PLATFORM: IPAD

Kiva

http://www.kiva.org

Kiva is the world's first and largest crowdfunding platform for social good. Kiva is a nonprofit organization that aims to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty and expand economic opportunity. Since 2005, Kiva and their growing global community of 950,000 lenders have crowdfunded more than $450 million in microloans to over 1 million entrepreneurs in 65 countries, with a 98.9% repayment rate. Visitors can browse the website to see profiles and stories of borrowers seeking loans for school tuitions and supplies, expanding their business, access to clean/green energy products and more. You can choose someone to lend $25 or more to and when your loan is repaid you can relend to another person or withdraw you money from the system.

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Micro Loans, Kiva, Crowdfunding, Lend, Loan

Ushahidi

http://ushahidi.com

We are a non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. We build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories.

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Ushahidi, Information

The Poetry Foundation

http://www.poetryfoundation.org

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

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Poetry Foundation, Poetry, Magazine, Literary

Population Media Center

http://www.populationmedia.org

Population Media Center works worldwide using entertainment-education for social change. PMC’s programs encourage positive behavior change among the audience.

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Population Media Center, Media, Positive

Evernote

http://www.evernote.com

Our goal at Evernote is to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done. From saving thoughts and ideas to preserving experiences to working efficiently with others, Evernote’s collection of apps make it easy to stay organized and productive.

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Productivity, Evernote, Tasks, Communication, Organization

Donors Choose

http://www.donorschoose.org

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.

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Donor Choose, Students, Teachers, School Supplies, Public School

The Humane Society of the United States

http://www.humanesociety.org

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. We help animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics.

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The Humane Society Of The United States, Animals & Wildlife, Animal Protection, Rescue

Diigo

http://www.diigo.com

If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

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Productivity, Diigo, Research, Knowledge-sharing

InfiniScroll

http://www.curioushat.com/infiniscroll

InfiniScroll is the open-ended storytelling tool for curious minds. The app breaks the rules of linear storytelling by creating a never ending magical visual exploration of the wonderful drawings by Francesco Chiacchio. 

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InfiniScroll, App, Book, Picture Book, Read, Literacy, Children, Kids, Story, Stories, Imagination

Environmental Defense Fund

http://www.edf.org

Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.
 

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Environmental Defense Fund, Nature

Al!ve (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement)

http://www.volunteeralive.org

AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement. AL!VE is the essential professional resource and advocate for those who engage, motivate, and celebrate volunteers and their vital contributions to our society.

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AL!VE, Volunteer Management, Professional Development, Resource, Volunteers, Engagement

Water.org

http://water.org

Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector. Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.

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Water, Water-related Illness, Water.Org, Matt Damon

Shoeboxed

http://www.shoeboxed.com/about

Shoeboxed is the easiest way to digitize and organize your receipts, business cards, bills and other documents. With Shoeboxed, you can mail documents to us and we will scan and organize them into an online account for you. With Shoeboxed Mobile, you can snap pictures of receipts and business cards with your phone and email them in for processing to your account. The paid service and the free online software make organizing important paper documents easy, saving you time and money. 

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Productivity, Shoeboxed

The Energy Collective

http://theenergycollective.com

The Energy Collective is an independent, moderated community of professionals focused on the complex challenges of meeting the world's energy needs sustainably. Our members are our content contributors, and include leading scientists, activists, policy makers, executives and entrepreneurs.

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The Energy Collective, Professionals, Policy

Earth911

http://earth911.com

Earth911 is a privately owned, for-profit company that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the US. Our Earth911 Recycling Directory is the most accurate and comprehensive directory of its kind and contains recycling information for over 300 materials. We have collected over 1 million ways to recycle that people can search for to find their nearest recycling options and resources.

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Earth911, Recycling, Earth 911, Directory