Charity donations can be personal.
Looking for an attendee or speaker gift that won't end up in the recycling bin once your meeting wraps? You may want to rethink that engraved desk clock and go with something a bit more meaningful. GlobalGiving is an online organization that connects users with more than 500 prescreened, charitable, grassroots projects around the world. Gifts cards can be purchased in any amount, and recipients simply log on to the Web site to choose how their charitable donation is allocated. Recipients get regular updates about the charity they have helped, and the gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible. You can customize the cards with your company's logo or include a message from your event. Bonus: The Earth-friendly cards are corn-based and designed to decompose in natural compounds. For more information, go to www.globalgiving.com.