By Nicole WallacePosted by permission of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.READ ON
In the last decade, Omidyar Network founders, Pierre and Pam Omidyar, have committed $1 billion to empowering those in need. For their significant efforts and sustained record of giving, they have been awarded a 2011 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.READ ON
A new type of company intended to put social goals ahead of making profits is taking root around the country, as more states adopt laws to bridge the divide between nonprofits and businesses.READ ON
October 12, 2011 — Today, Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) announced the launch of MIX Silver—a value-added, fee-based service for business users that furthers MIX’s mission of promoting financial inclusion and fostering transparency in the microfinance sector.READ ON
In a recent interview with Forbes, Matt Bannick, Managing Partner of Omidyar Network, discusses the founding and motivation behind Omidyar Network, its flexible capital approach to philanthropy, and what lies ahead for the philanthropic sector.READ ON
September 15, 2011, LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today its intent to grant up to $3M to six leading organizations focused on advancing government transparency and accountability.READ ON
September 15, 2011, LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today the opening of a global office in the Shoreditch area of London.READ ON
Last week, more than 1,500 people crowded into historic Fort Mason in San Francisco for the The Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP).READ ON
September 7, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and IGNIA announced today they are leading a $13.75 million Series B round of financing in Finestrella, a provider of innovative mobile telephony services to low-income and unbanked populations in Mexico.READ ON
Pierre Omidyar was inspired by eBay’s social impact to create a hybrid model for his philanthropic Omidyar Network: a combination of nonprofit and for-profit.READ ON
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