One of my first blog posts focused on Philanthroper, an online donation site that mirrors crowd-funding. The site rotated beneficiary charities daily, and operated under the the idea that if everyone gives a little, the impact on the charity would be enormous. I participated, donated, and watched hundreds of dollars support great causes each day.
But, without corporate backing or a buyer for the company, Philanthroper will close the site down within the next month. Interested supporters of Philanthroper can still use similar sites like Groupon Grassroots.