Charity Wire was created and maintained by Steve Blackwood (your humble host). Why? Because it's something I can do to help out worthy causes while making a living at the same time. I used to do this type of work for regular commercial businesses, and while that was lucrative, it wasn't very fulfilling. As a Christian, I felt the need to do more than simply "earn a living". So, I gave up creating business websites, and decided to turn my skills to something that might hopefully do some good for others. That's also why I began designing and hosting websites for Southern Baptist missionaries for free.
I'm also an editor at the Open Directory Project. If your charity has a website, you should check to see if it's listed in the ODP, and if not, submit it to the proper category. This is a great way to help search engines like Google find and crawl your site. Please don't ask me to add your site for you, however... even though I'm an editor there, I will not circumvent normal submission procedures. Don't even ask.
But, enough about that :) I suspect what you really wanted to see when you came to this page was information about Charity Wire. So, without further ado...
Charity Wire is the place to find news and information about the top charities in America. I don't cover every charity, because, hey, just me here. I do take requests, though. If you have a favorite cause you'd like me to review for possible inclusion in Charity Wire, simply fill out the Suggest a Charity form, and I'll take a look at it. I will also cover local charities as they are brought to my attention.
You'll also find fund raising ideas and some suggestions of things you can do to support your favorite charitable organization. One of my favorite ideas, as you'll see, is to build your own website to raise money for whatever cause you love -- that's how Charity Wire was born. I'll be adding new features to the site as time goes by, and your suggestions will certainly play a part in that, so get in touch if there's something you'd like to see here.
Well, that's about all for "About Us" :) If you have specific questions, ask away! Check the FAQ first, though, since your question may be answered there. I hope you enjoy Charity Wire. Take your shoes off and stay awhile :)