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GoFundMe Vs Indiegogo On Fundraising for Ex-Cop Slager

GoFundMe says GoFundYourself, while Indiegogo chooses to reserve judgement.

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A GoFundMe campaign started to raise funds for Michael Slager, the South Carolina ex-cop charged with the murder of Walter Scott, was taken down for violating the crowdfunding website’s Terms and Conditions on April 8th.

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A Healthy Improvement to School Fundraisers

Sick of the ubiquitous wrapping paper and junk food products young students hawk to benefit their schools? Try FarmRaiser’s fresh approach.

Remember school fundraisers? Once or twice a year, students will hand their parents glossy catalogs full of magazine subscription offers, cookie dough, or those obscure housewares found in Miles Kimball mailings. Actually sweet-talking coworkers and relatives into buying something was an art unto itself.

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How Women in Afghanistan are Challenging Gender Roles with Bikes

What if you were told you could not ride a bike because you're a woman? What if your younger sister wasn’t allowed to ride? What if every single woman in your family was kept away from bicycles simply because riding them was seen as immoral?

What if you were told you could not ride a bike because you're a woman? What if your younger sister wasn’t allowed to ride? What if every single woman in your family was kept away from bicycles simply because riding them was seen as immoral?

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Why Kids Make the Best Fundraisers, and Where Adults Can Take a Cue

Here are five things you can learn from kids this season to help you fundraise even more successfully.

It’s December and the mad rush for giving gifts, cheer, and donations is here again. It’s also the perfect time for nonprofits, fundraisers, and crowdfunders to raise money. Here at Piggybackr, we are busy teaching the next generation of young makers, doers, and philanthropists how to take their candy bar and bake sale fundraisers to the next level, by learning how to raise money online.

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Moustaches for Men's Health, Join us on the Final Days of Movember

Perhaps you’ve noticed heaps of moustaches sprouting on men’s upper lips this month? Welcome to Movember!

Perhaps you’ve noticed heaps of moustaches sprouting on men’s upper lips this month? Welcome to Movember! We are the global men’s health organization that encourages men and women to register on Movember.com and grow or support the moustache for 30 days to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Back in 2003 when I was challenged by my brother and some mates to grow a Mo (Aussie slang for moustache) for the month of November as a fun experiment (to see if we could put the Mo back on the face of fashion), I did not think that a decade later I would be the CEO and co-founder of a global men’s health organization that is the top non-government funder of prostate cancer research in the world.

For me, in 2003 it was just for fun, a social experiment alongside 30 other Mo Bros growing moustaches for the first time. What amazed us back then, was how many conversations and how much controversy the growth of a new moustache created. Bosses, family, even strangers on the street would stop, stare and ask, why the moustache?

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People Are Awesome: Bullied School Bus Monitor Gets a Really Nice Vacation

From cringe inducing viral video to fundraising juggernaut, the case of Karen Klein and the kindness of the internet.



In the span of just a few days, a video of vicious harassment of a school bus monitor at the hands of a group of suburban teens has gone viral, incited a backlash, and helped to raise a whole lot of money in sympathy. The video shows 69-year-old Karen Klein in her place of work—a green school bus bench seat—enduring the merciless bullying of several teens. The video Making the Bus Monitor Cry runs eight minutes and is unwatchable after 10 seconds.

The web incubates both cruelty and compassion, and what began as a cringe-inducing piece of senior-abuse porn has become a fundraising juggernaut in the hands of Reddit user Max Sidorov. He started the lets give Karen Klein a Vacation campaign on indiegogo with a goal of $5,000 and within days it has raked in nearly $400,000. That's one heck of a vacation. Sidorov told Mashable that he too had painful experiences of being victimized by bullies. "I know how bad it can feel," he said.

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