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How I Did It: eBay’s Founder on Innovating the Business Model of Social Change

September 1, 2011

Pierre Omidyar was inspired by eBay’s social impact to create a hybrid model for a philanthropic investment firm: a combination of nonprofit and for-profit. Read about his personal journey in this Harvard Business Review article.

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Matt Bannick’s Speech on Flexible Capital

April 5, 2011

As part of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco’s social entrepreneurship series, Matt Bannick shares Omidyar Network’s vision for the future of philanthropy and impact investing, as well as insights on the importance of using both for-profit and nonprofit tools to advance change.

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A Flexible Approach to Funding Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2010

Matt Bannick discusses Omidyar Network's "flexible capital" approach to support both for-profit and nonprofit ventures in this Harvard Business Review blog piece. Read the Article

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A Privacy-Conscious Population: Why We Funded the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and Ashoka's Centre for Social and Behaviour Change

October 7, 2019

Over the past few years, privacy has exploded as a public policy concern — in regulatory chambers, in courts, on our televisions, and on the Internet.

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Open Questions on Good ID: When should Digital ID be Avoided?

October 3, 2019

In this new series, we will tackle open questions, one at a time, to share our perspective and invite others to offer theirs — all with the goal of adding more clarity on Good ID and finding the ideas that will move Good ID into practice.

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Open Questions on Good ID: What is Bad ID?

October 2, 2019

Good ID unlocks opportunities fairly, enabling all of us to engage in society on our own terms and safeguard our identities against misuse. In the second post in this series, we wanted to take the opportunity to start a conversation on bad ID.

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