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Vodafone Taking Steps Toward Equality in the Tech World

According to this article by Kiersten Marek for Inside Philanthropy, only thirty percent of the workforce at large technology companies is comprised of women. Clearly, there is an issue of diversity in the tech sector, as many people believe there is a stigma against women in that field. Vodafone, one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies, agreed, and wanted to increase gender equity in the tech world. Well-known for their variety of philanthropic activities, Vodafone Americas Foundation wanted to invest in providing women with innovate ...

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Artful Aging Programs Might Be The Future of Philanthopy

As the average age of the U.S. population increases, one of the largest demographic shifts in our nation's history will occur—and our goals as philanthropists probably ought to shift along with the makeup of our population. Inside Philanthropy explains just how big a change is coming in the next 10 years:

As the Journal piece notes, the Census Bureau projects that by 2025, the number of Americans aged 65 and older will hit 66 million, up 38 percent from 2015.

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GiveWell: Philanthropic Impact Can Be Difficult to Evaluate

GiveWell (an awardee of ours) works to identify high-impact philanthropic opportunites, and to provide information to potential donors about the viability of various charitable agencies. The idea is to help individuals and foundations who are interested in maximizing the impact of their donated dollars by examining not only the financial hardiness of a charity, but also the actual, practical impact those organizations make in the real world. The above being the case, it may seem a bit perplexing at first to hear them say that ...

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