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  • Thoughtful.org Launches To Connect Brands And Celebrities To Shake Up Social Good

    Thoughtful.org Launches To Connect Brands And Celebrities To Shake Up Social Good

    Here’s the deal, I have some experience in the realm of trying to gather a bunch of folks around a cause to make an actual difference in the world for others. Over the past few years, I’ve seen quite a few “campaigns” shake up things on Twitter and Facebook that blew my mind, when it comes to raising money or awareness around important causes. Today, a new service… Read More

  • Google Search Insights Can Help Motivate You To Increase Your Charitable Giving

    Google Search Insights Can Help Motivate You To Increase Your Charitable Giving

    One of the things that I’m really passionate about is helping charitable causes and organizations in any way that I can. A lot of my friends and family try their best to give, either money or time, but have a hard time finding the right organization to donate to. It’s a good idea to stick with a cause that you care deeply about and find the right organization from there. Google… Read More

  • Sincerely Ink Launches In-App “Giving” Program, Lets You Send Cards With Charitable Donations

    Sincerely Ink Launches In-App “Giving” Program, Lets You Send Cards With Charitable Donations

    Sincerely is on a roll. The startup behind a ton of photo-printing and greeting card mobile apps, including Postagram, PopBooth, Sincerely Ink and Dotti, just launched the underpinnings its photo sharing network earlier this month with the debut of “Sincerely Magic,” and today, the company is launching its first-ever partnership with non-profits in a program called… Read More

  • Win A Meeting With Sean Parker, SV Angel & More In An Auction To Benefit Cancer Research

    Win A Meeting With Sean Parker, SV Angel & More In An Auction To Benefit Cancer Research

    The Motion To Dismiss Cancer, a team formed to raise money for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), recently kicked off its annual “Venture Capital Master’s Lunch Series,” an ongoing auction that offers anyone and everyone an opportunity to win private meetings with an array of top venture capitalists and startup founders — with all proceeds going to benefit… Read More

  • PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods

    PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods

    PlayMob, whose product GiverBoard lets charities fundraise via a clever in-game micro-payment mechanic, has secured £500,000 ($787,000) funding from NESTA and Midven alongside angel investors. The team will now expand from 8 to 13 and the product gets a decent shot in the arm. Founded in 2007, Playmob’s GiverBoard lets charities fundraise by allowing players of social games to buy… Read More

  • Gaypon Is The Gay Groupon

    Gaypon Is The Gay Groupon

    A new daily deals site catering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LBGT) and allied communities has just launched, and it’s called Gaypon. The site provides its subscribers with daily offers from local and regional businesses  – but only those businesses known to be gay-friendly. In addition, Gaypon says a portion of its proceeds will be donated to local and national… Read More

  • Brand-To-Fan Connector, Crowdtap, Hits $1 Million Revenue With 115,000 Members

    A New York City startup that helps brands connect with and reward their fans via Facebook, Crowdtap, recently crossed the $1 million revenue mark for 2011, with 115,000 active members and about 50 major brand clients, chief executive officer Brandon Evans reported today. Crowdtap members earn redeemable points for taking “brand actions” like: completing “quick hit”… Read More

  • Humble Indie Bundle breaks $1,000,000!


    You probably remember the Humble Indie Bundle we posted a few days back when it was just starting out. Little did we know how huge it was destined to be! A million dollars raised for the developers, the EFF, and Child’s Play ($321,295 went to the charities). And now that it has hit a million, the source code for several of the games has been released! They’ve extended the deal by… Read More

  • 11-year-old writes iPhone app, donates proceeds to charity

    So we always hear about how hard it is to get an iPhone app approved by Apple, but here’s an interesting case; an 11-year old boy managed to not just write an app, but get it approved, and now he’s donating some of the proceeds from the sale of that app to a children’s hospital. This kid didn’t just teach himself how to program, but he also managed to get the app… Read More