Microsoft’s Search and Give program was inaugurated last year with the aim of raising funds for local schools and non-profits while at the same time promoting the use of Windows Live Search. Since it inauguration, the program was able to raise around $230,000 which were donated to some 20,000 recipient schools and non-profits.
The program works something like, for every search made by user, that earns one cent for a specific charity chosen by the user. The more a user do a search in Windows Live Search, the more the chosen charity earns money. And just recently, Search and Give Program has introduced some enhancements to better push its intentions:
- More money donated You can earn one cent per search for your designated charity by just looking for things online — up to 500 searches per person per month.
- More than 1 million organizations We’ve grown our list of eligible organizations to more than one million. We’ve also made it easier to find them with a new UI that allows for faster lookup by name or non-profit ID number.
- Watch your community grow Track your donations, total donations, and total number of contributors for your chosen organization.
- Tell a friend Search and Give brings communities together around causes that are important to them. People can now send instant emails to friends and family from within the tool letting them know how they too can make a difference.
Live and Search program is a noble program with noble intention, but we couldn’t discount the fact that it still is driven by an inner motiff of promoting the use of Windows Live Search. But if this isn’t a big issue for you, you are free to join the Search and Give program just by signing up at http://searchandgive.com. Once you are registered, you can start using the Windows Live Search-powered Search and Gives search engine. And then you are on your way to earning some good amount of money for your chosen charity.