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  • CNET: 8 ways to donate while doing your holiday shoppingNovember 24th, 2015

    It's the time of year where we spend tons of money on presents. Why not also put some of that money towards a good cause? We've rounded up few easy ways for you shop for the holidays while also giving back to charity. It's a win-win. Get discounts and donate to charity while you shop for anything online with Goodshop. The site uses affiliate links for big name stores like GAP, Amazon, Apple and Walmart and then donates money to a charity of your choosing whenever you make a sale. You can pick from plenty of big names, like the American Cancer Society, the Wounded Warrior Project and the ASPCA.

  • USA Today: Think small — and socially — as you shopNovember 23rd, 2015

    If you want to feel good about how you shop and where you spend your money this holiday season, look no further. Goodshop allows consumers to feel the way they do when they shop at TOMS, but with just about everything that they buy. Check it out: Goodshop works with 30,000 online retailers such as Amazon, Macys, and Best Buy, and allows you to donate a percentage of what you spend to the cause of your choice (more than 100,000 non-profits and schools are listed.) Goodshop gathers the best coupon and discount codes from its participating merchants and puts them all in one place.

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: AJC: Black Friday 2014 - Small Business Saturday, Goodshop Sunday, Giving TuesdayNovember 29th, 2014

    Goodshop Sunday, Nov. 30: On this day, thousands of merchants will offer deals and coupons and will donate a percentage of purchases to your favorite nonprofit or school via There are more than 110,000 causes are participating, including some local causes, and you get to choose which cause you want to support be it the ASPCA,UNICEF, or others. To date, the event has raised more than $11 million for causes. Check the Twitter hashtag, #GoodshopSunday for chatter.

  • Good Morning America: Good Morning America: Goodshop featureDecember 1st, 2014

    A season-long campaign that makes your holiday gifts give back. Thousands of stores participating, including Macy’s, Target, Sephora, even Amazon are listing their best deals right now and then they donate part of every purchase to So far, 11 million dollars raised for charities such as ASCPA and American Cancer Society.

  • Headline News/HLN: HLN (Headline News): Buy a gift, do something goodNovember 30th, 2014

    What if you could get your gift shopping done and do something good for others at the same time? That's where Goodshop Sunday comes in. Thousands of stores are offering great deals and they'll donate a percentage back to your favorite cause. Goodshop CEO Scott Garrell joined Weekend Express to explain how it works and share some of the retailers who can help you give back this holiday season.

  • The Today Show: The Today Show: An app that donates while you shopNovember 30th, 2014

    You're going to do some shopping this holiday, so why not do it in a way that gives back to others? Goodshop is a free app that will donate a percentage of every purchase you make on the app to a charity of your choice. There are more than 100,000 charities to choose from, with everything from The American Cancer Society to local animal shelters and schools.

  • Goodshop Sunday is today - Shop for a cause!November 30th, 2014

    Today is Goodshop Sunday where thousands of stores (Amazon, Macy’s, Target, Sephora, Apple etc…) are offering great deals AND donating a percentage of virtually every purchase back to your favorite cause via More than 110,000 causes are participating and it’s up to the shopper to select which one they want to support. For example, if you support the ASPCA, one sweater from Macy's would raise enough to get two dogs adopted into loving homes. If you support UNICEF, your purchase of an Xbox from Best Buy could donate enough to provide therapeutic milk to fourteen malnourished children. To date, Goodshop has raised more than $11 million for causes!

  • Metro Boston: Metro Boston: Goodshop Sunday lets shoppers give backNovember 28th, 2014

    Most shoppers are familiar with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but Goodshop Sunday, a commercial holiday that lets shoppers give back to local nonprofits in need, is quickly gaining steam.

  • Courier-Post: Courier-Post: South Jersey downtowns gear up for holidaysNovember 24th, 2014

    New this year: Goodshop Sunday, an initiative out of San Francisco where retailers such as Target and Old Navy offer online deals and coupons and donate a percentage of every purchase to the shopper’s favorite charity.

  • Black Enterprise Wealth for Life: Black Enterprise: Holiday Shopping - Get Ready for Goodshop SundayOctober 28th, 2014

    You’re familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but you most likely haven’t heard about Goodshop Sunday. chatted with Goodshop CEO Scott Garell for details. What is Goodshop Sunday? Scott Garell: Goodshop Sunday, Nov. 30, is the day where thousands of merchants including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Toys R Us, and Macy’s, will be offering great deals and coupons and donating a percentage of nearly every purchase back to the shopper’s favorite nonprofit or school!

  • The Christian Science Monitor: Top Picks: Shop for a causeAugust 29th, 2014 has donated more than $11 million to charity and saved shoppers money. The coupon site collects deals for Nordstrom, Macy’s, Best Buy, and dozens of other retailers. Each time you take advantage of these deals, a portion of the money goes to the organization of your choice. The GoodShop app, now available on iPhone and iPad, makes it easy to browse sales and manage your donations.

  • Back-to-School Deals that Give Back to your School!August 12th, 2014 is helping you get prepared for Back-to-School with killer deals that also help to save important programs at your favorite schools. Goodshop and the new Goodshop iOS app work with more than 5,000 retailers and donate a percentage of purchases made at those online stores to the shopper's chosen cause. More than $11 million has been donated so far, supporting over 110,000 non-profits and schools.

