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How Venture Philanthropy Can Close the Poverty Gap

(1) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 12:10 PM

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) inaugural conference was the first and largest gathering of venture philanthropists and social investors in the region. On May 9-10, 2013 professionals from more than 25 countries met in Singapore to share ideas and strengthen the presence of venture philanthropy and social investment across...

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Honor Women's History by Investing in Girls' Futures

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 4:23 PM

As March comes to a close, so does Women's History Month. Although I've enjoyed hearing the familiar stories of groundbreaking women, my thoughts have been turning to the vulnerable young girls of today. Women as a whole have made great strides towards equality, but the fact remains that too many...

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Return to Innocence: Help Us Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 2:52 PM

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" I asked.

It's a common enough question -- one I answered hundreds of times when I was a kid. It is a question intended to inspire. To ask that question is to invite a child to imagine his or her...

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A Child's Worth

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 9:04 AM

What determines a child's worth? Where they were born or the income they produce? Today, the average cost of a child slave is $90.

What does $90 buy nowadays -- an iPod shuffle, a nice dinner out or a sweater, perhaps? As we near the holidays and...

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A Ritual of Hope

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 11:52 AM

Across the country, a ritual has begun. Activities escalate as children and parents embrace the new school year. New teachers or a new school, preparation for classes, maybe an excited, sleepless night, and before you know it, the day arrives and children march off with overstuffed packs bouncing on their...

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The Future Olympians: Transforming Lives Through Sports

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 4:20 PM

For the millions of children worldwide who will tune into the 2012 Olympics, they have pretty profound role models to look up to when believing that anything is possible. For many children, participating in sports is the only way out of poverty and violence and provides a glimmer of hope...

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Heroes Among Refugee Camps

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 3:17 PM

Every day, over five million people around the world struggle with the trauma and terror that comes from living as a refugee. Children often become displaced from their homes when political or ethnic violence occurs, and increasingly as a result of climate change and natural disasters. However it happens, no...

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Welcome to the World

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 9:11 PM

No milestone from this past year sticks out more than the news of the world's population crossing the seven billion mark. Demographers estimate we will hit eight billion sometime in the next twelve years. No one can say exactly when or where we will cross that threshold but...

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None of Us Are Free

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 1:21 PM

Two weeks ago, an estimated 50,000 people gathered with the president and civil rights leaders to honor the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. Dr. King's courage moved our nation to unite for racial equality and human dignity. He inspired countless others around the globe to...

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