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How You Can Help Typhoon Victims Today While Also Helping to Build a Future

Alice Korngold | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Alice Korngold

That's a tough choice for many of us who are moved to act when we see children and families suffering from the violence of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The Season of Giving

Anita Casalina | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

This year, have you thought about a charitable donation? Not throwing money out into the void, hoping that some good will come of it, but giving to one of the charities that are taking the new "hand-up, not handout" approach to helping.

GlobalGiving: The Opportunity to Give Where It's Personally Meaningful

Alice Korngold | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

You can support solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things.

The Changing Landscape of Global Philanthropy: What About Diasporas?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

The changing landscape of global philanthropy leaves us with the question of what if we cannot measure social change with the tools of the business world or with numbers.

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 ...

FoundED

Susan Sawyers | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Susan Sawyers

Today's favorable income tax rates make it attractive for the mega-rich to give their dollars away. But how much of this private funding for social good wields influence over public policy?

12 Days Of Giving To Support Women And Girls Globally

Stephenie Foster | Posted 02.24.2012 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

As we begin the Twelve Days of Christmas, and mark the fifth night of Hanukah, here are some organizations I recommend that help create sustainable change for women and girls worldwide.

How You Can Help Thailand's Flood Victims

Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact

This week marks the heaviest monsoon season to hit Thailand in 50 years. An estimated 2.5 million have been affected or displaced by the flooding, and...

Amidst U.S. Heatwave, a Lesson on Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Homa Sabet Tavangar

While we live in comparatively great comfort, look at the disruption in our lives when it's so hot, even just by a few degrees. This makes me think about what those families are going through in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

What We Are Doing With Funds Collected for Japan

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

We now have an enormous responsibility to the people of Japan and to the donors trusting us to allocate the more than $1.3 million collected in GlobalGiving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

52nd Time Is the Charm

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dennis Whittle

By now, everyone has heard of Angry Birds, the hugely popular game and bestselling iPhone app of all time. The Finnish company that created the app just raised $42 million in new capital to fuel new creations.

Poetry and Development

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

A small group of us meet occasionally over dinner, ostensibly to talk about new ideas in international development. Mostly we just have a good time; sometimes we forget to talk about development.

Helping Outsiders Become Insiders

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dennis Whittle

Here is a talk I gave at TEDx YSE (Young Social Entrepreneurs) in December 2010. I talk about how I accidentally discovered the pleasure and privileg...

Ben Ramalingam on Aid and Complexity

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

The whole system disguises rather than navigates complexity, and it does so at various levels - in developing countries and within the aid system. ...

Art at a Distance

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis Whittle

"Several hundred people attend our openings over the web." That is what Megan Lange at Robert Lange Studios (RLS) in Charleston, SC told me re...

The Tyranny of Ideology

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

BerlinHere is one of the best lectures of all time. It should be required listening for anyone interested in better understanding the world - or tryi...

When Aid Works: RIP, Rene Le Berre

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"René Le Berre, a French entomologist who helped inspire an international campaign that saved millions of West Africans from the parasitic disease r...

Karin Christiansen on Transparency

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"Transparency" has (re-)emerged as a buzzword in the development sector and is taking center stage in many development initiatives. Having measured t...

Of Wine and Experts

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"I mean, S&P, Moody's, Fitch, these people all rated securities that apparently completely tanked. So there's obviously something in the demand fo...

Peter Buffett's Advent Calendar

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

Someone sent me a link to Peter Buffett's Advent Calendar. It brought a smile to my face. It's quirky and funny and personal. It has links to some g...

Expert Blinders

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"The larger lesson is that the brain is a deeply constrained thinking machine, full of cognitive tradeoffs and zero-sum constraints. Those chess prof...

Don't Follow the Leader

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"In the final chapter, Seeley suggests five lessons we could learn from bees.• Compose a decision-making group of individuals with shared interests....

Free the Aid Bloggers

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

One day, aid agencies will brag about the bloggers they have on staff. This will happen when they realize the best aid agencies are platforms for conversations and learning.

Good Aid Projects Come from Good Conversations

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

The best aid projects I have seen have result from a conversation between community members and aid workers. All involved in the conversation bring unique information, perspectives, and desires.

How Much Can We Rely on Medical Experts?

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dennis Whittle

A recent article made me think that I should re-think my reference to medicine -- a field that needs to re-examine its own standards of proof and good practice.