  • The Boston Globe: 5 tips for sensible back-to-school spendingAugust 12th, 2014

    Online, offers coupons good at more than 5,000 stores that donate up to 20 percent of your purchase price to a school or other cause.

  • International Business Times: ‘Tis The Season Of Giving: 5 Organizations Helping Everyday Tourists Make A DifferenceDecember 23rd, 2013

    GoodShop may just be the easiest way out there to make a difference without altering your current travel habits. A subset of Yahoo-powered GoodSearch, the online marketplace lets you book your trip on hundreds of travel merchants like Expedia, Travelocity and, and donate a percentage of your purchase to one of more than 100,000 nonprofits. GoodShop also has exclusive coupons that allow you not only to give money back, but also save money while you’re doing it.

  • Huffington Post Impact: When Fun & Games Mean Serious ImpactDecember 22nd, 2013

    Games -- they're fun, enjoyable and rewarding. When dissected down to their roots, the built-in learning process present in all games becomes clear. Whether they're designed and labeled as serious or casual, games take the pressure off of learning and giving, making them instrumental drivers of social impact. While Pixlwise builds games to take the pressure off learning, the online game provider Goodgames takes the pressure off giving. Through Goodgames, online gamers can now give back to the nonprofit or school of their choice when playing a variety of popular games from Arkadium, creators of the largest library of causal games in the world.

  • Huffington Post: Small Business: MSNBC's JJ Ramberg on Secrets to Entrepreneurial SuccessOctober 2nd, 2013

    Most people see JJ Ramberg, the host of MSNBC's Your Business, as a polished TV star who's got it all: A successful career. A family. A business degree. Even the entrepreneurial venture,, that she founded with brother Ken has taken off, raising more than $9 million for 100,000 nonprofits since 2006. Still, entrepreneurship isn't an easy gig. "When it's good, it's great," she said. But on the days when running a company is overwhelming, she offers these tips.

  • The Street: 10 Ways to Be More Charitable Without More SpendingSeptember 21st, 2013

    Have you ever counted how many times per day you use a search engine? What if money could be donated to your favorite charity every time you made a search online, including all those searches for product reviews and the lowest price on an item? The website does just that.

  • KSL 5: - trying to raise $1 billion for charities & schools by playing gamesApril 12th, 2013

    Play games and raise money for a great cause at the same time-- sound too good to be true? Well it's not! is trying to raise $1 billion for charities and schools by playing games.

  • Forbes: Allows Casual Gamers To Play For Their Favorite CharitiesApril 8th, 2013

    Goodsearch has already used the power of the Internet to allow consumers to raise money for their favorite charities by doing things online that they already do like shopping, dining out and searching the net. Now the company is targeting the over 113 million Americans who play casual games with Scott Garell, CEO of Goodsearch, explains why Goodgames has the potential to raise over $1 billion.

  • VentureBeat: Goodsurveys will donate to your favorite cause if you take an online survey!February 19th, 2013

    Now you can make a donation simply by filling out an online survey. Goodsearch built in collaboration with Peanut Labs as a cost-free way for people to raise money for causes by taking short online surveys. So you can make a donation simply by sharing your opinion.

  • Women's Day: Why Not?January 5th, 2013

    Women's Day asks "Why Not use" For every new search, the site donates a penny to a charity you select!

  • Daily Tekk: 100 Ways to Shop It Like It's HotDecember 22nd, 2012


  • Home Business Magazine: JJ Ramber on What Works and What Doesn't - Starting and Maintaining a Small BusinessNovember 5th, 2012

    Ramberg co-founded, a charitable search engine that donates half its revenue to organizations the suers select. Home Business Magazine recently spoke with her.

  • InStyle Magazine: 5 Ways to Surf, Shop and Do GoodNovember 5th, 2012 Score coupons for online sites (from Best Buy to Macy's), and the charity you pick gets a portion of the purchase price when you use them.

  • The Wall Street Journal: Making Every Penny Count—TwiceOctober 28th, 2012

    Ever wish you could make every penny count twice—especially around the holidays? Use, powered by Yahoo, for regular online searches, and the site will donate 50% of the revenue generated from the search advertiser to the charity, school or nonprofit organization of your choice.

  • Morning Joe: JJ Ramberg on "Its Your Business" and tips from GoodsearchOctober 18th, 2012

    JJ Ramberg introduces her new book "Its Your Business" and shares examples from goodsearch, the company she co-founded with her brother.

  • The Today Show: Goodsearch Co-founder JJ Ramberg Shares her Entrepreneurial TipsOctober 17th, 2012

    Goodsearch Co-founder JJ Ramberg shares her insights and tips found in her new book -- a collection of some of the smartest, most practical, and easy to understand business advice out there. It’s straightforward information that you don't need a business school degree to understand, and you don't need to be a Fortune 500 company to use.

  • Daily Tekk: Charity Toolbox: 100+ Nonprofit-Specific Tech Tools (Categorized)September 22nd, 2012

    GoodSearch – Gives money to charities when people search.

  • Redbook: 4 More Ways To Help A Teen In NeedSeptember 5th, 2012

    Head to instead of Googling your online queries. The site will donate one cent to the fight against homelessness every time you search. Just enter the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth as your favorite charity.

