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Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts

Facebook is amping up its Community Help efforts, now enabling companies like Lyft, Chase, International Medical Corps and Save the Children to easily provide information and services, like food, tran

Facebook makes it easier to donate in times of crisis

Facebook’s social good team has launched a donate button specific to crises. The goal is that people will be able to more easily and securely help communities affected by natural disasters. Face

Tech for good: Filling in the government’s gaps

While traditional industries can get away with ignoring broader social ills or hot-button political issues, tech companies are expected to solve the former and speak out on the latter — a position t

Poshtel launches an international network of luxe pop-up shipping container suites

Launching on the Disrupt 2017 Startup Battlefield stage, the Danish startup Poshtel is really, really into shipping containers. And with good reason. The modular, industrial train car-esque structures

How tech companies are helping Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey

For Houston area residents still being pounded by record rains, Harvey is a marathon — a vast sprawl of a natural disaster still so present that its impact can't yet be accurately assessed. In respo

Facebook will match Harvey relief donations up to $1 million

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to inundate the Texas Gulf Coast, Facebook users have one more reason to donate to relief efforts. Facebook announced Tuesday that it would match the Harvey disaster

Defining social good at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017

As tech barrels through innovations, turning industry after industry upside down in the process, there are some very real human problems that tech examines less often. The immediate potential for soci

Hack Harassment adds an interdisciplinary board to tackle online hate

Hack Harassment, founded by Vox Media, Intel and Lady Gaga’s youth-focused Born This Way organization, will gear up to fight online harassment with the introduction of its first advisory board.

Seeds helps developers make more money through in-app social good purchases

Seeds unveiled its drag-and-drop SDK for developers to integrate social good contributions directly into their apps today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016. Seeds also announced a partnership with A

GoodLands partners with ESRI to launch the Catholic Geographic System

Religion and technology are not two phrases that often go hand in hand. Molly Burhans is looking to change that. Growing up Catholic in upstate New York, Burhans had the intention of becoming a nun.

Facebook Launches “Donate” Button For Non-Profits That Also Collects Billing Info For Itself

Facebook unveiled a "Donate Now" button today to make it much easier for non-profits to take contributions. A nice side effect? The button will collect credit card numbers and other billing info for F

Charitable Donation Platform, JustGiving, Launches Yimby, A Crowdfunding Platform For Social Good

The crowdfunding space has just got a little more crowded in the UK, with the official launch today of a platform for crowdsourcing donations aimed at doing social good. -- an affirmative pl

Update: The Spring Shuts Down Its App For Funding Social Good And Earning Cash Back By Dining Out

The Spring lets you save the world without doing anything. You connect your credit card to The Spring, pay with it at local restaurants, and automatically trigger donations to needy neighborhood cause

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

Biz Stone’s New Startup Jelly Sounds Like A Home For Do-Gooders On The Go

AllThingsD reported last week that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was working on a new mobile startup called “Jelly.” Today, a company blog post has emerged that gives us a few more details

Google’s Global Impact Challenge Will Award $3M To 4 UK Social Entrepreneurs, With Tim Berners-Lee And Richard Branson Among The Judges

<a target="_blank" href="">Google</a>, the world's largest search engine and one of the most powerful tech companies around, is now using its muscle to search for something new: s

Google Launches Its Third Year Of Earth Developer Grants For Maps That Help Nonprofits Accomplish A Mission

Google has opened applications for its third annual Google Earth Outreach Developer Grants. The program provides $10K-$20K of funding to nonprofits that are willing to use Google’s Map technolog

The Weekly Good: Worldreader Wants To Put A Digital Book In Every Child’s Hand

One of the amazing things about technology is that it opens the doors to things for less fortunate folks that many of us take for granted. Being able to sit down and read a good book is something that

The Weekly Good: Gurbaksh Chahal, And Putting An End To Hate

Sometimes, it's not political powerhouses who have the power to change the world, sometimes it's true-blue entrepreneurs who live to solve problems. One such person is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch

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="
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