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Innovative ways to use the Internet to raise and donate money

 

Philanthropy

Giving That Gets Engagement

A look at growing engagement in #GivingTuesday and common themes that emerged during the 8-week Giving That Gets Results series.

By Susan Wolf Ditkoff & Henry Timms | 1 | Dec. 11, 2013
 
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Online Giving

Scrooge’s Revenge: More on Giving Tuesday

Pushing back against efforts that are likely to lead to disappointment, and three ways we might reframe the initiative.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Dec. 20, 2012
 
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Philanthropy

The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Giving Tuesday

The effort to make giving public and start a “giving season” won’t materially affect giving in any positive way.

By Timothy Ogden | 2 | Nov. 26, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Social Media: Getting Value Means Giving Value

Four tips for moving your social media out of zombie status—and making your investment in it worthwhile.

By Curtis Chang | 1 | Jul. 10, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Gaming with a Purpose

Serious games tap into the same culture of online friendship from social networking to fuel peer involvement and encourage collaboration around real-world challenges.

By William Brindley | Jul. 9, 2012
 
SSIR blogger Stephanie Wolcott is social responsibility director for the Alcoa Foundation in New York City and serves as content contributor to KIN Global at the Kellogg School of Management.

Fundraising

Make It Personal

The rapid spread of social media has catapulted the possibilities and scale of relationship-building into the stratosphere.

By Stephanie Wolcott | 2 | Dec. 5, 2011
 
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Online Giving

Kiva.org: The Dynamics of Group Lending

Transforming the world of microfinance, Kiva.org has successfully implemented strategies that powerfully effect human engagement.

By Scott E. Hartley | 1 | Apr. 5, 2010
 
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Stop What You Are Doing Right Now and Donate to Idealist.org

We can’t let Idealist go down like this. We need them. And now, they need us.

By Rosetta Thurman | Feb. 1, 2010
 
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Online Giving

Haiti Relief Shows Digital Giving’s Potential

The massive charitable response to the devastation in Haiti should be a wake-up call for the charitable marketplace.

By Todd Cohen | 4 | Jan. 25, 2010
 
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Fundraising

Social Media Fundraising: Power of Individuals

Organizations should recognize the need for being “real” online and can honor that by being proactive in online relationships.

By Amy Sample Ward | Jan. 6, 2010