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Post by RichardF on Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:44 pm

Next Steps Community Resources, Polls and Related Discussions
Animals and Their Rights Resources Poll

  • Freekibble: Help feed hungry dogs and cats
  • Zoe – It’s our nature: Reconnecting with animals, nature and the environment
Microfinance, Directed Giving and Social Entrepreneurship Online Platforms Poll (Microfinance Discussion)

  • DonorsChoose (Discussion): An online charity connecting you to classrooms in need
  • Education Generation: Providing access to education for students around the globe
  • Energy In Common (Discussion): Help us flip the switch on energy poverty
  • The Fistula Foundation: Dedicated to restoring health and dignity to women injured in childbirth
  • Giving What We Can: Dedicated to fighting extreme poverty in the developing world
  • Kiva (Discussion): Empower people around the world with a $25 loan
    o Kiva Friends: A community for lenders – by lenders
    o Kiva Lens: Live filtering, automatic translations, custom RSS feeds, email alerts & lender analysis
    o Kiva on Facebook: Kiva’s official Facebook page
    o Kiva on Twitter: Kiva’s official Twitter page
    o KivaFolio: Kiva portfolio summary by lender or team
    o Kivapedia: Kiva Friends’ wiki site
  • LendforPeace (Discussion): Lend to individual micro-entrepreneurs in the Middle East, helping to create economic and political stability in the region
  • MicroPlace (Discussion): Microfinance investments that make you proud
  • Partners in Health: Providing a preferential option for the poor in health care
  • ProFounder (Discussion): Raise investments for your business from your community
  • United Prosperity (Discussion): Global poverty reduction with microfinance investment & microlending programs
  • Vittana (Discussion): Building a world where anyone can go to college
  • Wish Upon a Hero: Help grant wishes big and small
  • Wokia (Discussion): Ending poverty in China one loan at a time
  • Zafèn (Discussion): Support sustainable, economic development in Haiti
Online Microcommerce and Fair Trade Shopping Poll and Discussion

  • Ahkun: Shop microfinance goods
  • Animal Instincts: Shop online and at local boutiques in San Francisco
  • Design Society: A social shopping network for the fashion industry
  • NOVICA: Handmade arts, crafts, jewelry and linens, from around the world
  • Trama Textiles: A 100% worker-owned women’s weaving association
  • Vietnam Quilts: Specializes in creating unique, hand-made quilts and accessories
  • Women for Women Online Store: Helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives
  • World of Good by eBay: Where your shopping shapes the world
Purpose-Driven Media Poll

  • CNN: Delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more
  • Discovery Channel: Lets you explore science, history, space, tech, sharks, & more
  • Halogen TV: An empowering television network that entertains and motivates individuals looking to be the change they want to see in the world
  • History Channel: Explore history shows, watch videos and full episodes, play games and access articles on historical topics
  • Independent Film Channel: Brings you independent film news, interviews, and film festival buzz
  • National Geographic Channel: The best animals, nature, history, science, engineering, people, places, and exploration content
  • National Public Radio: Delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture
  • Public Broadcasting Service: Watch full episodes of your favorite PBS shows, explore music and the arts, find in-depth news analysis, and more
    o NOVA revolves around a simple premise: the world of science is exciting!
  • Sundance Channel The best in independent film, original series, blogs and original web content focusing on indie culture.
Sustainability Resources Poll (Discussion)

  • Appropedia: Sharing knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives
  • Coalition of the Willing (Discussion): An open source approach to the war on global warming; including a Catalyst Network, an Open Innovation Platform and a Green Knowledge Trust
  • Future of Humanity Institute: A multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects; including Global Catastrophic Risks, Overcoming Bias - Blog, Less Wrong - Blog, Practical Ethics - Blog, Oxford Martin School, Oxford Bioethics Network, Giving What We Can
  • Green Philanthropy for Families: Simple no/low-cost green philanthropy gifts, projects, and actions in which people of all ages can become involved and share their ideas
  • NOVA Spark Educator Newsletter: Online video, multi-media and other STEM resources (monthly)
  • The Wikipedia Sustainable development Portal: An introductory page that introduces the reader to key articles, images, and categories that further describe the subject
New Forums, Categories and Topics Poll and Discussion

  • Change.org: The online destination for social change – free petition tools allow anyone to start, join and win campaigns about the following causes
    o Animals (Main Forum)
    o Criminal Justice
    o Economic Justice (Main Forum)
    o Education (Main Forum)
    o Environment (Main Forum)
    o Gay Rights
    o Health
    o Human Rights
    o Human Trafficking
    o Immigrant Rights
    o Sustainable Food (Main Forum)
    o Women's Rights
  • Facebook Causes: We’ll help you change the world
    o Animals (Main Forum)
    o Arts & Culture
    o Education (Main Forum)
    o Environment (Main Forum)
    o Health
    o Human Services
    o International
    o Political Campaigns
    o Public Advocacy
    o Religion

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