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Insurer To Settle With 'Three Cups Of Tea' Charity For $1.2 Million

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An insurance company will pay $1.2 million to a charity co-founded by "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mor...

So Just How Does Crowdfunding Really Work?

Geri Stengel | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

A lot of good is being done around the world and lots of people want to support those good works. But it's hard to expose grassroots organizations to ...

Andrea Stone

Exclusive: Charity Watchdog Calls For 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson's Resignation

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

The watchdog group that first warned that the bestselling author of "Three Cups of Tea" was more interested in selling books than building schools in ...

Why Are Montana Residents Suing "Three Cups Of Tea" Author?

AP | By MATT VOLZ | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books

HELENA, Mont. -- Two Montana residents have filed a lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute for alleg...

Donor: Mortenson's Charity Financials 'So Messed Up'

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Virginia M. Moncrieff

"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"

Three Cups of Humble Pie

Marianne Elliott | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Marianne Elliott

If we leverage our story to encourage our readers to donate money, then we bear an even heavier responsibility not to mislead them in any way. Greg Mortenson appears to have taken this too lightly.

Too Little Too Late? Greg Mortenson's Charity Pledges 'Full Transparency'

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — The family friend of Greg Mortenson who has stepped in to run the Central Asia Institute while the "Three Cups of Tea" co-author...

Condemning Greg Mortenson and a Thousand Little Girls

Conor Grennan | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Conor Grennan

Say what you will about Greg Mortenson, about your concerns with Three Cups of Tea and Central Asia Initiative. I have seen education save lives, and Mr. Mortenson has saved thousands.

Why Three Cups of Tea Won't Save Afghanistan

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Rachel Newcomb

While we find ourselves getting riled up over literary half-truths, the budget to foreign aid -- particularly of the type that might contribute to a deeper understanding of places like Afghanistan -- is under threat.

'Three Cups Of Tea' Inquiry Launched

AP | By MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana's attorney general has launched an inquiry into the charity run by "Three Cups of Tea" co-author Greg Mortenson. Attorney Gen...

Greg Mortenson Redefines "Doing One's Best"

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Ethan Casey

The news flash that is occasioning a heap of ill-founded insinuations is that neither Three Cups of Tea nor Greg himself is perfect.

"Three Cups Of Tea" Publisher Questioning Book's Accuracy Too?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

Viking, the publisher of “Three Cups of Tea,” said in a statement on Monday that it would review the book and its contents with the author, Greg M...

Mortenson's 'Three Cups Of Tea' Under fire from ‘60 Minutes': Author Denies Allegations

Los Angeles Times | Mortenson Under Fire From ‘60 Minutes’ — Bozeman Philanthropist Denies Allegations | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

Bestselling author Greg Mortenson has issued a written response to a "60 Minutes" report calling into question his philanthropic practices and his exp...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson's Stories Called Into Question By '60 Minutes'

Posted 06.17.2011 | Impact

After telling his life story, Greg Mortenson sold millions of books and raised tens of millions of dollars for his charity. After "60 Minutes" aire...

Obama's Nobel Money: President Chooses Charities To Receive Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to donate the $1.4 million from his Nobel Peace Prize to helping students, veterans' families and surv...