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Web site: repository for banner ads for charities, useful for other web site owners that want to host charitable banner ads.
Catalogs them by subject area, and by banner size, and includes a short description of the charity, and a link to the charity's site.
I found one instance of this when
looking for charitable banners for quicktopic.com, but it wasn't very complete or well done, as I recall. A quick Google search for "charity banners" and "charitable banners" doesn't turn up anything in the first page.
I'm serious about this one. Since something done well needs funding, barring a completely altruistic benefactor, this would be great PR for whatever portal or other major site wanted to host it.
Any big site reps listening? If not, anyone want to collaborate?
(?) Ad Council banners
Good example of an existing single-org banner repository. [syost, Mar 10 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
(?) Nonprofit Online News
I would be more than happy to help. I'm the publisher of Nonprofit Online News and the Director of Internet Nonprofit Center. -- Michael email@example.com [mgilbert, Mar 10 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Donates food for every ad you view. [rmutt, Mar 10 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Volunteer for doing the web-design-for-charitble-orgs web site.
[syost, Mar 10 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
(?) Good article on Red Herring's charitable efforts
"If you want to help someone, you do not have to join us; all you need to do is look around you." - Mother Theresa, quoted in the article. [syost, Mar 10 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
banner ad trading house
i believe this company's product would efficiently integrate charity banners [gnormal, Mar 10 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Integrating google with blackle, and giving the ad revenue to charity [sprogga, Jan 22 2008]
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||Let's see how realistic your idea is, mcfrank -- we'll start with the site itself. Let's see if we can gather enough volunteers to bootstrap the site. So, volunteer at the link to the left.
||This strips all banner ads. I don't see any reason to give random charitable organizations any more or less of my attention than random profitable organizations.
||That said, I think charitable organizations are beneficial. I also think that the IRS should view every dollar paid to charity as a dollar of taxes paid -- so that I can, if I choose, give my hard-earned money to support the causes I care about. And, charities generally run 10-20% overhead; the government (US) runs about 51% overhead -- which means more than half of the dollar they collected from you was spent merely in the act of collecting it.
||If you're looking for a worthwhile charity, check out http://www.fairtax.org -- eliminate the IRS!
||Funny thing: I use an ad-blocker too (interMute). I even wrote a prototype ad-blocker in Perl before interMute, webwasher, and junkbuster were available.
||However, if a good amount of the ads I saw weren't trying to get me to buy something, I'd be more inclined to turn it off.
||In any case, what you imply by reference is right: the success of this does certainly rely on the fact that most people don't use ad-blockers.
||I go to thehungersite.com every day. I don't know how
much it helps though.
||Seems to have caught on. See the link to givle.com - This site uses google ad revenue to support charity.
||I'm against the concept of charity as such, so I can't croissant this idea.