10 Aug

The Wisdom of Communities: How the Ford Institute helps

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We encourage our students to think about life beyond University from day one, offering modules and support to give you a competitive advantage on graduating. It was a security issue- financially and otherwise. Philanthropy would be governed by rational analysis and the sober calculus of the laboratory and boardroom, whereas most charitable giving was prompted by sentimental impulses, and was even, at heart, a selfish endeavor. Though they did not disregard the importance of works of mercy, their focus was largely on labor legislation and regulation.

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10 Aug

The Yellow Book 2008: NGS Gardens Open for Charity

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No more.” Edrees worked as an interpreter for the United States Army and other American organizations when he was in Iraq. This is an area we want to bring change, and so we’ve invested in groups like Code. Rodgers that was published on Reason.com in 2005, where they argue about CSR, but refer mostly to philanthropy and whether it has a business-added value or not. Such an intervention would be especially helpful in our present moment, when philanthropy’s dominance—as an ideal if not necessarily as a practice—has widened the gulf between the two.

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10 Aug

Making Special Events Fit in the 21st Century

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When you consider these questions, it helps to discipline your selection and come closer to the kinds of focus that are necessary to optimise your outcomes. [Jacquelline Fuller] I lead Google’s philanthropy, and we give fairly generously. Riguardi said he’s created connections through charities and boards that have resulted in business relationships and real estate deals, but he declined to give specific details. For example, we’ve run two impact challenges in the UK where we went out to every non-profit in the country and gave them an open question, ‘how would you use $500,000 plus innovation to change the world?’ and we supported winners coming out of that.

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09 Aug

Music of a Thousand Hammers

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Tom Hanks’ charity donations have made their way to both the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the ONE Campaign. Few will have the greatness to bend history, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. Religious organizations, such as the Young Men's and Women's Christian Associations and the Salvation Army, are also considered to be charitable societies. Learners themselves are often more motivated to grapple with the concept when it is presented to them in a visually interesting way.

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09 Aug

The Samaritans: Befriending the Suicidal

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Any information you receive should clearly identify the charity and state its purpose. Since it is difficult to judge whether a charity’s set of outcomes or the internal method for collecting data accurately represents the results of their programs, independent evaluations of program effectiveness can provide the perfect final step to determine if you have found a high-impact charity. Noting that philanthropic foundations “are plutocratic by nature,” Reich asks an important question: are unaccountable philanthropic organizations such as the Gates Foundation compatible with democracy?

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