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GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving
is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the United States that provides a global crowdfunding platform for grassroots charitable projects.[3] Since 2002, more than 766,000 donors on GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving
have raised more than $324 million to support more than 19,000 projects in 170 countries.[4]Contents1 History 2 Structure 3 Disaster Relief 4 Vetting and GG Rewards 5 Reviews 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Before founding GlobalGiving, Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle were heads of strategy and innovation at the World Bank. While in that post, they created the first-ever Innovation Marketplace for Bank staff in 1998, an internal competition in which Bank employees pitched their own ideas for fighting poverty worldwide. The winners received grants to make their ideas happen
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Non-governmental Organization
Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental[1] organizations, or nongovernment organizations,[2][3] commonly referred to as NGOs,[4] are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations[5] independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments)[6] that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives.[7][8][9][10] They are thus a subgroup of all organizations founded by citizens, which include clubs and other associations that provide services, benefits, and premises only to members. Sometimes the term is used as a synonym of "civil society organization" to refer to any association founded by citizens,[11] but this is not how the term is normally used in the media or everyday language, as recorded by major dictionaries
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Ashoka
Ashoka
Ashoka
(English: /əˈʃoʊkə/; IAST: Aśoka; died 232 BCE)[5], or Ashoka
Ashoka
the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
from c. 268 to 232 BCE.[6] He was the grandson of the founder of the Maurya Dynasty, Chandragupta Maurya, who had created one of the largest empires in ancient India
India
and then, according to Jain sources, renounced it all to become a Jain monk.[7] One of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka expanded Chandragupta's empire, and reigned over a realm that stretched from present-day Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in the west to Bangladesh
Bangladesh
in the east. It covered the entire Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
except for parts of present-day Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Karnataka
and Kerala
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Wayback Machine
The Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
is a digital archive of the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
and other information on the Internet
Internet
created by the Internet
Internet
Archive, a nonprofit organization, based in San Francisco, California, United States.Contents1 History 2 Technical details2.1 Storage capabilities 2.2 Growth 2.3 Website exclusion policy2.3.1 Oakland Archive
Archive
Policy3 Uses3.1 In legal evidence3.1.1 Civil litigation3.1.1.1 Netbula LLC v. Chordiant Software Inc. 3.1.1.2 Telewizja Polska3.1.2 Patent law 3.1.3 Limitations of utility4 Legal status 5 Archived content legal issues5.1 Scientology 5.2 Healthcare Advocates, Inc. 5.3 Suzanne Shell 5.4 Daniel Davydiuk6 Censorship and other threats 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification
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Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau
(BBB), founded in 1912, is an organization focused on advancing marketplace trust,[2] consisting of 106 independently incorporated local BBB organizations in the United States and Canada, coordinated under the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) in Arlington, Virginia.[3] Nearly 400,000 local businesses in North America support the BBB.[4] The BBB prospects successfully vetted businesses to become dues-paying 'accredited businesses' that pledge and continue to adhere to the BBB Code of Business Practices.[5] In return, the BBB allows accredited businesses in good standing to use its trademarked logo in marketing materials. The Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau
is not affiliated with any governmental agency. Businesses that affiliate with the BBB and adhere to its standards do so through industry self-regulation
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Charity Evaluator
Charity assessment is the process of analysis of the goodness of a non-profit organization in financial terms.[1] In general terms, the measure answers the question: how much of contributed funds are used for the purpose(s) claimed by the charity?[2] In the United States, the data for charity assessment comes from Internal Revenue Service form 990, an annual filing by charities.Contents1 History 2 Charity watchdogging2.1 Impact-based evaluation3 United States charity assessment3.1 Searchable databases of form 990s 3.2 Searchable databases of charities with scores and analysis4 United Kingdom charity assessment 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The Scientific Charity Movement was a movement that arose in the early 1870s in the United States to stop poverty
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Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator
is an American independent charity watchdog organization that evaluates charitable organizations in the United States. Its stated goal is "to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome the nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges".[2]Contents1 About 2 Evaluation method 3 Governance 4 Reports 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksAbout[edit] Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator
