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Facebook Co-Founder Giving Millions Directly To The Poor, No Strings Attached

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached.  The New York-based...

Nico Pitney

This Startup Gives Poor People A Year's Income, No Strings Attached | Nico Pitney | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact

They've given away $15 million and counting, and the results have been extraordinary.

Nico Pitney

Here Are The Charities You Should Support, According To Data | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact

There are countless charities to choose from, and many do good work. But a precious few can say they dramatically improve or save people's lives in a cost-effective way, and then back up their claims with hard data.

When Philanthropists Give Directly, Are Climate Dividends Next?

Mike Sandler | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Mike Sandler

The debate over unconditional cash transfers remains unsettled. It parallels a debate in climate policy over how to spend the revenues from a carbon price.

How Big Data Is Sparking Social Change

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

Today, with the help of humanitarian data scientists, mission-driven organizations are aiding people living in extreme poverty and enduring the food crises.

About to Send a Donation? Think Twice

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Beware: the handout approach to development assistance is back in fashion. The rationale behind the handout approach seems straightforward enough: ...

What Happens When You Give Money To Poor People | Posted 10.25.2013 | Impact

A couple months ago, we reported on an new charity called GiveDirectly that's trying to help poor people in the developing world in an unusual way: By...

Why Giving Unconditional Handouts To Poor Is A Good Thing | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact

Morocco is one of the more developed countries in Africa, but only about half -- 56 percent -- of its population can read. Most schools there lack ele...

This Model Could Change Charity Forever

Rohit Wanchoo | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Rohit Wanchoo

Why aren't more nonprofits giving cash instead of traditional aid? Until recently, we didn't have the data to show how effective cash transfers can be. We also never had the technology to transfer cash to the poor cheaply and reliably.

Facebook Co-Founder And Google Give Money Directly To Poor

Posted 05.30.2013 | Impact

A nonprofit that gives cash directly to Kenya’s poorest people is getting major support from Google and Facebook. GiveDirectly, a wealth transfer...

Google Gives $23 Million To Charities To Spur Innovation, Help Girls And Minority Students

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Nonprofits have longed for years to have access to the best technology. Often, even the best of ideas have challenges when technology is involved, whether it's a technical or a funding issue. That's where the newly-announced Global Impact Awards come in.

Google Gives $23 Million To Charities To Boost Science Education For Girls, Minorities

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Google is announcing $23 million in grants to spur innovation among charities and increase education for girls and minority students in ...