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La Pietra Coalition Puts Women’s Rights on Global Agenda: Q&A with Sandra Taylor
By Tom Watson on April 14, 2011 | No Comment
La Pietra Coalition Puts Women’s Rights on Global Agenda: Q&A with Sandra Taylor

The La Pietra Coalition first gathered two years ago in a Renaissance villa outside Florence with a goal of putting the drive for women’s rights and economic growth front and center on the global leadership …

Nonprofits Sue Over Arizona Immigration Law
By Tom Watson on May 19, 2010 | 3 Comments
Nonprofits Sue Over Arizona Immigration Law

The National Immigration Law Center and a coalition of nonprofit organizations have filed a class action lawsuit challenging Arizona’s new law requiring police to demand identification papers from people they stop who they suspect …

Guest Post: Hillary Clinton on Social Media and Causes
By Tom Watson on May 19, 2009 | One Comment

Okay, so it’s not formally a guest post per se – but we think this section of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech to gradautes of Barnard College yesterday touches as much of a ‘CauseWired’ …

Twitter for Women's Rights
By Tom Watson on March 3, 2009 | One Comment

How do you promote the new cause-oriented documentary A Powerful Noise, raise money for CARE, and mark International Women’s Day – all at the same time, and with thousands of people getting plugged in? Once …

Following @dipnote: Hillary's CauseWired Diplomacy
By Tom Watson on February 15, 2009 | No Comment
Following @dipnote: Hillary's CauseWired Diplomacy

She’s been uncharacteristically quiet since her confirmation as Secretary of State, but the Obama Administration’s other rock star seems poised to change all that with her first big overseas trip to Asia – with the …

Six Decades On, Human Rights Still Matter
By Tom Watson on December 10, 2008 | No Comment

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, and the bloggers at the United Nations Foundation are highlighting images relating to human rights – a term and a cause that is still …

News Briefing: Matt Damon, Wyclef Jean Visit Haiti City in Ruins
By Kate Golden on September 15, 2008 | No Comment

"Fruit philanthropists" voluntarily harvest surplus fruit and donate it to food banks, centers for the elderly, and other nonprofits in the Berkeley area.  [New York Times]

Twenty-one Indonesians die in small town after beign trampled outside …

News Briefing: Amnesty Slams China’s Broken Olympics Promises
By Kate Golden on July 29, 2008 | No Comment

Amnesty International slams China for failing to honor its Olympic human rights pledges.  [Reuters]

Televangelist Kenneth Copeland is one target of a Senate Finance Committee investigation into allegations of questionable spending.  [Associated Press]

News Briefing: Rockefeller Gives Harvard $100 Million
By Kate Golden on April 25, 2008 | No Comment

David Rockefeller donates $100 million to Harvard University.  [Associated Press]

Olympic sponsors respond to Mia Farrow’s Dream for Darfur group, which recently issued a report card criticizing corporate progress in confronting China’s human rights policies.  [New …

Wealth & Giving Forum: Breaking Generational Stereotypes
By Tom Watson on July 11, 2007 | One Comment

Think philanthropy is the province of later-in-life multi-millionaires whose major life’s work is behind them? Think again. Philanthropy is all the rage on the online social networks, as young Americans wear their causes as important …

News Briefing: Google to Help Non-Profits With Maps
By Kate Golden on June 27, 2007 | No Comment

Google helps nonprofits use map and satellite images to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, and encourage donations.  [Associated Press]

Stars of Ocean’s Thirteen raise $5.5 million for U.N World Food Program, Save the Children, the International Rescue …

News Briefing: Amnesty International Monitoring Darfur
By Kate Golden on June 6, 2007 | No Comment

Human-rights activists are using high-resolution satellites to keep watch over Darfur; posting images online.  [Associated Press]

AIDS care in Puerto Rico in disarray over funds.  [New York Times]

Heinz Endowments President to retire next spring, after nine …

News Briefing: Experts Worry About Shopping for Charity
By Kate Golden on May 24, 2007 | No Comment

Shopping for charity has become increasingly popular – but is it effective?  [Associated Press]

Brad Pitt, George Clooney raise money for Darfur refugees; using Ocean’s Thirteen press to draw attention to the cause.  [Reuters]

Medical researchers and …

Ending Torture: One Skoll Story
By Tom Watson on March 29, 2007 | No Comment

Alternative funding, return on social investment, new structures for financing and sustainability. All important, but they hardly carry the human story, do they? With hundreds of social entrepreneurs here in Oxford for the Skoll World …

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