You cannot anylonger do good by just opening tabs in Chrome (as described in my last post). However, a “like” on Facebook does not require too much energy, either. So here are three possibilities to do smth good – it will cost you 2min time and 2 calories for moving and clicking the mouse. I’d say everybody is capable of that!

For the ones without time: Click here, here and here to become a facebook fan of Billa, CoffeeCircle, and MyGlorious and make them donate.

The details:

Initially, this was only intended to last until the goal of 25,000 fans was reached. However, the cause was extended until 31st December or until 50,000 people would like Billa. Currently 2,714 likes are out, so 2714€ can still be raised. I have to say that I felt a bit strange about this. As I learned about this by a Facebook ad (I hope the cost for these ads is not withdrawn from the donations!), it somehow had a very commercial touch right from the beginning. After all of course, that’s what it is – a marketing campaign that uses a charity cause to gain more facebook fans. To be perfectly honest, I also think that it is not really “cool” to like Billa (my own Hausverstand somehow tells me that).

So for all of you who want to be a fan of something more hip and meaningful than Billa, here are 2 more possibilities:

  • Coffee Circle: this project is per se already worth to have a look at. For each new fan until 24th December, CoffeCircle will donate 24cents – YOU will decide on the organization/project the donations will go to. Like CoffeeCircle here

Coffee Circle is not fairtrade. It is better than fairtrade (besides the often obscure definitions of fairtrade, fairtrade coffee actually often sucks in quality – just google it). Only the best coffee, from Ethopian farmers you can “meet” online, who get a price far above market and fairtrade, plus on top 1€ of every sold kg directly goes to currently three projects that benefit the local communities around the farmers. Make sure you like their fanpage and in case you’re a coffee lover…well, you just discovered your best fuel. (Disclosure: One of the founders is an acquaintance of mine)

Since August, they have been donating 1€ for every new fan. If you want to know where exactly the money goes to, watch this video. Now considering the fact that they are not yet platin selling superstars, how come multi-billion € company Billa donates only just the same amount for every new fan? If you ask me: it’s because the three guys of MyGlorious really care. Actually, they do the same on their website as I try to do here. Great music. Good cause. Like it on Facebook. (Disclosure: I know 2 of the 3 guys)

Do you know of any other facebook fanpages that will make a donation if you like them? Do you oppose such attempts to catch fans or accept it for the good?


That was the idea behind the original project within my circle of friends.

Moreover, in this blog I want to show the many ways of how to make small, effortless contributions to a better future. The web offers many possibilities.

Read more on the original project here and find more ways to do smth good here

Currently, you can serve with every new tab you open in the Google Chrome browser a good cause. All you have to do is to go here and install the Chrome extension.

Once installed, every new tab you open will be counted. In the end of the day you can chose 1 out of 5 organizations Google will donate to. Médecins Sans FrontièresThe Nature Conservancy, charity:water, Un Techo para mi País, and Room to Read

Limitations: only until 19th December. 250 tabs a day. Google will donate a maximum of 1,000,000 $.

Yesterday, I opened only 124 new tabs. This equals the following contributions:

So with 250 tabs it seems you can chose between: 10 vaccinations, 25 books, 1 person’s clean water, 2 m² of shelter or 25 trees.

Chrome installs really fast, so consider switching just for the remaining 1,5 days to switch.

Wenn ihr Google Chrome benutzt, dann installiert doch bitte einfach dieses Add-on
JEDER neu geöffnete Tab wird gezählt und am Ende des Tages könnt ihr aus 5 Organisationen auswählen, an die Google dann einen Betrag spendet.
Die Organisationen sind: Ärzte ohne Grenzen, The Nature Conservancy, charity:water, Un Techo para mi País und Room to Read

Am besten noch HEUTE anfangen, denn diese innovative Spendenaktion läuft nur bis 19. Dezember!
Vielleicht wechselt ihr einfach für diese 2 Tage zu Chrome (jaja Werbung, Datenkrake, aber dann könnt ihr ja wieder deinstallieren): Chrome Add-on

Das ist der Sinn dieses kleinen auf Vertrauen im Freundeskreis basierenden ursprünglichen Projektes.

Außerdem soll dieser Blog einen Überblick der Möglichkeiten geben über das Web einen kleinen Beitrag zur besseren Zukunft zu leisten – deswegen auch der pathetische Name shapefuture. Bessere Namen waren auch vielfach einfach schon vergeben (auch wenn sie nichtmal genutzt werden #domainparking)


Also mehr zum ursprünglichen Projekt hier und weiter Möglichkeiten hier