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.
Hucksley features a curated array of products from emerging brands. Each item is offered at a discounted price for a limited amount of time, flash-sale style, and twenty-five percent of every purchase you make goes to a participating charity.
Causes unveiled a new version of its online campaigning platform today and introduced the Supporter Network, where people can showcase what they believe in and rally with like-minded people.
FlipOver.org is a crowd funding and crowd sourcing platform that empowers social entrepreneurs to create change in communities around the world.
Benevolent has received a grant from the Knight Foundation and Marjorie S. Fisher Fund to grow its crowdfunding site that lets anyone make small donations to help low income individuals overcome a one-time economic hurdle.
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.
How do we keep up the spirit of giving all year round? Here are three ideas from the tech community to turn you into change-making habitual philanthropist.
Step into the San Francisco offices of Change.org, the online petitioning site that is arming ordinary people with the tools to start revolutions, and you’ll be swept up by the mission.
Editor’s Pick It only took a few months for Wilfred, a teen from a rough neighborhood in Washington D.C., to begin handing out handwritten business cards with the title “future engineer.”
Your self-pleasure could save the pandas, bring clean water to a rural village in Asia, or give needy kids access to schoolbooks. What could be sexier than that?
In Silicon Valley, we understand how to market a new iPhone app or game to millions of people in a matter of weeks. What if we applied these principles to support a good cause?
Razoo is like the next step in the legacy of the telethon, which uses variety show entertainment to get people to rally around a cause.
Guest Post A cursory glance through the top apps in the Apple App Store or Android Market reveal solutions to a variety of first world problems – from shopping dilemmas and cooking catastrophes to simply too much free time. But with so much technology out there to make our lives easier and more entertaining, what about some that address real problems, like a solution for world hunger, an app for purifying water, or a tool that gives a voice to those who have been silenced?
Jumo, a new venture started by Chris Hughes, Facebook’s cofounder and the social media maven behind Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, launched in public beta today.