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Creative brainstormers needed: Need a name for my non-profit

  1. Dorsi profile image93
    Dorsiposted 6 years ago

    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.

    Thanks y'all!!

    1. ProCW profile image83
      ProCWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      iHeartaHome

      H♥ME (Home is where the heart is, right?)

      AHH (A helping home)

      ADH (A dollar helps)

      1. Dorsi profile image93
        Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Love them all!!!!

        1. ProCW profile image83
          ProCWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          smile Glad! smile

          1. ProCW profile image83
            ProCWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Now then, shall we discuss my fee? smile hehe... KIDDING! smile Best wishes and good luck with it, Dorsi!

            1. Dorsi profile image93
              Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you ProCW....and that will only COST YOU a dollar!!! lol!!

              1. ProCW profile image83
                ProCWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                smile When I have a spare one, you've got it! smile

        2. Dorsi profile image93
          Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          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..

          hmm....

          wonder if I should register the .net address (which is available) although I really think the .com is much better

          Decisions, decisions

          (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!!

          1. ProCW profile image83
            ProCWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            smile if there is no content on the .com, the .net would be just fine. however, usually non-profits tend to go with a .org ... smile

            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! smile

            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...

            good luck!

            anytime that i can help, just ask! smile

            1. Dorsi profile image93
              Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Dang....adollarhelps.org is taken too.

              Darn it

          2. darkside profile image80
            darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            As a non-profit organization I'd be looking at the .org domain name.

            1. Dorsi profile image93
              Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I think I'll go ahead and buy that one if it's available.
              You are right!

            2. Dorsi profile image93
              Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              OK I bought it too:

              dollarsofhope.org


              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.

              1. darkside profile image80
                darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                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.

                1. Dorsi profile image93
                  Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I have both the com and the org so thats good. I'm real happy about that.

                  Plus I picked up adollarhelps.org, quite by accident (long story, lol) I'll set that up as a redirect to the main site.

                  And thanks for the org tutorial. I got it now!

  2. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    HomeSave?

    Mainspring?

    FamilyFriend or FamilyFriends?

    HomeLight?  PorchLight?  StairLight?

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oohhh love the home light one.....let me go research that one Lisa..and thanks!!!

      homelight.com taken...


      decisions decisions....

      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.

  3. Diane Inside profile image81
    Diane Insideposted 6 years ago

    D.A.D  (DONATE A DOLLAR)

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ohhh like that!!!

      Thanks!

      1. Dorsi profile image93
        Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Donate a Dollar domain gone. Could use something similar though...
        hmmm....

        great brainstorming here for me fellow hubbers. This is great!

  4. Diane Inside profile image81
    Diane Insideposted 6 years ago

    If it was something I would remember easily I guess I'd probably be able to remember something like:

    adollarsavesahome.com

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That ones not taken...hmm...


      and   adollarhelpsahome is not taken

  5. ProCW profile image83
    ProCWposted 6 years ago

    got one, Dorsi... just looked and it's quite neat sounding, and could even be searched for... who knows? smile

    adhmin.org (like admin, but with an h)

    i like it! smile

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like it but i think people will type it wrong when searching...hmmm....

      1. ProCW profile image83
        ProCWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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? smile just a thought.

        1. Dorsi profile image93
          Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          And a good thought at that!

  6. profile image66
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Bootstrap Dollars.

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good one. Brings to mind that old saying picking ourselves up by our bootstraps.

  7. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Dollar Difference
    Hope Dollars
    FriendCare

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Like um, especially the dollar difference and the hope dollars...off to search the domains on those...

      1. Dorsi profile image93
        Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hope dollars gone


        dollars of hope not....hmmmm

        strong contenders


        dollars of hope
        a dollar helps
        adhmin
        homelight
        the dollar difference
        dad

        1. Diane Inside profile image81
          Diane Insideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          hey just wanted to say good luck which ever one you choose it is a worthy cause, especially in todays economy.

          1. Dorsi profile image93
            Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Diane inside!

  8. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    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 smile

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Sun Seven. I figure since I'm just starting from scratch here is my opportunity to get the most coverage as possible - including a search easy name.

  9. cre8tive profile image84
    cre8tiveposted 6 years ago

    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

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Like it!

      Karanda) I like that too - and it's available!

  10. Karanda profile image82
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    stayathome.org is available.

    1. Aficionada profile image91
      Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That one seems pretty awesome!

      Dorsi, have you had a chance to research running a non-profit?

  11. ProCW profile image83
    ProCWposted 6 years ago

    I like the "Dad" one... by Diane

    based on "DaD"

    Donate a Dollar and Help a Home

    DaDaHaD

  12. Aficionada profile image91
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    Or should that be DaDaHaH? - That's pretty awesome too.

    1. ProCW profile image83
      ProCWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      uh huh! smile oops!

  13. Dorsi profile image93
    Dorsiposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Aficionada profile image91
      Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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.

    2. ProCW profile image83
      ProCWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like a plan! smile

  14. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    dollarandchange or dollar4change - adollar4change.com is available.

    buckhouse

    dollarsforquarters or dollars4quarters (quarters meaning the home, not the money)- dollars4quarters is available.

  15. Dorsi profile image93
    Dorsiposted 6 years ago

    DRUM ROLL....DECISION HAS BEEN MADE..

    IT'S


    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.

    www.dollarsofhope.com

 
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