Philanthropy | Beth's Blog - Part 15

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Apple or Android? Which One is More Nonprofit Friendly?

This must-read editorial by Jake Shapiro, the CEO of PRX, (the company behind the popular This American Life iPhone and Public Radio Player apps, argues that Apple’s policy barring solicitation of donations by nonprofit groups is a cop-out and blocks a major revenue stream for public radion (and other nonprofits)—whose content enhances the value of Apple’s devices.… Read More

Microsoft’s Networked Approach To Accelerating Social Change Through Technology

Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to attend Microsoft’s  “Accelerator Summit,” a day of conversation with Microsoft employees, partners, academics,  journalists, and bloggers about their corporate citizenship program.    Their strategy focuses on technology and partnerships that can accelerate systemic on the ground social change and economic issues.… Read More

Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right

The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works.  It combines expert judging with popular vote, online strategy with good old fashion off line organizing, links objectives to a theory of change, and incorporates a fun and engaging way for people to learn about and take action on a timely community problem.  … Read More