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Games for Goats--Give $20 to Heifer International, get Goat Escape 2 and Goat Simulator

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#1 PseudoFinrod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

PseudoFinrod

Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:29 PM

One of the world's top development NGOs, Heifer International, is giving Steam keys for Goat Simulator and Goat Escape 2 in exchange for a $20 donation.
Heifer is the real deal.  They spend 75 cents out of every dollar donated to help people.  The money you donate will go far towards ending hunger and poverty.
"Coffee Stain Studios and MagicalTimeBean are joining Heifer International on an epic quest to end hunger and poverty. With a donation of $20 or more from this page, you'll receive Steam keys in your email for Escape Goat 2 and Goat Simulator."

http://www.heifer.or...-for-goats.html
 

https://www.facebook...99005939&type=1



#2 ackbar7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2292 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:32 PM

Deal of the year?

#3 Cheaplikeafox OS X   Better Than You CAGiversary!   14233 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:41 PM

Not a bad way to get them if you wanted them both since it goes to charity.  Can't recommend Goat Simulator enough and Escape Goat 1 was pretty fun and I've heard nothing but good things about 2.  Save the Heifers!  


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#4 PseudoFinrod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:53 PM

If you want to gain a better understanding of what Heifer does, watch this video.  The first few minutes (which I have skipped in the link) are added on by the Church of the Brethren, which Heifer founder Dan West belonged to (Heifer is not strictly a Christian organization, but does acknowledge spirituality as one of its cornerstones).  
It's not short, but it does give you an idea of how Heifer works with communities:
Edit:  this site's embedding does not seem to allow for setting the start time.  Start at the 4:00 mark to skip the intro:



#5 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4369 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

bojay1997

Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:20 PM

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One of the world's top development NGOs, Heifer International, is giving Steam keys for Goat Simulator and Goat Escape 2 in exchange for a $20 donation.
Heifer is the real deal.  They spend 75 cents out of every dollar donated to help people.  The money you donate will go far towards ending hunger and poverty.
"Coffee Stain Studios and MagicalTimeBean are joining Heifer International on an epic quest to end hunger and poverty. With a donation of $20 or more from this page, you'll receive Steam keys in your email for Escape Goat 2 and Goat Simulator."

http://www.heifer.or...-for-goats.html
 

https://www.facebook...99005939&type=1

The charity rating sites I have looked at give Heifer a fairly low score and most agree that only about 68 cents of every dollar raised goes into its programs.  That's not great in the world of charities when some are in excess of 90% including the American Red Cross.  Also, the CEO makes almost $300K a year which is high.  In addition, people complain that when they donate, they get calls and mail for years afterwards essentially spending more than what they donated to begin with to solicit more donations.  I suspect you will have to give personal information to take advantage of this "deal", so be aware of potential future harassment.  There are better charities out there doing this same work that don't employ these inappropriate and expensive tactics for fundraising.    



#6 PseudoFinrod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

PseudoFinrod

Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:01 PM

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The charity rating sites I have looked at give Heifer a fairly low score and most agree that only about 68 cents of every dollar raised goes into its programs.  That's not great in the world of charities when some are in excess of 90% including the American Red Cross.  Also, the CEO makes almost $300K a year which is high.  In addition, people complain that when they donate, they get calls and mail for years afterwards essentially spending more than what they donated to begin with to solicit more donations.  I suspect you will have to give personal information to take advantage of this "deal", so be aware of potential future harassment.  There are better charities out there doing this same work that don't employ these inappropriate and expensive tactics for fundraising.    

Could you cite those rating sites, please?



#7 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4369 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

bojay1997

Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:59 PM

Could you cite those rating sites, please?

Sure, Charity Navigator and Guidestar.  Out of curiosity, are you an employee or board member of Heifer?  I've been a board member of a number of local and national charities and I'm very familiar with how to tell the difference between one that is well run and one that is not.  In my opinion, Heifer is not well run given the relatively high fundraising costs, high CEO compensation and relatively low ratio of funds spent on programs versus admin and fundraising.