Tulsi Maharjan

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Paramahansa Yogananda, and the legacy of India’s mission to enlighten America

Yoga and meditation are seen by the public as methods to exercise and relax, respectively. However, these are side-benefits of their actual purpose, …

8 Tips to Design a Charity Website

A lot of charities rely on voluntary funding. This funding is carefully distributed and there are often more important things ahead of a generous …

10 Great Nonprofit Home Pages

The nonprofit home pages in this slideshow are great nonprofit examples because they focus on getting their message across quickly and clearly, while offering clear paths for donations and further engagement. Remember: having a great nonprofit website isn’t about the flashiest design or the most …

Nonprofits

A New Tool in Humanitarian Relief: Texting

Understanding how Ebola is affecting the food supply is far easier when a robot is running the survey.<p>Pandemics, like war, have a higher cost than their death toll. On top of the 5,000 lives that Ebola has claimed, there are other sorts of victims in the six West African countries the virus has …

How This Woman Is Getting Volunteers To Read To Kids All Over The World

It's not about looking facts up on the web. It's about connecting kids with other kids and people that they could never have worked with before the internet. And her choice of internet tools is Google+ and Google's videoconferencing tool, Hangouts.<p>For instance, using Google+ and Hangouts she …

How One Social Entrepreneur Saved 100,000 Lives

Jenny Bowen wouldn’t call herself a social entrepreneur or a growth hacker. She’d be unlikely to label her organization a social venture. Yet in 2007, Bowen was awarded the American Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Hong Kong and in 2008, she received the …

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What Makes People Generous: Charity, Empathy, And Storytelling

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the real lagging indicators of the economy. And while U.S. philanthropy has been roughly static at two percent of GDP for a couple of generations now, …

How To Navigate The Tricky But Rewarding Path To Starting A Nonprofit

Running a nonprofit or pursuing a philanthropic passion is a noble call, but a tough path.<p>Devoting time to a cause you believe in is not only fulfilling, but can transform your life.<p>My philanthropic passions stemmed from watching a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment on El Sistema, an orchestral program in Caracas, …

Odilo raises $2.8M to help libraries lend books digitally

Odilo, a startup aiming to modernize brick-and-mortar libraries with digital lending services and inventory tech, today announced a $2.8 million funding round (€2.2M) led by Active Venture Partners.<p>Based in Spain and the U.S., Odilo says its new funds will be used to “accelerate expansion” in Latin …

Kickstarter Chairman Perry Chen’s Next Act Is The Non-Profit Website Dollar A Day

After handing over the reins at Kickstarter and assuming the role of chairman at the wildly successful crowdfunding company, Perry Chen’s next online act is launching Dollar A Day, a site aimed at educating the public on the wide world of non-profit giving and volunteering.<p>Dollar a Day began as a …

Bloomberg Commits $125 Million To Combat Global Road Traffic Deaths

Traffic fatalities are one of the world’s leading causes of preventable death, and the number is expected to increase. To help combat this trend, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a new $125 million funding competition.<p>The foundation will invite low- and middle-income cities and countries to …

The Pope Just Released A List of 10 Tips for Becoming a Happier Person and They Are Spot On

In a recent interview with the Argentine publication <i>Viva</i>, Pope Francis issued a list of 10 tips to be a happier person, based on his own life …

How nonprofits can extend their reach & build community

Sharing with your audience on multiple levels is key<p>Post by <b>Teddy Hunt</b><p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social …

A Health Clinic Inside A Shipping Container, So Doctors Can Move To Where People Are Sick

In Southeast Asia, there’s only one doctor on average for every 4,000 people. This cheap, mobile structure could help that one doctor get to more of them.<p>In poor and remote regions of the world, millions of people suffer for want of basic health care. In parts of Southeast Asia, for instance, …

Non-Profit Turns Discarded Soda Bottles Into Thatch Roofing

Perhaps the iconic image of developing-world poverty is a small collection of huts with thatched roofs. Unfortunately for those living in such …

SOCAP Adds Gratitude Awards To Celebrate Social Entrepreneurs

SOCAP, the Social Capital Markets conference, has grown to likely be the largest annual conference connecting social entrepreneurs with impact investors. For 2014, Kevin Jones, the founder of SOCAP, has partnered with Randy Haykin’s Gratitude Awards to make the event even more significant.<p>Haykin …

The Economic Genius of Volunteering

British social scientist Andy Haldane recently waxed numeric over the economic, personal, and social benefits of volunteering. And in the United …

7 tips for your nonprofit communications plan

Photo by J.D. LasicaHow to maximize and follow through on your communications goals<b>Target audience</b>: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, …

Ramadan philanthropy shows new sources of funding for charities

For Muslims, July (Ramadan) is the key month of charitable giving; the Muslim Charities Forum estimates that £100m will have been raised for a variety of Muslim causes during this period.<p>We live in a richly multi-cultural society and that is changing the pattern of charitable giving and …

Gap Invests in the Women that Make Its Clothes: Improving Women's Lives and Benefitting Businesses

Last week, the Stanford Graduate School of Business published a case study describing the Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career …

Extraordinary Women in Business: What Inspires Them to Keep Succeeding?

We all love a good success story. We learn about someone who built a business from the ground up, where they came from and how they got to where they are today. While a lot can be learned from that process, the question remains: What inspires successful people to keep succeeding?<p>I have always …

Who is Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi?

Kailash Satyarthi was in his nondescript office in a scruffy, traffic-choked neighbourhood in south Delhi when he learned on Twitter that he had won the Nobel peace prize. Minutes later the 60-year-old activist received a call from the Nobel committee.<p>“He was happy of course, but there were no …

India unveils key labour reforms

<b>India's PM Narendra Modi has unveiled key labour reforms as a part of a campaign which aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub.</b><p>They include plans to streamline labour laws and make scrutiny of factories transparent to curb harassment by government inspectors.<p>Manufacturing …

My neighbour, the Nobel laureate

Are Nobel Laureates early risers? There isn’t enough research on the subject but judging by how sprightly Kailash Satyarthi, my old neighbour, sounded when I telephoned him in the early hours of the morning today, one can hazard a guess. “The interviews went on past 1 AM last night. There were so …