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Technology has democratized donor dollars, and the giving landscape continues to evolve.

The fundraising landscape has changed. The challenge for 21st century fundraising is to strategically apply and integrate the fundamental skills of developing and cultivating relationships with donors into digital, mobile and social platforms.
Fundraising strategies and efforts are intimately tied to issues of advocacy, communication, and evidence of impact.
 

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Recap: Building Movement Through Digital Storytelling

Ida Jeng
Refugees United

 
 
 

“Boring is a sin,” said Ben Keesey of Invisible Children, thereby kicking off a lively panel entitled  “Campaign Models: Driving Your Audience to Engage.” Moderated by Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, this panel aimed to highlight best practice within the field of global movements.

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“Boring is a sin,” said Ben Keesey of Invisible Children, thereby kicking off a lively panel entitled  “Campaign Models: Driving Your Audience to Engage.” Moderated by Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, this panel aimed to highlight best practice within the field of global movements.

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3 Key Characteristics of Great Social Business Entrepreneurs

Saskia Bruysten
Yunus Social Business

 
 
 

For YSB, a burning interest is not enough; we look for a deep and mature understanding of the complexities behind the social or environmental issue that stems from years of hands-on experience.

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For YSB, a burning interest is not enough; we look for a deep and mature understanding of the complexities behind the social or environmental issue that stems from years of hands-on experience.

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How Crowdfunding is Putting the Social back into Social Entrepreneurship

Breanna DiGiammarino
Indiegogo

 
 
 

Social entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding in ways that make their work more efficient and effective than ever before.

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Social entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding in ways that make their work more efficient and effective than ever before.

“The second rule I have is 'last man standing'. Which holds that if you have a certain amount of charm and you don't go away, people will eventually pay you large sums of money to do so.”

Tim Smit

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Help Feed A Dream On World Food Day

Paul Tergat
United Nations World Food Programme

 
 
 

The WFP school meals program changed my life.  I went from a boy who couldn’t concentrate in class to one who literally ran to and from school each day.  This helped unlock my athletic talent that led me to set the marathon world record in 2003.

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The WFP school meals program changed my life.  I went from a boy who couldn’t concentrate in class to one who literally ran to and from school each day.  This helped unlock my athletic talent that led me to set the marathon world record in 2003.

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Skoll Foundation and The Huffington Post Launch First Crowdfunding Challenge for Social Entrepreneurs

Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation, in partnership with The Huffington Post, is launching its first crowdfunding challenge designed to provide some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds. The “Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge,” hosted on Edward Norton’s platform CrowdRise, has the potential to leverage up to $1 million in prize funding from the Skoll Foundation, including $250,000 in dedicated prize money through daily and weekly challenges and up to $750,000 in additional matching funds to be shared by all participants as fundraising thresholds are reached during the campaign.

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The Skoll Foundation, in partnership with The Huffington Post, is launching its first crowdfunding challenge designed to provide some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds. The “Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge,” hosted on Edward Norton’s platform CrowdRise, has the potential to leverage up to $1 million in prize funding from the Skoll Foundation, including $250,000 in dedicated prize money through daily and weekly challenges and up to $750,000 in additional matching funds to be shared by all participants as fundraising thresholds are reached during the campaign.

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World Bank Group to Invest $700 Million by 2015 to Improve Women and Children’s Health in Poor Countries

World Bank

Today at the United Nations, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will announce that the Bank Group projects at least $700 million in financing through the end of 2015 to help developing countries reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and children’s health.

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Today at the United Nations, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will announce that the Bank Group projects at least $700 million in financing through the end of 2015 to help developing countries reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and children’s health.

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Clinton Global Initiative: Philanthropy's High Stakes Trading Floor

Forbes

Tom Watson reports from CGI "I’ve always said that CGI operates as an old-fashioned deal-based investment bank. It takes a client (and that could be a billionaire, a multinational corporation, a government, or a social entrepreneur) and it works to match that client with the right partners, creating a 'commitment' (the preferred CGI lingua franca) aimed at changing something important."

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Tom Watson reports from CGI "I’ve always said that CGI operates as an old-fashioned deal-based investment bank. It takes a client (and that could be a billionaire, a multinational corporation, a government, or a social entrepreneur) and it works to match that client with the right partners, creating a 'commitment' (the preferred CGI lingua franca) aimed at changing something important."

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An Exclusive Interview with Ricardo B. Salinas of Grupo Salinas

Ricardo B. Salinas
Grupo Salinas

 
 
 

In just 16 years, we touched and improved the lives of millions, providing the less fortunate among us with the necessary resources to help themselves.

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In just 16 years, we touched and improved the lives of millions, providing the less fortunate among us with the necessary resources to help themselves.

“It is okay to expect an economic return from doing good!”

Jason Saul

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Forum 2013

Exponential Fundraising: Mobilising Resources

Session: Forum 2013
 
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Innovation and Scale: A Tough Balancing Act

Session: Forum 2013
 
 

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