Hey hubbers. I'd like your input. I am starting a non profit to help families stay in their homes (families affected by job loss, economy, disability...)
I originally came up with GROW ministries, but found there are already quite a few GROW ministries around. I want something catchy that can be easily found and remembered on the web.
I will be using YouTube with a paypal donate button and do videos of families helped. Idea is that you can make a difference by donating one dollar.
Any ideas for a name anyone? And any other advice is also appreciated. I owned and operated a small business for 14 years so I have experience but this will be my first non-profit.
H♥ME (Home is where the heart is, right?)
AHH (A helping home)
ADH (A dollar helps)
Now then, shall we discuss my fee? hehe... KIDDING! Best wishes and good luck with it, Dorsi!
I really really like A DOLLAR HELPS
The domain name is gone though - it's one of those parked pages at Go Daddy offering me a chance to negotiate for the name..
wonder if I should register the .net address (which is available) although I really think the .com is much better
(BTW CW....I am going to give you mucho credit for helping me!!!
I might even waive that dollar fee!!
Thank you thank you my friend!!
if there is no content on the .com, the .net would be just fine. however, usually non-profits tend to go with a .org ...
you're welcome and i don't require credit for anything, dorsi. i saw the you needed a hand, and i offered it. you thanked me - 'nuff said!
i saw the thing you said about adding ministries to it... so if you did adhm.org - that may work... haven't check it out though...
anytime that i can help, just ask!
As a non-profit organization I'd be looking at the .org domain name.
I think I'll go ahead and buy that one if it's available.
You are right!
OK I bought it too:
Why does the org matter? I know alot of agencies use it by why?
I'm going to try the hosting and site building through Big Daddy. I used wordpress on my last site. It was pretty good but I'm wondering how the Big Daddy website builder will plan out.
Originally the three original domain names that were available to the public (.gov, .edu, and .mil weren't, and still aren't) were .com, .net, .org.
The .com meant "commercial". So typically for business. .net was for "network" and tended to be what the ISPs gravitated towards. And .org stood for "organization." Non-profit organizations often went for that top level domain.
You don't HAVE to go for the .org, but if the .com is gone you can just grab the .org and it looks as if it's what you would have wanted in the first place anyway.
FamilyFriend or FamilyFriends?
HomeLight? PorchLight? StairLight?
oohhh love the home light one.....let me go research that one Lisa..and thanks!!!
although I could always add "ministries" to the end of any of these and get the domain..but I am trying to make it easy to remember.
If it was something I would remember easily I guess I'd probably be able to remember something like:
got one, Dorsi... just looked and it's quite neat sounding, and could even be searched for... who knows?
adhmin.org (like admin, but with an h)
i like it!
I like it but i think people will type it wrong when searching...hmmm....
well, i think they'd (more than likely) be searching for the full name and what you offer on the site. however, if an administrator happens by because of the "adhmin", who knows... you may get some random donations? just a thought.
Like um, especially the dollar difference and the hope dollars...off to search the domains on those...
hope dollars gone
dollars of hope not....hmmmm
dollars of hope
a dollar helps
the dollar difference
If you really want to do charity work I dont think a domain name matter much, unless you look forward to make money for yourself at some point of time in future from that site. e.g. monster.com is a job site!
Anyway, Good Luck and Best Wishes
How about something that you can tag a strap line onto
Like the website being
A Dollar a Day
with the Strap line
Keeps trouble at bay
I like the "Dad" one... by Diane
based on "DaD"
Donate a Dollar and Help a Home
A fellow hubber that has a consulting group is helping me plus a grant writer from our church and my pastor that helped start a non profit learning center here in Hayward Ca.
His hub is here: http://hubpages.com/hub/So-you-want-to- … ganization
He's a new hubber but a good guy with great resources.
Cool. That's good! Plus, your experience in business will be invaluable. I've been trying to guess on my own whether it is a smoother move to go from a not-for-profit to a for-profit enterprise or the reverse (since I have more experience with non-profits). I do think your move has a higher likelihood of success, and with the mentoring network you have, you should do very well! It's a great and worthy cause.
dollarandchange or dollar4change - adollar4change.com is available.
dollarsforquarters or dollars4quarters (quarters meaning the home, not the money)- dollars4quarters is available.
DRUM ROLL....DECISION HAS BEEN MADE..
Dollars of Hope
Thanks EVERYBODY FOR YOUR AWESOME BRAINSTORMING!!
I chose this name because it goes along with the dollar providing hope to families (key thing) plus the domain was available - easy to remember - working on a logo now. Found one that will cost me $10 of a house made out of dollar bills!!
Just bought the domain name/hosting and working on the site.
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