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What Happens When NBA Ballers Play Soccer?

Steve Nash, aside from being one of the best known players in the NBA, is something of a soccer aficionado; and so, he holds annual soccer matches for charitable purposes with a mix of professional soccer and NBA players. While …

Larry David Joins Twitter At The Behest Of Charity Bribers Larry David Joins Twitter At The Behest Of Charity Bribers

Former Seinfeld and current Curb Your Enthusiasm funnyman Larry David has cautiously waded into the brackish waters of social networking. Late Monday, the writer, actor, and producer sent out his first dispatch to the Twitterverse. And it’s a demand. “I …

Skype Offering Mother’s Day Video Cards Skype Offering Mother’s Day Video Cards

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. The annual holiday is a chance for us to show our mothers how much we appreciate them. Some people buy flowers or chocolates. They might even give their mother a “coupon” …

Kobe Bryant Puts His Mask on eBay For Charity

During the NBA’s All Star game, Kobe Bryant’s nose was broken by a Dwyane Wade when the Heat guard hit him with an unnecessarily hard foul, especially for a meaningless exhibition game. Wade’s foul was so hard, it also gave …

When Things Fall Apart: New Red Cross Campaign Destroys, Then Reassembles Your Twitter Pic When Things Fall Apart: New Red Cross Campaign Destroys, Then Reassembles Your Twitter Pic

I’ll admit, I’m one of the most skeptical people you will find when it comes to lackadaisical social media activism. Some people call it “slacktivism,” and I tend to agree in most circumstances. If you change your Facebook or Twitter …

Groupon Grassroots Announced In Honor Of Earth Day Groupon Grassroots Announced In Honor Of Earth Day

It’s Earth Day which means everybody is going to be talking about conservation and how we can go green a little more this year. One Internet company is using Earth Day to relaunch one of their services with a new …

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 …