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# Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Genealogical Society Fundraising Idea
Posted by Diane

Several members of the FamilyTreeMagazine.com Forum have mentioned fundraising as a challenge for genealogical societies.

If you register with the shopping site GoodShop, your society can earn money when people select it from a list of charities and schools, then shop on participating Web sites (including eBay, PetSmart, Target, J. Crew and more). The retailer then donates a designated portion of the purchase (averaging about 3 percent) to your group.

How do you add your society to the potential beneficiaries? If the group is a registered nonprofit, you can submit it for participation. The approval process takes a couple of days.

GoodShop has a search engine called GoodSearch that works similarly: A Web surfer selects a charity and then does a search (powered by Yahoo!), and the charity gets a small donation from advertisers on GoodSearch.

I counted at least 15 genealogical societies already on the GoodShop/GoodSearch list. See if your society is one of them here.


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Tuesday, August 05, 2008 1:16:27 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]