So, after many months of growing anticipation, #givingtuesday has arrived. All around America, people will be making their personal giving pledges to support their favourite good causes with time and/or money. Many will write the pledge down on a sheet of paper, photo themselves, and post the picture on facebook and twitter, to encourage their […]
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Social Good News
There has been plenty to be gloomy about in New York, this gridlocked, rainy week of United Nations/Clinton Global Initiative summitry. Yet there have also been plenty of bright spots, especially at the Social Good Summit hosted by the 92nd St Y and Mashable. The final of the StartUps for Good Challenge was a case […]
The Art of the Posse-able
If you want a model for how the world can solve its most pressing problems in the 21st Century, it is the posse. As governance systems go, the Wild West approach of rounding up a few available hands and driving the bad guy out of town is certainly messy, but, if our favourite westerns are […]
Can An Oil Company Get To Heaven?
“In thirty years at Shell no one has ever called me an angel or a philanthropist”, joked the oil giant’s head of exploration Malcolm Brinded at a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the company’s corporate charitable foundation, which he chairs. Yet over the past decade, according to a report launched in London on 14th October, the Shell Foundation has […]