local fundraising not your average bake sale

NOT YOUR AVERAGE BAKE SALE: This is taking fundraising to another level. Microsoft has rolled out a new program, MSN Offers for Schools, taking the concept of the daily deals platform as a school fundraising tool and promising a win-win for businesses and schools. You start a group to promote deals from businesses in your local community and then (legally) take a cut of the proceeds. Details still murky about how the negotiations over the cut works. According to TechCrunch, MSN Offers so far has partnered with "nearly 20 schools" and is aggressively seeking more.

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