Laura Oppenheimer
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Music for Relief is a Linkin Park-founded Ning Network devoted specifically to raising funds for disaster relief and mitigation. Its members include artists, music industry professionals and fans who work together to create positive change. After learning of the Haitian earthquake, Music for Relief quickly mobilized to help. What they did was create an exclusive compilation of previously un-released music by artists including Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band, The All-American Rejects, Enrique Iglesias and Lupe Fiasco, and put it up on a splash page that all visitors see before accessing the Ning Network, with a request to donate money to relief efforts.

The results? More than $100,000 has been raised for Haiti relief efforts. The widget that includes the songs has been embedded 31,000 times. And what’s really amazing is that it’s free to download the compilation — and yet the average donation is just over $16. To learn more, download the compilation and donate to support ongoing relief efforts, head to Music for Relief.