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Get Involved in Fundraising

Stephanie Weishaar
LLLI Director of Funding Development
From: LEAVEN, Vol. 40 No. 3, June-July 2004, p. 59.

Here’s a new, easy way to raise money for La Leche League International—one that Leaders, Group members, and others can all use! Special thanks to Leader Nancy Barry of Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA, for sharing this great fundraising idea!

LLLI is now working with an online marketing research firm called i.think inc. You can sign up with i.think inc as a survey panel member and designate LLLI as the recipient of your fee. It won’t cost you anything beyond a few minutes of time and your opinion. You will be contacted only when you meet the criteria for the survey sponsors’ target audiences, asking you via email to participate in online research surveys. Every time you complete a survey, La Leche League International will be automatically credited. The amount earned per completed survey ranges from $2 to $20 (US). There are also regular drawings for large cash prizes. Here’s how you can get involved:

1. Go to the Web site www.ithinkinc.com and choose “Sign up to become an i.think inc panel member.”
2. Fill out the sign-up survey.
3. Under the “Funds for Charity” section, select La Leche League International from the list of names.
4. Once you have completed the sign-up survey, including a valid email address, you’ll be contacted with an Internet address and password for specific surveys for you to take part in.
5. At the end of the survey, press the “Submit” button, and La Leche League International will automatically be credited as the recipient of all money you earn. It’s legitimate and safe!

An ethical research company that maintains an online respondent database, i.think inc acts according to marketing association guidelines. Maintenance of your confidentiality is essential to their ongoing success. Email lists are not sold or provided to anyone. You can opt out at any time. The sign-up survey asks for personal information only so that you can be matched appropriately with sponsor surveys. Your name and information will be used only to contact you about sponsored survey opportunities.

Visit www.ithinkinc.com today to help La Leche League International!

Keep Giving through iGive.com

LLLI receives monthly checks for donations made by online shoppers at iGive.com. If you haven’t already enrolled in this simple program, please consider doing so at www.iGive.com/LLLI.

People who live outside the US can also shop on iGive.com and designate La Leche League International as the organization to benefit from their shopping. All shoppers may visit www.iGive.com/html/mall.cfm and note the category “international” to see merchants who are located outside the USA.

Imagine, you can help breastfeeding mothers and babies everywhere at no extra cost as you conveniently shop from the comfort of your home. With over 517 merchants to select from, there are many products choose from, whether you’re shopping for birthdays or office supplies, ordering flowers or a wedding gift. The Funding Development Department at LLLI would like to thank those of you who have been using iGive.com for your online purchases. LLLI’s donations from the program have grown from an average of $46 a month a year ago to an average of $210 per month in recent months. Following a wave of publicity in NEW BEGINNINGS, LEAVEN, and the OnLLLine Chronicle, we received a record donation of $429 mailed to us in February (purchases made through November 30, 2003). Many thanks to those of you who shopped via iGive.com for your holiday gifts! It is making a difference! If you haven’t already, please sign up. Each new person who joins and shops means a $5 bonus for La Leche League International, now through July 31, 2004.

Update
Money raised for La Leche League to date: $4076.34 (US)
$5 Registration Bonuses: $870.00
Members: 665
Members joined since March 1, 2003: 529

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