Redditors have used "the front page of the Internet" for all kinds of good deeds--from raising Haiti relief funds to sending a bus monitor on a permanent vacation. New tools could make those efforts easier.
Because they made giving as easy as buying a song on iTunes, text-based donations were a huge source of money for Haiti after the earthquake. Is this new impulse toward giving going to change philanthropy for the better or make people even more alienated from the problems they think they're fixing?
Ever had the feeling you weren't making your donations wisely? Hope Neighbor has been there. That's why the nonprofit and banking veteran launched the first in-depth research into how carelessly we give money to charity--and how to create better opportunities for impact investing.
It used to be essentially impossible for a congressional candidate in one state to raise money from potential supporters in other states in any kind of cost-effective way. With Google AdWords and Facebook, everything changes.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is deliriously rich--richer than the Apple CEO, even--and contrary to what a certain movie might tell you, is charitable enough to donate $100 million to Newark schools.