The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

Via Scoop.itYellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism

Mari Kuraishi has proved that, thanks to the Internet, everyone can be a philanthropist — and the giant development institutions no longer have a monopoly on efforts to improve the lot of the world’s poorest. In 2000, the Japanese native left a successful career at the World Bank to found GlobalGiving — a website she describes as an “eBay for philanthropy” that revolutionized the field by connecting a worldwide community of donors with ventures in need of funding. A decade later, hundreds of thousands of donors have pooled their funds — the average donation is around $25 — to give more than $50 million to more than 4,500 projects. see also


About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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