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All Hail the Twestival!
By Tom Watson on February 12, 2009 | One Comment
All Hail the Twestival!

Sure, tomorrow is Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday – and there are 200 candles on Charles Darwin’s cake as well – but in the CauseWired world, there’s a bigger pin on the calendar: yes, it’s Twestival.
The …

Blog Action Day: Focus on Poverty
By Tom Watson on October 15, 2008 | 2 Comments
Blog Action Day: Focus on Poverty

Today is the appropriately-named Blog Action Day, an effort to unite thousands of bloggers behind a single issue and create some momentum for policy change and citizen involvement. With partners like Kiva and Change.org the …

News Briefing: Food Banks, in a Squeeze, Tighten Belts
By Kate Golden on November 30, 2007 | No Comment

Nearly 12,000 applicants for homeowner aid through a hurricane recovery program have not signed up for grant appointments, as deadline looms.  [Associated Press]

Food banks around the country are reporting critical food shortages.  [Associated Press]

A Greek …

News Briefing: In India, Poverty Inspires Technology Workers to Altruism
By Kate Golden on November 1, 2007 | One Comment

New Indian Web site brings the social-networking revolution to the world’s poor.  [New York Times]

A coalition of religious leaders urges Congress to ensure that the poor are protected from the effects of climate change.  [Associated …

News Briefing: Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Lincoln Center Lead in Donations
By Kate Golden on October 30, 2007 | No Comment

The Princeton University Art Museum to return eight antiquities to Italy.  [Associated Press]

Bono’s anti-poverty groups to merge in the U.S., forming one organization to tackle poverty.  [Reuters]

The One Laptop per Child Foundation offers computers – …

News Briefing: Cosmetics Heir to Lead World Jewish Congress
By Kate Golden on June 11, 2007 | No Comment

Cosmetics magnate Ronald Lauder elected president of the World Jewish Congress.  [New York Times]

Bono’s anti-poverty campaign pressures presidential candidates to make global poverty and global health priorities.  [Associated Press]

TED Video: Novogratz on Rethinking Poverty
By Tom Watson on April 30, 2007 | No Comment

This post is, in some ways, a correction of a review I did on the launch of TED’s new video portal, featuting scores of fascinating lectures from its innovative long-running series. I’d jumped the gun …

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