Some exciting stuff!

There are some exciting things happening in moolta.

We’re about to present a new discovery tool for the activities you can do to support causes you care about.

We are working with hundreds of service providers and charities, and by connecting them to our amazing users, we offer a huge variety of activities – from skydiving for breast cancer to volunteering at a zoo.

Image In order to present you with the best results possible that will match your interests, skills and the things that you care about, we crafted a nifty algorithm that takes all of the above into consideration and shoots out a beautiful list of activities you can do right now for the most noble causes on earth.

And… You can even start a fundraiser for those activities in the same way you could create challenges.

Now that’s innovation!

Check out the new tool at Moolta.com

 

Turning Gaming Into Giving

Moolta and others bring gaming to charitable giving

Finally, it’s fun to give. In the past, supporting your favorite charity meant volunteering your money, services or other resources. Today, you can do some of your favorite activities to support cause you like.

As you know, moolta allows you to raise money for charity while pushing your limits of challenges and fun. From eating challenges to athletic challenges, and everything in between, the crazier you get the more money you can raise for charity! Others have found entertaining ways to support their causes through entertainment as well.

 

Free rice tests your trivia skills for charity!

Free Rice 2.0

Freerice.com is perfect for those who enjoy testing their wits with a good game of trivia. The object of the game is to answer as many questions as you can. For each question that you answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to hungry people for free. You can answer as many questions as you want as well so there is no limit to how much you can give. Free Rice even lets you pick what subject matter you want including Humanities, English, Math, Chemistry, Language Learning, Geography, Sciences and even SAT Test Preparation. You can come to donate or you can come to learn, but whether you like it or not you’re going to leave having done both. The website even has a leaderboard to track who has donated the most rice, and currently the leading contributor has 61,290,000 grains of rice donated.

 

Zynga sold special charitable products on Farmville

Zynga

Game developer, Zynga, raised $1.5 million for Haiti relief efforts following the devastating earthquake. Through their popular games, Farmville and Mafia Wars, they sold special, limited time products that benefited their charitable efforts. Game users worldwide were able to conduct their normal gaming procedures while being able to lend a helping hand to those in need in Haiti.

Playmob is another company that focuses solely on this type of charitable giving. Their product, GiverBoard, is used to raise charitable funds in games like The Sims Social.

 

Other websites do not directly raise money for charities, but still manage to include gaming in raising awareness for good causes.

 

Reality Drop is an activists tool that help spread the truth about global warming while making it game-like.

Reality Drop

Al Gore continues his efforts to raise awareness for global warming through this new online gamification effort. Reality Drop provides you the tools you need to “reveal the denial and deception around climate change, spread the truth, and clear the way toward real solutions.” The website not only provides you info to share with others about global warming, but it tracks how many times and what information you share.

 

Gaming has played a huge impact on our lives and now it’s time to make sure it has an impact on other peoples lives as well. Get started today, entertain yourself to support a charity. Get on moolta and start a challenge, raise money for something you care about. Get out there and make a difference while having fun!

Top 10 Most Bizarre Charities

Give a homeless man on the street corner or take them out to lunch, congratulations, you’re a philanthropist. Eating finger-food with toes, congratulations, you’re bizarre. If you hold a public “Eating finger-food with your feet” contest where the box office profit goes towards feeding homeless people, you’re a little bit odd. Continue reading

Ultra Music Festival’s “WTF!?!?” Moments According to Moolta

These are some of our favorite “WTF!?” moments from Ultra Music Festival in Miami that weren’t challenges but DEFINITELY should have been

The “Crowd-surfing Bubble Boy” Challenge

DJ Diplo ignited the audience when he entered a plastic ball and rolled around on top of the audience

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College Students raise money and awareness for charities

Fraternities and Sororities around the country take part in charitable philanthropies

Members of the Sigma Nu fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority collect canned goods for a food drive.

Everybody knows the common fraternity stereotypes… lots of drinking, lots of partying, and lots of tools. While we can’t disagree with any of these and fraternity brothers probably wouldn’t either, we should all agree that members of fraternities and sororities Continue reading

Ideas for Creative Challenges

The challenge to get on stage at a concert dressed in a chicken costume.

The challenge to get on stage at a concert dressed in a chicken costume.


            Everybody has a little bit of challenge in them. If you don’t think that you do, then you just don’t know it yet. It’s human nature to push yourself to do challenging things. If you haven’t found anything that stirs your interest, then we are here to help you come up with some awesome challenge ideas!

            Every day, we read tons of feedback from our fans and a common theme seems to be that they can’t think of interesting things to do. This happens for several reasons, one being the location of the moolta user.

Jane from Iowa writes to us:

“I see all of these awesome challenges on moolta, like the dress like a chicken and get on stage at a concert challenge, and I want to do things like this but I’m from a small farm town and we don’t have those kinds of things here! HELP ME COME UP WITH CHALLENGES TO DO!!!”

Well Jane, we appreciate your spirit and willingness to do challenges and here is the main piece of advice we have to offer for you in your current situation:

  • Take advantage of your surroundings! You’re from a farm town; so do farm related challenges. If you have horses, try jousting your friends with water balloons instead of swords. If you have cows, try drinking straight from their utters. If you have pigs, try eating their food with them (with no hands of course). You see Jane, there are challenges everywhere, you just have to adapt to your surroundings. We are looking forward to your next challenge.

Other users have trouble finding the right range of difficulty for their challenges.

            Matt from Florida writes to us:

“As much as I love watching some of the crazier challenges you guys have on moolta, no matter how much money I could make I wouldn’t be insane enough to do them. You guys should give users easier challenges.”

Thanks for the advice Matt! At moolta we don’t believe that you have to be crazy to complete cool challenges… there are challenges of all kinds for any type of person.  Try doing the following:

  • Check out the idea generator on our create a challenge page (the link is at the top right of our moolta dashboard. The generator is filled with challenges of all difficulty levels. If you still can’t find anything that you like then be creative. If you like music, try playing your favorite song on the piano… using your feet! If you like sports, try to make a bunch of trick basketball shots. Challenges don’t have to be difficult or dangerous, they just have to appeal to a certain audience. Do what you like to do and make it interesting.

The main point is that there is no reason to struggle with challenge ideas. Challenges can be ANYTHING! Easy or hard, dangerous or delightful… As long as you appreciate it, others will too. So go get out there and make challenges! Don’t let anything stop you.