16 Ways the Internet Supercharged Viral Philanthropy

13-11-28 Viral PhilanthropyReposted from Mashable, by Matt Petronzio

The Internet has undoubtedly transformed the way we support great causes. For years, non-profits and individuals alike have flocked to social media to spread awareness, bolstering viral philanthropy through crowdfunding sites such as Indiegogo, Fundly, GoFundMe and others.

A handful of campaigns stand out in recent memory: Funding a vacation that turned into retirement for bullied bus monitor Karen Huff Klein; the collaboration between Humans of New York and Tumblr for Hurricane Sandy relief; and, most recently, support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing across various platforms.

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