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Announcing PlaceFund

January 15, 2020

Today we are pleased to mark the official launch of PlaceFund, an independent US nonprofit organization focused on addressing issues of insecure property rights, unsustainable land use, and climate change.

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Looking to 2020: Five Emerging Trends that Will Drive Big Change in Tech

December 18, 2019

Anamitra, Madhukar, and Sarah share five trends that will help drive significant change in the Big Tech industry in 2020.

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A New Initiative to Explore the Impact of Social Media on Democracy

December 17, 2019

Mike Kubzansky and Sarah Drinkwater share insights on why we are funding a new two-year initiative with the international, independent nonprofit Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to examine social media’s role in elections and democracy

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WhatsApp is a Threat to Society. Here’s How to Fix It.

Article December 16, 2019

David Madden and Anamitra Deb share four ways the encrypted messaging platform can address the dangerous behavior that its platform is enabling.

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We don’t need another WeWork

Article December 12, 2019

It's time for more alternatives to venture capital cash, argues Omidyar Network's Sarah Drinkwater — and for more startups focused on making positive contributions to the world.

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Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

Announcement December 5, 2019

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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Not Just a Job: New Evidence on the Quality of Work in the United States

Research Report October 23, 2019

Omidyar Network partnered with Gallup, Lumina Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create the first-ever Great Jobs Survey, a comprehensive measure of job quality in the US.

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Using Self-Reported Data for Impact Measurement

Research Report May 16, 2019

Omidyar Network partnered with the Impact Measurement Project to develop a critical first step in helping to design and implement surveys that can provide meaningful data across five dimensions of impact.

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