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Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday: We Could Raise 36 Million Dollars For Charity Today!

Dear ShopAnthropists,

According to online behavior tracking companies, shoppers will spend 1.2 BILLION dollars today!
If all these shoppers applied the EZ Shopper app or shopped via their Non-Profit organizations' Facebook Shop+Give connection tab, THEY COULD RAISE 36 MILLION DOLLARS IN ONE DAY1
That is assuming that the average earmarked donation amounts to 3% of the purchase price.

However, our affiliated retailers are giving us HIGHER PERCENTAGES TODAY! So we can raise way more than 36 million!

Check out the Cyber Monday Deals on
Barnes and Noble (they got the great new NOOK!)
book your gift today on 1-800-Flowers,
You have until midnight to save 50% on!
55% off and FREE Shipping on Bedhead Pajamas!

Follow us on Twitter to get tons of great Cyber Monday Deal links!
Twitter @ShopAnthropy.

Thank you for making a difference!

Marion @ npsm

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Over 250 Great Gifts For Everybody! Geeks, Pets, Difficult Men - At Great Prices

Dear ShopAnthropists!

Wow, I just had a look at our holiday shopping categories and I am blown away! Corine, Lynne and Burt have worked around the clock and scouted our 700 retailers for the best deals and best gift ideas. We have over 250 great gift items listed. There is truly something for everyone. We have:
Gifts for Geeks, Gifts for Teens that will actually squeeze a happy smile out of your 14-year old,
Gifts for Pets, Kiss the Cook, and my favorite: Gift Experiences. Those happen mostly in the U.K. where those adventuresome souls live. And All That Sparkles is always a good idea for any woman!

The best part is, with every purchase you are supporting your non-profit organization while you are getting those sweet deals! And if you live in an area with crazy traffic - like us here in Southern California  - or crazy weather (not us! :-) you can get all your shopping done from home while sipping a hot chocolate.

We will be tweeting about special offers and deals to keep you all posted so go ahead and follow us @ShopAnthropy on Twitter.

Very Happy Thanksgiving!
Marion @ npsm

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Are Non-Profits At Risk Of Missing Out On Holiday-Cause-Shopping Windfall? Crunches The Numbers.

Cause-Shopping, also called Consumer Philanthropy or ShopAnthropy, has been around for over a decade. However, the fundraising tool that takes advantage of retailer affiliate percentages is still little known by the public and often underused by Non-Profit Organizations. Non-Profits are missing out on a possible windfall during the holiday shopping season.

Cause-shopping engine is issuing an alert to affiliated non-profit organizations and interested non-profit organizations in the U.S., Canada, the European Union and Great Britain. As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the average American is estimated to spend US $704.00 this year on gifts and miscellaneous holiday items. Estimating that this sum can generate a conservatively calculated 3% in earmarked donations, the resulting total per shopper could add up to $21.12. Organizations such as Surfrider Foundation with over 50 000 members and nearly 160 000 Facebook friends could benefit from hundreds of thousands of dollars in added revenue at no personal cost to their donors.
Corine Couwenberg, president: "My company offers several fundraising tools that incorporate ShopAnthropy in the online shopping process automatically. We collect the percentages from hundreds of our affiliated retailers and donate the sum total to our participating non-profits. Essentially, we turn online shopping into automatic online giving - at no cost to the shopper. In the current economic climate, this can be very helpful to non-profits. We urge organizations not to leave money on the table!"

The fundraising tools consist of the non-profits private label online shoppingmalls, the search engine toolbar widget EZ Shopper app and the newly added Facebook Shop+Support tab that links organizations' Facebook pages straight to their online shoppingmalls.
To learn more, reporters and non-profits are encouraged to contact NPSM.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Dear ShopAnthropists,  

We are honoring WORLD COPD DAY today, November 16th. I googled the event this morning. We are glad to see that media worldwide are helping raise awareness! Check out The Express Tribune - Herald Tribune's Asian edition - featuring an article from Karachi: World COPD Day: ‘Smoking and pollution responsible for rising lung conditions’

You can help! Attend the World COPD Day on Facebook.
Shop with npsm today and support our organization of the month: COPD Foundation!

