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Wanted: One Billion Travelers to Donate Your ‘Transportation Surplus’

by DANIEL HONAN -BigThink MARCH 13, 2013, 1:53 PM Here’s the best idea you’ll hear today that you will also wish you thought of yourself. Just as Internet users contribute their ‘cognitive surplus’ to build sites like Wikipedia, international travelers can donate their excess luggage allotment as part of a novel delivery system to move millions of […]

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Dan Pallotta FILMED MAR 2013 • POSTED MAR 2013 • TED2013 Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities […]

Obama Proposes Making Food Aid Less Insane

—By Kevin Drum Mother Jones | Thu Apr. 4, 2013 10:34 PM PDT Obama Proposes Making Food Aid Less Insane Jonathan Zasloff writes today about the insane rules governing U.S. food aid overseas. Suppose, says Zasloff, there’s a famine in Ethiopia:The quickest and most effective thing to do would be to find some farmer or group of […]

Why We Need to Change the Way We Think About Giving

by TEODORA ZAREVA -BigThink MARCH 18, 2013, 5:38 PM If you believe that the nonprofit sector has a serious role to play in changing the world, then you’ve got to see this TED talk, given by Dan Palotta, AIDSRide founder and author of Charity Case. Why? Because according to him, it is the way we think about nonprofits that […]

Confusion Over Where Money Lent on Kiva Goes – NYTimes.com

  Last month, David Roodman, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, pressed a button on his laptop as his bus left the Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan and started a debate that has people re-examining the country’s latest celebrated charity, Kiva.org. Confusion Over Where Money Lent on Kiva Goes – NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/business/global/09kiva.html?_r=0