Another reason celebrities love the Internet: they can raise money without even attending a fundraiser.
The power of celebrities to push issues looks to be even more prominent as we enter a new decade, with the latest example being Alyssa Milano's miraculous success raising money for international supergroup charity: water. Her online fundraiser received over 1,400 donations totaling over $92,000.
On December 9, Milano wrote on HuffPost Impact about giving up her 37th birthday, asking people to donate to her online fundraiser instead of giving her a present.
According to charity: water, that $92,568 will provide clean drinking water to 4,628 people in over 18 communities.
Instead of attending $500-per-seat black tie events, prominent figures can bring their message to the masses and make a huge impact through the compilation of small donations.
You can create your own fundraising page through charity: water at mycharitywater.org.