  • The Baltimore Sun: Buy a Mother's Day meal or gift and support a favorite causeAugust 22nd, 2012

    Here’s a twist on buying Mother’s Day gifts, whether a meal out or a box of chocolates.

    Pick from more than 2,600 online retailers and dozens of Baltimore area restaurants that make a donation to a favorite nonprofit charity for every purchase through GoodSearch, a Yahoo-powered search engine that works with more than 100,000 charities and schools., an online shopping portal that links to national chain stores such as Bloomingdales, Lands’ End and Sephora, gives a percentage of each purchase back to the shopper’s designated charity. And restaurants listed on donate up to 6 percent of the tab to the customer’s selected charity or school. In Baltimore area, dozens of restaurants have signed on, including Sotto Sopra on North Charles Street, Salsarita’s on the West Side and Aldo’s in Little Italy.

    Some of the Baltimore-based non-profits are Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Mental Health Association – Maryland, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter and First Candle – sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance.

  • KCBS San Francisco: Community Corner: Eating Out For CharityJune 19th, 2012

    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A locally-based program allows participants to help their favorite charities, simply by dining out. GoodDining is the latest project of and is the first ever national dine out for charity program in conjunction with 10,000 restaurants nationally and 200 in the Bay Area.

  • Techlicious: 3 Ways to Give to Charity By Doing Everyday ThingsJune 15th, 2012

    You use this search engine the same way you’d use any other; in fact it’s powered by Yahoo. The only difference is GoodSearch donates half its sponsored search revenue to the charities and schools chosen by users.

  • WABC-TV: Dining out for charityMarch 22nd, 2012

    The next time you eat out you could be giving back as well thanks to what's called GoodDining.

    Go onto the GoodDining website to register your credit cards and pick your favorite charity. Restaurants throughout the area will then give back as much as 6 percent of your check to that charity...There are 105,000 charities from which to choose.

  • Whole Living Magazine: Whole GivingMarch 5th, 2012

    The number of U.S.restaurants registered with GoodDining, a program that donates up to 6 percent of your bill to a charity of choice. Find a participating spot in your area at

  • The Huffington Post: Five Ways to Give without Spending a DimeJanuary 15th, 2012


    Are you passionate about fighting poverty? Want to save the whales? Are you committed to curing breast cancer?

    No matter what your cause is, you can find a way to support it through the philanthropic search engine tool, GoodSearch. Simply type in the name of the organization you want to support, and GoodSearch will donate 50% of its advertising revenue to your charity of choice. With 54,000 organizations already registered, you’re bound to find a cause that you believe in. Once a few people hop on board, the funds add up fast: If a charity has 10,000 supporters who each use the search tool twice a day, that can add up to $73,000 in donations for the year.

    Best of all, GoodSearch recently added a GoodShop tool, which allows you to donate a percentage of the cost of your purchases to the charity of your choice. The store choices include all the big names like Amazon, Best Buy, and Travelocity, so be sure to click through from the site whenever you’re planning a new purchase –you’ll finally have an excuse to feel good about shopping!

  • Best Friends Magazine: You Can Do It!January 5th, 2012

    You're in luck -- there are lots of war to provide financial assistance without giving a donation. For example, you can use search engines and online shopping sites, such as will donate their revenue to the rescue groups of your choice.

  • San Francisco Chronicle: GoodShop, eBay make gift-buying charitableDecember 21st, 2011

    If you’re buying last-minute gifts online this week, GoodShop makes it possible to turn all those purchases into charitable donations supporting your favorite nonprofit organizations.

    Amazon, Target, Neiman Marcus and Apple are among the 2,500 thousand retailers you can access through the site. Each donates a portion of your purchase price to a designated organization, including many worthy local ones, that you choose when you sign up. The percentages vary by retailer, but most fall into the 2 to 5 percent range. J. Crew, for example, will donate 5 percent of your purchase, while 2.5 percent of what you buy will be donated when you shop from Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gap, Banana Republic, Crate and Barrel and iTunes.

  • The American Lawyer: Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for ParalegalsDecember 21st, 2011

    Use GoodSearch. Think of how many times a day you search for something on the Internet. Every time you search using the GoodSearch engine, which is Yahoo-powered, GoodSearch will donate 1 cent to the charity/school of your choice. You can change your charity as often as you want.

    There is also an online shopping component to GoodSearch through GoodShop, where more than 100,000 coupons are offered and a designated percentage of your purchase will be donated to the charity of your choice. Using GoodSearch and GoodShop is an easy way to give -- at no cost to you -- and to really make your online time count. Visit for more information and to download the GoodSearch toolbar.

  • Orlando Sentinel: Finish holiday shopping with [Change The World]December 20th, 2011

    If you still haven’t found that elusive perfect gift, you at least have an opportunity to do something perfectly noble with your holiday giving.

    The website has partnered with more than 2,500 retailers to donate up to 30 percent of every purchase to the charity of your choice, at no cost to you. In fact, the site — which features such big-name companies as Target, Apple, Macy’s, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Gap and PetSmart — also offers coupons, discounts and free-shipping deals for consumers.

    Started in San Francisco in 2005 under parent company, the program has since donated more than $8 million to over 103,000 charities and schools designated by its users. In Central Florida, participating nonprofits include the Autism Society of Greater Orlando, Kids Beating Cancer, the SPCA of Central Florida, Health Care Center for the Homeless and the Coastal Conservation Association, to cite a very few.

