Google Glass could make philanthropy more transparent and bring donors closer to the cause.

As part of a new effort to see how technology can impact real-world problems, Google has given five nonprofits their Glass devices to see how they can amplify the work they are already doing. The World Wildlife Fund, Samasource, GiveDirectly, DoSomething!, and charity: water will be the first organizations to take part in the “Giving through Glass” initiative.

The hope is that the technology provided by Google will allow more complicated problems to be tackled, and for those issues the nonprofits are already taking care of, the hope is that it will be possible to do the same work with a lot less effort. From poverty alleviation in Kenya to rallying youth to support important causes, all of the groups aim to make Glass a part of their daily work.

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