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Bribe Celebrities For A Good Cause With “Charity Bribes” Bribe Celebrities For A Good Cause With “Charity Bribes”

Have you ever had the burning desire to see Harrison Ford do an a cappella cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” while balancing on a stool and holding a kitty? How about something a bit simpler, like …

Invisible Children CEO Answers Questions About Financial Scrutiny
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“Kony 2012” is the hottest viral video of 2012, and with it came a long list of criticisms involving the charity behind the video – Invisible Children (IC). In response to this criticism, IC has released a video featuring their …

YouTube Announces Next Cause Winners YouTube Announces Next Cause Winners

Last month, YouTube unveiled their newest program in their “Next Creator” family, YouTube Next Causes. The goal is to ” help organizations that are already changing the world better use online video to drive action” – basically a how-to course …

Interview: New Startup I-ELLA Takes on eBay Model for Fashionistas Interview: New Startup I-ELLA Takes on eBay Model for Fashionistas

Multiple services put their own spin on eBay and Craigslist, and new startup I-ELLA is no exception. The company is based in New York, and it allows consumers to buy, sell, swap, and borrow designer clothing and accessories.

YouTube Aims To Help Nonprofit Orgs YouTube Aims To Help Nonprofit Orgs
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YouTube announced a big initiative on their blog today, structured to help nonprofits. Next Cause is aimed at using online video to help organizations involved in charitable projects around the world. From Youtube: We’re excited to share the latest addition …

Follow 3 Americans Walking To Help Water Crisis Follow 3 Americans Walking To Help Water Crisis

According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 1 in 8 people don’t have access to clean water. Amy Russell, Aaron Tharp and Marty Yoder aim to do something about that. Walking4Water is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness …

Facebook IPO Will Make Bono Richest Rockstar In The Galaxy Facebook IPO Will Make Bono Richest Rockstar In The Galaxy
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It’s expected that Facebook’s IPO is going to make a lot of people rich and richer whenever those shares hit the stock market. One person who will fall into the latter category is U2 frontman Bono, whose stocks in Facebook …

Bill Gates Donates $750 Million To Combat AIDS, TB, and Malaria Bill Gates Donates $750 Million To Combat AIDS, TB, and Malaria

Good Guy Gates has just done something else awesome, injecting a sizable amount of money into the struggling Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Today, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gates announced a contribution of …

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign

Earlier this month, we did a story about a campaign launched by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, to raise money for the American Red Cross. To recap: for every post on Twitter and Facebook describing the perfect gift (using the …

Google’s Charitable Side Shows Through In 2011 Google’s Charitable Side Shows Through In 2011

Helping those less fortunate than you is one of life’s simplest pleasures to accomplish. Acts of charity, thoughtfulness, and kindness — even if you aren’t a multi-billion dollar conglomerate — leave lasting impressions that resonate with both the giver and …

Apps for Water: App Sale Brings Clean Water To Developing Nations Apps for Water: App Sale Brings Clean Water To Developing Nations
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Water is something we in the US tend to take for granted. After all, we wash our dishes and fill our toilets with fresh, clean, drinkable water. In many developing countries, however, clean water is much harder to come by, …

Craigslist Founder Starts Donation Campaign Using Twitter Craigslist Founder Starts Donation Campaign Using Twitter

If you’ve ever sold or purchased goods, searched for a job, looked for an apartment, cruised for a hook-up, or generally used the Internet for anything, you’ve likely at least heard of craigslist.org if not used it yourself. Despite being …

This Guy Wants 100,000 URL Tattoos, Will Ink Your Site For A Small Fee This Guy Wants 100,000 URL Tattoos, Will Ink Your Site For A Small Fee
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A 30-year-old Quebec native is already in the record books, but his goals are even more ambitious. Pat Vaillancourt wants to cover his body with URLs – 100,000 to be exact. He’s donating his entire body to be the canvas …

Bing Rewards: New Offerings, Revamped Redemption Center Bing Rewards: New Offerings, Revamped Redemption Center
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Bing announced the launch of a new Bing Rewrds redemption center, as well as some new rewards and lower prices on some items. Along with this, all rewards are now delivered by email in less than 24 hours. They have …

EBay Taps The Power Of Celebrity To Raise Money For Charity EBay Taps The Power Of Celebrity To Raise Money For Charity
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eBay is teaming up with various celebrities to build a charity auction destination that harnesses the power of celeb culture and uses it for good. You can already see evidence of our fascination with celebrities by performing a quick eBay …

Star Wars Blu Ray Release Tapped For Cancer Awareness Campaign Star Wars Blu Ray Release Tapped For Cancer Awareness Campaign

Today is the official release day of the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray. While this is already big news for fans of the films, you might have noticed that it’s been receiving a little more attention lately …

Snooze For Charity With This New iPhone App Snooze For Charity With This New iPhone App
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Call this the digital swear jar. The people over at the LetGive organization want to use technology to help people dontate to charity. One of their stated goals is to “empower users of mobile applications to do good simply by …

McDonald’s Starts Plant A Tree Movement, Reddit Decides To Help McDonald’s Starts Plant A Tree Movement, Reddit Decides To Help

The power of the Internet can be summed quite nicely with the concept of crowdsourcing. Using the Internet to organize like-minded individuals for a common cause–in this case, McDonald’s and their Plant a Tree movement–has caused many different events and …

Hungry Children Being Fed Thanks To StumbleUpon Users Hungry Children Being Fed Thanks To StumbleUpon Users

StumbleUpon is helping feed hungry Somalis at a refugee camp in Kenya. Martin Penner with the World Food Programme spoke in the following video, telling StumbleUpon users, “My colleagues at headquarters have told me that thanks to Stumblers like you, …

US Open Golf Tourney Underway, PGA Tour Players Go Viral For Charity US Open Golf Tourney Underway, PGA Tour Players Go Viral For Charity
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The second Major of the year and undoubtedly the toughest, The U.S. Open, kicked off today at the famed Blue Course at the Congressional Club in Bethesda, Maryland. As Tiger Woods news tends to be the star of any PGA …

GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record
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GoDaddy announced today that it has already donated more money to charities in 2011 than it did all of last year, which was $3.4 million. This year, the company says GoDaddy Cares, it’s philanthropic arm, surpassed the $4.2 million mark …