    You should know that the retailer sets the percentage that will be donated, and the average is a modest 3- to 4-percent cut, with many only donating 1 percent. But there are more generous companies, and nonprofit executives say even the small contributions can add up to substantial money.

  • Help Your Favorite Charity This Holiday Season – Without Spending A Dime!December 19th, 2011

    Here are 5 ways people can 'give without giving':

    Shop online. works with more than 2,500 retailers (including Amazon, Gap, Target, Staples and Macy’s) to give a percentage of almost every purchase back to the shopper’s favorite charity.

    In addition, GoodShop lists more than 100,000 coupons so that shoppers can save money and do good at the same time! GoodShop currently works with more than 102,000 charities and schools.

    Search the Internet: donates about a penny per search to the charity the user designates.

    Dine out: works with more than 10,000 restaurants across the country, and each time you dine, up to 6% of what you spend is donated to your favorite charity.

  • Marie Claire: The Savvy Girl's Guide to Giving BackDecember 16th, 2011

    SHOP FOR A CAUSE. Justify your online shopping habit using GoodShop (, which works with more than 2,500 retailers — Amazon, Apple, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and more — to donate a percentage of your purchase to charity. Just designate your cause from among the site's 100,000 nonprofit partners (or add your own favorite organization), then click on the store logos to browse online; the percentage each merchant gives is clearly listed (J.Crew is 5 percent; Barneys New York is 2.5). Knowing that $100 sweater will net $5 for those in need is a perfect excuse to splurge.

  • Martha Stewart Living: Martha Stewart Living - Shop For a CauseDecember 5th, 2011

    When you buy gifts via GOODSHOP.COM, a portion of what you spend will go to the nonprofit organization of your choice!

  • Innovative Ways to Donate to CharityNovember 29th, 2011

    Use our Yahoo Powered web search and make the world better with every search!

    This holiday season we're talking about! We have partners with over 2,500 national retailers...Amazon, Target, Macy's, give a percentage of your purchase back to your charity or school. And the best part is that we have 100,000 money saving coupons so that you can save money while giving back to the make the world better!

  • The Huffington Post: Hot for Back to School 2011November 22nd, 2011

    If you're like me, you like to avoid the in-store back-to-school madness! Well, here's ANOTHER reason to shop online. At, up to 30% of the purchases you make through their portal at stores you'd visit at the mall (like Best Buy, Apple, Gap) go to a charity you choose. What's the catch?? There isn't one!! You shop, they donate. So why WOULDN'T you do a little good with the money you're going to spend anyway?

  • Arizona Business Magazine: GoodSearch Offers An Online Option To Charitable DonationsNovember 22nd, 2011

    In 2005, Ken and JJ Ramberg started a way for people to “give without giving.”

    They wanted to create something that was “game-changing in the world of philanthropy,” and did so by launching GoodSearch.

    The Humane Society of Yuma, Grand Canyon Association, Desert Star Community School and United Way – Pinal County, are a few of the many organizations in Arizona that use GoodSearch as a way to receive donations.

    The idea of GoodSearch is to take everyday actions, such as searching the web, shopping and eating, and using them as ways for people to give back to the charity of their choice.

    “People love to – if it’s easy – give back to their favorite school or charity,” Garell says.

  • TurboTax Blog: 'Tis the Season for Charitable Giving and Tax DeductionsNovember 21st, 2011

    The holidays are typically the season of giving, but how has the economy impacted charitable giving?

    A weak economy has many people feeling more cautious than ever. As a result, 7 out of 10 of us (68%) will be “giving” more sparingly to our favorite causes, according to a study by Campbell Rinker. Another 1 in 10 Americans plan to stop giving altogether until the economy gets back on track.

    The good news is there are plenty of ways to be charitable without actually dipping into your pocketbook. All you have to do is shop more thoughtfully, and “doing good” can easily be a part of your everyday life.

    Here are some options:
    Shop Your Closet
    Have a couch that no longer matches your living room decor? Gently worn clothing that is cluttering up your closet? A television set that you’re not using? As long as your “stuff” is in good or better condition, charities will be pleased to take it, and you’ll be rewarded with a nice little tax deduction come tax time. To determine your item’s fair market value, use ItsDeductible, a free online site from TurboTax. It’s free, easy to use and it imports directly into your TurboTax return.

    Shop Online
    A site called makes giving a cinch. Anywhere from 3% (on average) to as much as 30% of each purchase you make on this shopping portal – which is affiliated with over 2500 name brand retailers from Amazon, Toys ‘R Us, Target, to GAP, and Petco – is donated to your favorite charity. Simple as that.

  • WSMV-TV: Make website purchases, donate to charityNovember 15th, 2011

    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Charities are cash-strapped with the poor economy, but there's a way the public can donate without spending an extra dime.

    A website called allows people to shop online, with a portion of that sale going toward their favorite charity.

    "We've partnered with more than 2,500 stores from Amazon to Target to Staples to Sephora to Petco to Expedia, and every time you click through Goodsearch to that store, a percentage goes to your favorite charity or school. You're spending nothing, but doing good by using Goodshop," said J.J. Ramberg, the co-founder of Goodshop.

  • Twitter: Chaske Spencer Tweets about GoodSearchNovember 3rd, 2011

    Run Your searches through GoodSearch or shop through GoodShop and you'll be supporting United Global Shift - AWESOME!

