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Entries Tagged as 'Non profit'

Chocolates That Help The Homeless

January 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Charities, Non profit

Luxury chocolates are about indulgence. They give us little moments of excess in which we allow ourselves a brief bite of lavishness in an otherwise sensible and responsible day.

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Calling All Single Gloves

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Environment, Non profit, Recycling, Special Occasions, Sustainability

Remember Green Thing? We introduced you to him last year and while he may appear to be a hideous monster he is, in fact, not hideous at all.

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Geoff Mulgan: Investing In A Better World

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Economics, Lovely People, Non profit, Venture Philanthropy

In his talk from TEDGlobal 2009 Geoff Mulgan, a former Policy Director for Tony Blair, suggests we take the opportunity presented by the global economic crisis to consider a shift of focus towards investing in social innovation.

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Social Media Changing the Non-Profit World

May 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Non profit

There was a great post on Mashable a couple of days ago about how social media is changing the non-profit world by: Deepening relationships and engagement Allowing individuals & small groups to self-organise Facilitating collaboration and crowdsourcing Being adopted behind the scenes The optimistic conclusion: As more and more non-profits adopt social media and their [...]

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Translating TED

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Non profit

“Five years ago, an amazing teacher or professor with the ability to truly catalyze the lives of his or her students could realistically hope to impact maybe 100 people each year. Today that same teacher can have their words spread on video to millions of eager students.” – Chris Anderson, TED Curator (source) The organisers [...]

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TED 2009: First Talks Emerge

February 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Happiness, Lovely People, Non profit, Philanthropy

Last week was TED week in Long Beach, California. The conference (which we’ve written about before) gives the stage to some of the most fascinating people from around the world to talk for twenty minutes about any topic close to their heart. The talks are then published online, free for all to watch. The first [...]

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Lovely Dave McClure

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments · GSOH, Lovely People, Non profit

Behind lovely companies there are lovely people… Dave McClure is a Silicon Valley veteran with a remarkable sense of humour. He’s been in the Valley for over 20 years, in which time he has started his own companies and worked for some big names including a pre-IPO Paypal. He’s now an advisor and angel investor [...]

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Have you heard of TED?

October 13th, 2008 · No Comments · Non profit

One thing that makes a company lovely is sharing knowledge.  There are few organisations out there that share knowledge quite as well as TED. TED is an annual conference held in Long Beach, California (and now across the globe). As a conference it is both exclusive and expensive, however the organisers have started uploading videos [...]

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Microlending at Kiva

October 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Microfinance, Non profit

I first came across Jessica Flannery of Kiva.org when she spoke at Thinking Digital earlier this year. The success of Kiva is a truly inspiring story and the project has had a significant impact on many small businesses in developing countries across the world. Check out this video of Jessica and her co-founder and husband [...]

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