When you look at Facebook there is no denying that its primary purpose is connecting people, bringing together friends, families, and even people you just met. Facebook does a great job of this “connecting”, but it seems that the new Facebook (possibly due to its recent expansion and recognition by corporations) has become a new form of advertising mecca for companies, celebrities, events, and pages alike. Even positive causes and fundraising events seem to have loss their merit and merely become additions to a persons profile that really serve no purpose or even accomplish anything positive to the cause.
So what is one to do when they want to support a cause or charity via web 2.0 or just learn more about in an online community? Well I will respond to that question with another question, what does one do if he or she is looking for the above question and has even thought of starting their own cause or charity? The answer to both questions is Crowdrise. “Whether you’re running a marathon, volunteering, or have causes that you care deeply about, create your own Fundraising Pages on Crowdrise and choose from over a million charities to raise money for”. Besides the backing of eco-hero Edward Norton, Crowdrise is a genuine solution to getting more involved in the issues of today.
I’m not sure what I am going to use this for, but I will find something I think its a great idea. Even Will Ferrel has got in on it! So I encourage to atleast check it out, try and find a cause, or pass on the idea.
** on a side note, bare with me for all the changes happening to the site, it’s going to come back better than ever!
Keep it Green,