  • CBS Charity Without Cash: 5 Other Ways to DonateSeptember 28th, 2011

    Donate While Shopping

    Certain online retailers will donate a portion of sales from your online purchases to the charity of your choice. Here are a couple of examples:

    GoodShop: Includes stores like Amazon, Apple and Nordstrom and donates an average 3% of your total sale — and up to 20% — to your charity of choice. The percentage donated is indicated below the merchant’s logo.

  • Good Search: Helping local schools: Seattle Public Education ExaminerAugust 24th, 2011

    GoodSearch is a Yahoo-powered[1] search engine that donates 50% of its revenue, about a penny per search, to listed American charities and schools designated by its users.[2] The money donated comes from the site's advertisers.[3] According to the company's website, as of January 2011, more than 96,000 non-profits are participating in the program and 100 new organizations register daily. GoodSearch was founded in November 2005 by siblings Ken Ramberg (Co-Founder of JOBTRAK, purchased by and operating today as MonsterTRAK) and JJ Ramberg.[4]

  • The Nonprofit Examiner: Funds and awareness for your cause without asking for a dimeAugust 18th, 2011

    JJ Ramberg, the host of MSNBC's Your Business, offers a way for people to help causes they believe in without spending any money. She and her brother, Ken, launched in 2005 and in 2007.

    She walked me through both sites and I found them both amazingly simple. With a few clicks, you can identify the cause you want to support, then use as your search engine or when you’re buying from one of the companies listed on the site. Each time someone searches or shops through these sites, half of the sponsored search revenue, or 3 to 20 percent of the purchase price, goes to the nonprofit of the user's choice. The only question is… why not? Wouldn’t it feel good to know that anytime you search online, you’re contributing to the betterment of the world? Send some flowers, for example, and it automatically shows the dollar amount increase to your cause.

  • Innovative Fundraising Site Helps Local Charities Raise MoneyAugust 18th, 2011

    More than 70 local nonprofits ranging from large national organizations like the American Red Cross to local animal clinics, museums and schools have joined and to provide supporters with free, easy ways to support their missions. Through these sites, supporters have raised nearly $8 million for their favorite nonprofits and schools!

  • Forbes: JJ Ramberg on Entrepreneurship, Branding and FamilyJune 22nd, 2011

    I recently caught up with JJ Ramberg, who is the host of msnbc’s “Your Business,” the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners. Ramberg is a regular contributor to the TODAY Show on small business and financial issues. She is also msnbc’s small business expert and occassional on-air anchor. With her brother, she co-founded, a search engine that donates 50 percent of revenue to the charities and schools its users designate.

    In this interview, she talks about her her favorite interview, how she’s worked together with her brother to start a company, and she gives some business tips for entrepreneurs, and explains why she doesn’t view herself as a brand.

  • Dow Jones publication: Start-Ups And Corporations Alike Having Fun With GamificationApril 22nd, 2011

    GoodSearch LLC, a search site that allows users to donate cash to their favorite cause every time they search the web and shop online. Gigya has helped the company provide gamification features enabling users to compare their progress with others and unlock badges and status levels as they gain experience.

  • Whole Living: Charity CasesDecember 5th, 2010


    Name: JJ Ramberg
    Age: 40
    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
    Her Story: Ramberg, the host of MSNBC's Your Business, found a way for people without time or money to help causes they believed in. She and her brother, Ken, had both worked with Internet businesses in the past and knew what a search engine could generate from the $8 billion spent annually. We thought, "Wow. What if we could redirect come of those funds?" Ramberg says. They launched (powered by Yahoo!) in 2005 and in '07. Now each time someone searches or shops through these sites, half of the sponsored search revenue, or 3 to 20 percent of the purchase price, goes to the nonprofit of the user's choice - no cost, no catch.

  • Allure: Give and ReceiveDecember 5th, 2010

    Shopping Online? helps you find and buy gifts from partnering retailers such as Sephora, Apple, Macy's, and Target. When you make a purchase, up to 20 percent is donated to the charity of your choice.

  • Morning Joe: Environmental entrepreneursNovember 5th, 2010 is a search engine, powered by Yahoo!, but every time you search, a penny goes to your favorite charity. So you don't spend any money, but you're helping you favorite cause!

  • The Today Show: Women honored for ‘Doing Good’September 5th, 2010

    Self Magazine's Woman Doing Good Awards

    JJ Ramberg, Co-Founder of GoodSearch, was on the Today Show as the recipient of Self Magazine's Woman Doing Good Award.

  • SELF Magazine: Women Doing Good: The Biz Whiz JJ RambergSeptember 5th, 2010

    Imagine donating big bucks without writing a single check. Thanks to, cofounded (with her brother, Ken) by JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC's Your Business, that's possible: Simply browse the Web with this Yahoo-powered search engine. With each term you type in (e.g., "Usher's abs"), you'll raise a pretty penny - literally one cent - for your favorite nonprofit of the 90,000 on the site. Shop online using's sister site,, and merchants like Target will donate up to 30 percent of each purchase to a listed cause.

  • Los Angeles Business Journal: Weaving Web of DonationsSeptember 5th, 2010

    After selling his Santa Monica career website JobTrack to in 2000, Ken Ramberg looked for a way to give back. His solution: launching a site that allows Internet surfers to contribute to their favorite charities just by searching online.

