• Charity websites working to educate donors

    By on Aug. 26, 2010
    I liked this post from Good Intentions Are Not Enough blog on charities that try to educate donors. We have similar issues in Lithuania when majority of donors focus on childe related charities instead of considering other issues as well. Here part of the post: "I’ve long pushed for more honesty and transparency on charity websites.
  • How to define the social business

    By on Aug. 25, 2010
    An interesting discussion regarding the definition of social business has been initiated by the Rodney Schwartz (CEO of ClearlySo): "To change the world once is remarkable. A second attempt invites deification. But Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank and pioneer of microcredit, has embarked on yet another crusade: to foster a new kind of organization, the “social business.
  • Beyond Poverty Line

    By on Aug. 24, 2010
    I came across and interesting article published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review couple days ago. The article discusses definition of poverty and need to redefine it. Here is an excerpt: " On July 13, 2008, New York City’s poverty rate was 18 percent. Twenty-four hours later it had ballooned to 23 percent. How did more than 400,000 New Yorkers become impoverished overnight?
  • (RED)

    By on June 16, 2010
    Author: Erika Lastovskytė One of the best cause related marketing campaigns I saw ever is (RED). It is simple and clear though it is about making money, money for fighting AIDS in Africa. The campaign was launched by Bono joined with Bobby Shriver in 2006. (RED) enters into partnerships with major corporations to create and market unique products then donate profits to the Global Fund.
  • Robots and Monsters go good

    By on June 16, 2010
    Author: Erika Lastovskytė Here is one more case of a creative approach to raising the funds. Meet Robots and Monsters. It is an effort by Joe Alterio to draw for a good cause. It works very simple – you donate a set amount for an original drawing, define it in 3 words or phrases and after 2 weeks you get an amazing and unique creature. The cause is different every year.
  • Donation portal

    By on June 16, 2010
    Domantas Širvinskas, Translation: Erika Lastovskytė We want to present you a new project aimed to help to connect NGOs and donors. idea is to find projects which seek for funds, put them to one place, categorize and to provide this information to people who are ready to donate.
  • What do they need in shelters of Lithuania?

    By on June 16, 2010
    Author: Domantas Širvisnkas, Translation: Erika Lastovskytė Picture by ♥ georgia.peaches We often hear: donate for children’s homes, buy them a new TV, vacuum cleaner or basketball playground! Let’s bring them the things, give away and let them enjoy. At the same time we also would feel better, because of the good job done. No way!
  • The birthday gift – water source in Africa

    By on June 16, 2010
    Author Domantas Širvinskas, Translation: Erika Lastovskytė I want to share a genially simple initiative: all people who are born in September ask their friends for a gift which is the amount of money same as their age. The sum is probably significant.
  • Print for charity

    By on June 16, 2010
    Author: Erika Lastovskytė It is well known that art makes a big difference in many ways. This is one of them - the print for charity by Mark Ryden and Kirsten Anderson. The initiative of artists to raise money for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was a print named “The Bunny Cart” and was printed in a limited edition of 50.
  • EVPA Zurich workshop

    By on June 16, 2010
    Author: Erika Lastovskytė I am grateful for a chance to take part in the workshop organized by European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). It was tackling the issue of “Effective Fundraising for Venture Philanthropy”. Here you can check the description of the workshop. These terms along with “social entrepreneurship” are quite common these days.