Innovation and technology among nonprofits have long been underfunded with traditional funders often feeling averse to risk and more often seeking to fund specific types of existing programs. Momentum has been building for the past decade for funders pursuing venture philanthropy, said Matt Bannick, managing partner of the Omidyar Network founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
Seeking out ideas to fund, rather than existing projects, turns traditional notions of philanthropy on its head, Bannick said.
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Delivery.com gives users ability to donate to charity: water at checkout
December 16, 2011
, a comprehensive local e-commerce platform, announced a new charitable initiative enabling users to donate to charity: water
, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In conjunction with Delivery.com
’s newly launched Charity at Checkout, Delivery.com
users can now directly donate one dollar to charity: water when they finalize their order, making it easy to donate to the organization while ordering online from their favorite local restaurants and stores.