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IZEA is proud to announce the release of a new feature in SocialSpark that allows bloggers to quickly and easily raise money for charities called SocialSpark Causes. Causes allow bloggers to support non-profit organizations in two ways:

Join A Cause

Bloggers can add a non-profit to the list of Causes they support by clicking the join button on a individual Cause profile. By joining a Cause the blogger is able to easily donate the money they earn through SocialSpark Opportunities on a case by case basis.

Donate Direct

Each cause features a donate now button which allows bloggers and advertisers to donate money from their account balance at any time.

Open to All Non-Profits

The SocialSpark Causes program is designed to help non-profits leverage the power of the blogosphere to both spread the word and raise money. The program is free and available to all non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation. Causes can apply for creation of a profile and verification of their status by creating a SocialSpark profile and clicking the apply button. SocialSpark currently has 7 charities listed and hopes to reach 100 by the end of 2008.

For more a list of current Causes click here: http://socialspark.com/causes
IZEA Causes

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Quotes from Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA
“I am extremely excited about the launch of SocialSpark Causes. Bloggers have always been great supporters of charitable initiatives and this platform will allow them to contribute their blogging skills in a whole new way.”

“This is a great opportunity for smaller non-profit organizations to both generate buzz and fund raise.”

A History of Supporting Our Community

IZEA has a long history of supporting charitable causes and contributing to our community. Our bloggers and team members have raised tens of thousands of dollars through our previous charitable efforts and regularly donate our time as well. View some of our past charitable work here:

About SocialSpark

SocialSpark is a Social Marketing Network that connects advertisers and bloggers through an online advertising marketplace. Advertisers are able to target blogs based on conversational topics and make cash sponsorship offers to the bloggers who publish them. Bloggers can make money by either placing display advertisements on their blog or by writing sponsored content. The sponsorships offered through the SocialSpark marketplace allow advertisers to build buzz, generate traffic and maximize social media exposure.

Contact Information

To schedule an interview with Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA please contact Ashley Edwards or call 866.514.1860×121. BTW… Ashley is a dude : )

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