What can you do to encourage your volunteers and supporters to donate when they feel like they can't write you a check? LIFT encourages our friends and partners to use Goodsearch and Goodshop.
Goodsearch is a search engine that will donate $.01 to your designated charity. All you have to do is visit the website www.goodsearch.com and choose Literacy Instruction for Texas as the charity you "search for". Then every time you use Goodsearch as your search engine, LIFT receives $.01 per search.
Goodshop operates on the same principle, but is used for online shopping. Instead of going straight to the online shopping website of your choice, go through www.goodshop.com. It only takes 2-3 more seconds and the retailers will donate a portion of your purchase, which can run from 1% to 6%, to the charity you "shop for". I call this no impact fundraising. It costs the donor nothing, but can mean a great deal to the charity.
What could you do for LIFT if you used Goodsearch as your exclusive search engine? Check it out!