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Centre for Effective Altruism – Combining empathy with evidence
"The Centre for Effective Altruism helps to grow and maintain the effective altruism movement. Our vision is an optimal world. Our mission is to create a global community of people who have made helping others a core part of their lives, and who use evidence and scientific reasoning to figure out how to do so as effectively as possible."
philanthropy  altruism  effectiveness 
3 days ago by tsuomela
The Philanthropic Complex
"In the United States, everyone may enjoy freedom of speech so long as it doesn’t matter. For those who would like what they say to matter, freedom of speech is very expensive. It is for this reason that organizations with a strong sense of public mission but not much money are dependent on the “blonde child of capitalism,” private philanthropy. This dependence is true for both conservative and progressive causes, but there is an important difference in the philanthropic cultures that they appeal to."
philanthropy  business  america  capitalism  conservative  progressive  environmental  activism 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Working Wikily
"The purpose of this blog is to provide practitioners in the social sector with a filter for the events that are pushing the field towards a more networked form of work and a perspective on how and why those events are unfolding."
weblog-group  social-media  online  collaboration  non-profit  philanthropy  community 
july 2011 by tsuomela
The Rise of the New Global Elite - Magazine - The Atlantic
"It is perhaps telling that Blankfein is the son of a Brooklyn postal worker and that Hayward—despite his U.S. caricature as an upper-class English twit—got his start at BP as a rig geologist in the North Sea. They are both, in other words, working-class boys made good. And while you might imagine that such backgrounds would make plutocrats especially sympathetic to those who are struggling, the opposite is often true. For the super-elite, a sense of meritocratic achievement can inspire high self-regard, and that self-regard—especially when compounded by their isolation among like-minded peers—can lead to obliviousness and indifference to the suffering of others. "
economics  elites  wealth  rich  class  capitalism  business  world  glocalism  globalization  global  power  philanthropy 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Op-Ed Columnist - What Could You Live Without? - NYTimes.com
by Nicholas Kristof - "Hannah seized upon the idea of selling the luxurious family home and donating half the proceeds to charity, while using the other half to buy a more modest replacement home...Eventually, that’s what the family did. The project — crazy, impetuous and utterly inspiring — is chronicled in a book by father and daughter scheduled to be published next month: “The Power of Half.” "
happiness  altruism  charity  psychology  philanthropy  commentary  ethics  philosophy  emotion 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Op-Ed Columnist - Our Basic Human Pleasures - Food, Sex and Giving - NYTimes.com
by Nicholas Kristof "But in any case, nobility can lead to happiness. Professor Haidt notes that one thing that can make a lasting difference to your contentment is to work with others on a cause larger than yourself...Brain scans by neuroscientists confirm that altruism carries its own rewards...The implication is that we are hard-wired to be altruistic. To put it another way, it’s difficult for humans to be truly selfless, for generosity feels so good."
happiness  altruism  charity  psychology  philanthropy  commentary  ethics  philosophy  emotion 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network
The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities
politics  economics  community  social  activism  international  sustainability  democracy  funding  grants  open  global  philanthropy  foundation 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Religious Attendance Relates to Generosity Worldwide
Gallup data reveal that adherents of all the major world religions who attended religious services (attenders) in the past week have higher rates of generosity than do their coreligionists who did not attend services (non-attenders). Even for individuals who do not affiliate with any religious tradition, those who said they attended religious services in the past week exhibited more generous behaviors.
religion  generosity  charity  philanthropy  trends  polls 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Philanthrocapitalism: after the goldrush | openDemocracy
The application of business principles to the world of civil society and social change has fashion, wealth, power and celebrity behind it. But where is the evidence that "philanthrocapitalism" works, and are there better ways to achieve urgently needed gl
philanthropy  civil-society  business  charity  activism 
april 2008 by tsuomela

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