Here are the results for Chrome for a Cause:
Did you join in Chrome for a Cause? The $1 million tab-heavy campaign has come and gone (with a 250 tab per day maximum, much to our click-frenzied dismay), and Google’s tallied up the final scores. Of the nearly 60.6 million tabs “donated”, 16.2m went for vaccinations, 14.8m tabs for trees, 14.1m for water… 8.6m for books and 6.8m for shelter.
Here’s another tech startup that makes donating to charity much easier.
SwipeGood is the company and their process is pretty straight forward. The way it works is that your credit card transactions are rounded to the nearest dollar and the actual difference from the rounding (less than a dollar) is given to a charity of your choice.
Currently, that list is small, but it includes popular choices such as charity:water and DonorsChoose.org.
On average, SwipeGood users end up donating about $20 each per month. The “spare change” is totaled and charged on a monthly basis. Of those amounts, SwipeGood pockets around 5% — a relatively small amount that serves to cover their operating expenses.
Google is marketing its web browser, Chrome, with an extension where your web surfing and usage of the browser can support a list of causes. The Google Chrome blog does an excellent job in simply describing the campaign:
Starting today, we invite you to support five worthy causes by counting and “donating” the tabs you open in Chrome.
Everyone’s total tabs will determine a charitable donation made on behalf of the Chrome community, up to one million dollars. Here’s what your tabs can do:
10 tabs = 1 tree planted
10 tabs = 1 book published and donated
25 tabs = 1 vaccination treatment provided
100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built
200 tabs = 1 person’s clean water for a year
To find out more about this effort and the organizations we’re partnering with, visit google.com/chrome/intl/en/p/cause/.
Here are the rules:
- Get the Chrome for a Cause extension
- Browse the web with Chrome between December 15 – 19
- At the end of each day, you’ll be prompted to click on the extension to submit your tabs
- Choose which charity you’d like to support with that day’s tabs — you can always support the same charity, or pick a different one each day