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The First World Problems Anthem

February 14, 2013 Leave a comment

1st world problems spoken by the less fortunate. This is a clever concept that reminds me of the ‘When I Grow Up’ campaign for several years ago.



First World Problems Anthem was created by non-profit Water is Life, which hopes to bring clean water to those in need.



Repay for Good iPhone app

August 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Here’s another great, simple idea I’d like to file away into a category called, “Why Didn’t I Think of That?”

Repay for Good is an “…iPhone app that enables friends who owe each other small sums of money to pay off their debt through a charitable donation instead.”

Why does it work?

  • Appeals to our altruistic side
  • It works for the same reason casinos use chips instead of cash, because it doesn’t FEEL like you’re using real money, so you’re more likely to spend more or just give it away

Watch the video below to see the app in action:

Read more here: Springwise – Small Debts Among Friends Turned Into Charitable Donations

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Chrome for a Cause

December 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Earlier today I found out about a really cool fundraising campaign – Chrome for a Cause.

How It Works:

The chrome for a cause extension will count your tabs while you browse the web. At the end of the day, you’ll be asked to choose a charity to receive your tabs. Every day between December 15 and 19 presents the chance to contribute your tabs, so you can choose to support the same charity or pick a different one each day.

Even better, there are some great non-profits participating, including Charity: Water and one of my favorite charities, Room to Read.


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Support Disaster Relief in Haiti

January 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Google has set up a disaster relief site that lists various ways you can donate or help the earthquake victims.

You can visit for more information.

One of the simplest and most immediate ways you can help is to SMS text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts.

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