  • Redbook: 10 Ways You can help keep a Woman SafeOctober 5th, 2010

    Search using Type "National Domestic Violence Hotline," then surf the Internet as you normally would. The site's browser is powered by Yahoo; every time you search, GoodSearch will donate about cent to NDVH. With millions of us clicking, that's big money!

  • Parents Magazine: Giving Back on a BudgetMarch 5th, 2010

    Pick a Charity - Buy with a purpose

    When you're shopping online, start your search at, a portal whose 1,500 participating stores (which sell clothing, food, housewares, books, toys, and more) contribute an average of 3 to 4 percent of your purchase to the charity you choose. Your cause will also earn a penny every time you use the search-engine feature -- just download the site's toolbar.

  • WPTV5: Online shopping benefits your designated charityDecember 17th, 2008

    During this holiday season, donors may be diverting their dollars to buying gifts for loved ones. But if they knew where to shop.. they could get those gifts and still donate to their favorite local charity. That's where comes into the picture.

  • Fox12 KTRV: How Your Christmas Shopping Can Fund CharitiesDecember 5th, 2008

    You can also do a good deed while spending your dollars at stores like Wal-Mart, Kohl's and Best Buy. They and more than 700 other top retailers have joined with the charity

  • The View: The View Highlights - An Easy Way to Give Back!December 5th, 2008

  • New York Times: Giving Without GivingNovember 10th, 2008

    In today's troubled economy, Ken Ramberg's recipe for fund-raising is simple: give people at all income levels a tool for benefiting charity without spending a dime. GoodSearch, the Los Angeles-based company that he and his sister JJ founded in 2005, tries to do just that.

  • Parents Magazine: Search for a Good CauseNovember 5th, 2008

    Check out two easy - and free - ways you can fund your favorite charities. On Yahoo-powered search engine, one penny goes to you charity of choice (more than 64,000 currently listed) for every search you do; 500 people searching four times a day will raise around $7,300 in a year.

  • O The Oprah Magazine: The Genius of Online ShoppingSeptember 5th, 2008

    Portal site donates a percentage of all purchases to your charity of choice, without the hassle of registering, whenever you buy from one of 600 affiliated merchants including Target, Bloomingdale's and Zappo's.

  • NBC10: Teen Podcasts For CharityAugust 15th, 2008

    ", which is a search engine just like Google or Yahoo, but every time you search it you can donate to charity. There are thousands. I just thought that was really, really cool," Zauzmer said.

  • GeekSugar: Website of the Day: GoodSearchAugust 7th, 2008

    We all spend so much time searching the net for various things, so why not use a search engine that actually donates money to your favorite charity while you search?

  • Huffington Post: Charity may begin at home, but it's moving onlineJuly 25th, 2008

    The desire to lend a hand is increasingly becoming an aspect of corporate citizenship. is a Yahoo!-powered search engine which donates 50 percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users; its spin-off,, is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of each sale to user-selected charities.

  • Christian Science Monitor: Donors Warm Up to Online GivingJune 23rd, 2008

    New tools have even appeared to spur giving without money during these rough economic times, when people tend to cut back on contributions. allows donors to give to their favorite charities every time they conduct an online search on Yahoo (which donates a penny per search), and donates a percentage of every purchase made from more than 700 retailers. Some 60,000 charities are already benefiting.

  • Fundraising Success: Browsing Equals Bucks for CharitiesJune 5th, 2008

    Search the Internet ... rack up cash for your favorite charity. Thanks to Yahoo-powered search engine Goodsearch, it's that easy for Internet users to contribute to your cause.

  • ABC News: ABC News Features GoodSearch and GoodShopMarch 22nd, 2008

    Imagine changing the world without changing your routine. That's what the founders of, launched back in 2005, and its new sister site promise their users. With 60,000 nonprofits benefiting from both sites, it's philanthropy made easy in the form of a search engine and online mall of sorts.

  • Equestrian Magazine: Raise Money for NARHA without Spending a Dime: use GoodSearchJanuary 22nd, 2008

    You can benefit charity not only by the gifts that you purchase, but by changing your daily practices. One way you can do this is to raise money for charities by browsing the Web.

  • Fox31 TV: Clicking for CharityNovember 29th, 2007

    What makes it really appealing is that you don't have to buy anything for the charities to benefit.

  • WIBV TV: Giving to Charity with Every Click of "Search" or "Checkout"November 26th, 2007

    The holiday season is notoriously known as the "season of giving" to charities, but I am sure that not many people know that they can give to their favorite non-profit without spending any of their own money by hitting the search button on or by shopping at their favorite stores online through

  • KCRG TV: Online Websites Aid NonprofitsNovember 26th, 2007

    The Monday after Thanksgiving has recently been dubbed "Cyber-Monday." If you are one of the millions of Americans shopping online, you might want to know that some web sites give money to charity when you make a couple of clicks of the mouse.

  • WEAU TV: Giving to a Good Cause With the Click of a MouseNovember 25th, 2007

    According to the National Retail Federation, more than 72,000,000 Americans are expected to shop online Monday during so-called "Cyber Monday." But did you know you could do a good deed by getting those gifts online?

  • WAVE3 TV: Helping others is as easy as clicking on a linkNovember 21st, 2007

    Many of you will be clicking a mouse to do your holiday shopping. If you do, you can help send money to the charity of your choice without one dollar coming from your wallet.

