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More Than Money: Community Grantmaking in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When I last wrote about our East Africa Grantmaking Hub earlier this year, our team of local grant makers had just begun their search for grassroots ...

A burning question: why are Kenyan students setting fire to their schools?

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Elizabeth Cooper, Simon Fraser University Over the past few years, students have set fire to hundreds of secondary schools across Kenya. The tally in...

Busted Balloons: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The beaches that line the Gold Coast region in Australia are picturesque, with the blue mosaic colors of the ocean slowly rolling together and crashin...

Money Really Does Grow On Trees: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

They say that money does not grow on trees but ask the Incas, Aztecs and Costa Rica's Chorotega people and they'd say otherwise. Before Europeans arri...

Climate Change This Week: Poverty Predicted, The China Model, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
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The Green Winner We Need to Tackle Climate Change - vote for a safe future for your children, and for the planet they call home. Clinton is going to n...

Every Day of the Week (Even Weekends): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For some, the weekend brings 48-hours of adventure and exploration with friends and family. For others, the weekend is packed with visits to doctor's ...

I'm Gonna Be (310 Miles): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 1987, The Proclaimers claimed they'd walk 500 miles, and then 500 more, just to fall down at your door. While this song is a request of road trip t...

Secret Garden: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.11.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Flowers shower many of our life events. Little may we know that the same flowers we toss down aisles or deliver to our loved ones are grown in secret ...

Redefining Gender: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Recent social movements include the Ice Bucket Challenge, #bringbackourgirls, #heforshe, Black Lives Matter and same-sex marriage. As Emma Watson eloq...

7 Wondrous Women: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

High-achieving women attract far more public criticism than their high-achieving male counterparts. Women are victims of sexual assault 91% of the tim...

Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.26.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

China and Saudi Arabia are building military bases next door to US AFRICOM in Djibouti--and bringing the consequences of American withdrawal from the ...

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

InVESTing in Our Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For close to a year, refugees from the Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East have been fleeing by the masses to pursue hope and better l...

Feeding the Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Throughout our unique paths of life, it is safe to say that we are all working towards something... It could be ending world hunger or working to make...

Shattering Stereotypes: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Whether or not one committed the crime, when one is released from prison the community often fosters their own reality of that person. It goes without...

Seven Ways to Orchestrate Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Amidst the sounds of bombs dropping in the Middle East one can hear sounds of guitar strings. A band of youth occupy the streets where united together...

Libraries of Love: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine light on seven of our current seed grant recipients. While all of our projects, from those focused in...

Finding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

As a funding organization working in over ninety countries, we have seen firsthand that the most powerful change comes from the knowledge and experien...

Deadly Flooding In Sudan Kills At Least 76 People

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.04.2016 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - Floods and heavy rain in Sudan have killed 76 people and destroyed thousands of homes in recent days, the interior minister said on ...

Canines for Kindness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Canines for Kindness: This Week In Daily Giving Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine the spotlight on seven of our recent seed grant recipi...

To Ringo With Love - A note from Ol Pejeta

Turk Pipkin | Posted 07.31.2016 | Green
Turk Pipkin

In July, I had just returned from working in Kenya on The Nobelity Project's education and conservation projects and received some heart-breaking news...

Love Your Mother Earth: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine light on seven grantees whose environmentally friendly projects are bringing justice to the vast planet...

Bees Pollinate Possibilities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees whose projects range from arts and animal rights to environmentalism and education. ...

Dinners for Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose novel ideas are allowing vast communities to become engaged in sustain...

Cups for Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose innovative projects are inspiring participants to think about the futu...