Monday, May 22, 2006

Giving One Day's Take

Blogger Darren Barefoot has floated an idea for an online fundraiser he's calling "One Day's Take" that I am eager to participate in.

His idea is that one day be chosen and set aside for the event. On the given day, bloggers and webmasters across the globe all track their revenue from advertising, affiliate sales, or whatever, and donate it to the charity of their choice.

There would be one web site that would collect the data on who participated, how much was raised, and what organizations were supported by the proceeds.

As somebody who makes his living in the nonprofit sector and does a bit of fundraising, I really like this idea. Not that the revenue from my web sites for one day is going to add up to much of a donation. I just like the idea of using other activities - such as blogging - to promote everyday philanthropy.

I think it would be interesting to see what the total amount raised would be, and for blog readers to realize the dollar power of their casual reading habits. What would all those clicks on Google ads add up to if thousands of web sites participated?

If this event actually transpires, I'll be posting more about it. Stay tuned...

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