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How Water Pumps Could Provide Clean Energy

As the human population of the Earth increases by 83 million per year, the necessity of switching to clean, renewable sources of energy becomes ever more urgent. With fresh water arguably the most vital resource of all, desalination of seawater is necessary to meet growing demand. Given that desalination is an energy-intensive process, how can […]

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Green Technology: What Is It and How Does It Work?

With the global population now exceeding 7.6 billion, there’s a newfound interest in environmentally friendly technologies. Also known as green technology, it seeks to preserve the environment by mitigating the effects of human activity. Here are some of the leading green technologies that are changing the world. Solar Power Solar power is a green technology that’s […]

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How Young Tech Donors are Changing Philanthropy

A $1.9 billion gift from Bill and Melinda Gates kicked off an increase in charitable giving by America’s top 50 most generous donors. The Philanthropy 50 incorporates the top 50 philanthropists in America, who according to estimates donated nearly $5.6 billion to non-profits in 2016. In recent years, charitable donations have been steadily increasing by […]

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Blockchain Technology’s Role in Charity

The biggest innovation ushered into the financial industry by blockchain technology is the permanent digital ledger. For financial transactions, such a tool has obvious applications, but for industries that depend on the legitimacy and public accountability of their financial information, blockchain technology has the potential to create considerable change. Reliable Data The key element in […]

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The Digital Age of Corporate Giving

Businesses Benefit When They Are Generous Some people hold the thought in their head to this day that businesses can either be acting towards their bottom line or towards the good of the community, but not both at the same time. As a matter of fact, this was the prevailing wisdom for most of the […]

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The Best Tech Nonprofits You Should Support in 2018

There are some groundbreaking tech nonprofits that aim to help humanity with technological advancements. As a New Year’s resolution, why not start by supporting these organizations and their charitable efforts? Below are four that you can help out and donate to in each quarter of 2018. Quarter 1 Pick: OpenAI OpenAI is the first tech […]

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Holiday Gifts That Give Back

The holidays are a time for kindness, generosity, and giving back to the community and the world. So often, these virtues are forgotten due to commercialism, capitalism, or a lack of time. If you find your schedule too overwhelmed to volunteer this holiday season, give back to the world by purchasing some of these items […]

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Silicon Valley’s Philanthropy Problem

The famed Silicon Valley is known as the hotspot of technological innovation, and the birthplace of some of the most groundbreaking pieces of technology the world has ever seen. Because of this, it is one of the wealthiest areas in the United States. With all this money, many of the city’s most affluent inventors, investors, […]

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Kiddom: Education Technology Helping Students

Technology in the classroom has been universally regarded as a top priority for parents, teachers, and the public school system for decades. The details of how exactly to achieve the best results, however, have been hard to come by. The iconic image of students sitting at rows of computers has been the traditional “go-to” symbol […]

Technology in Nonprofits: What to Know

Developing a technology blueprint has become an important component in operating a nonprofit. Like any type of organization, nonprofit success is shaped by their short or strategic goal, as well as long-term plans. Part of this is defining a set of technology priorities to further the nonprofit’s mission into the community. But what are the […]

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