I thought I’d post this email I received just a few minutes ago. It’s worth a look, and could be a worth a good bit more if we act on it.
Hi Cause Contact, We know that many causes have had a hard year, so we'd like to try something new to help Ethiopian Orphan Relief that requires your participation, but is free and definitely easy. iGive.com is going to attempt to donate $5,000 in just 24 hours to Ethiopian Orphan Relief and other causes. For each person who joins iGive using the special link below and does just one web search on our site between now and noon Thursday, we'll give Ethiopian Orphan Relief a dollar. 5,000 new members, $5,000. No purchase necessary. Of course, if they search more (or buy something) they'll earn even more money for Ethiopian Orphan Relief. Right now, we're donating $.02 per search and a bonus $5 for that first purchase plus the usual percentage. Here's where you come in. The only way Ethiopian Orphan Relief will get new supporters and that free $1 (or more) is if you invite them. Send your friends, family, and colleagues the following link in an e-mail, tweet it, chirp it, do a Facebook posting, put up posters, shout from mountain tops (you know the drill) and let them know you think Ethiopian Orphan Relief is pretty cool and deserves their support, especially since it's free! You can even just forward this e-mail. This is the link: http://www.igive.com/welcome/warm_reg_promo.cfm?c=47153 We're really proud of our search capability, powered by Yahoo! We've made tons of improvements over the past four months, so we want lots of people to try it out and put it to the test. If they keep on searching or shopping after testing us out, so much the better for Ethiopian Orphan Relief and iGive.com. The details: - Offer active between now and 11:59 a.m., December 17, 2009 (Chicago time). - New members only (never have been an iGive member previously). All the normal rules of membership, searching, and purchasing apply, our site has the details. - Once we've given away $5,000, the offer ends. That's it. Don't forget to try our search yourself (http://isearch.igive.com). You may need to login or register first (personally, as an iGive member). We sent you this e-mail because you're in our records as the cause contact, not as a member personally. From our families to yours, we hope you have a great holiday season. Yours, Robert N. Grosshandler Founder Think about it, and please join us--it's a pretty sweet deal! Paige