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ARC 20th Annual Artist for Africa Benefit

January 13, 2011 – 1:18 pm
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African Rainforest Conservancy’s 2oth Annual Artist for Africa Benefit is February 9, 2011 in New York City. This event features a cocktail party, dinner, silent and live auction of donated art work which benefits …

Root Capital

November 8, 2010 – 10:50 am
Root Capital

In Latin America and Africa, Root Capital is providing loans to small businesses and Fair Trade products to socially-minded consumers.
From coffee and honey in Tanzania to cotton and timber in Peru, Root Capital invests in …

PhotoPhilanthropy

November 1, 2010 – 2:12 pm
PhotoPhilanthropy

Photographers looking for work and non-profit organizations looking to document their work can find each other on PhotoPhilanthropy.
Founded in 2009, PhotoPhilanthropy is best known for its yearly photography contest. The Photophilanthropy Activist Award honors photographers …

Neil Gaiman’s “Modest Proposal” for Halloween

October 26, 2010 – 9:45 am
Neil Gaiman

Halloween is coming up next weekend, and some folks are thinking beyond trick-or-treating and costumes and coming up with new traditions. Last Saturday, author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods) posted a “Modest Proposal” for his …

Caleb’s Hope

October 20, 2010 – 12:47 pm
Holly Dignard

In Northern Uganda, women and children are ostracized and left to die by their communities because they carry the stigma of being a former child soldier and being HIV-positive. Caleb’s Hope has made it their …

The Girl Effect

October 15, 2010 – 2:39 pm

The Girl Effect believes that investing in girls benefits an entire community not just for this generation but for generations to come. They first made waves in 2008 for their animated video “The Girl Effect,” …