Lame Spam of the Day: Loan Offer from Kiva

Robert Weiner

I guess Kiva has attained sufficient mindshare to become a phishing tool. Sender: Kiva Micro Financial Loan Company <kiva@yahoo.com> Subject: APPLY FOR YOUR LOAN AS LOW AS 0.2%. of beating your self up, contact Kiva Micro Financial Loan Company now, Loan. General Consultant,Kiva Micro Financial Loan Company. I hadn't realized that $5,000 to $100,000 constituted a micro-loan.

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Wanna Give a Free $25 Loan to an Entrepreneur on Kiva?

Have Fun - Do Good

I liked the idea of giving a Kiva loan as a wedding gift because once the loan is repaid, it can be re-loaned to another entrepreneur, and another and another, so it''s a wedding gift that will keep on giving. As a Kiva lender, I can invite new lenders to make a free $25 loan. If you''ve never used Kiva before, and want to try it out, just click on the link below, and you''ll be able to make a $25 micro-loan to an entrepreneur for free: [link] And here''s the *really* cool part.

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Kiva in Second Life: Interview With Official SL Volunteers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With the assistance of dedicated volunteers, Kiva also maintains a presence on different social networking sites and has recently established a presence on Second Life through the Techsoup Nonprofits Commons Project. Kiva is not a charity. For more information about this amazing social lending network, visit Kiva.org That's only one method they use to help educate Second Life users about Kiva's work.

Will Kiva Kill Your Nonprofit? We hope to tell you at SXSW Interactive

Allegiance Group

SXSW Panel Picker Page: “ Will Kiva Kill Your Nonprofit? Donations 2.0 “ Kiva has been connecting donors with low income entrepreneurs since 2005. They’ve been such a game-changer in the nonprofit fundraising space that we want to bring Kiva together with other national nonprofits at SXSW Interactive 2010 to talk about the future of online fundraising. Kiva creates a one-to-one relationship between donor and recipient.

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Solutionary Women: Jessica Jackley Flannery of Kiva

Have Fun - Do Good

Jessica Jackley Flannery is the kind of person who makes you feel at home right away, like she is truly happy to meet you, which is why I wasn't surprised when she said, "Kiva started out of relationships and love, ideally I would love for that to be present in every single transaction that happens. You can watch a 16-minute documentary about Kiva on the FRONTLINE World web site. What is Kiva? How did Kiva start? What else do you want listeners to know about Kiva?

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Kiva and Bill Clinton Discuss Giving on Oprah September 4th

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You can read Matt's account of the taping on his blog, The Kiva Chronicles. Winfrey spent the next few minutes talking about the power of the Internet and "the Kiva model." If you had told me a year ago that I would watch these two people discussing Kiva in front of millions on TV, I would have laughed." Yay for you too, Bill (: oprah kiva Bill Clinton giving Kiva logo from Kiva.org Giving cover from Amazon.comSet your TiVos!

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Kiva Empowers Borrowers and Lenders to Create Change

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When I loaned her $50 yesterday (my first Kiva loan), only one other person had given her a loan, Sergio from Switzerland. Kiva was started by a husband and wife team, Matt and Jessica Jackley Flannery. Two years later, Kiva has taken off. You can follow the organization's growth and adventures on the Kiva blog, and on Matt's blog, the Kiva Chronicles, on the Skoll Foundation's Social Edge site.

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TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan | TechCrunch

AFP Blog

TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan | TechCrunch : TripAdvisor is demonstrating what Shah calls a “a very big trend”. In March 2012, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman put up $1 million to let other people try Kiva. He drove 47,840 new signups to Kiva, and since then, those people have lent an addition $417,000 of their own money

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Kiva on FRONTLINE World & the Big Vision Podcast

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Jessica is the co-founder and a board member of Kiva , a nonprofit that is using the Internet to connect people through loans to alleviate global poverty. microfinance kiva internet microloanI just posted my interview with Jessica Jackley Flannery on the Big Vision Podcast. Jessica has worked in rural Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with the Village Enterprise Fund and Project Baobab on impact evaluation and program development.

