July 2, 2014
Venture capitalist Tim Draper was the single winning bidder for a cache of bitcoins at a U.S. government auction, part of a larger pool of the virtual currency seized from the Silk Road website. Draper, the co-founder of investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, will work with startup Vaurum to help provide access to bitcoins in developing economies and use the about 30,000 bitcoins won in the auction as a source of liquidity, according to a...
July 2, 2014
The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers want “to transform the way the world learns.” The “Re-Imagine Learning” challenge includes networking opportunities, support and feedback for all applicants, and “10 star Players will be named Champions of learning through play and will receive cash prizes totaling $200,000.” This Changemakers Competition is a unique online, open-source-style...
June 17, 2014
A British Guiana One-Cent stamp could fetch $20 million at an auction, which would make it the most valuable artifact by weight in history. Billionaires are salivating. In 1856, if you were looking for a long-term investment, a British Guiana 1-Cent Magenta postage stamp would’ve been a pretty good buy. The last known stamp of this kind will go up for auction at Sotheby’s Tuesday, and experts say it will likely fetch around $20 million. Not only...
May 24, 2014
Serene Haven is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helpinghomeless veterans, one veteran at a time. Serene Haven offers permanenthousing for homeless veterans while traditional programs are transitional and only for twenty four (24) months. For more details: www.SaveVeteranHousing.com. Serene Haven, announced their first Annual Soccer Soiree hosted by the world famous LA Galaxy Soccer team and Global Private Funding,...
May 5, 2014
  By Guest Blogger: Page Snow,chief philanthropic officer at Foundation Source   There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the differences between donor-advised funds (DAFs) and private foundation (PFs). In comparing one with the other, it’s easy to reduce the analysis to a recitation of tax advantages, regulatory concerns, and giving limitations. But unlike other financial products, charitable giving vehicles...
April 9, 2014
M+R Benchmarks Study explains what’s going on in the world of online advocacy & fundraising Now in its eighth year, the M+R Benchmarks Study, cosponsored by NTEN, analyzes the data that matters most to nonprofit online programs. The goal of the Study is to set benchmarks that help nonprofits measure their online performance, track progress, and guide strategy with an eye toward more effective fundraising and advocacy. Here are 8 big trends...
March 10, 2014
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could return $179.2 billion in profits to taxpayers over the next 10 years if they continue operating under federal conservatorship, according to White House budget analysts. The U.S.-owned mortgage-finance companies, seized by regulators during the 2008 credit crisis, have returned to profitability as the housing market recovers. By the end of this month, they will have sent $202.9 billion back to...
March 10, 2014
Although the overall economy has been expanding slowly, the nonprofit sector is vibrant, according to a recent report in the New York Times. From 2001 to 2011, the Times reports that the number of nonprofits in the United States grew 25 percent, while the number of for-profit businesses rose by half a percent, quoting recent figures compiled by the Urban Institute. There are still four times as many businesses as nonprofits...
February 13, 2014
The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated U.S. methane emissions generally, as well as those from the natural gas industry specifically. Natural gas consists predominantly of methane. Even small leaks from the natural gas system are important because methane is a potent greenhouse gas—about 30 times more potent than...
February 6, 2014
The green movement has slowly but surely taken its place at the forefront of our collective consciousness. Climate change and sustainability are now popular topics of discussion. The average consumer is becoming more aware of their place in the global chain of manufacturing and consumption. That consumer awareness forces companies to do business nature's way. That means changing the way we develop materials, harness energy and process...


Off the Wires

July 2, 2014
Venture capitalist Tim Draper was the single winning bidder for a cache of bitcoins at a U.S. government auction, part of a larger pool of the...
June 17, 2014
A British Guiana One-Cent stamp could fetch $20 million at an auction, which would make it the most valuable artifact by weight in history....
March 10, 2014
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could return $179.2 billion in profits to taxpayers over the next 10 years if they continue operating...
February 1, 2014
Sitting in an operations center outside Washington, Josh Gearheart and his team have spent the last week tracing the digital footprints of Super...
January 23, 2014
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s Elon Musk said sales of electric Model S cars in China should match U.S. levels as early as next year, with demand...

Value Blog

July 2, 2014
The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers want “to transform the way the world learns.” The “Re-Imagine Learning”...
May 24, 2014
Serene Haven is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helpinghomeless veterans, one veteran at a time. Serene Haven offers permanenthousing...
May 5, 2014
  By Guest Blogger: Page Snow,chief philanthropic officer at Foundation Source   There’s been a lot of discussion recently...
April 9, 2014
M+R Benchmarks Study explains what’s going on in the world of online advocacy & fundraising Now in its eighth year, the M+R Benchmarks Study,...
March 10, 2014
Although the overall economy has been expanding slowly, the nonprofit sector is vibrant, according to a recent report in the New York Times...

Altruism Today

July 2, 2014
They’re fetching coffee for movie studio executives, or handling millions of dollars’ worth of rare art and antiques. Some are writing...
March 10, 2014
UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework The existing food system has failed...
March 6, 2014
The Pacific School of Religion, a multi-denominational Christian seminary with a long history of inspiring, training, and sustaining...
February 17, 2014
Funny video: Matt Damon & @BenAffleck pitch themeselves for their charities @Water & @EasternCongo http://bit.ly/1bavNXQ
February 1, 2014
If Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail because of Israel’s...

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