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Link Roundup 2/8

ANA is giving away free flights to social entrepreneurs

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Ashoka have partnered up to launch Blue Wing, a program to financially support the travel needs of social entrepreneurs. Under Blue Wing, ANA will provide free air transportation within their route network for Ashoka as well as five selected social entrepreneurs, or as Ashoka calls it, "changemakers".

The Role of Nonprofits in Health Care: A Trends Summary

This article is one of a series of trend summaries by NPQ's volunteer lay journalists. This piece by the prolific Michael Wyland, who writes often on both healthcare and policy issues for NPQ, takes a retrospective look at the past year's turbulent operating environment for nonprofits involved in healthcare.

Graduate careers: why I chose social enterprise over the corporate world

The increasing risks of the conventional job market mean there's even more reason for graduates to take their own risks, argues Sanum Jain Guardian Professional, By this time last year, some of my peers at the University of Manchester had secured jobs at reputable corporations while others had launched their first business or started making travel plans.

Success with Simple Development Systems

Landing your first million-dollar gift...writing that appeal letter that results in a 40% increase over last year...having a $250,000 bequest gift land in your mailbox... The sexy side of fundraising to be sure. But it takes hard work and fundraising the right way to get there.

Energizing Kayunga With Solar

Help meet the high demand for solar in the area with 40 more solar home systems Impact A $10,000 loan will help SolarNow sell 40 solar home systems that are 50W in capacity each. 30 will be sold to rural households and 10 will be sold to small businesses.

European companies get serious about social intrapreneurship

You may already be familiar with social intrapreneurship and have seen some examples of it in action. Now, a new project by CSR Europe, a membership-funded organization of European companies sharing best practices in corporate social responsibility, will attempt to consolidate the concept.

Y Combinator nonprofit launches the first global P2P lending platform called Zidisha - Cause Artist

(Logo: ) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif- Zidisha has launched its global direct microlending platform at the legendary tech startup incubator Y Combinator. Dubbed an "eBay for microlending", Zidisha is the first online P2P lending platform to link individual lenders and borrowers directly across international borders.

Social Media Birdbrain

My online friend and fellow Santa Cruzan, Kevin W. Grossman is a thought leader in human resources and recruitment. The other day he posted a link to an article by James Bowley about personalizing the HR transaction. The challenge isn't just about the existence of information [...]

How Much Does Language Matter In Fundraising?

Sean Chisholm I recently wrote about some of the research that's been done on " mirror neurons" and how the language you use in your fundraising appeals can help create a sensory experience for readers. With thoughtful selection of language you can tap into your readers' sensory systems, helping draw them into your narrative and engage them emotionally.

Feeding America Blog

Turning Food Waste into Electricity Across the United States, Feeding America's network of food banks are securing much-needed food and providing it to families facing hunger at food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens. To help feed people in need, Feeding America is also rescuing perfectly good food that might otherwise be wasted: cans of soup approaching their best-by-dates; good loaves of day-old bread; even slightly imperfect strawberries.

Viral Marketing for Nonprofits: 5 Ideas to Create Social Currency

Social currency is the first component of Jonah Berger's six STEPPS to viral marketing. In this first installment of our viral marketing for nonprofits series, we share five ideas to create social currency for your nonprofit.

Energizing Kayunga With Solar

Help meet the high demand for solar in the area with 40 more solar home systems Impact A $10,000 loan will help SolarNow sell 40 solar home systems that are 50W in capacity each. 30 will be sold to rural households and 10 will be sold to small businesses.

Weekly roundup: Social Enterprise Network: 7 February 2014

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to the Guardian Social Enterprise Network's weekly wrap-up. Our space to tell you the latest news, advice and analysis from the sector. What happened? * On the network this week we launched our social enterprise-inspired valentines.

Social Media Birdbrain

Humans are wired to process pictures. Scientists previously thought it took 1/10th of a second for us to recognize a picture, but have recently found that we're actually a lot faster at it than they had thought. Data can be complicated, hard to digest, and difficult to recall, but organizing the information visually can make it easier to remember.

[VIDEO] 5 Things You Can Start Doing To Create Lifetime Donor Relationships

Did you know the best way to build a robust individual giving program is to keep your current donors giving year after year, upgrading to larger and larger gifts, while you work on finding new prospects to add to the mix?

Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told

WASHINGTON DC] Designing technological products that can be used by everyone, regardless of whether or not they have any disability, would be a win-win situation, a meeting has heard.