Monday, 8 September 2008

Everyclick search engine

Everyclick.com is a great way to raise money for charity by doing something you would have done anyway. It's a search engine, but with a difference. Every search raises money for your nominated charity, and it's already raised over half a million pounds. To celebrate its 100,000th registered user it's awarding an extra £100 to every 10,000th new user's charity of choice until it reaches 200,000 registrations. Everyclick also hosts fundraising pages for sponsored events, with Gift Aid support so that the charity you pledge to receives your donation grossed up to its before tax value. Evouchers are available which you can give your friends to enable them to make a donation to a charity of their choice (and the charity receives more cash than it would do if the same donation was made directly with a credit card). There's even a shopping channel, with top high street brands. Better still, charities don't have to pay a fee to get included.

It's a fantastic concept, which has already earned its founder Polly Gowers the Triodos Bank "Entrepreneur of the Year" title at the Women in Ethical Business Awards 2007, a place in the Semi Finals of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a BlackBerry Women in Technology Award in 2008. Is this the idea that could finally topple Google as the search engine of choice?

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Ninestein said...
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Click 4 Carbon said...

As an alternative try www.click4carbon.com

Click4carbon is an environmentally conscious search engine which donates 50% of profits to forestation projects worldwide.

It is also a Social Network. Their ECOmmunity is where you can make friends and discuss all things 'green'.

They have also developed a fantastic carbon calculator which allows you to compare your footprint against the country you live in.

You can also add the Footprint widget to your Facebook or MySpace profile and compare with your friends for a bit of fun.

Give it a go - you've got nothing to lose!