Is Connectivity A Human Right?

via Facebook: Today, only 2.7 billion people are online — a little more than one third of the world. That is growing by less than 9% a year, but that’s slow considering how early we are in the internet’s development. Even though projections show most people will get smartphones in the next decade, most people… Continue reading Is Connectivity A Human Right?

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013

Lucy Bernholz, a leading philanthropy scholar who writes one of my favorite philanthropy-related blogs, has released her fourth annual industry forecast through GrantCraft. And, for the first time, it’s free to download! Her predictions for 2013 are intriguing; I agree with most and can’t wait to see how they play out. I really love being… Continue reading Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013

A working gun has been made using a 3-D printer.

I saw this article and was not surprised at all; I’ve been fearing this for months. via halphillips: I really think this is something we’re going to hear a LOT more about over the next few years. It is now possible to buy a printer that will let you make your own guns. This is not… Continue reading A working gun has been made using a 3-D printer.

We’re working with Social Media leaders from all walks of the federal government to identify and solve our toughest challenges, and unmistakably improve the services and cost savings all our agencies critically need. Justin Herman, the General Service Administration’s (GSA) social media manager Glad to see this sort of thinking and creativity in government. It… Continue reading

75% of 20-35 year olds donated to charitable causes in 2011

Remember the Millennial Donor and Engagement survey? Well, the results are in, and there’s a lot to be celebrated and learned! Here’s the full survey results along with some pretty neat infographics, and here’s an article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy breaking the (good) news. Below is a teaser of some of the learnings.