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Style guide for articles on individual charities Edit

My feeling is that our articles on individual charities should be aimed at those choosing a charity to donate to. Other stuff, like the charity's history etc., ought to be readily available in Wikipedia. From that point of view, topics that can help a donor to choose a charity and make a donation are welcome, including:

  • Website links, including a direct link to donation page(s)
  • What money is used for, including mission statements, charters, etc.
  • Effectiveness metrics, like AIP rating and other independent reports

The guideline would be that information that doesn't help a donor determine who, how, and how much to give, is better off in Wikipedia; and when in doubt, the information should be included. I'm aware that not everyone using this site is a potential donor (some are considering starting charities, or are interested in the legal aspects), but when interested in particular charities, those people can look at Wikipedia. Does that sound about right? --P3d0 20:22, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Project: Populate from AIP Edit

The AIP website has a page listing its top-rated charities. It would be helpful if everyone could pitch in and add a page for each one, containing at least a {{Template:Charity Infobox}}, and preferably a sentence or two about the charity. --P3d0 20:27, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Populating charities' pages using snippets of the charities' web sites Edit

I figure that the fair use doctrine lets us copy a sentence or two of descriptive, factual material from a charity's "about" page. Thoughts? --P3d0 02:42, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. They do need to be indented and italicized, with a reference link to the source of the quote. Chadlupkes 03:24, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
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