Skoll Forum — a reflection
The title of this years Skoll Forum, 25 — 27 March in Oxford was “Shifting the Power Dynamics”. The discussions centered around dealing with and overcoming the challenges faced by social entrepreneurs, especially in today’s economic climate. The Skoll Forum was 3 intense days of “information overload” – an exchange of thoughts, ideas and business [...]
Tags: Skoll World Forum 2009
Shall we order Mineralwater or Viva con Agua?
„Shall we order mineralwater or Viva con Agua?“ This is a question customers of a Hamburg winebar are asking themselves since last October. 2,50€ is the cost of a jug of tab water and the money is forwarded to water projects run by Viva con Aqua, a Hamburg-based NGO, campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide. The awareness [...]
How effective is online fundraising?
In todays New York Times there is an interesting article about Online donations: Study shows first-time online donors often do not return. The internet should be considered a highly important tool for fundraisers. Not only are an increasing number of people spending more and more time online. Due to demographic factors the average donations of Internet users (being [...]
Tags: betterplace.org, care, online fundraising
Micro-volunteering while waiting for the bus
Interesting post from todays Private Sector Development Blog: Waiting for the bus and have nothing better to do than play around with your phone? Games are no longer the only options – now you can volunteer. The Extraordinaires (hat tip: Chris Kreutz) “delivers micro-volunteer opportunities to mobile phones that can be done on-demand and on-the-spot.” Here’s some [...]
Tags: Micro Volunteering
Women’s Day: Support Boxgirls International
Last week Heather Cameron, Founder of Boxgirls International came to visit our betterplace office. One of those encounters which makes our hearts beat faster. Boxgirls International, based in Berlin, links innovative projects around the world using boxing as a catalyst for social change for women and girls. The first international branch is in Nairobi (with [...]
Categories: Projects & Organizations
Tags: Boxgirls International, Heather Cameron
It took a long time, but finally we managed to unite nearly the whole team on one foto – from the „part-timers“ and pro bono members right up to the CEO. Here it is: On the day, some were feeling a little ill (Till, looking quite white), some were a bit tired and others looked [...]