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Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Win a Charity Auction and Get Your Favorite Celebrity to Follow You on Twitter

It’s being called TwitRelief, and for some reason, it’s being panned right now on Twitter. Celebrities from the UK are auctioning off some serious Twitter action for the winners of their Comic Relief Charity, running March 10th to 20th. However, there seems to be some backlash on Twitter, mainly against the prize of a follow, mention and retweet for the auction’s winner.
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Meets Fake Mayor Rahm Emanuel

He has been delighting Chicago Twitterati with his foul-mouthed parody of their now-Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and now he’ll be helping young Chicago students hone their own creative writing skills. He’s Dan Sinker, and he is the man behind the @MayorEmanuel parody Twitter account that has garnered international attention in these past few weeks. And now, after meeting the man he had been poking some light fun of for so long, he’s come away with a boat load of interviews, profiles and over $10,000 for charity.
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Justin Bieber Tweets Charitable Birthday Plans, Raises $30,000 in Two Days

If you’ve ever doubted the power of influence that Justin Bieber has over people, doubt no more. This kind-hearted young crooner announced Monday on Twitter that he doesn’t want any gifts for his 17th birthday this year – instead, he asked his 7.7 million Twitter followers to donate $17 each to his Charity:Water campaign. And he’s gotten a torrential outpour of response.
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With Tweet And Give, Every Tweet Gets Your Charity a Donation

Social media is opening up new avenues to make giving to charity easy, fun and accessible. I love hearing about ways that charities can gain exposure and raise funds through social media, so I am excited to share a new Twitter-based charity app, Tweet And Give.
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Celebrity Social Media Deaths: Would You Pay to Bring Lady Gaga Back?

Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Usher, Serena Williams and Ryan Seacrest are going to die – or so the media buzz goes. In a high-profile charity campaign, these and other celebrities have pledged to log-off Twitter and other social media platforms to raise $1 million for Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity. They’re asking you to buy their lives back, and in turn buy life for the millions of children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

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How Celebrities Could Raise Lots Of Money For Charity Using Twitter

I was reading with interest Tim Ferriss’ ‘ethical bribe’ idea to raise money for charity using a system he calls Tweet to Beat.

Essentially, for every new follower Ferris gets on Twitter over the next fortnight, he will donate $1 of his own money to, with an anonymous supporter adding another $2 for a total of $3. Ferriss hopes to recruit 50,000 new followers (although he’s open to extending that number at a later date) and hopes to raise a minimum of $150,000. There are some great prizes to be won, too.

It’s a neat idea. Ferriss is often ahead of the curve when it comes to spotting opportunities in new markets and I wonder if he’s on to something here that could potentially get very big indeed. However, perhaps it could be better realised by applying his idea the other way around.

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