March 3, 2015



Social Giving IRL (In Real Life) for Nonprofits

Birds on a wireSocial giving uses the power of networks to amplify donations. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and the rest can encourage new donations. But what about location-based networks? Can donations go up using ad-hoc networks of people in the real world?

Internet Rights are Civil Rights: New Foundation Initiative Announced

InternetOn Wednesday, a daylong event in New York launched the NetGain project, which will explore and spark action on the intersection between civil society and the future of the internet.



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  • Non profitAs organizational theorists have described it, an organization’s risk of dying is highest at the point of its founding and decreases with age. So it is essential for new ...

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Left-Wing Echo of the Trilateral Commission?

Dark MoneyA secretive group of liberal mega-funders is profiled by Vox.

Ice Buckets and the Psychology of Giving

Ice bucket challengeWhy is it that millions of people will pour cold water on themselves but avoid contact with someone asking for a donation?

Philanthropy Jumpstarts Homeless Veterans Project in Washington, DC

Homeless Vets

Foundations, working in a public-private partnership with the government, seed fund a housing development that will provide for 60 homeless vets.

Gates Fdn to Require Open Access Publishing of Research It Funds

GatesIn a blow for open access publishing, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will require its use by Gates-funded research.

Stanford University Focuses on Arts District

Silicon ValleyStanford University invests in an Arts District amid the technological prowess of Silicon Valley.

Biogen Idec Funds TFA to Add STEM Teachers to America’s Schools

STEMTeach for America has received a five-year, $5 million grant to help increase the number of TFA Corps members qualified to teach STEM classes.