Monday, September 11, 2006

GoodSearch for United Way

You can raise money for United Way by the click of your mouse. As simple as that, no catches, no strings, no pop-ups, only results—by contributing to Marshfield Area United Way.

How? Just use as your default search engine. Powered by Yahoo!, GoodSearch was founded by a brother and sister team Ken and JJ Ramberg, who wanted to make it easier for people to support their favorite causes. The site is dedicated to their mother, who they lost to cancer.

It works like other search engines; the difference is GoodSearch shares the revenue it generates from advertisers. So, every time a user performs a search, a portion of those ad dollars go back into the community.

And if you’re wondering how much revenue can be generated by search engines overall, consider this. Last year, search engines reportedly generated close to $6 billion in revenue from advertisers.

Each completed search raises a penny for United Way. So, for example, if 500 people search two times a day during one year, Marshfield Area United Way would receive an estimated $3,650, to help improve lives and build stronger communities in the Marshfield area.

That means having more resources to address community needs that matter most. And you can keep track of our estimated earnings by clicking on “Amount Raised” once you select Marshfield Area United Way as your organization of choice. As of September 7, searches for United Way have raised $8.79.

The more people who use the search engine on behalf of United Way, the more money we earn. So please spread the word.

GoodSearch for United Way: Donate every time you hit search! Powered by Yahoo!
1. Visit Where it says “I’m supporting…” Type United Way and click Verify.
2. Scroll down and select United Way—Marshfield Area. Now Search and donate to United Way for free!
3. Download the toolbar, set as your home page or add to your favorites.

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