Okay, here's the specifics! We are doing the same fundraiser as the one TMN has done through InsiderPages:
Here's an easy way to help raise money for Houston Area Mommies. This fundraiser is different because you don't need to buy or sell anything; instead we are asking you to tell us about the local businesses and services you use all of the time by reviewing them online. For each review you write, we will raise up to $1.50!
Specifically, if you are the first to review a business, your review will earn us $1.50. If you are the second (or third, or fourth) reviewer to post a review, your review will earn us $0.50! Reviews of chains do not earn our organization money.
How to Participate:
1. Sign up at http://www.insiderpages.com/fundraisers/Houston-Mommies-0907
2. Start reviewing local businesses or services that you have used in the past two years - especially those where a referral would be helpful to other homeowners and parents. It's fast and easy to write 20 - 30 reviews. Check out this list of businesses for starters!
For your health and fitness:
Health Clubs & Gyms
For your home and garden:
Real estate agent
Homeowners Insurance agent
Contractors / Construction/ Remodeling
Landscapers / Gardeners
Windows, Floors, Carpets
Roofing / Chimney
Air Conditioning & Heating
Housecleaners / Maids
For your car:
Auto Insurance Agency
Mechanics / Garages Plumbers
Paint & Body Work
For your kids:
Nursery Schools & Preschools
Pediatrician and Dentists
Lessons or clubs
Tutors / Learning Centers
For your finances:
Accounting & Tax preparation
Lawyers - wills, trusts, estates, divorce
For your pets:
Kennels & Pet Boarding
Pet - Supplies & Accessories
Pet - Washing & Grooming
Pet Sitting Services
3. Recruit friends and family over the age of 18 to help! You just need to point them to our fundraising page at http://www.insiderpages.com/fundraisers/Houston-Mommies-0907 Anyone can write reviews & raise money for us - even if they are reviewing businesses in other cities & towns across the U.S.
Questions? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put the name of our group in the subject line.
Our fundraiser starts on 07/06/09 at 12:00AM PDT and ends 07/28/09 at 11:59PM PDT. That means we have 3 weeks to raise as much as we can.
The fine print:
At the end of your fundraiser your organization will receive a certain dollar amount for each Qualifying Review. A "Qualifying Review" is one which meets the user review guidelines set forth in the Terms of Service in addition to the following requirements:
Your experience with the business or service reviewed must be a first-hand experience.
Your experience with the business or service reviewed must be a first-hand experience, and must have occurred within the last 24 months.
The reviewed company must still be in business.
Reviews of any chain locations, including but not limited to restaurant chains (McDonalds, Outback Steakhouse, KFC, etc.), gas station chains, movie theater chains and national or regional chain stores (Target, Dollar Tree, Home Depot etc.) DO NOT qualify. You are welcome to write reviews for these businesses but they will not earn your organization money for the fundraiser. More information on chains that are not acceptable for purposes of submitting user reviews during a fundraiser can be found here.
If you are reviewing a new business that you added to the Insider Pages database, the business must not be a duplicate. In addition, any information provided must be able to be verified by a third party source including another website, a business card, receipt, directory listing or other reliable source.
Proper grammar, punctuation and spelling must be used. No "text speak" or ALL CAPS.
Copied reviews in whole or in part from any other source do not qualify.
Profanity, abusive or offensive language in reviews and reviews deemed inappropriate by Insider Pages do not qualify.
Business owners and employees of the business may not review themselves.
Personal information or messages including email addresses, URLs, phone numbers and postal addresses (or both first and last name of an individual unless their name is also part of the business name) that are not already publicly available.
Reviews deemed inappropriate or lacking useful content by Insider Pages editors do not qualify.