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Sesame Street Is First Non-Profit to Hit 1 Billion Views on YouTube Sesame Street Is First Non-Profit to Hit 1 Billion Views on YouTube

YouTube has just announced that Sesame Street is the first non-profit to hit 1 billion views on their YouTube channel. In honor of this milestone the Count has made a video, well, counting the views. Check it out:

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, …

Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Support of Change the Equation
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Update: Facebook emailed us with the following statement from Zuckerberg. It’s only slightly different from the status update:

“Our mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected – and we need to find the best  talent to get there,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “I had great classes and teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Everyone should.”

American Red Cross Launches Social, “Go-To” Blood Site
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The American Red Cross has partnered with BusinessOnline to launch a new site for the American Red Cross at redcrossblood.org, aimed at ramping up blood donations across the country. The organization hopes the site along with some social interaction will do just that.

New YouTube Call to Action Works Well for Non-profits
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This week YouTube launched a call-to-action feature for its non-profit partners, allowing them to include in-video clickable ads leading to their web sites. Apparently they are quite effective, because in one day, one of the partners raised $10,000 using one.

Of course it probably helps that the video was featured on YouTube’s home page. The video can be seen here:

Forestle Dropped by Google, Embraced by Yahoo
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Forestle is a search engine with the goal of saving the Rain Forests. It was built on Google Custom Search, but Google revoked the site’s search functionality claiming that Forestle offered "incentives to click artificially on sponsored links," which is not compliant with Google’s policies.

Google to Start Charging Non-Profits
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Google announced today that starting at the beginning of March, non-profit organizations who use Google Checkout will be subject to the standard fee structure. Previously, they have been able to use the service free of charge.

Bloggers: Speakers As Well As Writers

Bloggers should add speaking engagements to their already growing repetoire of skills….