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Goodworld Leverages Social Networks to Enable Donations to Thousands of Nonprofits through Hashtags

Goodworld Leverages Social Networks to Enable Donations to Thousands of Nonprofits through Hashtags

In a Nutshell: Social media can be a force for good by promoting causes that inspire people and opening up new avenues for charitable giving. But turning inspiration into actual donations is easier said than done. That’s why Goodworld partners with thousands of charities to enable easy and secure hashtag-powered donations on social media platforms — including Facebook and Twitter. The convenience of hashtag donations encourages donors to act decisively during a moment of... read more »

Donations Help VillageReach Work with Governments and Tech Partners to Strengthen Health Care Delivery in Africa

Donations Help VillageReach Work with Governments and Tech Partners to Strengthen Health Care Delivery in Africa

In a Nutshell: Signs of economic growth and improvement in social equity promise a more prominent role for African nations on the world stage. But many challenges remain — not the least of which is health care delivery to underserved Sub-Saharan populations where existing infrastructure falls short. That's the problem VillageReach is designed to address. The nonprofit focuses on impacting the last mile of the health care supply chain to ensure that resources reach the people who need... read more »

Project Wren Helps Reverse Climate Change via Subscription Donations that Fund Carbon Offset Projects

Project Wren Helps Reverse Climate Change via Subscription Donations that Fund Carbon Offset Projects

In a Nutshell: Humans produce an incredible amount of greenhouse gas emissions in today’s industrialized world. Project Wren aims to reverse climate change with a subscription model that allows users to offset their carbon emissions. Users sign up for the service through the Wren website and choose from three carefully selected projects to help fight climate change. The projects include identifying and fighting illegal deforestation, providing clean burning fuel to Ugandan refugees,... read more »

One Day’s Wages Proves That Donations of All Sizes Can Make a Major Impact in Communities Around the Globe

One Day’s Wages Proves That Donations of All Sizes Can Make a Major Impact in Communities Around the Globe

In a Nutshell: One Day’s Wages is a grassroots movement that encourages people to donate a day’s worth of their salary — or any other amount they choose — to alleviate extreme global poverty. Donors can choose to give to a specific issue that they are passionate about to help alleviate extreme poverty, including clean water and sanitation, human trafficking, children’s education, and refugee relief. And One Day’s Wages operates on a 100% model, which means that 100% of a... read more »

Prizeo: How You Can Contribute to a Good Cause and Earn a Chance to Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Prizeo: How You Can Contribute to a Good Cause and Earn a Chance to Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

In a Nutshell: Prizeo partners with celebrities and charitable organizations to raise funds online. People who contribute to Prizeo campaigns are entered into sweepstakes that offer unique experiences such as hanging out with their favorite celebrities or traveling to exotic locations. The donation platform provides a way for nearly anybody to support a good cause, raise awareness, and gives lucky winners a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It also allows celebrities to use their... read more »

Spencer Savings Bank: Core Values of Volunteerism and Financial Support Help New Jersey Communities Thrive

Spencer Savings Bank: Core Values of Volunteerism and Financial Support Help New Jersey Communities Thrive

In a Nutshell: Elmwood Park in northeastern New Jersey is a small town situated within the urban cacophony of New York City and Newark. But thanks to the team at Spencer Savings Bank, big things happen there every day. Living up to the highest aspirations of community banks, Spencer Savings Bank doesn't just wait for charitable opportunities to come to it -- it goes out and finds them -- pragmatically offering employee time and resources to help communities throughout its service area... read more »

Penn State’s Student-Run THON™ Philanthropy Gives Financial and Emotional Support to Families Impacted by Childhood Cancer

Penn State’s Student-Run THON™ Philanthropy Gives Financial and Emotional Support to Families Impacted by Childhood Cancer

In a Nutshell: THON™ started modestly as a fraternity dance marathon fundraiser at Penn State University in the early 1970s. It’s now the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, having raised nearly $170 million to fund critical cancer research and provide emotional and financial support to families impacted by childhood cancer. THON is a year-round effort that involved more than 16,500 student volunteers in 2019 and includes campus and community events, and a personal... read more »

Liberty in North Korea is Changing the Narrative on the Country by Using Donations to Rescue Refugees and Share Their Stories

Liberty in North Korea is Changing the Narrative on the Country by Using Donations to Rescue Refugees and Share Their Stories

In a Nutshell: While most news about North Korea centers on nuclear weapons or peace talks, the story of how brutally repressive the regime remains often takes a backseat. Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is a nonprofit organization that shines a light on the country's human rights abuses by rescuing North Korean refugees and empowering them to share their stories through international media channels. The organization, founded in 2004, creates documentaries and resources and teaches... read more »

The Carter Center Uses Donations to Advance Human Rights by Promoting Global Access to Information

The Carter Center Uses Donations to Advance Human Rights by Promoting Global Access to Information

In a Nutshell: The mission of The Carter Center, founded in 1982 by former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, is to advance peace, justice, and human rights around the world. This includes peace programs that give marginalized members of society equal access to information about their governments and communities. The Carter Center depends on the support of corporate partners and individuals committed to social good to fund programs in more than 80 countries. By... read more »

At Goodshop, Online Shopping Becomes Charitable Giving at No Cost to the Consumer

At Goodshop, Online Shopping Becomes Charitable Giving at No Cost to the Consumer

In a Nutshell: When consumers shop online through Goodshop, a percentage of their purchases go toward a cause of their choice, at no extra cost. By partnering with some of the biggest names in the retail industry — Staples, Apple, Vistaprint, Old Navy — Goodshop uses everyday transactions to add to the $12 million dollars it has already raised for causes that range from local animal shelters to international refugee aid. With nearly 125,000 nonprofits, local schools, and... read more »