Today we want to share some news from Landesa, which was in the Sunday New York Times. In a big story on urbanization in China, the main article included a quote from Landesa staff. It presents China’s rush to urbanize as unsustainable and explains the devastating impact on farmers. The article was the most emailed article on their [...]
For those of you who watched “The Revolutionary Optimists” film, you’ll be thrilled to know “the amazing, awe-inspiring accomplishment of the Prayasam youth since the film has come out: the city finally dug a clean water line to their community, after neglecting to do so for 35 years.” Those are the words of co-filmmaker Nicole [...]
Apps for Good, motivates schoolchildren to realise the potential of technology to empower them to change the world around them. The kids are given the tools to design, develop and even sell an app that deals with issues directly impacting their lives.
Late last month, Jeff Skoll had a future-looking conversation with brothers Elon and Kimbal Musk. Elon Musk is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX and CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors; Kimbal Musk is the co-founder of The Kitchen Community. They discussed the inspiration, motivation and business processes behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, the Kitchen and the Kitchen [...]
This week, our portfolio director Alex Sloan was a judge, and later a keynote speaker, in Doha, Qatar at an incredible event, which you can learn all about above. At around the 2:50 mark in this video, you’ll hear him talk about his experience: “It’s been a fantastic week here in Doha. I come from [...]
The Skoll Foundation’s director of strategic alliances, Sandy Herz, joined acclaimed screenwriter Neal Baer on HuffPo Live, discussing how they help social entrepreneurs such as APOPO tell their stories.
We wanted to share Water for People’s new reporting platform that reinvents how data and monitoring is shared publicly. Here is CEO Ned Breslin’s letter about it: “This week we released version 1 of our new Re-Imagine Reporting (RIR) platform that vastly changes how we visualize our monitoring results to drive our programs and decisions year after year. [...]
On April 30, a new book However Long the Night — Molly Melching’s Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph is being released by HarperOne and the Skoll Foundation. Melching will be in Washington, D.C., New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area starting April 29 — scroll down for dates and locations. Endorsed [...]
I will be at We Day tomorrow — the first one in the United States. For some inspiration, I wanted to share a video from Free the Children, which runs We Day. Stay tuned tomorrow for coverage of the first U.S. We Day — in Seattle!
Ten years ago this month, there was a choice about whether to go to war with Iraq….Less examined is this crucial question: even if you believe that Hussein’s brutal regime had to be removed, were there alternatives to invading Iraq?
On this International Women’s Day, let’s work together to ensure that girls do not carry the responsibilities of womanhood too soon, but grow up through a childhood filled with the educational opportunity that is the right of every child.
The JobRaising Challenge, our initiative in partnership with the Huffington Post, CrowdRise and McKinsey & Company to help job-creating nonprofits raise money and awareness, ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. The Challenge has already resulted in 3,500 donations from across the country, with 80 percent of those being under $100. It received a mention Thursday from CNN [...]