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GiveQuick Giving Tree

How it works.
Right now the Giving Tree only supports Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble (bn.com); as we add support for other online retailers we'll let you know here.

Amazon.com
To generate links to Amazon.com for any item in their catalogue, you'll need the ASIN number of the item. This is a ten character code (which can contain numbers and letters) that uniquely identifies each of Amazon.com's products. It is found in the URL of the item detail display on Amazon.com after the string "ASIN," which has been made bold in the following example below:

A typical Amazon.com item URL:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060256656/o/qid=935717250/

You need only the ASIN number (in bold):

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060256656/o/qid=935717250/

Construct your URL as follows, replacing "ASIN" with the ASIN number of the item you'd like to link to:

http://givequick.org/gt/amazon/ASIN

Using the above model, a complete URL using the Giving Tree would look like this:

http://givequick.org/gt/amazon/0060256656

When your visitors click that link, a random nonprofit from our directory will be selected and added to a properly formed Amazon.com URL, so any purchases your visitor makes will be credited to that nonprofit. (Only charities that have an Amazon Associates Program ID established will be considered when our database decides which random nonprofit to supply -- you don't have to worry about incorrect URLs passed to Amazon.com. And a different nonprofit will be selected for each click, so no one nonprofit will receive all of your visitor's attention.) If you have any problems or questions about the Giving Tree, please contact givingtree@givequick.org.

Barnes and Noble (bn.com)
To generate a link to a book found on bn.com you'll need to know the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) of the book. All ISBNs are ten digits, although the last digit could be an X (but this is the only letter that is used). You can find the ISBN number listed in the detail display for your book on bn.com.

Construct your URL as follows, replacing "ISBN" with the ISBN number of the item you'd like to link to:

http://givequick.org/gt/bn/ISBN

Using the model above, a complete URL using the Giving Tree would look like this:

http://givequick.org/gt/bn/0060256656

When your visitors click that link, a random nonprofit from our directory will be selected and added to a properly formed bn.com URL, so any purchases your visitor makes will be credited to that nonprofit. (Only charities that have a Barnes and Noble Associates Program ID established will be considered when our database decides which random nonprofit to supply -- you don't have to worry about incorrect URLs passed to bn.com. And a different nonprofit will be selected for each click, so no one nonprofit will receive all of your visitor's attention.) If you have any problems or questions about the Giving Tree, please contact givingtree@givequick.org.


Webmasters: Want to point your site visitors to books and other media from online retailers and help a nonprofit raise cash? If you have a specific nonprofit in mind, see if they are in our directory. If you don't have a specific nonprofit in mind, you can use our Giving Tree.

Matt Haughey wrote a how-to on converting existing affiliate links to Givng Tree links.


The Giving Tree was coded by Gregory Alkaitis-Carafelli and Andrew Bain.
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