You belong to an affiliate program or two.
Your referral fees don't add up to much.
Maybe you should give the money away.
Affiliate programs are set up by e-commerce retailers such as
Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com as a way to reward website owners who
generate sales for the retailer.
A website owner signs up as an affiliate receives a code, which
may be made up of letters or numbers, which is embedded into
hypertext links to the retailer's website. Any sales that are a
result of that link earn the website owner a commission. Once the
commissions earned is greater than a set amount (usually $100),
the website owner receives a check.
GiveQuick's directory allows website
owners to earmark their commissions to the nonprofit of their choice
(or to a randomly selected nonprofit in our directory, using the
Giving Tree). This means that the
nonprofit's commissions will grow faster, utilizing the fees
generated by a growing number of sites,
and receiving a larger check than they otherwise would have.
This is different from online "malls" that aggregate referral fees
and then redistribute the money among many nonprofits. Any money
generated through these links moves directly from e-commerce
retailers to nonprofits, so there is no overhead to be skimmed.
Get involved by changing the
links on your site, asking nonprofits to join affiliate programs
and be listed here, and spreading the word.
You don't have to be a current affiliate program member to
participate in the GiveQuick! program.
We take no money out of any referral fees generated.
We are doing this because it needs to be done.
You are encouraged to give your time and money to the causes
that interest you.