… Tourism shouldn’t be about the tourist, but about the culture and the locals you are visiting.
I had always thought that I needed at least a Master’s degree before I could actually make a difference in the world; Yet, SIM’s employees had accomplished more than I ever had, and with only a high school diploma and a dream.
See what our Partner NGO, Develop Africa, has to say about the way they use donations and the impact of Sustainable Development.
Stevenson believes that humanity is defined by one’s awareness of the suffering of others. He declares that the opposite of poverty is not wealth but justice, and believes that in the end we as a society will not be judged by our intellect, reason, or technology, but judged by the humanity we show to the poor, the condemned, the forgotten.
(A guest post by Beth Kantor, you can read her original post here). Crowdfunding in general has raised more than 5.1 billion in 2013 and nonprofit fundraisers using crowdfunding platforms and techniques continue to explode (according to this infographic from Craig Newmark). As nonprofits hone and refine peer-to-peer fundraising best practices, we are also seeing more people make philanthropy a part of their everyday personal expression – whether on social networks or in the real world. There is a growing recognition, that personal success is not solely about making a lot of money, but also giving it to charity as … Continue reading Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!
Thinking of an explanation for my passion for social change leads me to inevitably think about my family. My father has a passion for politics. Every time I talk to him about the political situation of Peru, my home country, … Continue reading Why I Am Involved by Mario Flores Ruiz
By Steven Chang The power of video to successfully promote causes, companies, organizations, people, and yes, even cats, on the Internet is hardly a secret. We can see the power of video almost immediately (how many views/hits did you get?), and we can also see the power of video in our everyday lives (when was the last time you asked a question beginning with, “have you seen that one video…?”). But how do videos become popular? Two videos that use the same outreach methods – email, social media, word of mouth, live presentation – may not necessarily have the same … Continue reading The Power of Video