Apply GrantsKeepers of the Earth Fund[English] [Français] [Español] Our goal through the Keepers of the Earth Fund is to increase access to funding for Indigenous communities and support Indigenous-led projects that create greater Indigenous control of Indigenous assets.We support strategies that address culturally appropriate Indigenous development (e.g., land use and conservation, traditional decision-making, climate change, food security, etc.).FUNDING CRITERIAAll applicants must: be an Indigenous-led grassroots/local organization or group.have an organizational bank account or access to a fiscal sponsor; copies of fiscal sponsor’s terms and requirements will be requested.ensure project activities will be completed outside of the United States. Grant amounts range between $250 and $20,000 USD. First time awards generally range between US $2,500 to $5,000. Project timeframes are between six and 12 months.
The Top Creative Minds in Digital Unleashed into the digital wilds, creatives have responded with innovative, far-reaching ideas that leverage interactive’s unique attributes. We look at some of the people best utilizing the new technologies to create work that stands out amidst today’s multimedia clutter. Andy Hood, executive creative development director, AKQA, London, Nick Bailey, executive creative director, AKQA, Amsterdam AKQA’s talent pool runs deep—and wide. Collaborations include the Star Player for Heineken, a dual-screen mobile and social soccer game created by Hood (in London) and Bailey (in Amsterdam). Designed to raise the profile of Heineken’s UEFA sponsorship, it lets users “participate” in a soccer match by predicting—via their smartphones, tablets, or computers—upcoming plays. It’s hardly the only work to garner buzz: Since 2008, the agency, across all offices, has earned more than 300 awards.
Failing to Learn from Failure Failure In 1972, shortly after the liberation war, I was sent by CARE to Bangladesh, “a thumbprint of a country in a vast continent” as Tahmima Anam has so eloquently described it. I was to work on a self-help housing cooperative project. Blogging for Money - Make Money Blogging While Traveling and Travel Blogging for Money How to pay for travel is the eternal question for student travelers and backpackers. A job that travels with you, like blogging for money, is a solution whose time has come. Getting online to work is getting easier worldwide, even from the unbeaten paths (more on that below). Takes some serious time to set up a good blog, though, and you won't make a ton of money blogging unless you really work it like a job. Let's look into all the details of blogging for money (scroll down for more). Is Your Blog Idea Worth Money?
Ben and Jerry's Foundation Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. undertook a public stock offering to support its ongoing growth. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was created at the same time, with an initial gift from Ben of 50,000 shares and an unprecedented decision of the company’s Board of Directors to commit 7 ½% of the company’s annual pretax profits to philanthropy. Foundation and company staff held a retreat with experts in social change work and philanthropy to think about the Foundation’s strategies and effectiveness. The outcome? There's no better way to communicate the company’s progressive values than by empowering employees to participate in decision-making. The Foundation redesigns the grantmaking process to include employees directly in grant decisions.
Folksonomy An empirical analysis of the complex dynamics of tagging systems, published in 2007, has shown that consensus around stable distributions and shared vocabularies does emerge, even in the absence of a central controlled vocabulary. For content to be searchable, it should be categorized and grouped. While this was believed to require commonly agreed on sets of content describing tags (much like keywords of a journal article), recent research has found that, in large folksonomies, common structures also emerge on the level of categorizations. Accordingly, it is possible to devise mathematical models of collaborative tagging that allow for translating from personal tag vocabularies (personomies) to the vocabulary shared by most users. Origin Folksonomy is a type of collaborative tagging system in which the classification of data is done by users.
Insights 2012 Marketing at the Intersection of Communications and Commerce We live in interesting times. The way we go about living our lives has been forever transformed by the unceasing march of digitization and device proliferation. In the wake of this transformation stands an emboldened, digitally armed consumer who is an opportunity — and therefore — a target. Ottawa shrugs off UN warning on hunger and nutrition The UN’s right-to-food envoy is raising the alarm about hunger and poor diets in Canada, but the federal government says he’s wasting his breath. The United Nations’ special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, has just wrapped up an official 11-day investigation into food security in Canada. He has concluded that Canada is flouting its international human-rights obligations by ignoring hunger within its own borders, even as 800,000 households here don’t have the wherewithal to ensure they can put proper food on the table.
The Best 24 Resources for Cheap, Free, or Paid Travel (Part 1) The Best 23 Resources for Cheap, Free, or Paid Travel (Part 1) Welcome to Escape Normal! If you came here looking for ways to travel for free, you are in the right place. From volunteer trips to vacations to short term jobs abroad, this list covers the spectrum of affordable and paid travel opportunities.