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Link Roundup 12/12

Daily roundup of links shared via @giipucsc on Twitter

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The Youth Empowerment Institute (YEI) Summer Camp By Thomas Gelder YEI centered around 3 things: College access Exciting technology Giving youth the reins to both College Access You can view our general lessons and materials at the project website, SummerInstitute.giip.org, but basically what we taught were College Basics, Application Process, Financial Aid, Personal Statements,...

Power Homes and Businesses in Kayunga

Fund 100 solar home systems that power lights, cellphone charging, and radio Impact A $25,000 loan will help SolarNow sell 100 units of their 50W solar home systems: 75 to homes and 25 to small businesses. Each 50W system powers 6 lights, cellphone charging and radio for the 10 year lifetime of the system.

The Promise of Social Investment in Africa

Why philanthropists need to continue to invest in and alongside African organizations and leaders. In the process of drawing parallels between current Africa-focused philanthropy and the colonial era, author Paul Theroux's recent article, " Africa's Aid Mess," ignores much of the success of high-potential organizations and initiatives driven by Africans and philanthropists in Africa and across the globe.

USAID leads new alliance to 'prime the pump'

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will commit $2 million to support a project investing in young entrepreneurs. Together with partners General Atlantic, Newman's Own Foundation, The Pershing Square Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and Echoing Green, who will jointly commit an additional $2 million, this three-year initiative will select twenty young social innovators working in developing countries to join two classes of the Echoing Green Fellowship Program.

Open thread: what do the leaders of the future look like?

New research from the 30% Club, KPMG and YSC shows that while the vast majority of positive leadership skills are considered to be gender neutral there is still a small amount of stereotyping around some specific skills. Women are seen as better at providing values-led leadership and men are thought to have better commercial acumen.

6 Cost Effective Ways for Nonprofits to Thank Their Donors

The holiday season isn't the only time your organization should be saying thank you and showing your appreciation of your supporters -- but it's a great time to start. In a recent podcast by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, fundraising consultant Claire Alexrad and Julia Wilson of One Justice shared their affordable methods of saying thank you all year round.

Create a Daily Roundup of Your Twitter Links with IFTTT and List.ly

Since we teach social entrepreneurship and nonprofit tech, we naturally try and spread the word on our Twitter account @giipucsc by sharing lots of articles. We tweet about a dozen links each day to hashtags like #SocialEnterprise #SocEnt #Nonprofit # NPtech and #SM4SG.

How to Get More Social With Your Next Presentation

Let's face it. Social media isn't going away anytime soon. Having a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Pinterest and Tumblr account aren't recommended these days - they're required. We live in a world that demands and desires transparency, sharing and collaboration. We must all be social. This same rule now applies to your presentations.

3 Keys to Repurposing Content on SlideShare

Whether it's Facebook updates, tweets, blog posts, research reports, newsletters, video, white papers or more, we all produce content these days. How do you reach your audiences on each platform without completely exhausting yourself? Most likely your content and ideas are already there - it's just a matter of crafting them for the desired channel and reach.

Thirsty Trees Video Project

Katie Roper Summer 2006 Kenya In July 2006 Katie Roper traveled to Kenya, Africa to produce a video to be aired at a major event as publicity for International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF).

Create a Daily Roundup of Your Twitter Links with IFTTT and List.ly

Since we teach social entrepreneurship and nonprofit tech, we naturally try and spread the word on our Twitter account @giipucsc by sharing lots of articles. We tweet about a dozen links each day to hashtags like #SocialEnterprise #SocEnt #Nonprofit # NPtech and #SM4SG.

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Sourcing skilled volunteers through linked in job postings

Taproot presentation on how to scope skilled volunteer projects and use LinkedIn to source professionals to complete those projects

Social enterprise today: Thursday 12 December

Good morning and welcome to our daily space on the network to bring you the latest news, advice and analysis from the sector. * On the network today, Tom Cropper discusses Hong Kong's social entrepreneurs. He argues that with a global financial hub and a highly educated population, the region is throwing open its doors to social entrepreneurs.

Hong Kong's social enterprise pioneers

The Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre hosted a major convention this week - the International Jewellery Manufacturers' Convention - a massive celebration of all things expensive and shiny. However, those who walked on by, up an escalator and down a long corridor, might have discovered an altogether different way of business.

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What Charity Navigator Gets Wrong About Effective Altruism

Why we can and must try to answer the question: What charities do the most good? Imagine that you discover a burning building, with no one else around. Through the windows you see that, in one of the bedrooms, a family of five is trapped.