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I just made an educational microloan!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kushal described Vittana as "Kiva for educational loans." Tags: Chakrabarti microloans Vittana Kushal Kiva As someone with three kids in college, I'm used to the idea of educational loans. My kids are borrowing money; I'm borrowing money. It's the American way of higher education! Outside the U.S., educational loans are not so common. And, education is the way out of poverty.

Inside Bay Area - Kiva does well, with help from friends

AFP Blog

Inside Bay Area - Kiva does well, with help from friends: "Kiva does well, with help from friendsBy Constance Loizos, MEDIANEWS STAFFArticle Last Updated: 03/26/2007 05:20:32 AM PDTIF YOU HAVEN'T yet heard of Kiva.org, a San Francisco nonprofitthat at just 18 months old is already the leading online microcredit site, you're about to.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Give the gift of interest free microloans: Kiva.org Give the gift of interest free microloans: Kiva.org Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2009 09:50 Written by Steve Sunday, 26 November 2006 05:22 This year my family will be giving Kiva gift certificates to our friends and loved ones. Kiva partners with microlending organizations all over the world that give small loans to individuals. They are charged interest by KIVA’s agent.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

AI For Good: How 3 Nonprofits Grew Their Impact With Machine Learning

Global Giving

Kiva applies the power of AI to make financial support accessible. Through their crowdfunding platform, the nonprofit Kiva makes it possible for more people to access loans to start a small business, invest in their farm, or pay for school.

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HOW TO: Reserve a Custom URL for Your Nonprofit’s Google+ Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, Kiva could reserve plus.google.com/+kiva because they linked their Google+ Page to kiva.org. Last year Google+ began enabling page admins to reserve custom URLs for their Google+ Pages, but the service was offered to a relatively small number of verified pages of well-known brands and celebrities.

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19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kiva Cards. As follow-up to 29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits , below are 19 nonprofits that are offering symbolic gifts and adoptions this holiday season. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their spending directly empower nonprofits. They also make excellent gifts for activists and advocates of global development, environmental conservation, and wildlife protection.

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kiva Cards. Kiva Cards let your recipient choose an entrepreneur to support. You can send your Kiva Card by email, snail mail, post it to your Facebook friend’s wall or print and deliver it yourself. November 27, 2012 is the first ever #GivingTuesday.

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2011 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kiva Cards: Starting a $25, Kiva Cards change lives. You can purchase Kiva Cards which then can be redeemed by your gift recipient to fund a loan of his or her choosing. A microfinance nonprofit working to uplift entrepreneurs out of poverty worldwide, this is great holiday gift for those subscribe to the belief of giving a hand-up, not a handout. [ Buy Kiva Cards ].

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11 Nonprofits Pioneering the Windows Phone

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kiva App. When nonprofits launch or consider launching a smartphone app, an iPhone app is usually their first choice with an Android app a distant second. Launching a third version of a smartphone app is extremely rare, but with the release of Windows 8 Pro on October 26 for desktop and tablets compatible with the design and functionality of the Windows Phone , nonprofits could very soon be adding a third option to their suite of smartphone apps.

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Are you part of the charity industrial complex?

Steve Bridger

” The internet is a connection machine, and charity:water , Kiva , Kickstarter … they are getting into the connection business. This is Seth Godin at his disruptive best – speaking at last year’s NextGen:Charity conference on the topic of “Embracing Risk & Failure in Philanthropy” Most charities are part of the charity industrial complex , he says.

