Category Archives: charity

Grameen Bank Takeover in Bangladesh: Bad Economics.


I wrote earlier about the great work of the Grameen Bank and the Grameen Foundation, groups I have supported for many years.  Founder M. Yunus invented the concept of “microloans”, a tactic that has been helping the poor for many years.   … Continue reading

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Hope for Haiti Concert – Beyonce


Donate Now: 1-877-99-HAITI in US/Canada, or go to http://www.hopeforhaitinow.org http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/474738/beyonce-halo-live.jhtml The music from this concert was pretty amazing, and if you buy it from iTunes it’ll help Haitians recover from what now appears to be one of the greatest natural … Continue reading

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Changing the world, one PR firm at a time


The CES 2010 pitches are coming in strong now as John and I get ready to cover the year’s biggest technology event over at  Technology Report. I was so happy today to see one of them signing off saying they … Continue reading

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Have a Merry Microloan Christmas


This year I won’t be giving out more than a few tiny token presents to my friends and family, but I will be giving some of the best gifts I have ever given.   The Nobel prize winning efforts of … Continue reading

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Acumen Fund’s Novogratz on Charlie Rose. Fighting Poverty with Profits.


Charlie Rose was rocking today with two superb interviews that enhance and challenge our perceptions of how to think about the world’s most pressing problems of poverty and health in the developing world.  [yes, I realize the global economy is … Continue reading

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Microsoft wins on matching employee donations – way to go MS!


 This in from Mercury news.   Kudos to Microsoft for this level of generosity, and Google and Yahoo should do *at least* this much!    C’mon Google, you of all companies owe it to the world to help your peeps give back … Continue reading

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LitLiberation


LitLiberation is a new idea about raising money for charity.   Because of the “prizes” for top fundraisers I was thrown off a bit but when I saw the list of donation folks, which includes Matt Mullenweg and Marc Andressen, and saw the … Continue reading

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