There is a big problem finding seed funding for new start up charities, please have a look at ours at http://www.world-solar-aid.com we have the idea, the commitment and the end users waiting ! I am working on the principal that if "you don't ask, you don't get".
For anyone still out there, Literacy Bridge just published some pretty exciting results: http://literacybridge.org/pilotre.... Farmers grew 73% more crops from what they learned with Talking Books. ROI of 3500%. And this was just our first major pilot program!
I am very excited to see that people continue to vote. I hope that the collaborative approach will ultimately result in support for the top groups such as Curriki. This will insure that participation is rewarded. Communities need to be shown that their opinion is important. Thanks for giving everyone this opportunity.
"The Center for Humane Living is a 501C3, inspiring all people to live peaceful and compassionate lives through an innovative approach to traditional martial arts education. Check us out @ www.centerforhumaneliving.com , http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I have been following the Collaborative Charity voting and Curriki continues to have members voting. It seems it is now time to see if there is support for this effort. Check out my blog on Huffington Post this Friday on sustaining open and free. Now would be perfect time to support this effort with a donation....
David vs. Goliath Battle, pretty much the same information as in Pudget Sound last week, but the two contesters are different - http://philanthropy.com/giveand.... It seems like Paul's idea drew a lot of attention in the net.
Just found this room. Again, I pitch clean water, which gives the best leverage. It's a simple, proven way to have the biggest impact on improving health. I've been a fan of WaterPartners International http://water.org, which uses decentralized solutions and includes microcredit, for years, although some others have sprung up more recently.
http://www.cityhouse.org/ My Friend's House is a local charity, I know, but the goal of the program is to provide traumatized & abused children ages newborn to 9 years old with a safe place to live while a safer alternative is found. I ask that you please consider helping these children if you can. Thank You!
Free Speech TV (http://freespeech.org) is a non-profit 501 3(c), independent, non-commercial, television network. Their programming addresses social, political, cultural and environmental issues affecting under-served communities. FSTV is currently requesting funding to launch an online channel and social network. Great org...I work there ;-)
Little People of America (LPA) needs your support. We're the dwarf family that was highlighted in the Discovery Health/TLC TV documentary known as Dwarf Family:Meet the Fooses. Our show and others like it have raised awareness about the need for increased acceptance and support for little people. We have no grant money and no foundation support.
My recommendation to you is the 501(c)3 founded by Robert Egger, the V3campaign.org. What sets it apart from all other recommendations is that it is the only non-profit doing what it does, which is working to get the non-profit sector recognized by the political and governmental power structures. V3 mission: Our goal: to develop a new generation...
What sets the Clinton Foundation apart? It's a 501(c)3 with long-term, high-impact solutions to seemingly intractable problems such as HIV/AIDS, climate change, economic inequality, childhood obesity. Amazing projects to choose from, with tangible results. 96% of donation goes directly to programs. http://www.clintonfoundation.org/