Archive for October, 2013

The Wall Street Journal

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Before signing up with the site, a woman with Parkinson’s disease tried to raise money for research the old-fashioned way — by talking to friends, says Alexander Blass, the founder of Reality Charity. The result: $100 in donations for a 2006 walk in New York City. The following year, she posted an appeal on Reality Charity — and raised $1,650 from 25 people. Much of the money came from people she knew but hadn’t seen in 20 years, according to a posting on the site’s Donor Wall.

MSNBC.COM / TODAY

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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“Donors from around the world can browse listings by type or location, search by keyword or click on a direct link passed along by a relative or friend. They can respond with a credit card or eBay Inc.’s PayPal payment service, with any transaction fees deducted and disclosed. ‘We feel that by offering a central place where people in need and potential donors can meet each other…”

The Independent

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Alexander Blass returned to his native USA wanting to do well while at the same time creating something of value to society and has since garnered numerous awards for founding RealityCharity, a global online charitable giving and philanthropy community, dubbed by the US press “the eBay of giving”.

San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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“Silicon Valley hasn’t always been known for its largesse. Sharing the wealth with the less fortunate usually means issuing more stock options to employees. And the Web 2.0 generation, with its YouTube and Twitter mania, has gotten a particularly bad rap for self-obsession and indulgence. But social activism is rising among entrepreneurs who are using ambition, creativity and daring to fuse their personal values and career goals.”

Innovator of the Year Magazine

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Featured in the magazine’s cover story, Alexander Blass is honored with the prestigious Top Innovator of the Year Award for “revolutionizing charitable giving,” beating out hundreds of CEOs, scientists, and other distinguished individuals in a variety of fields, many years his senior.

The Sun

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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“[Blass] has created a donating platform for those who needs are all but overshadowed by harrowing tragedies that make headlines.”