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May 21, 2007

Newest onPhilanthropy Blog Focuses on Video and Podcasts

We've wanted to do this one for a while, so last week the team here at onPhilanthropy quietly launched media, our new blog on distributed audio and video. The blog, updated near-daily, will feature embedded video content from a variety sources - all focusing on philanthropy, causes, and nonprofit management. Podcasts are part of the mix as well.

There's such a rich trove of content out there these days, and everyone here wished aloud for a single souce feed for audio and video in our sector. Then we thought: let's do that! So here it is.

We're very much interested in your feedback - and on suggestions for links and videos. We know there are more sources out there than we've been able to find, and we'd like very much to add them Please subscribe to the feed, drop some comments, and spread the word.

April 30, 2007

Can Business Do Well While Also Doing Good?

Interesting talk on corporate social responsibility by Marc Benioff of at the recent World Affairs Council Northern California panel discussion [courtesy of]:

TED Video: Novogratz on Rethinking Poverty

This post is, in some ways, a correction of a review I did on the launch of TED's new video portal, featuting scores of fascinating lectures from its innovative long-running series. I'd jumped the gun a bit by complaining that the videos couldn't be embedded in other blogs - that is to say, show here. Turns out that was true for some of the videos at launch and now, it seems all the videos can indeed be embedded elsewhere. My original point was that this is great for stimulating a real conversation, which is what the TED video launch is about. So kudos to the TED team for making it happen.

And what better way to tell you about the TED videos than to show you one - this is a lecture by Acumen Fund founder Jacqueline Novogratz last year about rethinking how the west goes about fighting poverty. I've heard bits and pieces of Jacqueline's presentation at recent conferences, including Skoll and Milken, but this is her full-on argument and it's well-worth watching.

April 14, 2007

Live from Google: Video Highlights

In addition to our coverage from guest blogger Janice Schoos, here are some video highlights from the Global Philanthropy Conference at Google:

Interview of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, along with Dr. Larry Brilliant, Executive Director of, at the Global Philanthropy Forum's 6th Annual Conference, hosted at the Google:

April 06, 2007

What If? Headlines from the Future

One last post from last week's Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford. At the awards ceremony, the Skoll Foundation showed a brilliant bit of video that wrote some "future headlines" aimed at showing how possible it just might be to solve some of the world's major problems. Big targets to shoot for, but it was moving nonetheless. Here's the video:

March 28, 2007

Skoll Award Winners

Tonight at the Sheldonian, which was designed by Christopher Wren and opened for lectures in the round nearly 350 years go, the delegates celebrated the 2007 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The recipients, who will each receive three-year grants of $1,015,000, are organizations that target social issues in need of urgent attention. Here's the video:

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