Charity Bribes

A new concept in charity fundraising: philanthropic extortion.

Charity Bribes is a platform that allows anyone to create a bribe to get a celebrity to do something awesome in support of a charity, like "Bribe Morgan Freeman to spend an afternoon narrating user-submitted animal videos to support The Humane Society." People pledge money to that bribe and, if the celebrity takes the bribe and does it, the money goes to the charity indicated. Our first success––and first bribe––was to get Larry David to join Twitter. He joined and posted his first tweet after fans had pledged over $10,000 to support the NRDC. A bribe amount even a curmudgeon like Larry couldn't turn down.


Stats & Notes

Millions of impressions.
Over $10k raised for the NRDC.
We actually got Larry David to join Twitter.

Created in collaboration with
William Burks Spencer

Illustrations by Rachel Frederick

Press & Criticism

Washington Post Larry David joins Twitter for charity, his assistant confirms

PSFK Raise money for charity by bribing celebs

CNET Larry David bows to the will of the Internet

NPQ Succeeds with Larry David in First Attempt

MNN Larry David joins Twitter for charity

Philanthropy Today Fundraising Web Site Gets Larry David to Tweet for Charity

The Daily Dot Larry David joins Twitter, Charity Bribes rejoices

MSN Site is trying to 'bribe' Larry David to get him on Twitter

Mental Floss 12 Attempts to Bribe Celebrities for Worthy Causes

After Ellen Celebrity bribes

Non Profit Quarterly Seeks to Harness the Power of Celebrity in Unique Fashion

ABC Larry David on Twitter? Bill Clinton Doing the Hokey Pokey? Check Out

Business Insider 12 Attempts to Bribe Celebrities for Worthy Causes

The Independent Charity: How to make celebrities do what you want

Boston Herald Larry David might be heading to Twitter for charity

All Twitter Website Guilts Celebrities Into Participating On Twitter

The Chronicle of Philantrophy ‘Charity Bribes’ Site Hopes to Lure Donations Through Stunts by Celebrities

Kansas City Star Stargazing

Videogum Afternoon links

EW Larry David on Twitter? Open up your checkbooks

Huffington Post Larry David Twitter: Charity Bribes Website Raises Money To Get The 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Star On Twitter

Vulture Website Tries to Get Larry David to Join Twitter

LA Times Charity Bribes puts Larry David in awkward position for a cause

USA Bribe a celebrity for good

DailyDot Twitter would be better with Larry David

CNET Charity Bribes: Coerce celebs for a good cause

Buzzfeed Trolling celebrities with charity