The Internet is filled with cat pictures. But what about pictures made by cats? At a Los Angeles animal shelter, cats are using an iPad app to create art (as they chase a mouse on the screen a painting is created). Not only are the cats engaged and entertained, but their artwork has proven to be a great fundraising tool for the shelter who has turned the feline-created masterpieces into a series of blank greeting cards.
It’s no secret that 1) people like to pay with credit cards and 2) people spend a lot of time online. The Salvation Army has smartly taken these things into consideration when deciding to go digital with their 2011 Red Kettle campaign. This holiday season, volunteers in select cities will be accepting credit card donations through Square, a popular new mobile payment system. They’ve also launched iKettle, an online fundraising tool.