April 28, 2015

How social media platforms are responding to the Nepal earthquake, and how you can help

by Caroline Avakian

  By Caroline Avakian / Photo above courtesy of Facebook It was just a few hours after I found out about the devastating Nepal earthquake that I noticed an alert on my Facebook feed that I hadn’t seen before. My colleague who works in Nepal had been marked “Safe” in Facebook’s new “Safety Check” feature, that instantly let me know how … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

Honesty Oscars 2015: Best Activist in a Leading Role

by Caroline Avakian

Our friends over at the Accountability Lab and the ONE campaign are hosting the Honesty Oscars. Every day in the week leading up to the Academy Awards, February 17th to 21st, ONE and Accountability Lab will unveil a category for our Honesty Oscars 2015, an award that honors not Hollywood films, but the creative work of activists and organizations that … Continue reading

June 16, 2014

3 ways Milaap is changing the face of giving

by Shonali Burke

Milaap creates sustainability by blending crowdfunding and micro lending Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, educators, journalists, general public. Icould begin this post by regurgitating any number of statistics on the sensory and information overload we all experience these days, but I won’t. We all know that that’s the world we live in. Technology has really broken down … Continue reading

March 4, 2013

8 tools to help you fundraise for a cause

by Lindsay Oberst

Trying to raise some money? Check out these eight tools to help you fundraise for a cause — whether an individual cause or for an organization or nonprofit. Continue reading

February 13, 2013

How to raise $1 million on Kickstarter

by Guest

Crowdfunding has revolutionized the way that entrepreneurs raise capital. Read up on the five commandments of getting ahead on Kickstarter and setting yourself apart from the competition. Continue reading

October 25, 2011

Crowdsourcing industry gathers at CrowdConf 2011

by Guest

  Learn about real-world applications — & get a discount Guest post by Mollie Allick Director of PR & events, CrowdFlower On Nov. 1, CrowdFlower will be kicking off the second annual CrowdConf, the world’s largest crowdsourcing conference, at Mission Bay Conference Center in downtown San Francisco. This year’s conference will bring together more than 600 attendees to discuss innovations … Continue reading