What if Karen Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support RIS? Well, now it can!
RIS is now participating with GoodSearch and GoodShop.
About GoodSearch and GoodShop:
GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate including Rein in Sarcoma! Use it just as you would any search engine and watch the pennies add up!
GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to the charities its users designate! Hundreds of stores including Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting Rein in Sarcoma or other favorite cause.
Launched in 2005, GoodSearch is a simple and compelling concept. You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search engine. Because it's powered by Yahoo!, you get proven search results. The money GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers — the users and the organizations do not spend a dime!
In 2007, GoodSearch was expanded to include GoodShop, an online shopping mall of world-class merchants dedicated to helping fund worthy causes across the country. Each purchase made via the GoodShop mall results in a donation to the user's designated charity or school – averaging approximately 3% of the sale, but going up to 20% or even more.
This creators came up with a way to support charities so that people would say, "Why wouldn't you do it?" That's what GoodSearch does. Since it doesn't cost anything and you get proven search results, there's no reason not to use it!
In August 2009, RIS joined GoodSearch. We now need you to participate to start raising funds for our cause.
General Questions - GoodSearch:
How do I raise money for Rein in Sarcoma or other favorite charity through GoodSearch?
Last year search engines generated close to $8 billion in revenue from advertisers. We've developed a way to direct some of that money to the causes you care about most. It's easy ... every time you search the Internet at GoodSearch.com, your charity or school earns money and the more you search, the more they make. Add up the money generated from all your searches and those done by the millions of other people who we hope will use GoodSearch, and we can make a real difference to the people and causes that need funds most.
How does it work?
- Simply go to: www.goodsearch.com/. Make sure that Karen Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation is in the "Who do you GoodSearch for" box, if not, choose it from the list of charities.
- Search the Internet just like you normally would.
- Fifty percent of the revenue generated from your searches, from advertisers, is shared with the Karen Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation.
How much money could this generate for Rein in Sarcoma or other charity?
Fifty percent of the revenue generated from advertisers on GoodSearch is shared with the charity, school or nonprofit organization of your choosing. We estimate that each Web search will generate approximately $0.01 (image, video, Yellow Pages, and site-specific searches are not included). It quickly adds up! Here's an example of how much your RIS could earn:
The sky is the limit. The more people use GoodSearch, the more money will be directed towards causes. There is no cap on how much money we will direct to charities.
Where does the money come from?
Search engines make most of their money from companies that pay an advertising fee when users click on links during a search. At GoodSearch, we've developed a patent-pending way to track and direct these search-generated proceeds to charities. In other words, a portion of advertiser dollars (and not your own!) earned as a result of your search, are now passed along to the organization you've chosen to support.
Do the users ever have to pay anything?
No. GoodSearch provides people a way to support their favorite cause at no cost. The money comes from the GoodSearch advertisers.
How can I track the number of searches and revenue generated for Rein in Sarcoma or other charity?
After you have entered your charity in the "Who do your GoodSearch for?" box on our homepage, just click on the "Amount Raised" button. Here you'll see in real-time the number of searches and money raised.
General Questions - GoodShop: The GoodSearch Shopping Mall
How do I raise money for Rein in Sarcoma or other favorite charity with GoodShop?
Every time you click over to one of our partner merchants from the GoodShop site and then make a purchase, Rein In Sarcoma or other charity earns money. The more you shop, the more they make! Add up the money generated from all of your shopping and the shopping done by all of the other people who use GoodShop, and we can make a real difference for many worthy causes.
100% of the donation displayed on GoodShop goes to Rein in Sarcoma or other designated nonprofit.
How does it work?
- Simply go to: www.goodsearch.com/ and click on the GoodShop link or go to:www.goodshop.com/. Make sure that Karen Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation is in the "Who do you GoodSearch for" box, if not, choose it from the list of charities.
- Next, click through to our partner merchants (clicking on the merchant's link will open a new browser window and redirect you to their site) and start shopping! A percentage of your purchase will go to your favorite charity or school.
Where does the money come from?
When you shop through GoodShop at one of our retail partners, GoodSearch is paid a commission. At GoodSearch, we've developed a way to track these shopping-generated proceeds and direct them to charities.
How much can I generate for my charity or school by shopping through GoodShop?
The amount donated is different for each retailer but it averages approximately 3% of the total sale and can go up to 20% and beyond (the percentage donated is indicated below the merchants logo). The total amount raised can quickly add up and the sky is the limit. The more people shop through GoodSearch, the more money will be directed towards good causes. There is no cap on how much money they will direct to Rein in Sarcoma or other charities!
Here's an example of how much Rein in Sarcoma could earn:
Am I paying more to shop through GoodShop? Is this any different than buying directly from the retailer?
Absolutely not! The experience of shopping through GoodShop is exactly the same as going to the retailer directly – you receive the same prices and level of service. The retailers are responsible for collecting payment, shipping and returns.
Is shopping through GoodShop secure?
Absolutely! GoodSearch does not collect any credit card or personal information such as your name or address. The entire transaction is done directly through the merchants just as if you had gone to their store directly.
And if you download the GoodSearch – Karen Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation toolbar, our cause will earn money every time you shop and search online - even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first!
To add the Karen Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation toolbar at: click here
So...Who do you GoodSearch for?