Countable brings in $12M for virtual brand communities

Countable is taking a cue from the positives of social media to build technology that nurtures more authentic communication and facilitates business and social outcomes.

Sean Parker’s Brigade/Causes acquired by govtech app Countable

Causes grew to a jaw-dropping 200 million users as one of the first 10 Facebook platform apps. Started by Facebook co-founder Sean Parker, it was meant to turn a generation into activists and philanth

GoFundMe rebrands the Direct Impact Fund as for wider charitable giving has made a name for itself as a wildly successful platform for people to raise awareness virally and collect money for their personal causes, with $5 billion coming from 50 million donors

Sean Parker’s govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acqhires engineers

Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bankrolled Brigade to get out the vote and stimulate civic debate, but after five years and little progress the startup is splitting up, multiple sources confirm to Tec

GoFundMe launches native content arm to make videos for campaigns

GoFundMe has racked up over $4 billion in donations as the world’s biggest platform for people setting up donation campaigns, in part by leveraging the power of social media to get people to sha

GoFundMe, now with $4B in donations from 40M donors, plots Euro expansion

If you've ever contributed to a charitable fundraising campaign online in the last seven years, chances are that one of those campaigns have been through GoFundMe, a web platform where people can set

Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages

Facebook today announced it's expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, with the added support for personal online fundraisers. The new tool will allow Face

Facebook Launches Site To Help Nonprofits Raise Money

Facebook just launched a new site full of resources for non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations looking to raise awareness about their causes and money for them. The site details t

Causes Relaunches As A Social Network For Social Good Action, Not Shallow Clicktivism

Click a link, click a petition, feel better without making a difference. That was the old Causes. Today, the new Causes launches to reactivate its 186 million registered million users. It's an indepen

Joe Green Steps Down As President Of NationBuilder, Joins Andreessen Horowitz As EIR

Today, we’ve learned that Joe Green, co-founder of Causes and NationBuilder, will be stepping down as president from the latter. Green, who is also an investor and advisor to Asana, will be join

Causes Acquires Votizen To Democratize Democracy

Activism platform <a target="_blank" href="">Causes</a> has just acquired political advocacy startup <a target="_blank" href="">Votizen</a>. With Causes'

Mutual Funds For Non-Profits: Bright Funds Wants To Be The Vanguard For Charitable Giving

When push-comes-to-shove, people love to donate, especially when they believe that their donation (be it money, time, food or possessions) will make a real difference. While online charity and fundrai

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, bu

Causes and “Not For Sale” Crowdfund REBBL Beverage Startup That Fights Slavery

30 million slaves in the world need help, but startups are more sustainable than charities. So rather than raise donations, is crowdfunding anti-slavery group <a target="_blank" href="http

Video: Causes Founder Joe Green On The Impact Of f8

As you may have heard, today Facebook held its fourth <a href="">f8 developer conference</a>, showcasing an array of new

Facebook Platform Starts Living Up To Its Potential

<em>This guest post was written by <a href="">Joe Green</a>, the Founder and President of <a href="">Causes</a>. Causes is the largest o

$700,000 Donated To Japan Relief Efforts Via Causes, Salesforce Pledges $25K Matching Grant

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" />As Japan works to recover from the horrendous earthquake and tsunami that struck last week, many compan

Buy Your Valentine's Gift Through Causes, And They'll Donate $10 To Charity

<img src="" alt="" />It's only ten days til Valentine's Day (ugh — err, yay!), which means many of you are vaguely aware that you shoul

Causes Raises Another $9 Million To Help Spread Philanthropy Online

<a href=""><img class="shot2" src="" alt="" /></a><a href="">Causes</a>, the startup that helps

Bill Clinton Taps Revamped Causes 'Birthday Wish' To Raise Money For Charity

<img src="" alt="" />Former President Bill Clinton is looking to turn his 64th birthday into an opportunity to counter malnutrition
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