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November 28, 2007

Video: One Laptop Per Child

Albiet controversial, the motive and intentions are admirable; One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an innovative approach to empowering children in developing countries by providing them free laptops. The challenges of getting the XO laptop at the target price of $100 was a feat in itself, now the challenge of convincing people that this cause is worthwhile will be the tallest hurdle to jump.

From the OLPC website | Mission
The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish our goal, we need people who believe in what we’re doing and want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege.

Since November 12th, OLPC has been offering a limited-time Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During Give One Get One, you can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. Thanks to a growing interest in the program, we are extending Give One Get One until the end of the year. Through this extension, and the increasing public interest in OLPC, we hope to give many more children the opportunity to grow, explore, learn and express themselves.

November 13, 2007

Podcast: Tracy Gary's Podcast "On Inspired Philanthropy"

Amy Looper, interviews Tracy Gary, the author of Inspired Philanthropy: Creating A Giving Plan and Leaving a Legacy.  Looper's purpose in the podcast is to bring donors, advisors, and nonprofits together in for a common purpose.  Within the interview, Gary discusses the various free resources available on the Inspired Philanthropy website.

November 07, 2007

Video: Bill Clinton on Founding CGI

We got this video more than a month ago at the Clinton Global Initiative and just rediscovered it. The former President talks aobut why he founded CGI and his goals for it.

November 01, 2007

Broadcast Your Cause

Founded in 1995, the Rainbow Network is a Christian ministry working in rural Nicaragua with some of the poorest people in the world. They focus on four areas: healthcare, education, housing, and micro-loans.

In order to further awareness of their mission and highlight some of their work, they've developed a YouTube Channel where they post several related video.

Seems small, but channels like this one exemplify the far-reaching uses of Web 2.0 that are being use to benefit non-widely known foundations.

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