“HOW TO” join and use “iGive.com” for the benefit of Act! For America:

iGive.comis the first online shopping mall where a portion of each purchase is donated to your favorite cause. iGive was established in 1997 for one purpose: to turn everyday online shopping into donations for worthy causes, at no cost to shoppers or the causes they support.

The steps involved in using iGive are (1. Through 5. below):

1.         To use iGive.com you must first register with iGive.com; you can easily register using the following steps:

(NOTE: You MUST type the Exclamation Point (!) after the word “Act!” in order for Act! for America (Pensacola, Florida) to appear as the cause you choose to support.  Also note, each individual who wishes to participate must register with iGive.com.)  Start at iGive website http://www.igive.com/welcome/lp4/cr34.cfm


Uncheck the “May we reveal your name and iGive.com results…” box under the email address if you do NOT want your name released to Act! For America.

2.         Using the iGive Button

A.       Once you have downloaded the iGive Button: You should see the tiny iGive Button that looks like a seed clip_image003in your browser.  Click on the seed to see a helpful menu. If you don’t see the seed, you may need to make your browser’s command bar visible from the “view” menu.


B.       Next, visit any iGive store, such as QVC:


C.       You will see the “iGive On” Button the lower right corner.


D.       This means you are good to go! Shop as you normally would.

E.       Some stores require a confirming action that you want to donate.

If you see a large red iGive drop down telling you that you need to confirm your donation, please click it to continue.

F.        When you successfully link to a store via iGive.com, your visit will be immediately posted athttp://www.iGive.com/html/storevisits.cfmand visible in the “You Recently Visited” header box on the iGive.com site (you may have to refresh the page).

G.         Click on the “iGive On” Button for available live feed of coupons and to review any exceptions.


H.         Click on the “seed icon” for helpful iGive site shortcuts.


I.       NOTE THE DIRECT LINK TO AMAZON: Amazon.com does not allow the iGive Button to automatically track donations for you. From the iGive website please review

         My Amazon purchases do not appear in my Shopping Report.For purchases at Amazon.com, bookmark and use this helpful link: http://www.iGive.com/amazon

3.         By clicking the “Get Started Now” button you can access the Causes & Charities in ‘iGive.com.’


4.         Hyperlink http://www.igive.com/welcome/SearchBeforeListing.cfm?p=26565

will take you directly to the following page where you can find the Cause or Charity you wish to support.


5.         Hyperlink http://www.igive.com/welcome/index.cfm?p=26565&m=&%23&panel=register&cid=0

Visit iGive’sKnowledge Base(http://support.igive.com/KB/c12/igive-buttontoolbar.aspx ) andCustomer Support(http://support.igive.com/Main/Default.aspx ) sites if you have questions or concerns.


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