Startup equity for charity foundation gets charitable status

A foundation that aims to help start-ups support charities and those in need has achieved approval as a charitable foundation.The Upside Foundation of Canada's goal is to “Share the Upside” by encouraging startups

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Facebook boosts fundraising campaigns: study

Most people use Facebook to share cute pictures of their pets or complain about the weather, but it's becoming a more popular fundraising platform as well, according to one study.Peer-to-peer campaigns, or crowdfunding

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Equity for charity proposed by new Upside Foundation

Startup firms may not have a dollar to their names, but that shouldn't prevent them from giving to charity, according to a new foundation. The Upside Foundation launched today at the Canadian Innovation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Vancouver mobile game startup gives back to community

Vancouver gaming startup Pepperdev Studios is using the power of crowdfunding to raise funds for a local hospital. The studio launched the fund raiser following the lunach of its first title: Hungry Fins.After

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Tax season scams and how to avoid them

You may not want to think about your taxes until the last moment, but online scammers are already plotting to separate you from your tax refund and your identity. Scams for the 2011

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

How to avoid Japan-related online scams

It's been one week since Japan was hit by the twin disasters of a powerful earthquake rating 8.9 on the Richter scale and a tsunami that washed away entire villages. As concerns continue

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 18th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Online scammers hijack Japan donation efforts

Criminals have jumped on Japan's twin earthquake and tsunami disasters at record speed, security experts said today.Scams range from links to fake anti-virus downloads and phony donation sites to classic online swindles that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

ZipGive turns text messages into charitable donations

An earthquake in Haiti, a flood in Pakistan and other major global disasters require an extensive and rapid response from organizaitons such as the Red Cross, who must in turn look to donors

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Biker embarks on social media-driven trek across Canada

Thanks to Olivier Kerebel, I'll never think of the French as pinky-pointed tea-sipping, croissant-nibbling wimps again. Instead, I'll think of Olivier's epic thigh-busting bike ride across Canada that he's recently launch from Toronto's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Top designers, illustrators join forces to help Haiti

Ben O'Brien -- aka Ben The Illustrator -- and design blog Thunder Chunky have come together to create The Renmen Project, which will sell artwork from leading illustrators and designers to raise money

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 5th, 2010 Digital Arts Staff

Twitterers in 180 global cities unite to raise $500,000 for clean water

See related story and video: E-giving explosion: For many Canadians charity begins online The micro-blogging tool Twitter is often viewed as a one-way broadcasting tool for PR flaks to post press releases and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 9th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

E-giving explosion – For many Canadians charity begins online

Canada may have been the first industrialized country to reject funding a drug that treats the severest form of the most common type of vision loss in the developed world, were it not

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Bill Gates: from gangly geek to industry luminary

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates formally entered the computer business in 1975 as a gangly geek and later this month will semi-exit as an industry luminary leaving behind a billion-dollar juggernaut and a legacy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2008 John Fontana