  • KNHL TV: Donate to Favorite Charity by Surfing the WebNovember 19th, 2007

    If test you like to donate this holiday season but don't have the time or money, one website can help you.

  • WCAV TV: Donate To Charity Without Donating Your MoneyNovember 15th, 2007

    The maker of the charity search engine GoodSearch, which donates to your favorite charity just by searching the internet, is now using the same concept for on

  • WHSV TV: Charity on the WebNovember 15th, 2007

    One website allows you to donate to your favorite charity just by searching the web, and several local organizations are taking advantage of the opportunity.

  • Details: Meet the New PhilanthropistsNovember 5th, 2007

    This era's kings—and queens—of giving have changed the way we think of "charity." A look at the powerhouses.

  • NBC-WALB News 10: Donating to Nonprofits Just Got EasierAugust 27th, 2007

    Donating money to area non-profits in South Georgia is now just as simple as logging on to the Internet.

  • Charleston Gazette: Search engine lets you browse the Net for a causeMarch 22nd, 2007, which is powered by Yahoo!, is a grass-roots campaign started by Ken and JJ Ramberg in 2005.

  • ABC Eyewitness News: Internet Insite: Donate to charity by searching the webFebruary 22nd, 2007

    Have you ever said, 'If I had a penny for every time..." Yes, we all have. Now, a new Internet search engine is taking the 'penny' philosophy and using it to make money for your favorite charity...

  • Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Net searches make cents for nonprofitsJanuary 15th, 2007

    By searching the Internet, patrons of Scottdale Public Library are helping to raise money — a penny at a time — for a new, $1.3 million library.

  • New York Post: 'Net Search Making Cents for CharitiesDecember 26th, 2006

    Wish you could be Santa's helper all year long and give to all your favorite causes? You can - and it won't cost you a dime.

  • Oakland Tribune: donates ad revenues to charityDecember 25th, 2006

    It's the time of year when you want to donate to needy charities. But if it were easy enough, you would support some causes all year, like your kid's school or the research institute working to cure a disease rampant in your family.

  • The Daily Vidette: Web site allows people to do good for organizationsDecember 22nd, 2006

    Anyone who has wanted to do something good for an organization but was unable to find the time or means to do so, has a great opportunity to on the Internet.

  • KQTV: Web site set up to give to charity without givingDecember 18th, 2006

    It's a website designed to give back ... without even giving at all. is a search engine that works like Google or Yahoo ... the only difference is it's for a good cause.

  • CNN: Charitable gift givingDecember 18th, 2006

    It's easy to use: Just go to, enter the charity you want to support in the provided field, and search. Don't see your favorite cause represented? You can add it. Want to spread the love? Change your charity as often as you like.

  • CNN: Charitable gift givingDecember 18th, 2006

    It's easy to use: Just go to, enter the charity you want to support in the provided field, and search. Don't see your favorite cause represented? You can add it. Want to spread the love? Change your charity as often as you like.

  • ABC News: Giving Back for the HolidaysDecember 14th, 2006

    There is a search engine called that donates 50 percent of its revenue to charities and schools designated by its users.

  • Fox 21 News: Charitable Giving On the InternetNovember 30th, 2006

    We are in the midst of the giving season, but what if you could give without actually giving?

  • USA Today: For Some Entrepreneurs, Giving is the New TakingNovember 20th, 2006

    My favorite example is the search engine The idea behind this excellent search engine (powered by Yahoo) is simple and brilliant — 50% of all ad revenue generated from the site is donated to the charity of the user's choice, and the money GoodSearch donates comes from its advertisers, so it doesn't cost the users or the organizations a penny.

  • Inc. Magazine: Searching for a CauseOctober 22nd, 2006

    From Patagonia to Starbucks to a would-be Google-killer, forward-thinking companies are making philanthropy a part of their business models.

  • Daily Princetonian: Online SearchOctober 22nd, 2006

    Yahoo-powered Goodsearch donates a portion of its advertising profits — about a cent per search — to a charity of the user's choice.

  • Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Web Search Clicks Rack Up Dough for CharityAugust 22nd, 2006

    Matt Cleveland searches for troubled teens. Michael Brown searches for juvenile diabetics. A charity benefits.

  • Miami Herald: Web hunts help theaterJuly 23rd, 2006

    Fans of a popular theater in Plantation are earning extra revenue for the organization simply by surfing the Web. Mosaic Theatre draws about a penny each time one of its supporters uses GoodSearch, a free Internet search engine that shares its proceeds with various nonprofit organizations.

  • NJ Star Ledger: Search engine proves that every little click helpsJune 22nd, 2006

    It seems impossible, but hunting down the latest Paris Hilton photos on the Internet really can help make the world a better place.

  • Indiana Daily Student: New search engine helps charitiesJune 22nd, 2006

    Philanthropy is no longer just the business of the Heinz or Carnegie families. Donations to charities now come from Internet search engines, too.

