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Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The TechSoup blog is your source for product donation updates, nonprofit news, technology tips and advice, and innovations in the social sector.
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The Trickle Down Economics of Credit Unions

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Photo credit: LendingMemo / Foter / CC BY. As the U.S. continues to recover from the financial crisis started over seven years ago, the prospect of "too big to fail" banks still lingers because no real reforms have been made in the financial sector. 
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“It would be easy to be pessimistic, but pessimism has never changed the world”: Life lessons from a global poverty hero

“It would be easy to be pessimistic, but pessimism has never changed the world”: Life lessons from a global poverty hero | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the days of armchair activism, where many get their activism fix by “liking” a progressive Facebook post, I’m fascinated by people like Kathleen who move beyond the safety of their computers and get their hands dirty in the world’s problems. Ten years ago Kathleen started a non-profit organization, The BOMA Project, after witnessing extreme poverty in northern Kenya. BOMA provides small grants to women so they can start small businesses in the drylands of Africa, where some of the continent’s most vulnerable residents face the challenges of climate change brought on by extreme drought. Since 2009, BOMA has helped change the lives of nearly 45,000 women and children.

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About CIGI | Centre for International Governance Innovation - YouTube

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.


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Bitcoin Donations Can Now Fund Mine-Detecting 'Super Rats'

Bitcoin Donations Can Now Fund Mine-Detecting 'Super Rats' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Belgian nonprofit APOPO is now accepting bitcoin donations to fund its land-mine and tuberculosis-detecting giant rats in Africa and Asia.
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WikiStage.org

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WikiStage is about curiosity. It is a collaborative non-profit project of people around the world who think it is important to never stop learning and to stay curious.
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Owning Is the New Sharing

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One chilly morning last winter, I reconnected with an old friend, Joel Dietz, on a video chat. We hadn’t seen each other for years, and we’d each had several starts and stops in our lives since. He began telling me about his latest undertaking, Evergreen, a digital currency system that he described as “organic” and “without additives.” I was doing all I could to understand it, and he was struggling to fund it in a way that suited his vision. He needed money, and quickly, but he didn’t want to sabotage his ideals in the process.

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The New Peers: a Q&A with Shelby Clark

The New Peers: a Q&A with Shelby Clark | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, sharing economy nonprofit Peers launched a new website designed to make working in the sharing economy easier. Among the features on the new site are tools to discover and connect with work opportunities, reviews of sharing economy platforms from other independent contractors, information about earning potential, and a community forum.
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Millennial Meltdown: What Nonprofits Should Learn From The Political Disconnect - Forbes

Millennial Meltdown: What Nonprofits Should Learn From The Political Disconnect - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In three weeks, the nonprofit world will be promoting a vast non-commercial response to the holiday shopping season that will simultaneously – its planners hope – expand charitable coffers and continue to build a new network for giving that counters the year-end explosion of consumerist buying and selling.

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ProPublica

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ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
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Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world - Scoop.co.nz

Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world - Scoop.co.nz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As businesses increasingly embrace a not-for-profit culture, an end to overconsumption on a finite planet could finally be in sight.
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A lot of non profit entreprises created by the younger generation are changing the world

Jeremy Rifkin (President of Foundation on Economic Trend) suggestions to encourage the younger generation to take up the challenge of becoming an ...
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Robert Reich: Colleges, Churches and Non-Profits Doing the Wealthy's Dirty Work

Robert Reich: Colleges, Churches and Non-Profits Doing the Wealthy's Dirty Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's bad enough that they've bought our politicians. Now the wealthy have bought off the only institutions that can counter their influence.
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Bitcoin for Nonprofit Organizations – Regulations and Reservations - newsBTC

Bitcoin for Nonprofit Organizations – Regulations and Reservations - newsBTC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nonprofit organizations have to comply with government regulations which conflicts with the anonymity aspect of bitcoin. Bitcoin donations still ....
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App Makes Donor-Advised Funds More Accessible - The Nonprofit Quarterly

App Makes Donor-Advised Funds More Accessible - The Nonprofit Quarterly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Getting nonprofits in front of the sponsors and donors behind donor-advised funds has always been a challenge, but DAF Direct makes it easier, and its sponsors are making the tool itself simpler to use.
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New Report Explores The Commons as a Paradigm to Align Movements

New Report Explores The Commons as a Paradigm to Align Movements | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The proliferation of activist initiatives calling for systemic change around the world has never been more impressive. Yet collaborations among like-minded organizations, projects and movements have been disappointingly modest. As neoliberal economics and policies tighten their grip on American society—notwithstanding the dismal misbehavior of financial institutions, corporations and the two political parties—can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together?
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Beyond Bitcoin: Legal Pathways for Blockchain Enterprises

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The technologies that undergird Bitcoin transactions have advanced to suggest other, non-financial applications. (Bitcoin Magazine)
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From nonprofits, the best of 2014 and the plans for 2015 - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

From nonprofits, the best of 2014 and the plans for 2015 - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With only a few days remaining in 2014, we thought it would be fun to randomly contact a few local nonprofit groups and ask what they believed was the most significant achievement of their organization this past year.
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The Tale of Two Sharing Cities, Part Two

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Saturday night in the Hongdae district of Seoul. Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs line the streets four stories high for blocks. The crowds in the street cover acres of blacktop. It's nightlife on mega-city scale.
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How to Start a Bike Kitchen

How to Start a Bike Kitchen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A bike kitchen is a place for people to repair their bikes, learn safe cycling, make bicycling more accessible, build community, and support sustainable transportation by getting more people on bikes. Most bike kitchens have tools, parts, mechanics, and a community of knowledgeable cyclists.
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Enspiral: Changing the Way Social Entrepreneurs Do Business

Enspiral: Changing the Way Social Entrepreneurs Do Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Enspiral Space is Enspiral's co-working facility in Wellington, New Zealand. (Courtesy Enspiral)
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Are Social Entrepreneurs the Future of Work?

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Center for Public Integrity | Investigative journalism from a nonprofit newsroom

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Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As businesses increasingly embrace a not-for-profit culture, an end to overconsumption on a finite planet could finally be in sight. But given the huge lobbying power of vested interests, it will remain impossible to create a truly sustainable world until the illegitimate power of corporations is held in check.
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