Another great way for non-profit fundraising online is the website GiveAsYouLive.com which lets charities raise money when their supporters shop online. Voted the Best Giving Platform for 2013 by the Institute of Fundraising, this UK-based site enables users to find the best online price for an item with their comparison shopping engine and then automatically routes a percentage of the sale to their designated charity.
For users, the whole donation aspect costs them nothing extra. All they need to do is designate a favorite charity and add a simple plugin to their browser. To date, GiveAsYouLive.com has raised more than $6 million dollars for charity.
Because the charitable giving is coming from supporters ordinary spending online, its a great way for non-profit organizations to raise funds. Many groups are reporting that they are raising $50 to $100 per registered supporter through Give As You Live.
They take product information from thousands of online retailers and allow shoppers to search, compare, and find the best deal on millions of different products. They have working relationships with over 2,300 online retailers including Amazon.com, Toys R Us, iTunes, and other major online shopping hubs.
Give As You Live helps you support over 200,000 different charities, is 100% free, and you can sign up in just seconds. You can also support schools that have signed up with GiveAsYouLive.com as well.
Signing up is simply a matter of giving your name and selecting a charity or school to support. Then, you select the browser you are using and download the plugin for your browser. That plugin directs any affiliated shopping website to pay a commission to Give As You Live, which is then routed to your charity choice.
Here’s a video that explains how their charitable giving program works:
Give As You Live is a great example of charity fundraising online by using the power of Internet shopping to make the world a better place.