Hi When thinking about possible campaigns/fundraising i've often come about a problem that i don't know how to solve best. Please share any knowledge and ideas you have about this... This situation is like this: There are donors and there is a recipient. If you already know the recipient when starting your campaign, you can just mention the recipient's account details and donors can donate to that account. The problem with that approach is that it will be impossible to keep a tally of donations and i think it's very important to know how much one has raised and also the organiser of a campaign will have no control over the delivery of the donations to the recipient, as they will just pour in, and thus is not in a position to be able to negotiate with the recipient about what studies to, how to report back etc. Also it's possible that there will be a situation where a study whould require for example 100'000$ and it will not be possible to raise that sum. If you donate directly to the recipient, the money will be there, but the study can't be done, which is of course a very bad situation. Also if a private person or a group of private persons, for example a group of forum members, want to raise money for some purpose, people might not be able to trust that person or group sufficiently (and that's probably smart) to be able to donate to their private account. So i think there would have to be a solution, where money is donated to some sort of escrow account, where each donor gets a feedback that his/her donation has been recieved and where there can be a tally, and where then, if a condition is met, for example after a certain timespan, or once a defined sum of money has been donated, the money is transferred to the recipient. Or there would have to be an independet and trustworthy audit of the organiser's account, so it will be proven to donors that all of their money went where it was supposed to go. Basically the main points are that donors have to be sure their donation arrives at the recipient (that's the most important thing) and that it would be good to have a tally and to be able to transfer the money in one or several big portions to the recipient, so the organiser of the fundraising can negotiate with the recipient. I know about www.causes.com, which seems to be a good thing, but as far as i know, they only accept donations by credit card. I think it would be necessary to also be able to donate by bank transer and maybe even cheque (in the USA people use this sometimes, right?) or other popular methods. Please share any suggestions, ideas, knowledge etc. you might have. I think this is an important problem that will arise with every effort to raise money and if we can find a good way to solve it, we can have much more success.