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From social media to social good: the Facebook IPO and philanthropy

3 Peter Laugharn 24 February 2012

I have been following the story of the Facebook Initial Public Offering (IPO) with interest. The IPO will make several senior staff billionaires, and will turn at least a thousand others into millionaires. How many …

Activists and techno-geeks are in the same camp

CAF Russia 21 September 2011

Social Camp – an event organized as boot camp rather than a traditional conference – took place in the city of Tver on the Volga River in July and brought together offline and online activists …

Online giving contests: good or bad idea?

Paul Penley 8 August 2011

In the last 5 years, charitable giving ‘contests’ have grown in popularity in the United States. In 2006, the Network for Good/Yahoo Challenge demonstrated how online contests could attract significant involvement. The Case Foundation expanded …