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Connecting the World for the Common Good

Connecting the World for the Common Good

Richard Gingras For more than thirty years, Richard Gingras has led highly-regarded efforts in the development of online services, software, and new media. These endeavors range from pioneering uses of satellite networking for television, the first applications of television signals for data distribution, both pre-Web and Web-based online services, and the creation of various platform technologies. Over the last several years Gingras has focused his attention on the transformation of the media landscape. Gingras is currently senior director of news and social products at Google. In that role he oversees Google News which connects more than a billion unique readers each week to articles from journalists in 72 countries and 45 languages. He serves on the boards of the First Amendment Coalition, the International Center for Journalists. Gingras also served, during 2007 and 2008, as a strategic advisor to the executive team at Google focusing on strategies relating to the evolution of news and television.

How to start a successful NGO in 10 steps Photo by Ryan Libre . Ryan Libre explains how to start a successful NGO. Editor’s Note: In response to the overwhelming number of comments, author Ryan Libre has asked us to post this update on April 4, 2010: “It is amazing to see how many people have seen and commented on this article. It is well beyond my expectations.Most all of the 200+ commenters seemed to have overlooked steps 1-6 and went to funding as the beginning point for starting an NGO.This approach will not be successful, in the short term or long term.First, you need to do something, anything, yourself with what is locally available (step 1). It will give you experience, credibility, and maybe even publicity. I’ve worked with NGOs for most of my life, and even helped start a few. The following steps will help get your own NGO up and running: Step 1: Test the waters. Many new activists are ready to commit their lives to “the cause.” Maybe you’ll find that NGOs are not your life calling after all. Step 3: Clarify your goals.

Meet the Children’s Book Author: Dorinda Williams We’re looking forward to next week’s web conference, Using Books in Child Care to Connect with Military Children’s Lives. We hope you are, too! Children’s books are a uniquely powerful way to get in sync with young children’s thoughts and feelings, especially around difficult situations they may be going through. Included in our collection are books specifically written for young children from military families that deal with issues such as deployment or homecoming of a parent. We asked Dorinda to share more about the books she has authored, her tips for sharing those books with young children, and her vision for CTAMF. About the books How did the idea to create children’s books come about? ZERO TO THREE has always been a huge proponent of early literacy and the power of reading to young children as a source of comfort, healing, predictability, and relationship building. What tips would you share with child care providers when sharing these books with very young children? Stay Tuned

Brain Pickings – An inventory of the meaningful life. NGO Registration Methods in India: Trust, Society and Non profit Company NGO Registration Methods - 1 1. Trust 2. Society, and 3. Non profit Company In India non profit / public charitable organisations can be registered as trusts, societies, or a private limited non profit company, under section-25 companies. Section 2(15) of the Income Tax Act – which is applicable uniformly throughout the Republic of India – defines ‘charitable purpose’ to include ‘relief of the poor, education, medical relief and the advancement of any other object of general public utility’. Whether a trust, society or section-25 company, the Income Tax Act gives all categories equal treatment, in terms of exempting their income and granting 80G certificates, whereby donors to non-profit organisations may claim a rebate against donations made. I. Main Instrument : The main instrument of any public charitable trust is the trust deed, wherein the aims and objects and mode of management (of the trust) should be enshrined. II. The procedure varies from state to state. III.

OperationMilitaryKids NOURIEL ROUBINI BLOG Implications of Relatives Raising Children While Parents are Deployed - Apr 5 Dr. Sandra Bailey of Montana State University is an Extension Specialist, and is Director of the Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project. Dr. Bailey’s research and expertise focuses on parenting in nontraditional family structures. She has conducted research on single-parent families, nonresidential parenting following divorce, international adoption, and grandparents raising grandchildren. • When parents in the military are deployed they often look to grandparents to take over the day-to-day caregiving role for their children. So many great resources were shared during the presentation. * If you were unable to join the live session of this web conference and have viewed this archived session, you may be eligible to receive 1.5 AFCPE CEUs (if AFC credentialed) by taking a short quiz about this sessions content. This session can be viewed on YouTube at:

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