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Spreading the Word on High-Impact Nonprofits, a Dollar a Day

A site created by volunteers and a Kickstarter founder offers you a small way to support innovative philanthropic organizations.

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne

One of the people behind the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is on a new mission: Get you to donate a dollar a day and learn about different nonprofits along the way.

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I might be in the minority here, but I don’t mind Valentine’s Day. Whether I’m celebrating solo, with a partner, or with a group of friends at a bar, I’m appreciative of the excuse to have a novelty cocktail and the national reminder to say “I love you” to Mom and Dad.

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Six Lessons I Learned While Pledging to Donate Every Month

Since I declared my Giving Pledge - to donate to at least one nonprofit each month - I’ve blogged about whom I’ve donated to and why. My goal was for my husband and I to give to more organizations and feel better about our philanthropic efforts at the end of the year.

In February of 2012, I started my very own Giving Pledge. I was frustrated by the lack of donations to worthy nonprofits on my part at the end of 2011.

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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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People Are Awesome: Mystery Man Gives Strangers Wads of Cash

From Cape Town, South Africa, to Las Vegas, Nevada, he's on a giving spree with a catch. The Lucky ones must spend the money for good.

He roams the globe with a camera and a fat wallet. He's been known to brighten the day of Italian opticians, South African 7-Eleven clerks, and Mumbai cabbies. Wearelucky is the project of a mysterious man who recently came into "more money than he'll ever need," and instead of blowing it on a Virgin Galactic spaceflight has decided to pass it along to strangers. He signs email simply "X" and his generosity comes with a deceptively simple catch: with the money, they have to do something good. They also have to pose for his camera. "I didn't just want to share the money" he says. "I wanted to share the responsibility that came with it. I would take a few photos, ask a few questions and build a gallery of Lucky people and stories." We've collected some of our favorite images above and the mystery man talked with us about "maximizing smiles" and why so many of his lucky people are plucked from bar stools.

GOOD: The site leaves the visitor with a lot of unanswered questions about you. Do you want to remain anonymous? What can you tell us about yourself?

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