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UN Women: Power and Leadership
By Ayca Ariyoruk on December 7, 2011 | No Comment
UN Women: Power and Leadership

In a recent issue, onPhilanthropy carried the first part of an article based on an interview with Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and now head of UN Women. In Part 2, Bachelet talks to …

Helping the Most Vulnerable: Handicap International and the Hilton Prize
By Tom Watson on May 9, 2011 | One Comment
Helping the Most Vulnerable: Handicap International and the Hilton Prize

Three weeks ago at the 10th annual Global Philanthropy Forum, Handicap International received the 2011 Hilton Humanitarian Prize at the ceremony in Redwood City. Formed in 1982 by two French doctors to help Cambodians …

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 …

Philanthropy World Rallies Behind Yunus Over Ouster at Grameen
By Tom Watson on March 3, 2011 | One Comment
Philanthropy World Rallies Behind Yunus Over Ouster at Grameen

The philanthropy and microfinance sector is nearly united in opposing an attempt by the government of Bangladesh to oust Professor Muhammad Yunus as managing director of Grameen Bank, the social enterprise for which he won …

‘If you want to liberate a government, give them the Internet’
By Tom Watson on February 14, 2011 | 2 Comments
‘If you want to liberate a government, give them the Internet’

I’ve had a few notes from friends over the last two weeks that all ran along the lines of “this is CauseWired coming to life!” meaning Egypt and seemingly-spontaneous January 25th uprising, which deposed strongman …

Note to G20 Leaders: Don’t Ignore the Poor!
By Michael Klosson on June 28, 2010 | No Comment
Note to G20 Leaders: Don’t Ignore the Poor!

Sunday, when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper held his final press conference of back-to-back G-8 and G-20 summits, reporters asked him the same questions that for three days had circulated at the international media center …

News Briefing: In High Court Ruling on Haiti, Swiss Make an Awkward Break with Neutrality
By Kate Golden on February 5, 2010 | No Comment

Switzerland’s top court rules that at least $4.6 million from Swiss bank accounts previously awarded to charities must be returned to the family of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier.  [Associated Press]

Sean “Diddy Combs, …

News Briefing: Pace of Giving Slows for Haiti Relief Effort
By Kate Golden on February 4, 2010 | No Comment

Bill Clinton will return to Haiti on Friday to coordinate aid efforts.  [Associated Foreign Press]

The pace of giving is slowing for the Haiti relief effort.  [Washington Post]

UK banks expand their philanthropy services.  [Reuters]

News Briefing: White House to Dole Out $8 Billion in Rail Grants
By Kate Golden on January 29, 2010 | No Comment

A prominent Islamic singer is arrested for his alleged ties with the Holy Land Foundation.  [Associated Press]

The White House announces $8 billion in rail grants.  [Associated Press]

News Briefing: ‘Hope for Haiti’ to Dominate the Airwaves
By Kate Golden on January 22, 2010 | No Comment

Haiti's logistical hurdles are thwarting small nonprofits.  [Washington Post]

Haiti has approved plans for more than a dozen sprawling tent cities in and around Port-au-Prince.  [New York Times]

The two-hour, star-studded "Hope for Haiti Now" …

News Briefing: Tensions Mount in Devastated Capital
By Kate Golden on January 15, 2010 | No Comment

The American Red Cross has raised more than $5 million through its text messaging campaign.  [New York Times]

Hollywood celebrities lead a rally for disaster relief donations.  [Reuters]

Two American nonprofits challenge the patent of Plumpy'nut, a …

GlobalGiving Founder on Haiti: 'When You’re Poor, Everything Becomes Harder to Recover From'
By Tom Watson on January 14, 2010 | One Comment
GlobalGiving Founder on Haiti: 'When You’re Poor, Everything Becomes Harder to Recover From'

As the incredible depth of devastation in Haiti became apparent yesterday, the response online grew rapidly. Haiti and various related topics trended all day on Twitter,blogs and websites were filled with links to nonprofits working …

News Briefing: Using a Pfizer Grant, Courses Aim to Avoid Bias
By Kate Golden on January 11, 2010 | No Comment

Stanford University announces plans to develop new continuing education programs through a grant from Pfizer – but Pfizer will have no say on the programs themselves.  [New York Times]

Elaine Wynn, wife of Wynn Resorts' founder …

News Briefing: Threats Lead Food Agency to Curtail Aid in Somalia
By Kate Golden on January 6, 2010 | No Comment

Approximately a dozen charities in the Charleston area received fake checks in a cruel Christmas hoax.  [Associated Press]

The United Nations World Food Program announces that it is suspending food deliveries to one million people in …

News Briefing: For Shanghai Fair, Famous Fund-Raiser Delivers
By Kate Golden on January 4, 2010 | No Comment

Hillary Clinton raises $54 million in nine months for the U.S. pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010.  [New York Times]

Some medical marijuana millionaires turn to philanthropy.  [New York Times]

Ruth Lilly, a philanthropist who gave away …

News Briefing: Harvard Ignored Warnings About Investments
By Kate Golden on December 1, 2009 | No Comment

South Africa will treat all HIV-positive babies and expand testing.  [Associated Press]

Bill Gates calls himself an "impatient optimist" on Meet the Press.  [Seattle Post Intelligencer]

Through the first half of this decade, advisers told Lawrence Summers …

News Briefing: Foundation Tied to Iran Has Donated to Columbia
By Kate Golden on November 25, 2009 | No Comment

The Alavi Foundation is accused of illegally providing money and services to Iran.  [New York Times]

The Global Fund distributes a $180 million grant to Zimbabwe's public health system.  [Associated Foreign Press]

Forbes lists America's 200 largest …

News Briefing: Russian Leader Expresses Support for Nonprofits
By Kate Golden on November 24, 2009 | No Comment

The American Red Cross embarks on a holiday fundraising campaign, complete with an online gift catalog and advertising.  [New York Times]

Andrew Cuomo files papers to shut down the United Homeless Organization, alleging it is a …

News Briefing: Travelers’ Fee Can Help Fight Diseases
By Kate Golden on September 23, 2009 | No Comment

Elaine Ullian, the Chief Executive of Boston Medical Center, was paid $3.5 million, on top of her salary, last year.  [Boston Globe]

A United Nations program that has raised $1.2 billion over the past three years …

News Briefing: Los Angeles Charities Rarely on Hollywood’s ‘Must Do’ Lists
By Kate Golden on September 9, 2009 | No Comment

Hollywood has been playing a relatively minor role in the civic life of Los Angeles, preferring national and international charities.  [New York Times]

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offers humanitarian aid to hundreds of people affected by …

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