Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What is GiveInKind?

1. What is GiveInKind?
    GiveInKind is a charity initiative where money for charity is raised through non-material and Intellectual property donations from our donors. We use Blogs and YouTube videos as a vehicle to raise money and awareness.
Raised $1000 Q1 and Q2 2017 with 50 videos

2. What is a Blog?
   A blog is a stands for WebLog, which is an online shared journal. A blog can be personal or any topic of interest. Common Blogs are Travel Blogs, Cooking and other interests, how to Blogs or any topic of interest. The intent of the Blog is to share information on the web. A user looking for a recipe on the Internet could find it in a blog. Blog generally has one author, but Blogs with many authors are common as well like in a community journal.

3. What is online advertising?
   Just like TV and Newspaper, Web is an advertising media. People are on the web searching for something and a seller can reach a buyer based on what the buyer is searching for. This is active marketing. Sellers can also position their brand by displaying a logo or brand name to the users. YouTube is overtaking web blogs a content creation and distribution platform.

4. How does a Blog make money?
    If I have a recipe blog with a listing of Vegetarian recipes, the person who comes to the blog might be interested in Vegetarian restaurants, low fat diet, Kellogg's Special K or slim fast. The Blog can display an advertisement  make money for selling the 'spot' on my website.

5. How much money can a Blog make?
   Typically it is $1 for every 1000 impressions. Am impression is the number of times the blog displays an ad to a unique visitor in a day. If 1000 people came to site and saw an ad, the blog makes $1. Their return visit in a day do not count, however they can come the following day and the Blog will make money.

6. Can you really raise a lot of money to help poor children?
   If you tell about this site to 10 individuals and they did the same and this continued 6 levels deep that's 10 million visitors. If they came to the site once a week that generates $4000. We can educate a whole village, feed many many kids and save many many lives.

7. Why would anyone come to the same Blog again and again?
    No they wont unless the content changes and they have something new every time they visit. That is why we need volunteers to contribute to the blog to keep it fresh and interesting. Above all , we want our readers to find some value, a nice recipe, a nice hotel for vacation or something to read to a first grader.

Money for this initiative is raised from 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Volunteer for Free in India

There are plenty of opportunities to do some good around the world without spending a ton of money. As a person of Indian origin, in an effort to give back to the country of my birth, I started researching volunteering in India only to find out that there were fees and often in the thousands of dollars. Most of the beneficiaries of such volunteer programs  are already reasonably well equipped and have the visibility to attract international volunteers. There are several orphanages, old-age homes and schools for the blind that don't even know that there are volunteers around the world willing to help them. Email  giveinkind@googlegroups.com for volunteering information that would mean something to you and the beneficiaries. There are no fees and the services (accommodation and food) is provided by volunteers themselves.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

GiveInKind sponsors its first child

GiveInkind sponsored education of a poor student for one year with the money earned from www.giveinkind.com. Thanks to all our supporters, its not possible without you. If 20 individuals made www.giveinkind.com their home-page and used it to search the web, that would provide enough money to educate a child.

Name : Ratan
Grade : 7
Background: Ratan lives in Jarkhand. His wodowed mother works as a domestic helper at a school.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A pledge for humanity

How many times have you watched a video like this, posted a comment on facebook and moved on with your lives? Can I ask you to donate 15 min of your time every month for this cause?

Take the pledge and together we can make a difference.

In 15 minutes or less you can do one or a few of the following

1. I will join the facebook cause to fight child starvation at http://www.giveinkind.com/
2. I will contribute to a blog listed in http://www.giveinkind.com/
3. I will introduce a friend and encourage them to join the cause.
4. I will think about innovative ways to help and colloborate at giveinkind@googlegroups.com .
5. I will use the search in http://www.giveinkind.com/
6. I will list a link to this blog in my email signature.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Donate your Blog

GiveInKind is a charity initiative to raise money for children in poverty by not seeking cash donations, but monetizing kind actions of our well wishers. One day I looked at my Google Adsense accoint that has 10cents in it after 6 months which was pretty useless to me, but if I could pool 100 of them, it would educate and feed a child for a month in India or Africa. Please do consider donating your Blog to a good cause. email me for details www.giveinkind.com