NEW YORK, July 14, 2009 — Matt Damon, H2O Africa co-founder, and Gary White, WaterPartners executive director and co-founder, announced that they have joined forces to co-found a new organization – Water.org – a non-profit focused on bringing access to safe water and sanitation to the developing world. Water.org will leverage grassroots awareness-building expertise and nearly two decades of demonstrated innovation and success in the sector to help the nearly 890 million people without safe water and the more than 2.5 billion people without safe sanitation.
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14, 2009 — Jeff Skoll, founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation and Participant Media, announced today that he has hired Dr. Larry Brilliant as president of a new organization Skoll is launching to address urgent threats confronting humanity and the planet. Brilliant will focus the new organization, the Skoll Urgent Threats Fund, on identifying and supporting innovative high-impact initiatives to combat climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict. Brilliant will also serve as senior adviser to Skoll to ensure alignment of work on these urgent threats across Skoll’s business and philanthropic activities.
The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves.
Three Keys to Cultivating Donors Online Dec. 27, 2005 By Bill Strathmann Network for Good's success is rooted in three principles of online outreach, which are key to any nonprofit focused on cultivating donors on the Internet: 1) Reach out to audiences when they already feel an impulse to give. Network for Good does this through our powerful media partners, AOL and Yahoo! For example, in the wake of Katrina's devastation and after the horrible earthquake in South Asia, AOL and Yahoo! news content included "how to help" links to our site. People heard the news, they were moved by the plight of