Use a free web based email and
make a small donation to charity with every email
There are several companies offering free web based email accounts (like
Hotmail and Yahoo!), but only few which donate a portion of their revenue to
charity. So far I have found three of these:
Especially if you are already using Hotmail (or Live Messenger), you should
definitely signup with
initiative and you will be automatically creating donations for your cause.
EcologyFund uses some intrusive advertising like pop-ups and I therefore recommend using
one of the other options instead. In addition to using less intrusive advertising
the ads you see on Care2 are always related to ecological
products and services.
How does it work?
These email providers show advertisement on either their web pages
as you are reading your email or have small advertisement at the bottom of
the emails that you send out. This is the way all free web based email
companies make their money. The only difference is that the above mentioned
email providers have agreed to donate a part of that revenue to charitable
causes. It doesn't really make much of a difference to you – especially if
you already happen to be using Hotmail.Donations from email signatures
So if you are signing up for a new web based email
account, try using
"i'm initiative" and you will automatically help raise a little bit of money for a good cause.
You can also signup with
http://www.replyforall.com to help raise funds for your chosen cause
with each email you send out. This service will add a special signature to
your emails and sponsors pay for this new advertising space.