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									                                 Innovative Fundraising Ideas
Abitibi Paper Retriever® Community Recycling Program                         

Name a great fund-raising goal and chances are it's among hundreds that these organizations are already
funding by collecting all types of clean, dry paper from their community. Abitibi-Consolidated Recycling
Division provides this program and collection service at no charge to each location. Bright green and yellow
containers - called Abitibi Paper Retrievers® - are placed in highly visible, convenient areas where residents
can drop off their newspaper, magazines, shopping catalogs and mail. Usually, the majority of the paper is
received from the surrounding neighborhoods. Even areas that already provide curbside recycling are
successful in raising money by providing a convenient place to drop off paper when families know that your
organization will benefit from their donation.
Paper is weighed by a scale on the collection truck. A monthly statement detailing the weight of paper
collected for that month is accompanied by a check for the amount collected. In addition, Abitibi-Consolidated
Recycling Division offers frequent contests and promotions to provide additional cash incentives. Over US $4.0
million was paid to participating organizations in 2006 alone. You can earn money to by starting a program at
your school or church now!


GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its revenue to the charities and schools
designated by its users. The money GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers — the users
and the organizations do not spend a dime! It is estimated that each Web search will generate approximately
$0.01 for the designated charity or school. It quickly adds up! Here's an example of how much your
organization can earn:
Number of Supporters Average Searches Per Day Estimated Revenue/Year
100                    2                           $730
1,000                  2                           $7,300
10,000                 2                           $73,000

Google AdSense                                       

Earn money from relevant ads on your website. Google AdSense matches ads to your site's content, and you
earn money whenever your visitors click on them. With Google's extensive AdWords advertiser base, we have
ads for just about all categories of businesses and for practically all types of content, no matter how
specialized. Editorial Review makes sure that all Google ads are reviewed and approved by the Google team,
ensuring that inappropriate ads don't appear on your pages.

Printer Cartridge Recycling                  

Cartridge World has programs that allow K-12 schools and non-profit organizations to raise funds by collecting empty
printer cartridges and returning them to us. Our recycle program is simple and requires very little work by your
organization or staff.

                                -Compiled by the Indiana Prevention Resource Center-

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