The GoodSearch logo is “You search, we give!” That just about sums it up. This internet browser, which is powered by Yahoo, operates like other search engines you’re used to except that GoodSearch donates 50% of its sponsored search revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users – about 1 cent everytime you search. This money comes from its advertisers.
In 2007 GoodSearch launched GoodShop, an online shopping ‘mall’ of companies committed to funding worthy causes around the country. For each purchase made through the GoodShop mall a donation will go to the user’s chosen charity or school. The donations average about 3% of each sale but can go as high as 20% or more.
This is just too good to be true! You can donate to important causes and it won’t cost you anything! The more you search on GoodSearch the more money they send to your cause. The more you buy from a GoodShop partner merchant, the more money is sent to your charity or school.
How GoodSearch works:
- On the GoodSearch homepage, choose a charity or school from among the thousands listed or add your own favorite cause.
- Search the internet as usual – from the GoodSearch home page.
- Advertisers pay for every sponsored search and fifty percent of the revenue goes to the cause of your choice.
How GoodShop works:
- Go to the GoodSearch site and click on the GoodShop link.
- Go to “Who do you GoodSearch for?” and type in your cause.
- Choose to shop at one of the partner merchants. Click and you will go to the merchant’s site. Start shopping! A percentage of your purchase will go to the charity of your choice.
note: At present GoodSearch only works with non-profits within the U.S.