Does ShopAnthropy make a difference? YES! 1008 Facebook fans are attending the World COPD Facebook Event. If they each spent $50 that results in 50,400.00 dollars total. Averaging 3% in funds raised for COPD Foundation would come to $1,512! That pays some office expenses!

Thanks for being a ShopAnthropist!
Marion @ npsm

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sharing The Love: GMAC Promotes Surfing For Autistic Children - St. Bernard Project Helps Veterans

Dear ShopAnthropists,

Despite all the chaos in the world, we have witnessed moments of beauty and great character the last few days.
Just when it seems that there is nothing but bad news, we see GMAC - that is big wave surfer world record holder Garrett McNamara - on the Today Show this morning. He could brag about that 90-foot giant face he just surfed in Portuguese waters but GMAC uses his network time to talk about what really makes him happy: surfing with autistic kids! Giving back, teaching kids all about the stoke.

And yesterday, on Veterans Day, we got an email from our friends at St. Bernard Project in New Orleans. They still have lots to do to rebuild the Lower 9th but they also have developed an amazing program to help war veterans back home in Louisiana.
Their website explains: SBP’s veterans programs are focused on addressing three problems: high unemployment rate among men and women who have served our country; affordable housing crisis; and high instance of blighted and vacant properties in the New Orleans area. By hiring and training veterans in residential construction and paying them fair and livable wages and benefits, SBP can increase its workforce to rebuild homes and further transform blighted and vacant properties and neighborhoods. Talk about a win-win! Good Work, Good Pay, and a New Mission for Soldiers and Veterans.

We hope you join the movements to change the world for the better and at least use ShopAnthropy to make your shopping count. Earmark money for your non-profit at no cost.
Through NPSM you can support SBP, Autism Speaks and Surfrider Foundation, among many others.

We get really sweet Holiday Shopping deals from hundreds of affiliated retailers.

Thanks for being a ShopAnthropist!
Marion @ npsm

Friday, November 4, 2011

We Are "Beliebers"! Justin Bieber Donating Part of Proceeds Of New Album To Charity

Wow, we are impressed! Teen heart throb Justin Bieber, all of 17 years young, has started the
BELIEVE Charity Drive. Justin hopes to motivate his fans to help him raise millions for good causes worldwide and we are so on board! Bieber ShopAnthropists can do double good! For starters, download his new tunes from iTunes, 2.5% get earmarked for your charity, plus Justin will donate a portion to charity. It also works with iTunes in Great Britain, 2% get earmarked across the pond.
Secondly, you can select a charity from Justin's website to direct your contributions and TWO of them also have their very own EZ Shopper app!
NPSM and Justin share their love for the GRAMMY FOUNDATION and CITY OF HOPE.

Does ShopAnthrop make a difference?
YES! If only 10 000 supporters spend 25 dollars a month online and generate an average of 3% in earmarked donations, that results in 7,500 dollars in donations.

Thank you for being a ShopAnthropist!
Marion @ NPSM

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Spotlight: COPD Foundation - Now Shop+Support Also On Facebook!

Dear ShopAnthropists,

For the month of November we will spotlight the COPD Foundation and help them honor the National COPD Awareness Month. COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The spectrum includes a group of lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and bronchiectasis. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., 12 million have it now and 12 more million are developing it at this time.

This sounds fairly dry but I have experienced the effects in a much more real way. My father had emphysema. In the last years of his life he struggled enormously just to catch a single breath. As he put it: "It feels like someone is compressing you chest. You inhale with all your might and no oxygen comes into your lungs". I am sure that many of you have witnessed the struggle and feel compelled to help.

COPD Foundation's mission focuses on supporting programs and initiatives that work to help improve the quality of life for individuals with COPD.

We are all about to get started with our holiday shopping. Make it count! Earmark those corporate gifting programs dollars for COPD Foundation by getting their EZ Shopper app.
And even easier: go to their brand new FACEBOOK SHOP + SUPPORT COPD tab from your tablet or computer.

Does ShopAnthropy make a difference?

The average American spends 704 dollars on their annual holiday shopping. If 10 000 supporters spend that amount online, COPD will receive over 300 000 dollars in earmarked donations!

nonprofitshoppingmall is affiliated with hundreds of retailers. We get daily deals with special offers, coupons and sales!

So get the deals, save money and make your shopping count!

Thank you for being a ShopAnthropist!

Marion @ npsm