Hi I am thinking all the time how to rise some money for our case. The support from public side is really poor and maybe it will not change for a long time, so its again on us (cfs patients) to change the things. So thats why I would like to propose a project. This project is really easy but for his success we need the participation of many people. I got inspirated from Franks thread so its not really my idea. I already wrote about it some sentences in another thread but I think it dissapeared so i decided to do another extra thread. I think a lot of you know it already and there were already some threads about on this forum. The proposal: So I am talking about iGive (www.igive.com). For the people who doesnt know about - its the same like google. So when you want to find something on internet you can use it. For each searching you get 0,01 dollars. At first, I also thought that its stupid and it takes forever to earn some money with this system but then I saw Franks instruction video - how you can do it really fast. it takes maybe 5 minutes to earn 1 dollar - just check this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1m2ypch4y4 Maybe you also think that 1 dollar is nothing but if a lot of people would participate...... We cannot do so much, we spend most of the time at home behind our computers so it would be really easy to rise some money this way. I just checked the number of the visitors of this web site and there are more than 400 people for this moment. so if everyone would stop readind just for 5 minutes we would earn 400 dollars for a CFS association. We (the CFS patients) are spending the hours by reading and researching about our illness so I think we should be able to do at least 5 minutes a day something to get some money for research of our illness. So my proposal is, when you go on this forum you dont start to read at first the articles but you go on igive to earn 1 dollar or even more when you want. So please dont be passive and lets do it - the numbers can make differents. its not difficult at all and it takes nothing compare to your spending by reading CFS articles - it takes just 5 minutes. I just checked the support for this forum on iGive and 3 people were able to earn 20 dollars for some days. I think its a good sign that its real. I also talked to 5 cfs patients and they all said that they would participate and it would by no problem for them to do it almost daily. On this forum are already a lot of people, we now a lot of foreign cfs patients - so there is potentially a huge group. Just start it. I think at first we could see how many people would be interesting to do this. Then maybe decide which organisation to support and then how much money we want to rise. Then wenn we rise certain number of money we can change the organisation. So please write here, what do you think about (if you would participate, ideas, critics, how could it work better,....). I know that there is already the support for this forum, WPI, CFIDS on iGive just dont be passive!!!!!