Just as Giving Tuesday is a reminder of the importance of giving back, so is it a reminder to charitable organizations that the Internet has powerful tools and platforms for rallying support and raising money, and should be leveraged more than once a year.
As you go crazy saving money this Black Friday, one organization wants you to think about how you can help save the planet — at the same time.
Homejoy is bringing the “lean startup” approach to philanthropy. The company announced the establishment of the Homejoy Foundation today, which will give financial grants to veterans and military families in need.
How much would you spend to have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook, or go on a polar bear expedition on Manitoba?
GitHub thinks that learning to code can change lives. Here are the stories to prove it, as well as info on how you can support this great cause.
Razoo has helped raise over $165 million for nonprofits. Now it is making its crowdfunding-for-causes platform available to individuals who need a leg up.
Editor’s Pick Benedivz debuted its site today where live webcam entertainers broadcast to viewers who donate to charity in exchange for seeing live performances and requested activities.
Bill Gates doesn’t have much faith in Google’s Loon project, which aims to bring Internet access to remote regions of the world via high-altitude balloons.
Causora is a social giving platform that rewards donations with gift cards. It launched today and announced a round of angel funding.
Launching this week, the company’s new iPhone app features profiles of kids in developing countries who desperately require surgeries. You can donate directly through the app and receive real-time updates on the patient’s progress.
Blizzard is making the most out of a bad situation.
Shaun King founded HopeMob to crowdfund for people in need. Today, he launched Upfront to connect influencers with their audience, and raise money for good on the side.
Sidekick Cycle is a smartphone game that hopes to engage players in worthwhile causes.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is auctioning off a coffee date with him that will last up to an hour via CharityBuzz, a company that asks notable people to auction their time off for a good cause.
Gramble is operating a mobile social network to turn gaming into good.
eBay is partnering with Goodwill to launch a new pilot program. You mail in your stuff, Goodwill tries to sell it for you, and what doesn’t get sold gets donated.
Prizeo’s online raffles give anyone the opportunity to share experiences with their favorite celebrities, for a good cause.
Watsi is a crowdfunding platform that helps fund basic medical treatments for people in need.
Guest Post The tech industry is perpetuating a false narrative about what motivates technical innovators and what innovation can be. Fortunately, another class of developer is on the rise.
Editor’s Pick SumAll forms a foundation to channel its resources, expertise, and equity towards addressing global issues.
Give 2 Charity, a new app from the location analytics company Placed, offers a new spin on digital giving.
San Francisco startup Rally.org has partnered with Glide, a local nonprofit, to encourage would-be entrepreneurs to raise money for charity. The top ten fundraisers will win a meeting with Eric Ries or Mike Maples, among others.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made his largest charitable donation to date.
Forget Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Google just announced perhaps the best sale of the entire Christmas season, at least as far as electronics and computers are concerned.
SurveyMonkey took Movember to the next level with a company-wide initiative and The Great Shave.
Guest Post Large tech companies have a rich tradition of “giving back,” but every company and every individual can find a way to support important social causes.
In another sign that we are in the era of Tim Cook’s Apple, the company has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Budge makes it easy to challenge your friends to make a donation.
Guest Post In the face of Sandy and other disasters, crowdfunding portals are providing an alternative method to help families and individuals in need.
Online charity auction site Charitybuzz.com has raised $3 million in new funding
The Avon Foundation uses social media to fight breast cancer
KULA Causes, a charitable-giving e-commerce service, announced it has raised $1.1 million in funding.
Apple is not well known for its charitable contributions, but Apple chief executive Tim Cook wants to change that perception. During a company meeting last week, Cook talked about Apple’s contributions to local charities and its participation in global campaigns.
Editor's Pick “I had a model girlfriend and a BMW. I wore a Rolex. But I was really miserable,” says Scott Harrison, founder of charity:water, on the period leading up to its genesis.
Hewlett-Packard is collaborating with a health monitoring service in Botswana to use technology to detect malaria outbreaks and stop them before they spread too far.
E-donations facilitator Nadanu today launched a new platform called MyCharityBox that lets non-profits easily collect funds from donors.