about it in the NY Times today! Check it out!

4 Comments:

Anonymous wayne hoover said...

ok,iam 19 years of age and 4 the past 5hours i have gottin my picture rejected 2 by your moderators and there is nothing wrong with it.

6:01 AM  
Anonymous jeannette said...

I think it's a great idea and it's really good to know that people still care about making a contribution back to society, especially in times like these... I hope more people will use 10 Over 100 for inspiration, I know I will... Thanks James!

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello James,
Congratulations on the really good site.. I have checked a lot of places on the Hot or not site to find where I can completly de-activate myself from the Hot or not site.

But I can't find any link for me to do this. Could you please help me? My username is: Lil_Minx11 and my password is: p4m2q1u.

Could you please de-activate me from the hot or not website.

Thankyou.

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might be a pretty nice idea, but tell me - a guy from Europe, how many people around ya make over 100.000$ more enough to this make sence?:)

But anyway - as everybody - bunch of a great job, guys!:)

4:45 PM  

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