Category Archives: Websites

Raising and donating money via the Internet

The battle of online fundraising services With the Internet playing a vital role in fundraising, we have seen the rise of many online fundraising services that can offer you that service. Despite the similarities between each websites, one might argue that they have some differences between each other. But they each have one common goal; help you to raise money for a good cause.

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Do a good deed and post it on iPayitFwd to inspire others

Not necessarily charitable but still a good deed nonetheless: iPayitFwd is a social networking website where users submit a recent good deed that they have carried out and maybe inspire readers to go out of their way to help others too.

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Charity: Water and their social media campaigns

The well-known Charity: Water is a “non-profit organisation which provides clean and safe drinking water in developing nations” who have made use of social media to promote their cause and raise awareness. Water is one of the biggest thing in the world which we all take for granted. It is the single most important necessity in life yet there are millions of people across the globe who does not have access to this.

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GoSave.ie group-buying website provides charitable giving

With the group-buying market being incredibly popular (and lucrative for those who got it right), some websites offers the option of also donating a part of their profits to charity. One of those website is GoSave.ie Deals, the Dublin-based group-buying site who donates 5% of their profits to charity. It may not sound a lot, but it can add up.

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Uniform Project: Wear one little black dress for 365 days for charity

If you are looking for something unique, snazzy and creative way to raise money for charity, try wearing the same dress for one year. The Uniform Project is a brilliant idea started by Sheena Matheiken who has carried out this venture back in 2009 to support Akanksha, a cause which provides the underprivileged children in the Indian slums to learn and gain educations. Although she had the same little black dress, she has allowed herself to reinvent the dress by buying accessories that were second-hand, vintage or donated.

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Cancer Research UK tidies up online encyclopedia Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the biggest online encyclopedia in the world and it’s all thanks to the millions of contributions from readers and writers. This unfortunately has a side effect as Cancer Research UK has found out. Most people who looks for information turns to Wikipedia, but the charity organisation claims that there are problems and lacking accuracy in information.

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Charity Navigator: An evaluator of 5000 of American charities

There is a great website for the Americans if they have trouble choosing charities or causes to work towards. Charity Navigator is a great website which evaluates 5,000 of America’s best-known charities and their financial health. It concentrates on two major factors of how they evaluate a charity’s financial situation: “how responsibly it functions day to day as well as how well positioned it is to sustain its programs over time”.

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Play games non-stop for 72 hours to raise money for charity

This must be every nerds and gamers dream; to play games non-stop for hours on end. Most of us will say that it’s a waste of time or get told off by your mum/girlfriend/anyone who hates games. But nobody can blame you if you are playing games to raise money for charity…even if it’s for 72 hours straight.

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Download music and donate to charity at the same time with fairsharemusic

Described as the “ethical alternative to iTunes”, fairsharemusic.com is a music download site where you can legally download the latest tracks at great prices and the company will donate half of their profits to charities. They have aptly called it “feelgood downloads” and with over 8.5 million tracks to choose from, you can do your bit if you choose to buy from them. Some of the charities which have signed up to the cause includes Great Ormond Street Hospital, NSPCC, British Hearts Foundation, Oxfam, Teenage Cancer Trust and WWF.

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Charity group wants to buy satellite to give the whole world free Internet

If you can read this article, then you have no idea how lucky you (we) are. We are actually part of a small percentage in the world which has access to the Internet. Even in this modern digital age, around 5 billion have no access to Internet, which is incredible when considering that nowadays we expect the ubiquity of the Internet in which we expect to connect anytime, anywhere.

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