World of Good on ebay

“4 billion people—often in developing nations—earn $1,500/year, and most businesses traditionally view these people as customers. WorldofGood.com wanted to inverse this fundamental approach. “We flipped it on its head,” said Chatwani. “Instead of bringing products into those markets, we are pulling out products from those areas with entrepreneurs.” TriplePundit Ebay launches World of Good, a…

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Philanthropy’s New Passing Gear

New PDF from the Rockafeller Foundation called Philanthropy’s New Passing Gear: Mission-Related Investing which is described as “A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation Trustees” Technorati Tags: philanthropy

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Lee Behar and Fundraising

Conversations on the finer points of theology and emerging forms of church come and go . .. . but the subject of how to raise money for your ministry is a perennial issue. I didn't mention my good friend Lee Behar last week in my series on philanthropy, even though he was at PIGS, an…

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Micro-Philanthropy

– Peter Dietz has some good reflections on the Philanthropy 2.0 session (didn’t someone want to drop that buzz word this year?) at Council of Foundations this week. Good links and a video Related: TSK on Philanthropy, and Emerging Philanthropy Technorati Tags: COF2008, philanthropy, social enterprise

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PIGS: The Other Foundations Conference

“Our philanthropy must be self-sacrificial, other-centred, and generously cooperative in contributing to a society in need . . . It’s all about giving it away to remind our society of the love the Father has for our world.” Mark Petersen, Bridgeway Foundation (Canada), blogging from PIGS. Sean Stannard-Stockton of Tactical Philanthropy has asked me for…

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Council on Foundations: Tuesday

“Together, we can create a model that is simple, sustainable, and successful. We call it “The Power of Us” and there’s room, reason, and benefits, for everyone.” The End of Philanthropy, by Marc Benioff of the Huffington Post – Diane Sieger is not coming and she tells us why. – Carla Javits estimates 3500 participants…

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Philanthropy at COF: blogs, buzzwords and books

“You are a better grantmaker if you do blogs.” Susan Berresford (ex-Ford Foundation) at the Emerging Leaders Salon, Council on Foundations 2008 “Bloggers are not reporters . . . they bring a multi-disciplinary approach to thinking about philanthropy.” Sean S.S, Tactical Philanthropy on bloggers. Blogs to watch this week from the Conference: – Tactical Philanthropy,…

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Emerging Philanthropy – next week.

The COF (Council on Foundations) Summit starts on Sunday. A Tactical Philanthropy blogging team is in place. RSS is here. Tag is “COF2008” During next week, I will be exploring the idea of emerging philanthropy, the new ways in which web 2.0 is affecting the resourcing and reporting of social enterprise projects, and i want…

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More Emerging Philanthropy

I have been amazed to see the changes in philanthropy over the past year due to emergent thinking and web 2.0 technology. Some of this was highlighted yesterday in the Financial Times in an article entitled Charity No Longer Belongs at Home. Websites mentioned are Kiva.org (small loans for third world entrepreneurs) and Innocentive.com (matching…

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Left brain, right heart

– "The heart of philanthropy is spiritual." Left brain, right heart is a great concept, used here on the subject of philanthropy by Randall Ottinger. I might add that the "right" also could refer to being ‘upright’ or even ‘righteous’ in our generosity. – NYTimes has an article on philanthropy and blogs. Quote: "Philanthropy has…

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Emerging Philanthropy

Ideas from and for the new wave of emerging philanthropy: Using Facebook – Philanthropy.com looks at Raising money on facebook One Dollar at a Time – Andy Porteous tells me a faith community in Australia is trying to raise over $7 million, one dollar at a time,  by Christmas 2008. Check it out on OneHitWonder…

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Reflections on Global Briefing.

Thanks for asking . . . the meetings went really well. Steve Steele pulled it all together with humor, tact and wise counsel. The Maclellan Foundation is a fantastic team of people who are absolutely committed to God and his what He is doing around the world. Which reminds me of the story of this…

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How To Ask Foundations for Money

Today I am writing up some proposals that i will be presenting to a number of Foundations when i am back in USA next month (Aug 21-25). This kind of thing really wears me out but its a necessary part of mission work and getting the job done. My previous mode of working was to…

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The Skinny on Support

Or, if i could have a long title, “Everything you wanted to know about the TallSkinnyKiwi and his money but were afraid he would ask”. I am writing this in response to a comment from a lovely housewife, and some others who asked me yesterday about my situation and how to help. If you dont…

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