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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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.