Social Media

Facebook’s personal fundraising tool lets anyone start a charitable campaign

Facebook's personal fundraising tool helps you recruit friends for charitable causes. It's rolling out to U.S. users in the next few months, alongside a new "Discovery" tab that'll make it easier to find and follow charities.

Users can now donate to their favorite charities in the U.K. with Apple Pay

Apple has announced that its mobile payments platform now supports instant donations to nonprofits. Last year, it was only in the U.S., but now it's been expanded to 22 charities in the U.K. as well.

Epic Foundation’s new app lets you see where your donations are going

Meet Epic, the non-profit looking to introduce more technology and data to the nonprofit universe, starting with a new app called Impact that actually lets donors see where and how their charitable donations are being used.

Microsoft is going to give $1 billion in free services to help nonprofits

Microsoft has announced a plan to donate cloud services worth $1 billion to nonprofits and university researchers working "for the public good." CEO Satya Nadella said he hopes the initiative will enable recipients to "solve our greatest…

These geeky eco-warriors want your old phone to help stop illegal deforestation

Wondering what to do with that old smartphone? How about giving it a new lease of life as a defender of the world's rainforests, which could help prevent climate change? Rainforest Connection is a group with an ingenious plan to do just…
Emerging Tech

Bitcoin can now be used to donate to political campaigns

Creating a new source of funding for political candidates this election year, Bitcoin can now be contributed to political action committees according to a new ruling from the Federal Election Commission.
Social Media

‘Naive’ Twitter pledge leads to UK lawmaker donating $21,150 to charity

A 'Twitter naive' British lawmaker who promised to make a donation to charity according to the number of times her message was retweeted resulted in her writing a check for over £14,000 ($21,150).
Social Media

Facebook boss Zuckerberg makes whopping great donation to Silicon Valley charity

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday he had donated $500 million in Facebook stock to a Silicon Valley charity "for areas in education and health."

Pew: Almost one in ten Americans have donated to charity by text

The Pew Internet and American Life Project finds that nearly one in ten Americans donate to charities via text messages - and, for most, it's an impulse decision.

Apple to match charitable donations made by its employees

New Apple CEO Tim Cook has marked his arrival in the position by announcing a new scheme where the company will match employees' charitable donations up to $10,000 annually.

Turning to tech: How to aid Japan relief efforts

Ordinary services like iTunes, Groupon and Facebook are making it easier to help make your contribution to post-tsunami relief efforts.