Category: People & Projects

Echoes of future giggles

Philadelphia nonprofit Access Matters plans on launching “sex education app” this fall; wants to “meet youth where they are–on their phones”. “Rates of HIV and STDs among teenagers have gotten worse within recent years in Philadelphia.… MORE >>

Leinart nonprofit flagged

Former QB Matt Leinart started for-profit flag football league, but then used his nonprofit foundation to open doors (and fields)–which makes some skeptical. “The Matt Leinart Flag Football League, a for-profit company, used the former USC Heisman Trophy winner’s non-profit foundation to secure access and special rates for sports fields around Orange County that otherwise would not have been available to the league, The Orange County Register has learned.” — Scott M.… MORE >>

Houston nonprofit helps immigrants adapt

Here’s an interview with employees of Houston’s Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center, nonprofit that helps immigrants “deal with common challenges” as they acclimate. “Houston is now the most diverse city in the U.S.… MORE >>

Well, of course he does

Napster founder Sean Parker has plans to “disrupt philanthropy”: He calls Giving Pledge “not aggressive enough,” and funds up foundation then depletes with large gifts. “Instead, he spelled out how he wants to be a different kind of philanthropist, a role model for his generation’s budding cohort of wealthy entrepreneurs turned givers.… MORE >>

Timehacker Project tackles nonprofit

Washington Post “21-day Timehacker” project’s recent guinea pig was director of Ithaca nonprofit who wants staff to go from overworked to a four-day week: will they succeed?… MORE >>

$5m from Zuckerberg for CA college youth

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced on Facebook $5 million pledge toward helping undocumented kids attend college, through nonprofit Dream.US. “Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $5 million to help undocumented immigrants attend college, Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page.… MORE >>

The secret to his success

The secret to his success: Forbes’ Keren Blankfeld looks at how Michael J Fox harnessed celebrity, likeability, and work ethic to build his foundation. “Actor and Parkinson’s disease activist Michael J.… MORE >>

Water, laughter, football

Photographer Philipp Rathmer united with Hear the World Foundation and went to Malawi, where kids fitted with their first hearing aids shot photos of favorite sounds.… MORE >>

Clemson coach rebuffs philanthropy award

Clemson Univ. coach Dabo Swinney was to be honored with annual “family champion” award from Palmetto Family Council til he heard they oppose same-sex marriage. “Clemson University coach Dabo Swinney has dropped plans to receive an award for his charitable work from the Palmetto Family Council, because homosexual activists are angry that the nonprofit organization opposes same-sex ‘marriage.’ Swinney was set to receive the ‘South Carolina Family Champion of 2015′ award from the Palmetto Family Council on Tuesday night, but the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) protested.” — Fr.… MORE >>

Giving Pledge increases roll to 137

Ten more billionaires announce they’re boarding the Giving Pledge train, including yogurt mogul Hamdi Ulukaya and former Cleveland Cavs owner Gordon Gund. “Judy Faulkner turned her passion for computer coding into Epic Systems, a software firm specializing in electronic health records that has grown to be one of the country’s largest since she founded it in 1979.… MORE >>

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