Something that my wife and I have been doing for a few years now is beginning to really catch on. Here is a snippet of an article that really describes the “movement”:
Whatgoesaround is not so different from a wedding registry, except that instead of telling friends what flatware and tumblers you’d like, you tell them what charities you’d most like to support. Then when someone wants to give you a gift, she can go to the site, go to your ‘givelist’ and make a donation the point-and-click way.
Here are some links: