charities

charities

22-Year-Old Best Buy Employee Sunny Singhs Win Massachusetts' $30.5 Mega Millions Jackpot

www.businessinsider.com
On Tuesday night at 11:40 PM, life changed for 22-year-old Sandeep "Sunny" Singh. Singh sat in his sister's room and went on the Massachusetts Mega Millions lottery website. There, he found out he'd won the $30.5 million jackpot. "I dropped the ticket. My mom picked it up. She read it...
22-Year-Old Best Buy Employee Sunny Singhs Win Massachusetts' $30.5 Mega Millions Jackpot

Live Q&A: How does your charity use social media? Tuesday 26 June

www.guardian.co.uk
Join our experts from 1pm to 3pm to discuss how your charity uses social media and how this could be improvedThe voluntary sector has often been considered a great proponent of social media. From the nfptweetup to global tweet chats, charities are constantly challenging the boundaries of social networks.But are...
Live Q&A: How does your charity use social media? Tuesday 26 June

Cheers to Dryathlon: how technology mobilises mass participation

www.guardian.co.uk
Charities should consider how digital tools can be used to enhance the way they connect with donorsAre you one of the 10,000 people who have joined Cancer Research UK's Dryathlon? Tapping into the New Year's inevitable drive for self-improvement, Cancer Research UK has created a nifty campaign that encourages people...
Cheers to Dryathlon: how technology mobilises mass participation
SoRewarding Rebrands, Gets Half-Bought, Launches Deals & Events Platform That Lets You Give Back

Give On The Mobile - consumer app of the week

www.guardian.co.uk
If you enjoy the warm glow of giving to those less fortunate than yourself, this is the app for youApp: Give On The MobileBy: Polestar Digital MediaPrice: FreeAvailable on: iOS, Android amd Windows phonesWhat is it?An app that lets you donate to charity via your mobile phone, as well as...
Give On The Mobile - consumer app of the week

Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans

techcrunch.com
When people watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, they may notice something different about the ads — many of them will be touting a new way to interact with the advertised brands. Shazam, an app that allows people to connect with extra TV content by listening to a few seconds...
Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans

How small charities can get people to give more

www.guardian.co.uk
How can those organisations with less resources ensure they are not missing out when it comes to raising funds?The Giving Summit hosted by the Cabinet Office in May was scaled down in the face of the tax rebate cap furore. A month later the government released its update to the...
How small charities can get people to give more

Exec now allows you to "hire" someone to do charitable volunteer work on your behalf

thenextweb.com
We’ve told you about San Francisco based company Exec before and how its CEO, Justin Kan, is dedicated to providing an easy tool to get jobs, tasks and errands done in a snap. I sat down with Kan this week and we discussed Exec’s latest promotion, the ability to hire...
Exec now allows you to "hire" someone to do charitable volunteer work on your behalf

Open data can benefit voluntary sector

www.guardian.co.uk
Charities can improve interventions and the impact of their work through effective use of open dataThe Nominet Trust team is spending a fair amount of time thinking, investigating and experimenting with open data. The trust's aim is to seek and support new uses of digital technology for social good. We...
Open data can benefit voluntary sector

Oh, no, now the FunnyJunk lawyer is reportedly suing The Oatmeal’s charity picks

www.geekwire.com
The legal squabbles between Matthew Inman, the Seattle based Web comic better known as The Oatmeal, and Charles Carreon, the attorney for the humor site FunnyJunk, are getting more bizarre. Reports circulating today indicate that Carreon — in addition to continuing his fight against Inman — is now turning his legal attacks...
Oh, no, now the FunnyJunk lawyer is reportedly suing The Oatmeal’s charity picks

Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity

www.engadget.com
The Humble Bundle organization has done a fairly impressive job of raising money for charities with its name-your-price game bundles (also benefiting game developers, of course), but it's doing something a little different this weekend. It's enlisted the help of Minecraft creator Mojang for the Humble Bundle Mojam, a...
Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity

Want a fancy Twitter brand page for your company? That’ll cost you $25,000

thenextweb.com
Early last month, Twitter revealed its new focus on simplicity and it caught some of Twitter’s hardcore users off guard. The site has become more streamlined to better serve new users who are just learning about the micro-messaging platform, and that’s a good thing. During its redesign announcement, Twitter introduced...
Want a fancy Twitter brand page for your company? That’ll cost you $25,000

Google launches new campaign to help 30,000 smaller charities go online

www.guardian.co.uk
Partnership with Media Trust and Charity Technology Trust aims to increase reach, fundraising and engagementGoogle, in partnership with the Media Trust and Charity Technology Trust, today launches a new campaign to help 30,000 of Britain's smallest charities boost their fundraising through online tools and the Internet.The 'Grow Your Charity Online'...
Google launches new campaign to help 30,000 smaller charities go online

Charities must make the most of smartphone and tablet technology

www.guardian.co.uk
Charities need to ensure their donation processes are optimised for smartphones or they risk alienating supportersA recent article by Zoe Amar for the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network was a clarion call that chimed with our own mantras about the role technology has to play in growing giving.We've spent the last...
Charities must make the most of smartphone and tablet technology

