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The Vlogbrothers' Project For Awesome Raises Over $1.2 Million To Decrease Worldsuck

<b>Project For Awesome</b> (aka <b>P4A</b>) 2014 is over. And it raised more than $1.2 million for a handful of fantastic causes.<p>The annual online video charity …

Five of the best charity online campaigns of 2014

<b>Another year, another slew of online campaigns by charities each attempting to raise more money and somehow go more viral than the last. But 2014 was</b> …

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Y Combinator-Backed Prizeo Helps Celebrities Tap Their Fans For Charity Fundraising

Prizeo is a startup aiming to channel celebrities’ social media influence into funding for charity.<p>Co-founders Bryan Baum and Leo Seigal are familiar with the fundraising world, having co-founded a student philanthropy organization while at Oxford. (That’s also where they met their co-founder and …

Post Office allows public to donate to Children in Need via Twitter

As part of the Be A Hero theme of this year’s BBC Children in Need campaign, Post Office is giving Twitter users the power to donate money through Twitter. This is the first time in the UK that the public are able to donate through the social media site – here’s what you need to know.<p><b>How does it</b> …

Band Aid 30: clumsy, patronising and wrong in so many ways

The city of Jos in Nigeria has a bit of a reputation: it has one of the coolest climates in the country. When I was growing up, I was told it was one of the few places where we could grow apples, and I even once read a newspaper report that it snowed there. It was an anomaly, sure, but I bring this …

Charity partners video game creators to explain realities of war

Charity War Child has partnered with 11 Bit Studios, the developers behind the soon-to-be-released game This War of Mine.<p>Played from the perspective …

Autism charity asking people to take an ‘elfie selfie’

The North East Autism Society (Neas) has launched a new Christmas fundraising appeal, asking people to dress up and take an ‘Elfie Selfie,’ which it …

Donors pose in their underwear for #Pants2HIV campaign

Gay men’s health charity GMFA has launched a new social media campaign encouraging donors to take photos of themselves in their underwear, share the …

Mario’s millions: could US charity gaming marathons sweep the UK?

In the spring of 2007, a Michigan student named Zach Wigal decided to organise a video games tournament at his school focused around the game Halo, a first-person shooter series that’s now sold in excess of 50m copies.<p>At least 300 people signed up to take part, but a local police officer soon …

Can charities learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge? (Guest Writer)

<i>In this guest post, Matt Moorut, Digital Marketing Executive at Tech Trust, discusses why the Ice Bucket Challenge has been so successful and what</i> …

What are the best times to post on Facebook?

If you’re targeting your Facebook posts at an international audience, trying to figure out the most effective times to publish can be tricky. Check …

Mobile payment, not a bigger screen, will define the iPhone 6

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared in</i> Business Insider.<p>Mobile payments is an idea that sounds much better than it is in practice. At least for right …

How to prepare for your ice bucket challenge moment

<b>With both #nomakeupselfie and #icebucketchallenge happening within six months of each other, it’s only a matter of time before the next social media</b> …

#IceBucketChallenge most successful social fundraising campaign to date

According to new research commissioned by the Charities Aid Foundation and carried out by ComRes, 17% of Brits took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, …

#Dogselfie campaign raises £600k for Manchester Dogs' Home

Following a fire at Manchester Dogs’ Home which killed 43 dogs, the charity has received over £600,000 worth of donations through a JustGiving page …

The numbers behind the ice bucket challenge

<b>It’s the fundraising sensation that’s been sweeping the globe – from celebrities like Lady Gaga and Benedict Cumberbatch to your friends and family,</b> …

ABC?s Rising Star collaborative app places viewers on screen

Television network ABC?s reality series ?Rising Star? premiered June 22 alongside a collaborative mobile application, enabling live votes and the …

RNLI becomes first charity in UK to accept Bitcoin donations

Unlike conventional currencies, Bitcoins aren’t printed or minted – they don’t physically exist and are not controlled by a bank or government. …

Minecrafters' virtual clinics to raise funds for a real Save the Children clinic

Minecrafters’ virtual clinics to raise funds for a real Save the Children clinic<p>Minecrafters’ virtual clinics to raise funds for a real Save the …

Austerity-era teens fear for their future

Meet Generation Next: the children who were born around the millennium and are advancing towards adulthood, having spent their formative years living through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.<p>The austere era through which they have lived may explain why they appear more …

Five things about Gen Y that charities need to know

Charities receive little in funds from Generation Y – the millennial age group born between the early 1980s and mid 2000s. In fact, they are the smallest demographic and give less to charity than any other age group. But as cashback fundraising platform Give as you Live's paper Generation Y and …

Patreon Raises $15 Million To Expand Its Crowdfunding Services

A year after its launch, <b>Patreon</b> has experienced considerable growth. The crowdfunding site, which rewards its users for each new piece of content …

'Bring back Morph' campaign reaches target

Morph previously appeared in children's art shows Take Hart and Hartbeat<p><b>A crowd-funding campaign to bring back clay character Morph for an online series has reached its target after eight days.</b><p>Aardman Animations set up the £75,000 campaign on Kickstarter to help fund 12 new one-minute …

9 Excellent Celebrity-Powered Social Good Campaigns [VIDEOS]

<i>The Stars of Social Good Series is supported by CITGO and the Fueling Good Campaign, helping to change the world through contributions to local</i> …

How charities use celebrities in PR campaigns

Many charities use celebrities to promote their campaigns. There are many celebrities involved in charitable work whether as patrons or spokespeople, …