Posted on October 10, 2006 at 12:24 AM
I received an email last week from GoodSearch.com co-founder JJ Ramberg informing me that her web site will be honoring the OI Foundation as the Charity of the Day on November 8th, 2006. Apparently they saw my Blogathon for OI (and the post in which I talked about GoodSearch) and decided that it would be a great opportunity to showcase the OI Foundation on their web site.
So what does this mean you ask?
Does it mean that a portion of the money generated from searches that day will be donated to the OI Foundation?
To clarify, I asked JJ what it means to be the "Charity of the Day" and she explained to me that it is an opportunity to highlight organizations doing good works. The OI Foundation logo and a link to their site goes on the GoodSearch.com homepage and is viewed by all the people who come to GoodSearch on that day. It is more of an awareness opportunity than a financial one, though generally organizations use the Charity of the Day honor as a peg to remind their supporters to use GoodSearch.
JJ gave me an example of how the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA.org) organization jumped from earning about $1.87 in the month of March, to $270 the very next month after letting their supporters know when they were the Charity of the Day.
So mark your calendars and make sure everyone you know is aware of GoodSearch.com to help raise money for the OI Foundation. (or one of the other 20,000+ charities and non-profits listed)
Thanks to JJ and Ken Ramberg for all the good work you're doing.