In 2007, the explosive growth of online social networks seems poised to drive a similar upheaval in the world of philanthropy.
A flood of new ventures — like Bill Clinton’s MyCommitment.org and Dollars for Darfur, an initiative by two high-school students — aim to use Web-based communities to raise money for charitable causes.
Check out this NYTimes articles that examines the impact that some online ventures have had on charitable causes. In particular, three organizations are described in some detail: MyCommitment.org, Dollars for Darfur, and SaveDarfur.org. If you are up for it, here’s a related article in the same issue of NYTimes: In the Fund-Raising Game, Blogs Cut Both Ways