iGive.com sent a check for $63.53 on the 23rd of September to Phoenix Rising. (iGive lists the check as "uncashed." Did you get it, Cort?)
The total raised so far (since May?) is $95.24.
The orders I have placed from mechants associated with iGive.com have raised much more money for PR than what I've accumulated with searches. With Christmas shopping upon us, maybe more forum members will consider opening an iSearch account to raise money for PR. And, I think, some forum members are also signed up to raise money for WPI.
For the first few months, since the 5th of June when Frank started this thread by posting an instructional video, 8 or 9 people were signed up. In the last week or so, the number of people participating has risen to 19. This is great! Thanks to everyone.
If I remember correctly, the first time a participant orders from a merchant associated with iGive.com, $5 is donated to the partcipant's designated cause (plus some percentage of the purchase total?).
Cort reports that he did indeed receive his first check, which was for $63.53. So we did not search in vain.
Presently the amount for the next check is $16 something. A check is sent every month but only if the amount reaches $25. Lower monthly totals are rolled over into the next month.
iGive keeps flashing a banner ad that the video contest is still going on - open for entries until the end of the month.
Frank, this was so easy. I was going to buy Christmas presents online anyway. The Source had my daughters Xbox thingy and I can just pick it up in a couple of days. Tomorrow it's the Sears catalogue....
I went to the link a couple of days ago and downloaded the I-Give software, and hate to say it, but it has messed up my computer -- at least my Safari browser. Every time I try to open Safari, I get a message saying there's a new version of IGive available, would I like to download it? Whether I say yes, or no, about 5 seconds later, the browser window for Safari shuts down completely.
I also have Firefox, so I can use that, but have a lot of bookmarked sites in the Safari browser, and cannot access them now. I've tried to uninstall the I-Give software, but every time I try that, it shuts down as well.
I'm posting this very reluctantly -- I wanted to help as everyone else does -- but also want to warn people that they may run into a problem as well.
Now I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (I have a Mac G5 from 2005.)
I just looked on the iSearchiGive home page, and at the bottom, in the section of smallest print, on the right, it says, "Problems? Contact us." I clicked on the "Contact us" and got what looked like a page to begin to file a complaint or ask a question. "Begin ticket" - something like that. When I clicked on a box to direct the ticket to the right department, I saw that there is a topic called "Mac toolbar." Does that sound promising?
At least someone at iSearch ought to tell you how uninstall.
I am sorry you are having to wrestle with this. Please post again here if you continue to have trouble.
Register at iGive.com, choose a cause to support (Phoenix Rising or other ME/CFS organization would be nice), download the iGiveiSearch toolbar.
The website lists the online retailers that have committed to donating through iGive.com. iGive.com receives the donations from the retailers and sends the money to your designated charity.
My toolbar notifies me when I enter the site of an associated retailer. You may have to enable that feature. It's been six months since I installed the toolbar, and I can't remember.
The retailers run specials, times when they increase the amount of donation. If you sign up for the iGive newsletter (monthly?), you will see the specials.
Also for the iSearchiGive toolbar, every search generates $.01 for your cause. The last time I checked, 256 people had signed up to support Phoenix Rising. And right now, temporarily, iGive is giving $.02 per search.