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Today at 11:15 a.m. Pacific, Humanity United's President & CEO Randy Newcomb leads a discussion between Humanity United Founder and Board Chair Pam Omidyar, Amb. Luis CdeBaca from the U.S. State Department's office on human trafficking, and Jacquelline Fuller, director of giving at Google, to discuss how traditional international aid agencies, governments and philanthropists working together on this issue.
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New signs today in the Humanity United lobby, featuring our officemates at The Philanthropy Workshop West.
Learn more about their work at http://www.tpwwest.org.
"Philanthropy wonk" Lucy Bernholz—a highly regarded expert on philanthropy, technology, information, and policy and visiting scholar at Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society—recently reviewed Humanity United's 2011 Performance Report on her popular blog, Philanthropy 2173.
Her post offers both praise—"it brings the concept of annual report into the 21st Century"—and thoughtful suggestions for improvement, such as offering more interactive tools.
Read the full post and share your comments here.
Today Humanity United released its first annual Performance Report, based on data through December 2011.
In this post, Vice President of Strategic Communications Mike Boyer explains what this inaugual report means for Humanity United: "In an era when many philanthropies are reassessing the efficacy and value of annual reports, we wanted to try a different approach and experiment with a performance and learning-based report utilizing an interactive, online format."
Google.org joins the call to end modern-day slavery
Today, the movement to end modern-day slavery welcomed one of the world’s largest companies to our cause. The move may just mark the most important philanthropic advancement in this field’s history—but not simply in terms of financial support.
Learn why in this post from Humanity United's President and CEO.
Cross-posted from the Council on Foundations blog, read about the early lessons learned by the Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat—the world’s only national government office dedicated to engaging private philanthropy.
A new model for donor-government collaboration in countries in transition, the Government of Liberia and private foundations—including the NoVo Foundation, Humanity United, the Daphne Foundation, and the McCall McBain Foundation—established the Philanthropy Secretariat in 2009.
Congratulations to Pam and Pierre Omidyar, who will receive the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy today in New York. Awarded by the Carnegie Corporation, the 2011 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recognizes philanthropists "who, like Andrew Carnegie, believe in dedicating their private wealth to the public good."
Pam established Humanity United in 2005 with the support of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, her husband. As the foundation’s guiding visionary, Pam was integral in developing Humanity United’s mission and values and is actively engaged in steering its course as Board Chair.
Sure the conference was six months ago, but we were still excited to find these videos this week.