Charity Seeks to Move Beyond Making Loans to Entrepreneurs - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Charity Seeks to Move Beyond Making Loans to Entrepreneurs - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Kiva first made its mark by allowing people to make online loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, but the organization has ambitious plans to move beyond its initial mission.The organizational structure that Kiva has

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"A World of Good" on FRONTLINE/World Dec 25

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December 25th, 9 PM EST, Frontline/World will be re-broadcasting four "do good" stories about Kiva in Uganda, PlayPumps in South Africa, the Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Poland, and Juan Quezada and Mata Ortiz pottery in Mexico. Fronline kiva PlayPump artisan Chopin

Top 10 Tweets From the 2014 Cause Marketing Forum

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The History of Crowdfunding in the Nonprofit Sector: 2000: @DonorsChoose 2002: @GlobalGiving 2005: @Kiva || #CMF2014 pic.twitter.com/MltUrTCoG6. — @NonprofitOrgs (@nonprofitorgs) May 28, 2014. Thanks to a partnership with the Public Interest Registry , Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good was able to report live from the Cause Marketing Forum (Storified) last week in Chicago, IL.

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11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kiva. Every second of every day nonprofits around the world are posting status updates, tweets, and messages on social networks attached to avatars with cropped art work and/or unreadable text. Would you ever send out a print or e-mail newsletter, or sign off on a business card with a cropped or visually-defective logo and text so small that it was indecipherable? Absolutely not.

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Announcing… 29 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2012!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Empower entrepreneurs at the grassroots to start micro-enterprises: @ Kiva , @ DarfurStoves. Every January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects a new set of nonprofit avatars to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner. The selection process is a personal one. I choose nonprofits that in my mind have excelled at social media throughout the previous year and represent causes that I feel are timely for the coming year.

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22 Must-Circle Nonprofits on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits and 22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+ , below are 22 nonprofits that are regularly using Google+ effectively to engage and inspire the Google+ community. As traffic continues to grow , new tools and functionality are added almost daily. Google+ is definitely a work in progress.

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You may not need another reason to attend Sxsw, but…

Allegiance Group

Thanks to the hard work, brilliance and tenacity of own Shiloh Stark , Jo Miles and Michael Cervino , “Will Kiva Kill Your Non Profit: Donations 2.0″ ″ has been chosen, featuring Skylar Woodward from Kiva. … You really won’t want to miss THIS. Remember back in August when we asked for your help to get our panel ideas accepted to South by Southwest Interactive ?

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Peer-to-Peer Funding Portals

Tech Soup Blog

Kiva is probably the best-known example. Kiva lets individual lenders pool their resources and provide substantial loans to entrepreneurial borrowers in the developing world. Pundits and technology analysts have talked about the disintermediating effects of technology for years. In a nutshell, disintermediation refers to the Internet's tendency to cut out the middle man. Amazon and similar e-commerce websites provide the classic example.

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11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kiva. Every second of every day nonprofits around the world are posting status updates, tweets, and messages on social networks attached to avatars with cropped art work and/or unreadable text. Would you ever send out a print or e-mail newsletter, or sign off on a business card with a cropped or visually-defective logo and text so small that it was indecipherable? Absolutely not.

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Be a Producer! Networking the Arts and Project Development

Network-Centric Advocacy

This is in the same stream of thinking behind innocentive, kiva, extrondinaries, 99designs, daylo, spot.us Here is a cool example of the networked culture connecting art supporters and artists. bounty county, etc. I like the design and the concept. They also seem to have jumped on some great projects from the launch. . . Screen clipping taken: 11/4/2009, 4:23 PM

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Congrats to “Lethal Sheethal” Shobowale: Winner of The Blue Sweater Book Giveaway

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She was recently accepted to be a Kiva Fellow and starting this October, and will be volunteering in Latin America for 6 months with two of Kiva's partner. As part of taking a look at movement building , I did a book giveaway for The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz. She was also subject of one of the guest posts that week from Think Social.

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Facebook Gifts Now Supports Charitable Donations | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

AFP Blog

Kiva, Livestrong, Oxfam America, RAINN, St. Facebook Gifts Now Supports Charitable Donations | News & Opinion | PCMag.com : Facebook today launched a new feature that allows you to make charitable contributions through Facebook Gifts. The test feature is launching with about a dozen partners, including the American Red Cross, Blue Star Families, Boys & Girls Club of America, DonorsChoose.org, Girls Inc., Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and Water.org.

