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GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities, rolls out button to donate anywhere

GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities, rolls out button to donate anywhere GoFundMe has made its name primarily as a platform for individuals to create fundraisers for personal causes — a service that has seen hundreds of campaigns go viral through social media to raise collectively well over $5 billion […]

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Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF

Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF A handful of years ago, the on-demand or ‘gig’ economy was seen as an innovative system of modern work that provided workers and consumers alike with flexibility, independence, and convenience. It seems like every week, a new on-demand or labor […]

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Salesforce is developing an app to help build a sustainable company

Salesforce is developing an app to help build a sustainable company Salesforce has always tried to be a socially responsible company, encouraging employees to work in the community, giving 1% of its profits to different causes and building and productizing the 1-1-1 philanthropic model. The company now wants to help other organizations […]

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The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya

The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal or proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard something about the late […]

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How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest

How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest Paul Brest didn’t set out to transform philanthropy. A constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan and is credited with coining the term “originalism,” Brest spent twelve years as dean of Stanford Law School. […]

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The Pill Club is donating 5,000 units of emergency contraception

The Pill Club is donating 5,000 units of emergency contraception Eleven million women in the U.S. live more than an hour from an abortion clinic, a number expected to increase as facilities close up shop following new restrictions on women’s healthcare in several states. Planned Parenthood and other leading nonprofits continue to […]

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The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate

The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate Michael Bloomberg is an unrepentant capitalist who, as he says in his 2017 book A Climate of Hope, is “not exactly your stereotypical environmentalist.” Yet over the past decade, Bloomberg has become arguably the biggest environmental philanthropist in […]

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Data says there are only two seasons for fundraising and one secret window

Data says there are only two seasons for fundraising and one secret window Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, […]

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Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative gives $68M to fund Human Cell Atlas projects

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative gives M to fund Human Cell Atlas projects An ongoing global project to map the human body cell by cell has receive a $68 million shot in the arm from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. It will support dozens of individual projects contributing to the eponymous atlas of human cells. The Human […]

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WTF are ISAs? (and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?)

WTF are ISAs? (and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?) Soaring college tuition prices have left Americans drowning in debt without a correspondingly enhanced set of professional skills to show for it. In the past 11 years, US student debt has increased by 157% and 1 in 10 borrowers […]

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