March 12, 2015

New Website Lets Users Give Away Corporations' Money

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Giving away money can be fun — especially when it’s somebody else’s.

That’s the premise behind Viewers to Volunteers, a new website that lets users help direct how corporations spend their charitable dollars.

Launched this week by EcoMedia, the platform is an assemblage of uplifting videos, articles, and other content — all of it underwritten by corporate advertisers — and a complementary mechanism for giving. Staring next month, users will be able earn points by engaging with the content: watching a video and sharing it with friends, for example. They can then “spend” their points by directing a participating corporation to make a charitable donation to a specific nonprofit.

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