This is the website of a very cool group of programmers doing work to measure global information transfer. They have solutions for monitoring data, and informing people, during crises, and for simply making sense out of jumbled bits of social streaming data. Very cool.
NEW YORK ARTS: The Pershing Square Foundation has given $25 million to the Signature Theater, whose new home will now be renamed the Pershing Square Signature Center. The gift will also allow Signature to keep its ticket prices low.
I just stumbled upon this on Wikipedia and started to laugh. It's a simple allegory of how startups can fail, or even long-standing organizations, if they haven't spent enough time on their foundations. The tower leans a mere 4 degrees (or 4.4% of 90 degrees) but that small error makes the structure unsound and unusable for its original purpose."The tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the second floor in 1178. This was due to a mere three-metre foundation, set in weak, unstable subsoil, a design that was flawed from the beginning."
Pick any dream you have -- for your cause, organization or the nonprofit sector -- and write about it, and how you plan to make it real. (RT @joannefritz: Did you forget to send your #nonprofit dream post to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival?
The microfinance revolution created new ways for the world's poor to secure loans. But microfinance institutions normally don't have the capacity or authority to finance community-level infrastructure projects.
Learn how the small nonprofit organization can maximize online and monthly giving with a monthly giving email campaign. (NonProfit Email Marketing: Is Your Organization Ready for an Email Monthly Giving Campaign?
BOSTON - The nonprofit agency that oversees 15 acres of parkland in Boston above the subterranean Big Dig highway is coming under fire after it disclosed that it pays six-figure salaries to five officials, including $185,000 per year top its...
Chronicle of Philanthropy Predicts 2012 Challenges:The still-troubled economy will loom large over charities in the coming year, but simply keeping the lights on won’t be the only problem organizations will face.
The news that Peter Hutchinson had stepped down as president of the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation after four-plus years at its helm came as a surprise to many. Hired in 2007 to lead a strategic refocusing of the 55-year-old foundation's...