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100 More Homes in Uganda On Their Way to Being Solar Powered

By Cindy Nawilis, community & operations lead Great news, SunFunders! Over the weekend we fully funded Power Homes and Businesses in Kayunga project, which means the Uganda-based social enterprise SolarNow will receive a working capital loan of $25,000 in the middle of this month.

The Start of a Change: Health for America seeks to transform health innovation | Dowser

In mid-2012, cardiologist Kapil Parakh and management and health professional Madhura Bhat pooled their experience of US healthcare to set up an innovative fellowship program. Inspired by Lean Startup methodology, Health for America (@health4america) mobilizes youth to create innovative technology solutions that improve health outcomes.

Microfinance for Women Works for Men: The Case of Haytham in Jordan

February 3, 2014 By Ramatolie Saho, Fellow "I do the cooking!" exclaimed Haytham Abu Ziad who owns and manages a pickle factory with his wife in Sweileh, a section of the Amman Governorate in Jordan.

The Act of Giving | It's Personal

What compels you to reach for your credit card and make an online donation? At the end of the day, when you're sorting your mail over the trash, what is it that compels you to read that one solicitation letter and set it aside to later write a check?

Finding the Right Donor Database for Your Nonprofit

Consider this-7 out of every 10 donors only donate once. Not enough to shock you? Let's add to the mix. 77 percent of donors leave due to a lack of communication. Those are downright terrifying numbers. But there's some reassuring news-Those are numbers that you have the power to change.

Global development tweeters to watch in 2014

Are you bored with your Twitter timeline? Fed up with reading tweets about selfies? If you're looking for something different, check out our tips on the development tweeters to watch in 2014. Tom Murphy runs the View From the Cave blog and reports for humanosphere.

What to Do When a Brand Drunk Tweets During the Super Bowl

Last night's Super Bowl game was less than stellar action-wise. And unfortunately, the commercials were equally lackluster -- going more for tearjerking than the humor and creativity that's come to define the multimillion-dollar ad spots.

Announcing the Pakistan Fellows Class of 2014

Acumen is proud to announce the selection of our newest cohort of Pakistan Fellows, a diverse group of 19 inspiring individuals who are fighting poverty and changing lives of people all over Pakistan.

Rereading "Collective Impact": Three Lessons

Fresh insights gleaned from the article that started it all. One of the many lessons I've learned since the first " Collective Impact" article by John Kania and Mark Kramer disrupted my life three years ago is that all collaborations go through cycles.

7 Times You'll Kick Yourself for Not Learning HTML

I don't know about you, but when I travel, I'm terrified of leaving something at home. I obsess over making sure I have enough T-shirts, jeans, shoes, travel-sized shampoos, earrings, books, magazines -- because what in the world would I do if I didn't have them, but needed them?

The Global Information Internship Program

The Global Information Internship Program (GIIP, pronounced "jeep") is a fabulous program at UCSC, which allows undergraduates to fund and work on projects they are passionate about in the areas of global social justice and sustainability. This video helps to explain more about GIIP, so students can find out how to get more involved.

The Non-Profit Marketing Blog

Wed, January 15 2014 Director of Content Strategy, Network for Good Filed under: Fun stuff * Fundraising essentials * If you didn't see the online fundraising results you were hoping for in 2013-or you'd like to do even better this year, Network for Good has a new tool that can help.

4 Emerging Technologies That Could Greatly Impact Nonprofits

New technology impacts how any organization or business operates. So what's on the rise for nonprofits in 2014? From mobile donations to investment in social media, look through these emerging technologies and get your nonprofit in a position to raise more awareness and gain more donations for your cause. 1.

One year on: what impact has the Social Value Act had so far?

Nick Hurd tells us his views, and now we want to know yours Guardian Professional, One year ago, the Social Value Act was introduced, which aims to transform the way money is spent on local public services.

Future Fundraising Now

In this ear-opening interview with radio veteran Scott Wilder of TrueSense Marketing, you'll learn what it takes to find donors and raise funds using the radio. In some ways, it's just like fundraising in any other medium. In others, it's a whole new world!

9 Ways to Counteract Facebook's Big Algorithm Change

Facebook's ranking algorithm decides which posts get shown to each user in their News Feed. The algorithm has gone through some major changes in the past, but the most recent one has thrown a lot of social media marketers for a loop. An Adage article based on a sales deck sent to Facebook partners pointed [...]

Equality and Sustainability to End Poverty in the World

Most experts agree on the subject; it is clearly not only a question of growth, although growth, of course, is essential to fight against poverty. For example, China has been able to bring more than 600 million people out of poverty through strong and targeted growth.

12 Fair Trade Chocolate Companies to Order From This Valentines Day - Cause Artist

The finest chocolate begins with cocoa beans that are sourced from around the world for their quality and their sustainability. We select single origins for their exclusive flavors and attributes and customize blends and formulas to deliver a premium chocolate experience.

Upworthy Type Headlines: To Like or Dislike? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media -

Upworthy, a site that focuses on curating social cause related videos and content has been receiving a lot of media attention for changing how bloggers write headlines. In November of 2013 Upworthy traffic grew to about 87M unique visits, which was quite a drastic leap from less than 5 million a year ago, according to Quantcast .