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World Malaria Day: Send a Net and Save a Life

April 25th, 2008

The first annual World Malaria Day is here.

As a survivor of the particularly nasty Falciparum strain of Malaria I am fully behind this very effective initiative from the UN Foundation:

The UN Foundation has generated great participation from supporters across the country for their Deliver the Net Game:

Corporate Foundation Giving hits $4.4 Billion in 2007 double the 1990 figure

April 24th, 2008

New York, NYApril 24, 2008. Giving by corporate foundations increased 6.6 percent in 2007 to an estimated $4.4 billion, according to Key Facts on Corporate Foundations, a new summary report released by the Foundation Center.

Dot-connector extraordinaire at Craigslist Foundation

April 22nd, 2008

VNN recently caught up with Darian Rodriguez Heyman; the Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the creators of the internationally popular social media community

One image, One moment - On the Road to the Beijing Olympics

April 17th, 2008

An online campaign has launched at proposing a solution to all the controversy surrounding the Beijing Olympics this summer. Amidst all the outcries for boycott and the resulting acrimony, businessman Steve Varon proposes a plausible solution.

Course on Poverty and Development Available on YouTube

April 16th, 2008’s course on poverty and development a 10-week course focused on understanding poverty and development taught by Joshua Cohen, director of Stanford’s Program on Global Justice, is now available through [Details] is the philanthropic arm of Google and the umbrella for its commitment to devote employee time and one percent of Google’s profits and equity toward philanthropy.

The Responsibility Project from Liberty Mutual

April 8th, 2008

It all began when they ran a TV commercial about people doing things for strangers. The response was overwhelming; with thousands of emails and letters from people all over the country thanking the Insurance company.

Philanthropy’s New Passing Gear: Mission-Related Investing

April 2nd, 2008

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has published a comprehensive, practical guide that translates the concepts, ideas and philosophy of Mission-Related Investing (MRI) into useable policies and practices for foundation trustees. The monograph adds significantly to a growing body of knowledge and practice areas.

Philanthrocapitalism: after the goldrush

March 31st, 2008

The application of business principles to the world of civil society and social change has fashion, wealth, power and celebrity behind it. But where is the evidence that “philanthrocapitalism” works, and are there better ways to achieve urgently needed global social progress? It’s time to end the hype and start the debate, says Michael Edwards

Swiss Islamic bank planned

March 30th, 2008

The continued boom in bank products compliant with Islam has spurred plans to set up a new financial institution in Switzerland based on the tenets of the faith.

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