June 25, 2008
Media Contact: Michelle Wade
Goodsearch.com, a new search engine powered by Yahoo!, donates 50% of its revenue (approximately one cent per search) to charities and schools designated by the users. United Way of Greater New Haven hopes to take advantage of this free and easy to use fundraising tool.
Because all money is generated by advertisers, this great opportunity is free of cost for United Way. If 1,000 United Way supporters used GoodSearch.com twice a day, the organization would receive approximately $7,300 per year. Since it is powered by Yahoo!, it works like a normal search engine with one exception: upon the first visit each user must designate the organization they are supporting. After designating once, GoodSearch will remember the organization of choice each time the site is utilized by that user. Users are also able to download a GoodSearch tool bar in which they are able to search the web using GoodSearch without having to log on to the actual website.
GoodSearch has recently been featured in NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, Fortune Small Business, and ABC News, as well as many other publications.
About United Way:
United Way mobilizes the caring power of our community to create measurable, sustainable change and to improve lives. To do this we: help identify our region's greatest needs and best opportunities for change; raise dollars and invest those dollars for results; connect people to their caring through volunteer opportunities.
More information about United Way of Greater New Haven's community leadership and how you can help can be found at www.uwgnh.org.