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Entries Tagged as 'Charities'

Chocolates That Help The Homeless

January 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Charities, Non profit

Luxury chocolates are about indulgence. They give us little moments of excess in which we allow ourselves a brief bite of lavishness in an otherwise sensible and responsible day.

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Join Football Legends At The David Beckham Academy

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Competitions, Events, Fundraising

Here’s a winning idea: a fund-raising football tournament.  Sue Ryder Care (the UK based healthcare charity) seeks lovely companies to participate. Anyone can play.  All you need is a five-a-side team with the fitness and skill desire to challenge ex-Premiership legends for the Sue Ryder Cup.

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Hello Beautiful World!

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Fundraising, Lovely People, Small Companies

Beautiful World is a London-based agency for charities, non-profits and ‘any organization that does the world some good’. The three founding partners of the company each bring their speciality to the mix giving clients a neat blend of strategy, creative and data. Where traditional agencies might be all about old-school print media, these guys are [...]

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Show Your Lovebox

July 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Charities, Fundraising

“What’s that?” I hear you cry. I’m glad you asked. It’s a Lovebox: the digital equivalent of a charity wristband, spreading charitability (and a warm, fuzzy feeling) all over the internet. Lovebox.org.uk is a new venture, developed to promote charities via online social networks. Lovebox allows people to show their support for different charities each [...]

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TED Talk: Tackling poverty with patient capitalism

May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Lovely People, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy

Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund and author of The Blue Sweater, shares stories of how “patient capital” can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services – and dignity – to the world’s poorest.

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TED 2009: First Talks Emerge

February 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Happiness, Lovely People, Non profit, Philanthropy

Last week was TED week in Long Beach, California. The conference (which we’ve written about before) gives the stage to some of the most fascinating people from around the world to talk for twenty minutes about any topic close to their heart. The talks are then published online, free for all to watch. The first [...]

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Twitterers Organise Twestival – Tonight!

February 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Fundraising

Tonight something extraordinary is happening right around the world. In 200 cities across the globe, people will be getting together to raise money for charity. The event is called Twestival and has been organised almost entirely using Twitter. The event organisers reckon they could raise $1m for charity:water which will help bring clean, safe drinking [...]

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Everyclick Raises The ‘Charity Christmas Cards’ Bar

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Charities, Environment, Fundraising

Rumour has it that sometimes when you buy charity Christmas cards, the charity can sometimes receive as little as 4% of the sale price. Earlier in the week we wrote about Touchnote who are running an offer that gives 100% of the proceeds from Christmas card sales to one of four charities. Yesterday, the folks [...]

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Touchnote.com: 100% of Sales to Charity

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Charities, Fundraising, Small Companies, Sustainability

Touchnote.com is a digital printing company founded to help people become better friends. They make it easy to send cards, made from FSC certified card and featuring your own photos, to your friends and family. They got in touch with us recently to tell us about the charity offer they are promoting. If you buy [...]

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Unicef Auctions Ewan McGregor’s Motorbike

December 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Charities, Fundraising

“Hello, I’m Ewan McGregor, a UNICEF Ambassador, and I’m donating my Moto Guzzi motorcycle to UNICEF for auction on eBay. It’s the first of its kind in this colour and one of my favourite bikes. I collected this bike from the Moto Guzzi factory in Italy and rode it back to London. I’ve loved riding [...]

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