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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a surprise announcement today, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the cause of human advancement. That represents roughly...
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Promotes Bitcoin in Kenya

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Promotes Bitcoin in Kenya | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Ghana based blockchain startup Bitsoko in a startup competition called Gran Challenges Explorations, which focused on promoting wide spread acceptance of mobile money by small merchants.
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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes — Light on a Dark Mountain — Medium

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes — Light on a Dark Mountain — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever…
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Dick's Drive-In family leads crowdfunding for homeless kids - The Seattle Times

Dick's Drive-In family leads crowdfunding for homeless kids - The Seattle Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An effort led by Dick’s Drive-In family member Saul Spady is using online crowdfunding to raise enough money to shelter every homeless family in Seattle this winter.
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Humanitarianism is broken but it can be fixed – Paul Currion – Aeon

Humanitarianism is broken but it can be fixed – Paul Currion – Aeon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Can humanitarian agencies still fly the flag of high principle, or are they just relics of an imperial model of charity?
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The Rise of the Cryptocurrency Gift Economy

The Rise of the Cryptocurrency Gift Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

He found bitcoin was used to buy web services, software, hardware, gambling services, and (in the heyday of the Silk Road) narcotics. Topping the list though, when measured in terms of the number of transactions, was tipping and donations.

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Clean Water Coin: Rethinking Charity

Clean Water Coin: Rethinking Charity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Clean Water Coin Initiative is the first ever coin designed and developed to be a nonprofit organization. What does that mean? We are a registered Nonprofit Organization and we’ve created a Crypto Charity and coin that lets a community actively participate in helping provide clean water. To do that we've teamed up with CharityWater.org so that we can create campaigns and raise funds for clean water projects. Also, the community can easily track exactly how we are doing by visiting our campaign page

- See more at: http://cointelegraph.com/post/clean_water_coin_rethinking_charity#.UzsTSVx_F-I

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Zuckerberg, Gates and other tech titans form clean energy investment coalition

Zuckerberg, Gates and other tech titans form clean energy investment coalition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Breakthrough Energy Coalition includes Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Virgin Group head Richard Branson
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is crowdfunding charity? | common-knowledge.eu

Crowdfunding is -according to Wikipedia- “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, today often performed via internet-mediated registries, but the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods”. Both Crowdfunding and Peer to Peer (P2P) funding (though they differentiate in some ways), come under the generic term “alternative finance”, which describes finance that comes from sources alternative to the traditional places (banks and venture capital trusts, for example).

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Citizens Online: digital currency to alleviate inequality

Citizens Online Income New Zealand (COINZ) is a Christchurch-based charitable organization promoting the use of digital currency to alleviate inequality. Two programs we have initiated are the World Citizen Fund, which distributes Bitcoins, and the Kiwicoin program, a digital currency pegged to the NZ dollar and used for basic income. 

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The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - The Nonprofit Quarterly

The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - The Nonprofit Quarterly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaborative giving days like #GivingTuesday have different models to encourage larger numbers of donors across nonprofits. A single place to give has technology risks, but multiple sites make it harder to build energy around success.
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Millennials and the Reshaping of Charity and Online Giving - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Millennials and the Reshaping of Charity and Online Giving - The Nonprofit Quarterly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NewsMillennials should learn to “pivot” by developing business models with tech/generation-based strategies to scale and sustain solutions.
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Sacramento charity may be nation's first bitcoin-based nonprofit - Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento charity may be nation's first bitcoin-based nonprofit - Sacramento Business Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A Sacramento-based organization says it is the nation's first bitcoin-based charity to receive nonprofit status.

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How Billionaire "Philanthropy" Is Fueling Inequality and Helping to Destroy the Country

How Billionaire "Philanthropy" Is Fueling Inequality and Helping to Destroy the Country | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Much of philanthropy today has become a weapon in the class warfare of the 1 percent.
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Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science - New York Times

Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Fundamentally at stake, the critics say, is the social contract that cultivates science for the common good. They worry that the philanthropic billions tend to enrich elite universities at the expense of poor ones, while undermining political support for federally sponsored research and its efforts to foster a greater diversity of opportunity — geographic, economic, racial — among the nation’s scientific investigators.

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