Crowdtilt focuses on non-profits with new fundraising support, tax-deductible receipts, and lower costs

thenextweb.com
Online group-funding campaign platform, Crowdtilt, has an update to its service. It has become certified to legally secure fundraisers for any registered  501(c)(3) organizations. And on top of that, starting today, it can issue tax-deductible receipts for donations to them. Services like Rally, Crowdrise, Kickstarter and others all offer a...
Crowdtilt focuses on non-profits with new fundraising support, tax-deductible receipts, and lower costs

Google+: the means to find the right people at the right time

www.guardian.co.uk
Charities can now use Google+ to channel tailored information through new features such as hangouts and circlesIf you thought Google+ was solely a social networking platform, you might be mistaken. At a seminar for Google Grants recipients last week, more than 50 charities, including Amnesty International, Scope, WaterAid and the...
Google+: the means to find the right people at the right time

JustGiving just made it a whole lot easier to donate cash from your phone

thenextweb.com
JustGiving, the online platform for donating to charities, has simplified the process for giving cash from a mobile phone  in the hope that it will encourage future repeat donations. The new ‘one-touch’ donation process was announced by the London-based company on Thursday. Lee Marshall, Product Manager at Just Giving, said...
JustGiving just made it a whole lot easier to donate cash from your phone

Matthew Inman Takes Photos Of $211,223 In Cash To Send To FunnyJunk & Charles Carreon

www.techdirt.com
Charles Carreon dropped his highly questionable case against Matthew Inman, IndieGoGo, the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Fund last week. It was pretty clear he was going to lose (and in a big, bad way). However, he claimed "victory" because, to avoid further complications, Inman made sure that...
Matthew Inman Takes Photos Of $211,223 In Cash To Send To FunnyJunk & Charles Carreon

Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

www.techdirt.com
The situation with Charles Carreon just keeps on progressing. The latest is that, according to a report from Courthouse News Service, Carreon has now not only sued Matthew Inman, but also IndieGoGo and the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. Read on for the details... If you've been...
Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

battellemedia.com
The post Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image) The past month or so has seen the rise and fall of an interesting Internet tempest – the kind of story that gets widely picked up, then quickly amplified into storms of anger, then...
Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

Humble Bundle game sales now coming weekly, starting with Bastion

www.engadget.com
Who would've thought that letting consumers pay what they think is fair for quality games would prove popular? That's the concept behind Humble Bundle, and so far, it's been rather good to developers and charities alike. Now, deals from the company are set to get a whole lot more...
Humble Bundle game sales now coming weekly, starting with Bastion

Facebook Class-Action Suit is Just a Speed Bump

www.readwriteweb.com
Facebook is negotiating a settlement to a class-action lawsuit filed by members who objected to the social network using their likenesses to pitch products in ads called sponsored stories. Given the importance of these ads to Facebook's business, what impact will the case have on the company? Most marketers know...
Facebook Class-Action Suit is Just a Speed Bump

This Startup Is Going To Change The Way You Plan Events With Your Friends Forever

www.businessinsider.com
You've just decided to rent out party boat for your 25th birthday party. Now comes the hard part: finding enough cash to cover at least part of the cost. That's where Crowdtilt, a small-scale crowd-funding app, can help. It's kind of like Kickstarter, except instead of trying to start a...
This Startup Is Going To Change The Way You Plan Events With Your Friends Forever

PayPal Stops Charity Donations From Singapore Accounts

techcrunch.com
PayPal phases out donations to non-profits and charities from Singapore accounts starting tomorrow, the 21st of March, and will complete this by the end of the month. This decision is a result of PayPal failing to get a remittance license in the country from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. PayPal...
PayPal Stops Charity Donations From Singapore Accounts

NFL funding WSU research to fix injured brains with self-created nerve cells

www.geekwire.com
Head injuries are putting the safety of NFL players — and really the game of football itself —  in danger. But new research and technology could help reduce the amount of concussions that happen on the field and scientists at Washington State University are looking into ways to help...
NFL funding WSU research to fix injured brains with self-created nerve cells

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

techcrunch.com
PlayMob, who’s 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...
PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods
Good Deal: name your price for five games from the Humble Bundle

How to donate online to charities supporting Boston bombing victims and first responders

arstechnica.com
Our thoughts and concerns are with the greater Boston area on Friday, as the city remains on lockdown while law enforcement is conducting a manhunt for the second Boston Marathon suspect. (Ars founder Ken Fisher calls the city home, and Ars editor Jon Brodkin doesn’t live far away.) Unfortunately,...
How to donate online to charities supporting Boston bombing victims and first responders
"Rapeutation": Charles Carreon still not done with The Oatmeal

Local charities and community groups need to focus on online efforts

www.guardian.co.uk
Online marketing and donation tools can help grassroots organisations survive the current economic difficultiesThe UK has slipped back into recession, putting even more pressure on the collective national pocket. As disposable income and financial confidence shrink, what affect will this have on the UK's small, local charities and community groups?These...
Local charities and community groups need to focus on online efforts
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?