Scott Hanselman

Start a movement! Donate all your Google AdSense Revenue to Earthquake Relief

December 28, 2004 Comment on this post [5] Posted in Musings
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Greg Hughes and I were talking about this idea. The power of blogging isn't citizen journalism, it's the power to start a movement.

Nick Bradbury is donating his profits to the Red Cross. Kudos Nick. Let's ALL take our passive Google Adsense Revenue for the year and donate it directly to earthquake relief. Mine so far is US$-omittedduetogooglepolicy- since I started ads in June. I'm sure hundreds of thousands, even millions could be raised quickly in this manner.

To that end, let's pressure Google into allowing us to automatically donate our revenue from their side! Spread the word and trackback this link.

To me, spreading an idea like this is the power of blogging, more than citizen journalism.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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December 28, 2004 12:13
That's a great idea! I am happy to see an American like you still exists. I hope majority of Americans have good heart like yours.
December 28, 2004 22:47

You are a good man !!
December 29, 2004 11:10
Amazon started their disaster relief for American Red Cross. Here is the link.
I've just donated some myself.
December 29, 2004 13:01
Here's a good collection of charities to donate to:
December 30, 2004 7:51
Here's a response from the AdSense people at Google...from Mark Poblete.

Hello Mark,

Thank you for your email. A number of AdSense publishers have also
recently contacted us with this excellent idea.

As individuals, and as a company, we are committed to doing whatever we
can to assist with the tsunami relief effort. Google, as you likely know,
has recently set up to aid our users
who are looking for more information and for ways to help, and we are
currently examining a number of other ideas.

Please know that I have forwarded your inquiry on to the appropriate
persons at Google, and they are currently investigating the feasibility of
such an endeavor.
In the meantime, on behalf of the AdSense team, I would like to thank you
for your interest in this selfless measure.


The Google AdSense Team

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