About Us We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works. Since Kiva was founded in 2005: 1,299,199 Kiva lenders $714,627,450in loans 98.72% repayment rate We work with: Social Business Predictions 2011 It's that time of year again. Lots of people can make predictions, but insight and experience help ensure that they're worth close consideration. This year I've reached out to some of the top minds I follow in social media to ask what they see in store for the market over the coming year.
ASHOKA Country: Nicaragua Date of Election: 2014-01-23 Field of Work: Civic Engagement In Central America, the breakdown of law and order during the past twenty years has led to high levels of domestic violence against women and youth, but violence in the home has been treated as a taboo subject and dialogue has been difficult in these polarized societies.... 35+ Social Lending Platforms Around the World I’ll be giving a presentation on ‘the future of money’ in a few months, and am trying to wrap my head around all the emerging disruptive tools and services that are shaking up the financial industry. I plan to do a few posts covering these areas, and hope we can have some interesting discussion about what it means and where we’re going. In the meantime, here’s a general resource of social lending platforms/marketplaces across the globe. If you’re aware of any I’ve missed, please let me know! Thanks. Social Lending
After School Time Programs – After School Time Learning Problems and Solutions - The Wallace Foundation After School Strategy Chart The Problem More than 15 million school-age children are left to their own devices after 3 p.m., yet millions of parents report they would enroll their kids in after-school and summer programs if only they were available. This is an enormous missed opportunity for learning and enrichment during “out-of-school time” (OST), especially for children most in need. Jean-Claude Decalonne In classroom orchestras, children choose their own instrument on their first day of school and learn from local music school teachers every week, fostering curiosity and respect. Teachers and school administrators become project leaders, responsible not only for the quality of kids’ educational experience, but also for the mobilization of other stakeholders, including music schools and municipalities. Aware of the administrative maze people often have to overcome, Jean-Claude is devoting a three-person team to support teachers’ daily efforts through online and offline assistance.
By Social Entrepreneurs, For Social Entrepreneurs® Welcome to SkollWorldForum.org former Social Edge users! Social Edge was an online community created by the Skoll Foundation from 2003 - 2013. The site has since closed as we have focused efforts on the new Skoll World Forum platform. However, if you were a Social Edge user, you will be pleased to know that all of your articles and comments have been saved and can be browsed below. In addition, if there is a specific piece of content or a particular author you are looking for, please use the search bar at the top of the screen. 13 Ways to Move Big Files on the Web Whether you need to send a high resolution photo to a client or a flashy new video your co-worker, your average email service is just not going to be able to handle it. Most email services allow you to transfer 10MB at any given time and you don’t always know that your recipient even has that much available – all you know is that you have to get the files to them. Unless you both are very comfortable with FTP, you are going to have to find a better way to get the files from Inbox A to Inbox B in a timely manner. There are plenty of applications available to help you move those big files – ranging from the free and easy to the expensive and decked out with extras. Here are the highlights on 13 services you can use to move big files: Dropbox is my new favorite!