Great examples of how Social Media can be used to raise money for charity

Laptop and moneyBenny Evangelista, Staff Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle has an article out today that discusses ways Facebook and other Social Media are being used to raise money for charity.

Here are a few of the examples, check out the link below for the full article.

— YouTube asked viewers to donate to the U.N. World Food Program for World Food Day on Oct. 16. YouTube said the “billion for a billion” promotion (for the number of videos seen daily and the estimated number of the world’s people who go hungry) raised enough in one day to feed 140,000 children a school lunch.

— Twitter teamed with Room to Read, a nonprofit group that establishes schools and libraries for children in Asia and Africa, to raise money by selling custom wines from Crushpad, another San Francisco firm.

— Palo Alto’s Facebook last week enhanced its Facebook Gift Shop so its 300 million members can buy virtual gifts that benefit nonprofit groups such as the World Wildlife Fund.

— The makers of Haagen-Dazs ice cream will join in an online drive organized by San Francisco’s TwitCause, which picks one charity a week to spotlight through Twitter messages.

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