Samsung announced a number of new measures that seek to "bring greater transparency and accountability in managing financial donations and monetary support for corporate social responsibility (CSR)-related activities and funds."
When Patagonia, a popular outdoor clothing and gear store, announced that it would donate 100 percent of its global sales from Black Friday, the firm never expected the record-breaking numbers that it experienced.
T-Mobile is offering customers a way to donate free of fees to Red Cross recovery efforts in Louisiana. It's not the only carrier extending a hand -- Verizon is providing free internet access and charging stations at its regional locations.
Bitcoin donations never quite caught on as much as the copyright lobbyists thought they would, with even giant sites like The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents pulling just a few dollars a day between them.
Twitter and Square want to make it even easier for you to support your favorite presidential candidate by introducing the $Cashtag, a unique URL campaigns can now use to request donations from supporters.
Already available for Web users of eBay as well as those on Android, the e-commerce company this week rolled out a new feature for iOS users enabling sellers to easily donate a percentage of each sale to their favorite charity.
YouTube creators with popular videos can already make a few bucks via ads, though now they have the added option to invite donations through a new 'fan funding' feature officially introduced by the Google-owned company this week.
Smartphones aren't just good for avoiding the malls this holiday season. While you're loading a virtual shopping cart with goodies, stop and check out some of the ways you can use your phone to give back the smart way.
While the adoption of the Square credit card reader continues to grow among large and small businesses, one popular charitable organization has latched onto the mobile payment device for the 2011 holiday season.