Monday, January 21, 2008

Kevin Bacon Turns Six Degrees into a Charity

In researching the start of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game for my new weekly installment One Degree, I found out that the actor, who had previously been embarrassed of this college parlor game, fully embraced it last year by using it to promote, an outgrowth of charitable clearinghouse Network for Good.

At, you can not only see what charities your favorite celebrities support, you can create a badge widget like the one at right (which I will keep up till the end of January) to promote any charity registered with Network for Good and embed it on your website.

In fact, between now December 13, 2007 and January 31, 2008, the eight individuals who have the most unique donors to their cause will receive an additional $50,000 for their charity and the 100 non-profits with the greatest number of total donations will get an extra $1000. Half of the top 10 badges promote animal-based charities while only three are for diseases or disabilities.

To learn more about SixDegrees, see this video:

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