Vol. 7, No. 4 September 2000
Fund-raising while you shop: a look at fund-raising sites on the Internet
by Angela Seydel
Presents a guide to Web sites that have linked up with a variety of
Internet fund-raisers, and everything purchased through these sites
sends anywhere from two to 20 percent of the price back to the
registered school. Explains that a school registers its name,
address, and a contact person, and supporters access the shopping
Web site through its direct URL or through a link from the school's
Web page. Notes that the sites operate by signing up retailers who
agree to rebate a certain percentage of the price of all merchandise
purchased, about 75 percent of the rebate going to the school, and
the rest to the fund-raising company. Concludes that online shopping
is not likely to replace other fund-raising soon, but a school can
benefit by using the Internet, as even a few hundred dollars a year
can buy a new computer program or two.
Includes three screen displays and a sidebar.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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