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Facebook drops fundraising fees for personal causes

Despite Facebook being under fire for everything pertaining to Cambridge Analytica, the company still hopes to be able to do some good. Today, Facebook is dropping its platform fees pertaining to fund

Discounted tix to Disrupt SF ’18 for students, nonprofits, government & military

TechCrunch Disrupt ranks as the premier event in the startup landscape, and our flagship event, Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7, will be our biggest and best Disrupt ever.

Wethos looks to match freelancers with non-profits

With the boom of tech startups and the digitization of incumbent industries, there is a talent shortage in Silicon Valley But no sector has felt that shortage more than the non-profit space. Wethos is

Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

The nature of work is changing on a global level at a rapid pace. Sure, it’s not the first time work has been dramatically impacted by technology, but the growth of automation, robotics, AI and the

Launching at YC’s Demo Day, mRelief has a new tool to make public assistance more accessible

After years of hearing the private sector in the U.S. complain about the inefficiencies of government, investors are beginning to marshall their resources to help solve the problem. And no organizatio

Artificial Intelligence Nonprofit OpenAI Launches With Backing From Elon Musk And Sam Altman

Today, OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company was announced to the world. Its director, Ilya Sutskever, is a research scientist at Google. This comes a day after Facebook open-

With $225M Raised Across 400K+ Campaigns, DonorsChoose Is Using Data To Illuminate Educational Inequity In The U.S.

There’s a lot of debate swirling these days over the best and most effective ways to fix the U.S. education system. With high costs, disappointing outcomes and high drop out rates now rampant ac

The One Percent Foundation, A Non-Profit, Wants To Help Millennials Turn Philanthropy Into A Habit

"Philanthropist" is a daunting word that conjures up images of Bruce Wayne and other people with so much excess money and time that they have to give it away. Most of us, on the other hand, need to bu

Google’s Charitable Donations Android App “One Today” Exits Pilot

<a target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.onetoday">One Today</a>, the charitable giving app <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/18/google

Y Combinator Backs Its First Non-Profit, Watsi; Paul Graham Says He’s “Never Been So Excited” To Invest

Back in August, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/30/watsi/">we wrote about the launch of a startup non-profit organization called Watsi</a>, which offers anyone and everyone the opportunit

Code.org Launches To Help Make Computer Programming Accessible To Everyone

When you think about hackathons and coders building something quick and dirty, you might envision a dark dorm room at Harvard filled with pizza boxes and empty Red Bull cans. That’s because the

Facebook Gifts Get Charitable: You Can Now Give The Gift Of Donations To Your Friends

Facebook Gifts launched with the ability for you to buy something meaningful for a friend or family member on the social network. <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/02/forget-saying-happy-bi

Worldreader to digitize thousands of African titles and ship out ereaders

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Screen-shot-2010-10-07-at-10.13.02-PM.png" class="shot2" /><a href="http://www.worldreader.org">Worldreader.org</a> is a huge non-profit init