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Are Online Donation Sites Destined to Become the Next eBay?

Posted on August 10, 2010 at Social Edge.

Lucy Bernholz (Blueprint Research & Design), Edward Skloot (Stanford School of Public Policy, Duke University) and Barry Varela (Duke University) explore the immediate and longer-term implications of networked digital technologies for philanthropy. Their claim: as enormous databases and powerful new visualization tools can be accessed instantly by anyone, at any time, information networks are transforming philanthropy. In this excerpt of “Disrupting Philanthropy: Technology and the Future of the Social Sector,” they offer a glimpse of what is to come.

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NGO’s Role in Effective Disaster Response

By Charles Maclean, founder of Philanthropy Now

What Will It Take For Disaster Response To Do More Good and No Harm?

Gulf oil spill, Afghanistan warfare, Haiti earthquake, Indian Ocean tsunami, Katrina hurricane, Rwanda genocide, Somalia famine… What’s to come? How can NGOs respond smarter? How can donors give smarter? How can aid recipients become uplifted and self-sufficient?
Research reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Academy of Sciences and Florin Diacu’s book Megadisasters suggests that natural catastrophes and human-caused calamities are likely to increase in frequency and severity.

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