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Showing posts from May 23, 2010

Philanthropy urges kids should use computers less

Michael Foxworth clips: "Susan Dell's been promoting the work of her family's $1.3 billion foundation, which is largely devoted to children's causes, especially health. She recently wrote a book called Be Well that collected the stories of 15 low-income mothers on how they improved their families' health through fitness and diet improvements. Over 600,000 copies have been given out for free in inner cities."

Art Linkletter dies at 97 -

Art Linkletter dies at 97 - "No offense to Kid ‘n Play, but Art Linkletter’s House Party was always better. Linkletter’s program, which began on radio in 1944 before moving to TV eight years later, set a record for daytime longevity and featured Linkletter — who died Wednesday at age 97 at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles — interviewing children who could always be counted on to blurt out truths too uncomfortable for grown-ups to tell. It was a perfect showcase for the genial host, whose self-deprecating manner and masterful talent for pulling unintentionally funny cracks from everyday people made the show a hit for 25 years running. “What do your parents do for fun?” the host once asked a youngster. “Search me,” the kid replied, “They always lock the door.” Linkletter eventually turned some of the more inspired moments into Kids Say the Darndest Things. The book sat atop the nonfiction best-seller list for two years and remains one of the top-selling books …

Perhaps the first thing wrong with some good ideas is the attention they receive

"Attention philanthropy is a gift of notice. In a noisy world, deluged in advertising, overrun with PR flacks and crowded with the superficial, one of the biggest barriers to success for a small, good idea or noble enterprise can simply be getting noticed in the first place." ~
clipped from (WC) is a nonprofit media organization headquartered in Seattle, WA, that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers. WC covers the world’s most innovative solutions to the planet’s problems, and inspire readers around the world with stories of new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future. Worldchanging: Bright Green: Attention Philanthropy 2010 An online magazine covering tools, models, and ideas for building a better future.

Philanthropy’s Biggest Opportunity | Tactical Philanthropy

Philanthropy’s Biggest Opportunity | Tactical Philanthropy: "� Donors reward nonprofits first and foremost based on the impact of their programs. Surprisingly, my own research reveals that there is a shortage of good definitions of impact, so let me provide the definition that we use at Philanthropedia for reference: a high-impact nonprofit is a nonprofit which produces lasting improvements that address the core problems in a particular social cause."