Philanthropic giving for K-12 education rose more than 70 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to a Michigan State University study. By some estimates, it's a few billion dollars each year.
In what ways can we positively affect masses of people? That kind of philanthropy is really difficult. It's actually much more difficult than running a business.
You know that time you kill on your phone? Candy Crush blah blah, or just vacantly swiping through a negative news feed? The Elbi community are putting that time to good use and helping a new school in Ghana with English and Art lessons, straight from their phones.
I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.
Australian think tanks are among the least financially transparent in the world, according to data compiled by Transparify.
Today on Elbi, people both sides of the Atlantic are swapping plastic bags for heartwarming photos of the future of our planet. Whether it's the might and beauty of Mother Nature or the next generation smiling, they're fighting plastic with positivity.
The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men's Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio's Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation's best college swim programs.
We're incredibly proud of these efforts and what we can accomplish as a community when we come together. But perhaps what's even more exciting is how many of our partners and customers have been inspired to build giving back into their own culture through the Pledge 1% movement.
I am also reminded that it takes extra effort to cross the intersection and meet those I don't encounter everyday as a function of my position and my privilege. But now the crosswalk is there, connecting me to the world, and making the intersections newly ripe places for collaboration and action.
We need to think bigger. We need to embrace the notion that capitalism is one of the most powerful forces on the planet, and if we build and invest in businesses that have an explicit social purpose, we can create sustained funding of a type we've never imagined.
Jack loves rugby. He supports Leeds Rhinos, but had his fingers crossed for England in the Rugby World Cup. Ah. Sorry about that, Jack. But he's got more to cope with than his team not getting through. He was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just 22 hours old. Now he's 9.
Are you up for doing a little something this World Teachers' Day to make a big difference to education around the world? Of course you are. Here's a handy guide on how to help the UK, Russia, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.
Over the past two decades, support by USAID and other Western donors has led to an explosion in the number of think tanks in developing countries. However, much of this money is still being given and taken behind closed doors, threatening to hurt rather than help the world's poor.
We're excited and honored to work with Urban Dove, a New York charity that provides young people, regardless of their economic or social background, the critical skills needed to develop into strong, successful adults who are economically independent.
Today, you can do your bit for 3 of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. All you need is the Elbi app and a couple of minutes.
Earlier this summer in July, I was privileged to attend the Nexus Youth Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York city. The 2 first interviews of my series on these remarkable individuals will focus on Nexus Youth Summit co- founder Jonah Wittkamper and outreach ambassador Andrea Zucker on their team.