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Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

Martus enables human rights defenders on the front lines of fighting abuse to stay safe and protects the identities of those who would face violence and repression for telling their stories.

The Full Impact of Impact Sourcing

Betsy Beaumon | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Betsy Beaumon

Brian knew that he was different. He loved to be read to by his parents and had a voracious curiosity, but when it came to reading a book on his own, Brian failed miserably. He couldn't read the text on the page and words got jumbled. Some teachers thought him lazy. "How could this bright boy with intense listening skills not keep up with his schoolwork? Try harder!" they said. Reading was more like an elusive puzzle than a way to absorb information. Years went by and his grades fell, and his parents weren't getting help through his school. After searching for more answers to their son's reading difficulties, Brian was diagnosed with dyslexia -- the inability to decode printed words.

Tech for Truth

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Jim Fruchterman

As Dr. Patrick Ball, Benetech's Chief Scientist, explained to The Atlantic, "[t]his isn't an estimate... Let's be really clear here. This is a very conservative undercount." Our grief at these results is deepened by the high likelihood that the actual number of killings is probably higher than 60,000.

The Power of Failure, People and Karma Banking

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

Think of karma banking as the Golden Rule on steroids. Don't simply do unto others as you would have them do unto you: do triple the amount of good for others as you could ever imagine receiving back.

Funding Innovation for Skoll Social Entrepreneurs

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

The constant theme is raising money for our social enterprises. But not just any money -- we talk about the most difficult money to raise: the unrestricted funding that is the lifeblood for a social entrepreneur.

How SOPA Could Affect Nonprofits

Huffington Post | By Eleanor Goldberg and Jessica Prois | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact

A number of high-profile websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, have shut down Wednesday to protest proposed anti-piracy legislation, and some expe...

The New Change.org

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

The site has evolved into an organizing platform that helps concerned people start their own grassroots movement and mobilize others.

Why I Love Open Educational Resources!

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Fruchterman

For people who can't afford educational materials, Open Educational Resources let them better use their limited resources. And for those who learn differently, there's the chance to see a topic in a completely different way.

Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Fruchterman

My proposal is that the world's knowledge should work for all of humanity. The challenge is to maintain the balance between commercial exploitation of creativity and society's interests.

Training Human Rights Defenders In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Fruchterman

Information about human rights abuse is the key asset of human rights groups. The loss of this information is a problem with far-reaching implications.