I was asking a friend if the Kickstarters I helped back would count as charity or not. It ended in a long debate about what charity means. Here is a bit of a summation of it. To me, it is all about intent. If you mean for it to help people, then it is a charitable act to me. Even if you donated $20K to a charity, if you only did it because you wanted to one-up someone who also donated to that charity, I don't think it counts.
Feel free to let me know your opinions.
For those of you who just come to look at pretty pictures, here is part of a scarf I have been working on randomly sitting on a cat.