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Budge

Knowing they needed to come up with a fresh way to get people to donate to charities, the creators of Budge decided to make a game out of it. Challenge your friends to any game -- chess, a run, a skateboarding competition -- and play. If you lose, you donate a small amount to a pre-selected charity.

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Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.