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New online art gallery supports women and children affected by HIV and AIDS

For almost a decade, Art for AIDS International has been hosting visual art workshops to educate young people about HIV and to engage them in the global AIDS response. After over 300 workshops with over 10,000 young people in 7 countries, Art for AIDS has begun to feature and sell this powerful body of student […]

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Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division [VIDEO]

Funny or Die and the Clinton Global Initiative recently released a video that lets you sit in on a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Celebrity Division as they brainstorm ideas to celebrate CGI’s 10th Anniversary. The meeting, run by Ben Stiller, and attended by notable guests including Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, Matt Damon, Sean […]

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F*** Famine - ONE Campaign for Horn of Africa

F*** Famine [VIDEO]

Advocacy platform, ONE, launched a new public service announcement yesterday to raise awareness about the growing number of child deaths attributed to the famine in the Horn of Africa. The premise: a list of celebrities including George Clooney, Bono, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Ewan McGregor, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mike Huckabee, and Colin Farrell say’F*** […]

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5 Years of Micro-Loans in 4 Minutes…(set to music).

Kiva, a not-for-profit micro-credit organisation, recently released a new video wonderfully titled “Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance” that illustrates visually what happens when 620,000 lenders fund 615,000 people in need around the planet. The video starts out slow, with just a couple data points, but quickly erupts with bursts of motion and colour. Kiva is a non-profit that […]

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Stop the Pity, Unlock the Potential [VIDEO]

Last month, Mama Hope, a non-profit organization focused on building self-sufficient communities in  Africa, launched a new campaign called “Stop the Pity – Unlock the Potential” that seeks to alter public perception about “Africa”.  While their first campaign video only came to my attention this week, it appears from the view count on YouTube that the […]

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Taking the “Business Approach”

Almost everybody working in the not-for-profit , humanitarian, or development sector has come across someone at one time or another who has fundamentally challenged the very purpose (or existence) of their work. Not, however, for any of the very valid reasons we all continue to work at addressing, but based purely on the notion that development practitioners […]

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Mark Zuckerburg Portrait

Mark Zuckerberg makes the “Giving Pledge” to donate half of his wealth to charity

Today Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to donate half of his fortune to charity.  While this is not Zuckerberg’s first foray in to philanthropic giving, having recently donated 100 million to Newark Public Schools, the worlds youngest billionaire will now join the likes of Warren Buffet, Michael Bloomburg, and Bill Gates, among others, who have all […]

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Mosquitoes Suck - Malaria Campaign

Comedy fights Malaria? [VIDEO]

Yet while the list of celebrities signed up to contribute their talent to the to Comedy Fights Malaria continues to grow, and indeed the organizations work to date is impressive, one must ask, how appropriate is it to address serious and devastating health issues by, in short, poking fun at them?

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