Autism Speaks is Non-Profit of Month in April 2011 on

Share Article chooses one nonprofit partner among their affiliated organizations each and every month to highlight their mission and increase online shopping generated fund-raising levels. NPSM hopes to turn everyday shopping into everyday giving. April is Autism Awareness month nationwide in the U.S. Setting the spotlight on Autism Speaks is's way of helping raise funds for their multi-pronged mission. NPSM encourages supporters of Autism Speaks to download the organization's EZ Shopper app and thereby support them every time they shop online. That is the power of ShopAnthropy!

1 in 110 children, 1 in 70 boys! Those are the staggering numbers of autism spectrum disorder.

1 in 110 children, 1 in 70 boys - those are the staggering numbers of autism spectrum disorder. chose Autism Speaks to support their fund-raising efforts during the month of April. The company hopes to encourage supporters worldwide to become "ShopAnthropists" and turn their everyday shopping into everyday giving.

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization.They work on many levels to advance research, educate the public, advocate and support families. Their mission statement reads: Autism Speaks is dedicated to facilitating global research into the causes, treatments, prevention and an eventual cure for autism. Autism Speaks is dedicated to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society. Advocacy: Autism Votes - It's time for lawmakers to listen. Autism Speaks is dedicated to providing information, tools, and resources to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism.

Corine Couwenberg, founder and president of NPSM: "The beauty of ShopAnthropy is that it does not create any additional operating cost nor administrative workload for our participating non-profit organizations. Furthermore it does not create any cost to the supporters and donors. The EZ Shopper app simply earmarks corporate gifting percentages for the NPO while the supporter is shopping online. The funds thus generated create an unrestricted additional revenue stream for the organization."

NPSM offers an online network of nearly 700 retailers worldwide as well as solid web technology to support their nonprofit partners. The technical super hero is the EZ Shopper app. It takes a couple of minutes to download and install the widget to the toolbar. From then on it automatically tracks all online shopping+giving on behalf of the chosen nonprofit.

NPSM supports their partners through social media. is on Twitter (ShopAnthropy), and on Facebook (We Are ShopAnthropists). Furthermore the company publishes a blog (
Supporters of Autism Speaks are encouraged to visit the website to download or update their Autism Speaks' app:

Special note to Mozilla Firefox users: the browser's latest version 4.0 disabled the old EZ Shopper app. nonprofitshoppingmall has the new apps available for download on their website. Please see instructions from senior application developer Juan on the blog's sidebar at


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