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The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age"

NTEN

Changing the Conversation About Overhead , by Rick Cohen, National Council of Nonprofits Bitcoin: A Fundraising Digital Disruptor , by Jason Shim, Pathways to Education We also go behind the scenes with Kiva , GlobalGiving, Urban Ministries of Durham , and FundsforNGOs , and the Surfrider Foundation reveals the key ingredient that''s needed to complement digital tools for effective advocacy and engagement.

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5 Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good

AFP Blog

From the Red Cross, which used text messages to raise $5 million in relief funds for Haiti, to organizations like micro-lender Kiva, which wouldn’t even exist without the concept of social networking, altruistic organizations and individuals are finding 5 Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good: "ocial media has had a profound effect on the way social good organizations approach global problems.

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ISIS - Internet Sexuality Information Services

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kiva's cool, of course, but everybody already knows that!] Through the Full Circle Fund , where I spoke recently on a panel with Premal Shah of Kiva.org, I had the chance to meet the third panelist, Deb Levine of ISIS. It's great to meet a new technology social entrepreneur who is so on top of the latest social technologies! ISIS has a mission around sex ed and STD prevention, and has an array of clever and innovative uses of the web and mobile communications to advance their mission.

BBC News - Charity 2.0: The social side of giving

AFP Blog

The social side of giving : ow various organisations, from Justgiving to Virgin Money Giving, have made it easier to organise online donations, while new charities like Help4Heroes and Kiva have shown how it's possible to use the web to promote a cause and get funds flowing rapidly and efficiently. BBC News - Charity 2.0:

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Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

People might know Livestrong or the American Red Cross, said Sarah Feinberg, director of policy communications and run our social good programs, but might be less familiar with the likes of Kiva, Girls Inc., Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes : Facebook Tests Giving Platform - 01/24/2013 Facebook rolled out an experimental giving platform that allows users to donate $25 to any of a dozen charities. The social networking platform might expand the program later in 2013.

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The countdown is on & your vote counts

Allegiance Group

Panel picker voting ends on Friday, Sept 4th so don’t delay – time is running out to weigh in on these great panel ideas, like these folks have: Will Kiva Kill Your Nonprofit? Skylar Woodward, Kiva. The intimacy and transparency of a Kiva loan certainly comes at a cost. At Kiva we’ve certainly had to find the balance between perceived impact and explaining what’s actually going on under the code and on the ground. Kiva Wilson , Kaboom.org.

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Facebook's Gift Shop Sings A New Tune - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

Facebook's Gift Shop Sings A New Tune - washingtonpost.com: "While you can currently purchase gifts from non-profits, like Kiva, Project Red, TOMS Shoes, Charity Water and the World Wildlife Fund, Facebook is now also including gifts via the Causes application.

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Mother's Day Donation Ideas

Have Fun - Do Good

Related Blogs Women for Women International's blog Sierra Club's The Green Life Oxfam America's blog GlobalGiving's Global Goodness Kiva's Inside Kiva Full disclosure: I have donated to Women for Women International, made loans through Kiva.org, and received a Good Card. If your mom is the kind of person who prefers a donation to a physical gift, below are a few ideas. Please feel free to add more do-good Mother's Day gift ideas in the comments.

A Kiva.org for Native American Entrepreneurs?

Have Fun - Do Good

As far as I know, nothing like it exists, although it could, now that Kiva has opened its API so that developers can build their own tools to fund entrepreneurs. Kiva is going to be experimenting with loans to entrepreneurs living in the United States. Native American American Indian Alaskan Native Hawaiian Native entrepreneur Kiva microloan

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The Blue Sweater 500

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The winner was Lethal Sheethal who was about to leave for six months on her Kiva Fellowship in Peru. Before leaving, she did a fundraiser and raffled off her copy of the book. A year ago Jacqueline Novogratz was featured in a guest post from Think Social about the themes in her book, The Blue Sweater. My first introduction to her book was from Lucy Bernholz and shortly after that James Wu from the Acumen Fund gave me a copy of and this profile in the Economist.

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