In recognition of International Women's Day, March 8, 2014, we'd like to challenge mobile operators, NGOs, government and others to radically rethink the way that we allow poor women to benefit from mobile technology.
As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.
Consequently, the improvements for this targeted population will benefit all of us by creating a more inclusive and just society. We will all fare better if nobody is left behind.
Our generosity can't change the unequal conditions vast segments of the population experience. Yet, it can enable individuals living in economically fragile circumstances to access greater job, housing, and educational opportunities.
Guest Post By Ash Lauren Rogers, Segal Family Foundation's Director of Operations, based in Kampala, Uganda This week the African Philanthropy Forum...
Can we make the necessary changes, set aside our differences (including the differences in status, influence and power), and still create connective spaces for honest exchanges to take place in order to achieve true change?
Companies that deliver strong Social Value Propositions will be positioned to unlock business performance and affect positive social change. In a world with no shortage of social problems and business pressures, there is tremendous opportunity for companies to make a real impact.
Through its "My Brother's Keeper" initiative announced today, the White House says it hopes to reroute the flow of boys and young men of color from the "cradle-to-prison" pipeline to the "cradle-to-career" pipeline. The stakes are extraordinarily high.
I do see a role for philanthropy in news, an important role. But I'll caution journalists -- as will every foundation I know -- that there is not enough money in the endowments of all the foundations interested in supporting news to pay for the work that needs to be done.
I have been deeply moved by two men I know, both of whom believe in women, hate the violence perpetrated against them and are doing something about it. One is a respected Silicon Valley investor, and the other is a village chief in Senegal.
Kids are being taught at home and in their schools about the meaning of giving. Apparently, doing nice things for others makes kids smarter, happier and more successful, too.
If you believe in the power of numbers to tell a true story, and that acting on these equations can help create a better future for all of us, then read on.
'International aid doesn't work.' Um, yes it does. The Gates' letter is one simple frame of reference for this point. Humanitarian aid is not a perfect science, but we're talking about work done within contexts that are very broken.
This caused me to think how much the resources at Northwestern, which I attended in the 1950s, shaped my present. They can't claim to have prepared me to run a hedge fund, which even now I don't understand.
Charities also need to find a way to assess their work in a manner that does justice to its complexity, and then translate what they learn into an account that will have meaning and power for individual donors.
Delving into the study of generosity has taught me so many of the remarkable ways in which this great quality - a quality that lies at the heart of all the major world religions - shows up in our lives.