Thursday, September 03, 2009

Earn Charity Donations on Blogger with SocialVibe

I've said before on this page that I admire how large fan bases (such as the online Harry Potter community and the Nerdfighters) can use their fandom to work collectively for the common good.

It is in that spirit that I am taking advantage of a new Blogger plug in widget that allows my site to do something charitable.

I, of course, do not have any fans, only friends and relatives who come by now and again to see what I'm throwing up on WWYG. But you are all wellmeaning people who want to help others. So, if you feel inspired to click on the new box at the top right of the page, please do.

I've said before that I wouldn't put up Blogger/Google's AdSense ads on my blog because 1) it wouldn't make me any money anyway and 2) this site isn't about profit for me. But I've posted links to charitable stuff in the past and I see no reason why I couldn't do it here.

To read more about the SocialVibe effort that is the impetus of this new Blogger initiative, read this information that I edited from Blogger.


Guest Post by Joe Marchese, SocialVibe CEO

In honor of Blogger's 10th anniversary, we are excited to announce that you can now use your blogs to create positive, measurable social change. By adding the SocialVibe gadget to your blog, you'll be turning brand dollars into real charitable donations for the cause of your choice. The World Wildlife Foundation, Nature Conservancy, DonorsChoose, Invisible Children, and Charity:Water are just a few of the great charities you can support on Blogger.

[M]oney will be earned for charities every time readers engage with the gadget (e.g. rating a Showtime video clip). You can switch your cause and sponsor as often as you like, and receive regular updates from your charity about goal progress and impact. Thus far, SocialVibe has been able to raise over $500,000 for charities, and we know the Blogger community will be able to significantly increase this amount. In fact, we are setting a goal for the community to raise $50,000 before the end of the year (and remember, you don't raise money by taking money out of your pocket—or your audience's—but rather by getting your readers to engage with your SocialVibe gadget).

With SocialVibe, the Blogger community can pool our individual influences to create positive change in the world. Never before has making a positive social impact online been this easy.

1 comment:

David said...

Of course, "interacting with the widget" meants clicking on it and watching a video. If you don't want to do that, I totally understand.

It's kind of a trial thing. If it just doesnt' seem to work out, then I'll take it down.