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Dollar a Day: ethical spread betting

There are over 1.5 million charities in the US alone. We're bombarded by new campaigns and donation requests, both via Facebook and in the street – but it's hard to know who to give to. Dollar a Day lets people “spread their bets”, donating one dollar daily to a range of non-profits.

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The charity sector is growing constantly – in the US, the number of charities has increased by 50% over the last decade. [1] And with so much competition, it can be hard to know where to focus your money. But Perry Chen, the founder of Kickstarter, has created a new platform that provides a solution to this problem. Dollar a Day is a service that lets people “spread their bets” by donating one dollar every day to a huge number of different non-profits.

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