  • BGNews: GoodSearch gets results, raises fundsApril 21st, 2006

    "Search the Internet, make the difference." This is the motto of newly developed search engine called This new engine, powered by Yahoo, was created by Ken and JJ Ramberg and allows users to search the Internet while donating money to a charity of their choice at the same time. TEST

  • BGNews: GoodSearch gets results, raises fundsApril 21st, 2006

    "Search the Internet, make the difference." This is the motto of newly developed search engine called This new engine, powered by Yahoo, was created by Ken and JJ Ramberg and allows users to search the Internet while donating money to a charity of their choice at the same time. TEST

  • Daily Campus: GoodSearch Funds Environmental GroupsApril 21st, 2006

    According to the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, Internet search engines generated close to $6 billion in advertising revenue in 2005. Two Internet entrepreneurs, [brother and sister] Ken and JJ Ramberg of Los Angeles, Calif., have created a way for searchers to donate a fraction of that money to make the world a better place.

  • O The Oprah Magazine: O-Zone: Pennies From HeavenApril 5th, 2006

    Imagine if every time you logged on and looked up the caloric content of the snack you just ate, you earned money for charity. With each search you launch on, about 1 cent goes to the charity or school of your choice. You simply select an organization from a database of thousands or add your own, then tell all your friends, tell your friends to tell their friends and so on. If 1,000 people with the same charity search twice a day for a year, the charity earns $7,300. Wanting to harness for mankind some of the cash advertisers throw at search engines ($6 billion last year), founders Ken and JJ Ramberg partnered with Yahoo!

  • CNN Money: Give to charity just by searching the WebMarch 22nd, 2006 is powered by Yahoo! and raises money for charities using a model similar to paid searches on Yahoo or Google (Research): Advertisers pay a fee whenever Internet users click on a given link. Last year search engines generated almost $6 billion through such searches.

  • Tallahassee Democrat: Web site helping to raise funds for local nonprofitsMarch 22nd, 2006

    Forget the car washes and bake sales. Raising money for your favorite charity is as easy as clicking your mouse. That's the case for seven local nonprofit organizations that are innovating their approaches by using an increasingly popular Web site called GoodSearch.

  • The Stanford Daily: Web surfers earn money for charityFebruary 28th, 2006

    For Web-addicted Stanford students, the thought "If only I had a penny for every time I searched the Web," may cross minds often.

  • Wall Street Journal: Search Engines Start Rewards ProgramsFebruary 23rd, 2006

    A new site called, launched late last year by Los Angeles-based GoodSearch LLC, aims to lure repeat users by donating roughly a cent to a charity of the user's choice every time a search is conducted on its Yahoo-based search engine ...

  • Telegraph Herald: Search Engine Raises Funds for NonprofitsFebruary 22nd, 2006

    It is a place where people can donate to their favorite charity or school without ever spending a single penny. It is called, a search engine powered by Yahoo!

  • Telegraph Herald: Search Engine Raises Funds for NonprofitsFebruary 22nd, 2006

    It is a place where people can donate to their favorite charity or school without ever spending a single penny. It is called, a search engine powered by Yahoo!

  • PC World: 15 Specialty Sites You Should Know AboutFebruary 22nd, 2006

    You'd like to donate to charities just by clicking around the Internet as you always do. GoodSearch is a search engine that splits its advertising revenues 50-50 with charities and schools.

  • Whole Life Times: Oh My Goodness!February 5th, 2006

    And yours too... The newest and easiest way to incorporate small acts of charity into every day? This Yahoo-powered Internet search engine donates money to your cause of choice every time you click—at zero cost to you.

  • New York Times: Conduct a Search, Make a DonationDecember 26th, 2005

    "This isn't as crazy as it sounds," said Rich LeFurgy, a principal at Archer, a San Francisco consulting firm that specializes in marketing. "I think of it as the business model that's waiting to happen."

  • Wall Street Journal: (View Entire Article)December 22nd, 2005

    Some smaller search sites have tried to attract consumers by giving a percentage of ad sales to user-designated charities or giving individuals chances to win cash prizes. GoodSearch Inc., a site that uses Yahoo Inc. search technology, distributes a portion of its ad revenue to charities or schools selected by users each time they search.

  • Variety: The Charitable CursorDecember 16th, 2005

    Helping those in need is only a click away.

  • Entrepreneur Starts Philanthropic Search EngineNovember 30th, 2005

    Each time a person searches the Internet with, 50 percent of the revenue raised from advertisers on the Web site will be given to a charity designated by the user.

  • Deal of the Day: Charitable ClickingNovember 30th, 2005

    " founders Ken and J.J. Ramberg (who are brother and sister) plan to direct half of the revenue that their search engine generates toward charities that users specify using a pull-down menu on the search engine home page. Currently, more than 900,000 charities and schools are listed, according to Ken Ramberg. If your favorite charity isn't there, you can submit its information online and it will be added after verification."

  • Daily Candy: Good 'n' PlentyNovember 28th, 2005

    It's easy to use: Just go to, enter the charity you want to support in the provided field, and search. Don't see your favorite cause represented? You can add it. Want to spread the love? Change your charity as often as you like.

  • Interior Design: Good SamaritansJanuary 22nd, 2005

    Want to support Architecture for Humanity, Ability Aids India International, or any other nonprofit everytime you search the web?

  • ABC News: Giving Back Through The Internet: Use of New Search Engine Donates Money to CharityJanuary 22nd, 2005

    What if you could support your favorite charity without spending any of your own money, just by doing something you probably already do everyday? Well, has made that possible. It's a search engine that lets you direct money to any of hundreds of thousands of charities every time you do an online search.