A ‘human swarm’ has figured out where Jeff Bezos should donate his money

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Jeff Bezos tweeted in June that he wanted short-term, high-impact ways to do social good.

An artificial intelligence platform put 46,000 suggestions to a vote, using a method inspired by how bees swarm.

Universal access to clean drinking water was the winner.

 

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Chuck Feeney, an unconventional billionaire who is revolutionizing philanthropy by closing his foundation

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Chuck Feeney

Chuck Feeney is a self-made billionaire who is an extreme philanthropist. He believes that charity shouldn’t go on forever and his fellow billionaires, from newly minted Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are learning from his example.

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Is Give2gether a Google Analytics for Philanthropy?

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Non-profits can be the key to our local or global community success.

Everybody needs a little help every now and then. Give2gether is banking that non-profits want a little help from economic professors applying their years of study towards making online giving more efficient.

The site itself is similar to other philanthropy-enabling platforms like Kickstarter, Crowdrise or even Jumo. Non-profits can set up a page on give2gether and use it to share news and raise money…

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India’s Expanding Wealth Boosts Charitable Giving

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Offerings at a Mosque in India

The Malkani family made its fortune selling plane tickets and tour packages to India’s fast-expanding middle class, building one of the country’s first online travel agencies.  Now the Malkanis are among a growing number of successful Indian entrepreneurs blazing another trail: charitable giving.

 

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