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Digital gaming to fundraise for or benefit charities and nonprofits.
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Rhygos Gaming | Gamers Fighting Cancer

Rhygos Gaming | Gamers Fighting Cancer | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Rhygos (Dean Michael) is a dedicated Gamer with Incurable Cancer! Fundraising for Gamers Fighting...
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Aims to raise at least £500/€500 each month, and has raised over €7,250 raised so far.

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Candy Crush-style game helps scientists fight tree disease

The Sainsbury Laboratory has turned genome research into a game called Fraxinus, which could help find a cure for the Chalara ash dieback disease.
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Good competitive Facebook game at www.tsl.ac.uk: "Users with the nearest match get to ‘claim’ that pattern, but it can be stolen by others with a better sequence."

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Farmville-like game raises money for Hurricane Sandy victims

Farmville-like game raises money for Hurricane Sandy victims | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Repair The Rockaways is a new platform that gamifies the donation process to charities rebuilding communities in the affected area.
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The project has raised over $3,500 for charity in its first few weeks.

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Zynga Teams with Toys For Tots to Give the Gift of Play

Zynga Teams with Toys For Tots to Give the Gift of Play | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it

Zynga's first Christmas fundraising campaign lets players make in-game donations to Toys for Tots, the US nonrprofit.

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How to Game for 24 Hours Straight and Raise Money for Sick Kids

How to Game for 24 Hours Straight and Raise Money for Sick Kids | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Gamers are pledging 24 hours of their time this weekend to play to support Extra Life, a charity that helps children in hospitals.
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72-Hour 'Zelda' Marathon Raises Money for Sick Kids

72-Hour 'Zelda' Marathon Raises Money for Sick Kids | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Two teams are going head-to-head in a race to finish 6 "Legend of Zelda" games in 72 hours for charity.
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WeTopia Brings Social Good to Facebook Gaming

WeTopia Brings Social Good to Facebook Gaming | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
WeTopia takes popular social gaming fundamentals proven enormously successful on Facebook and introduces an element of philanthropy to help users game for good. The company has also donated 50% of its profits to charities for children.
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I featured this in January 2012 but here is an update from Mashable.com.
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Have Online Games Become The Latest Philanthropic Channel For Brands? @PSFK

Have Online Games Become The Latest Philanthropic Channel For Brands? @PSFK | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it

Online games are the latest philanthropic outlet according to a recent article by Adweek, which looks at how social gaming can not only boost charitable causes but also improve a brand’s reputations.


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Milo's Warm-Up World

Milo's Warm-Up World | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Sport Relief 2012. Opportunity to be part of the UK’s biggest year of sport and change lives. Dates 23rd-25th March 2012. Get involved now.

 

Sport Relief is promoting its event with a game for children, and an area for adults. So, no direct fundraising involved, but promoting a fundraising event with a game.

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Extra Life - 24 hour video game marathon

Extra Life - 24 hour video game marathon | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it

Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

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Guess2Give | Online Charity Fundraising | Sweepstakes for Charity

Guess2Give | Online Charity Fundraising | Sweepstakes for Charity | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Guess2Give is an online sweepstake raising money for charity. If you take part in an event, challenge your friends to guess the result, and win a cash prize.

 

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» Social Gaming for Charity : Hospitopia

» Social Gaming for Charity : Hospitopia | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Hospitopia, the hospital social game soon to be launched by CausePlay, LLC and benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, allows the end user to...
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Facebook game enables real-world social good

Facebook game enables real-world social good | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
WeTopia is a new social game that enables players to directly fund initiatives that improve the lives of children.
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Spin For Good in charitable social gaming drive

Spin For Good in charitable social gaming drive | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
New not-for-profit company Spin For Good has launched a new website where donors can play social games and win money for the company’s charity partners.
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Minecraft gamers raise funds for Save the Children

Minecraft gamers raise funds for Save the Children | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Video gamer Athene is using popular online game Minecraft to raise funds for Save the Children through his Gaming for Good initiative. The campaign aims to raise more than $6 million for the charity.
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Minecraft gamers are aiming to raise over $6 million for Save the Children.

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72-Hour Gaming Marathon Needs Your Help to Build a School

72-Hour Gaming Marathon Needs Your Help to Build a School | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Watch 72 hours of apocalyptic games and help build a school by donating to charity.
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Gametoaid.org aim to raise $8,500 for Free The Children to build a schoolhouse. For every $5 donated palyers are entered into a raffle to win copies of games and a new Nintendo Wii-U.

Gametoaid.org are also promoting the campaign with a referral programme. Every referred player who donates $10 results in one more raffle ticket for the referrer.

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72-Hour 'Mario' Marathon Will Put Wiis in Hospitals

72-Hour 'Mario' Marathon Will Put Wiis in Hospitals | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
A group of friends from the U.K. is raising money for the Starlight Foundation by playing Mario for 72 consecutive hours.
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5 Fun Games With a Higher Purpose

5 Fun Games With a Higher Purpose | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it

Mashable selects five online games that promote giving or supporting a charity.

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In mobile game, virtual points earned help battle real-world deforestation

In mobile game, virtual points earned help battle real-world deforestation | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
California-based XEOPlay's Tilt World mobile game aims to have a beneficial effect in the battle against deforestation, with player points translating into seeds and trees to aid with reforestation efforts in Madagascar.
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From Angry Birds to Draw Something: how gamification can work for you

From Angry Birds to Draw Something: how gamification can work for you | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Forget Draw Something or Angry Birds, gamification is about engaging your supporters effectively, argues Charlotte Beckett from The Good Agency...
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How to Pay for College by Playing Games

How to Pay for College by Playing Games | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it

College students can now turn hours spent on social games into tuition grants, thanks to recently launched startup Grantoo. Before they begin playing, students designate between 10% and 100% of their potential winnings to any charity of their choice.

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Gamasutra - News - Child's Play charity raises record $3.5M in 2011

Gamasutra - News - Child's Play charity raises record $3.5M in 2011 | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it
Thanks in part to donations from throughout the game industry, the Penny Arcade-led Child's Play charity brought in $3,512,345 in 2011, all of which will go toward providing toys and games to hospitalized children around the world.
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Global Giving Turns Evaluating Aid Into A Game

Global Giving Turns Evaluating Aid Into A Game | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it

Using analytics to figure out whether development programs are working is an important new quest. The online giving organization is paying locals to collect simple stories about the impact of aid, to see if the dollars are adding up to anything.

 

[An interesting application of gaming techniques ... "Gamification" for Good.]


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GamesThatGive

GamesThatGive | Social gaming 4 good | Scoop.it

Combine gaming and charitable giving to acquire and engage your fans.

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Snoball encourages social giving based on an event or action

Snoball are hoping their social giving service will have a snowball effect and help raise funds. It's mobile, social, gaming and microdonations all rolled into one.

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