Will Ferrell And Snoop Dogg Raised More Than $200,000 For Their Charities And Did It In Less Than 24-Hours | Exploring Markets

Will Ferrell And Snoop Dogg Raised More Than $200,000 For Their Charities And Did It In Less Than 24-Hours

This is a milestone for just about everything related to fundraising and crowdsourcing.

It also shows the absolute power of the web and the emergence of raising money online.

Yesterday, Will Ferrell posted this to Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook:



Within 24-hours he had had raised more than $200,000 for his charity, Cancer For College. Take a look:



Hours later, Snoop Dogg opened up fundraiser for the non-profit Youth Football League he runs. He's nearly getting donations by the minute: 



As mentioned, this is a huge milestone for crowdfunding and fundraising. The web makes it easier and quick than ever before. It also has total virality potential, so campaigns can eventually spread across the globe over the Internet in a matter of seconds if enough people find it interesting and worthwhile.