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PERSPECTIVES: The Impact Generation Has Arrived

PERSPECTIVES: The Impact Generation Has Arrived | Philanthropy 2.0 | Scoop.it
Imagine for a minute that you can invest in one of two companies: Both provide lunch to schools. Company A is very large and operates to minimize costs: it uses cheap ingredients and serves processed food that doesn’t spoil. It classifies many of its regular workers as part-time to avoid paying [...]
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Can we harness the power of the free market to create social good?

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How Private Capital Is Restoring U.S. Wetlands

How Private Capital Is Restoring U.S. Wetlands | Philanthropy 2.0 | Scoop.it
Wetlands are vibrant ecosystems that provide critical wildlife habitat, storm protection and water filtration. Between the mid-1950s and the mid-1970s, natural processes and human activities resulted in the net loss of more than 450,000 acres of wetlands annually. But by 2008, fewer than 18,000 acres per year were being lost, a [...]
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Stock Exchanges for Social Enterprises? Here's Where You Can Find Them.

Stock Exchanges for Social Enterprises? Here's Where You Can Find Them. | Philanthropy 2.0 | Scoop.it
As the spotlight on investors seeking social investments continues to brighten, the rise of social stock exchanges—places where people can buy shares in social businesses with missions that align with theirs—shouldn’t be all that surprising. In fact, several countries have already launched their own versions of the concept. While the countries [...]
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John Kluge Talks 'Charity And Philanthropy For Dummies'

John Kluge Talks 'Charity And Philanthropy For Dummies' | Philanthropy 2.0 | Scoop.it
John Kluge is co-author with Karl T. Muth and Michael T.S. Lindenmayer of “Charity and Philanthropy for Dummies,” released this week.  John is also co-founder and chief disruption officer of Toilet Hackers, a US-based nonprofit accelerating access to improved sanitation for the 2.5 billion people without a toilet.  A graduate [...]
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Using Social Innovation To Take On 'The Big C'

Using Social Innovation To Take On 'The Big C' | Philanthropy 2.0 | Scoop.it
Fourteen million Americans. 32.5 million people worldwide. Patients and survivors of cancer – as well as caregivers, whose load is often unrecognized – face myriad challenges beyond directly battling the disease. The cost of treatment drives some close to financial ruin; the emotional toll of fighting cancer can be overwhelming; [...]
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The Importance Of Recognizing And Embracing The Risks Of Philanthropy

The Importance Of Recognizing And Embracing The Risks Of Philanthropy | Philanthropy 2.0 | Scoop.it
Laurie Michaels is an individual philanthropist based in Aspen, CO. In 2012, she founded Open Road Alliance to provide critical funding to help nonprofits overcome unforeseen roadblocks, or to leverage unanticipated opportunities for impact. She has served on the board of the Aspen Community Foundation for twelve years, as board [...]
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Stock Exchanges For Social Enterprises? Here's Why We Need Them

Stock Exchanges For Social Enterprises? Here's Why We Need Them | Philanthropy 2.0 | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of a stock exchange specifically for social enterprises. If your hands are still down, you’re in good company. Most people in the U.S.—even many of the movers and shakers in the social enterprise space—have never heard of a so-called social stock exchange. Now, I [...]
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INSPIRATION. What Kind Of Philanthropist Are You? A How-To For Aligning Your Giving With Your Personal Values

INSPIRATION. What Kind Of Philanthropist Are You? A How-To For Aligning Your Giving With Your Personal Values | Philanthropy 2.0 | Scoop.it
The current landscape of social impact work presents a variety of funding needs, each of which are valuable and important in their own right. Here are some questions to help you consider your charitable giving choices.
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