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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos turns to Twitter for philanthropic advice

22 June 2017
Sarah Sabatke

Jeff Bezos, tech mogul and founder of Amazon, is quickly on his way to becoming the wealthiest person in the world. With a fortune of over $84 billion, it seems natural that he would explore philanthropic activities. What was not expected, though, was his approach to the concept – by taking to Twitter to ask for ideas. Bezos posted on the social media platform on 15 June to ask for ideas on where to direct …

Conference reports

How to use technology to make social projects more impactful

22 June 2017
Anna Kwiatkiewicz-Mory and Katarzyna Zwolak-Szwechowicz

‘How to use technology to make social projects more impactful?’ was an overarching theme of the 2017 European Foundation Centre’s (EFC) annual conference session called ‘Technology for social good (and bad)’. During this second day session, participants had a chance to learn about solutions, tools and trends in humanitarian aid, social inclusion, transparency and governance and citizen engagement; as well as practical work with data. The session was led by Anna Sienicka, Europe Vice president …

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Donations to Eric Trump Foundation funnelled to Donald Trump’s business, says Forbes

22 June 2017
Alliance magazine

The Eric Trump Foundation is ‘dedicated to raising money for terminally-ill children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, …

Opinion

To achieve social progress, donors must focus on the big challenges

21 June 2017
Michael Green

The world is making progress but we are struggling to ensure the rights of freedom and tolerance for all. At …

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Germany’s Felix Oldenburg appointed chair of European donor network

21 June 2017
Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan

The new chair of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) will be Felix Oldenburg, secretary general of the …