was launched in spring 2001 by John P
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USAID
The United States Agency for International Development
United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) is an independent agency of the United States federal government
United States federal government
that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. With a budget of over $27 billion, USAID
USAID
is one of the largest official aid agencies in the world, and accounts for more than half of all U.S. foreign assistance (which in absolute dollar terms is the highest in the world). Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act
Foreign Assistance Act
on September 4, 1961, which reorganized U.S. foreign assistance programs and mandated the creation of an agency to administer economic aid. USAID
USAID
was subsequently established by the executive order of President John F
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Syrian Refugee Crisis
5,440,749 refugees (registered, December 2017)[1] 6,130,000–6,320,000 refugees (based on UN estimate, March 2016)[2]Regions with important populations (over 1,000 refugees)[a] Turkey 3,381,005 (registered December 2017)[3] Lebanon 2.2 million (estimated arrivals as of December 2015) 1,001,051 (registered)[4] Jordan 1,265,000 (census results as of November 2015)[5] 661,114 (registered July 2017)[6] Germany 600,000 (2014 to late 2016)[7] 429,000 (registered by late 2016) 456,023 (applicants by February 2016) Saudi Arabia 500,000-2,500,000 (estimated overstays as of 2016)[8][9][10][11] United Arab Emirates 242,000 (estimated overstays as of 2015)[12][13]  Iraq
Iraq
(incl
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Tohoku Earthquake
The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku (東北地方太平洋沖地震, Tōhoku-chihō Taiheiyō Oki Jishin) was a magnitude 9.0–9.1 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan
Japan
that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011,[4][9][10] with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula
Oshika Peninsula
of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 29 km (18 mi).[4][11] The earthquake is often referred to in Japan
Japan
as the Great East Japan
Japan
Earthquake (東日本大震災, Higashi nihon daishinsai)[12][13][fn 1] and is also known as the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake,[28] and the 3.11 earthquake
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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.[4] Founded after the American Revolution
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Ebola Outbreak In West Africa In 2014
The West African Ebola virus epidemic (2013–2016) was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history—causing major loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in the region, mainly in the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The first cases were recorded in Guinea in December 2013; later, the disease spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone,[12] with minor outbreaks occurring elsewhere
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April 2015 Nepal Earthquake
8,857 dead in Nepal
Nepal
and 8,964 in total[6][7] 21,952 injured[6] 3.5 million homeless[6]* Deprecated  See documentation.The April 2015 Nepal
Nepal
earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake)[5][8] killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw[1] or 8.1Ms[9] and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of VIII (Severe)
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Crowd Sourcing
Crowdsourcing is a sourcing model in which individuals or organizations obtain goods and services, including ideas and finances, from a large, relatively open and often rapidly-evolving group of internet users; it divides work between participants to achieve a cumulative result. The word crowdsourcing itself is a portmanteau of crowd and outsourcing, and was coined in 2005.[1][2][3][4] As a mode of sourcing, crowdsourcing existed prior to the digital age (i.e. "offline").[5] Major differences between crowdsourcing and outsourcing include features such as: crowdsourcing comes from a less-specific, more public group (i.e
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International Development
International development
International development
or global development is a wide concept concerning level of development on an international scale. It is the basis for international classifications such as developed country, developing country and least developed country. There are however many schools of thought and conventions regarding, which are the exact features constituting development of a country. Historically it has been largely synonymous with economic development. Recently it is also often used in a holistic and multi-disciplinary context of human development as well as other concepts like competitiveness, quality of life or subjective well-being.[1] International development
International development
is different from simple development in that it is specifically composed of institutions and policies that arose after the Second World War
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Social Network
A social network is a social structure made up of a set of social actors (such as individuals or organizations), sets of dyadic ties, and other social interactions between actors. The social network perspective provides a set of methods for analyzing the structure of whole social entities as well as a variety of theories explaining the patterns observed in these structures.[1] The study of these structures uses social network analysis to identify local and global patterns, locate influential entities, and examine network dynamics. Social
Social
networks and the analysis of them is an inherently interdisciplinary academic field which emerged from social psychology, sociology, statistics, and graph theory
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