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

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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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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.

Kiva in Second Life: Interview With Official SL Volunteers

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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.

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.

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.

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

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SXSW Panel Picker Page: “ Will Kiva Kill Your Nonprofit? Donations 2.0 “ Kiva has been connecting donors with low income entrepreneurs since 2005. Kiva creates a one-to-one relationship between donor and recipient.

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.

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I just made an educational microloan!

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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.

19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

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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.

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

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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 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.

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

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The 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. From Bitcoin, to crowdfunding, to the tricky discussion about overhead - articles cover some of the latest topics in digital fundraising, and opportunities for nonprofits.

Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations

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Akash, from Kiva Zip’s “skunkworks” team (I love all the fun terms) talked a bit more about how they worked, as a small group of people who develop something quickly outside the normal organizational process. Video streaming by Ustream.

Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

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After I attended Catalyzing the Sharing Economy conference (the sharing economy is defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services), I shared a post with some notes and ideas about why I think it is the next generation of networked social change.

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22 Must-Circle Nonprofits on Google+

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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.

11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

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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.

The Power of Curation

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And Kiva ([link] builds on already existing networks (including that network of networks we call the Internet) to give people the opportunity to loan money to entrepreneurs in the developing world. Flickr by Leo Reynolds. Guest post by Paula Goldman.

11 Nonprofits Pioneering the Windows Phone

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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.

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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.

Philanthropy University Offers Amazing (Free!) Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

The upcoming roster of courses include these instructors teaching on the following topics: Jessica Jackley (co-founder of Kiva) on social entrepreneurship. This is an almost unbelievable offer for everyone in nonprofit-land.

Announcing… 29 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2012!

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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.

11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

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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.

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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.

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

SocialFish

Check out this awesome, inspiring piece of content from one of Kiva’s biggest cheerleaders. Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision.

YouTube Subscriber Strategies for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Check out how Kiva gives their social channels a prominent spot on their homepage: A final suggestion for getting YouTube subscribers to your nonprofit. By Matthew Yeoman.

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

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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

The Launch Ticker = Awesome Way to Get Your Tech News Fix

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Watsi is Kiva for low-cost/high-impact medical treatments; Watsi & 3rd party nonprofits like Partners in Health verify cases, which come via its medical partners (strong reputation & 3 yr-history of providing reliable care); 100% of donation funds treatment – HN discussion Link 5:33PM.

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Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

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Teach for America , The International Rescue Committee , and Kiva all use Box for content management and collaboration. TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, Box.org. Box.org provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service.

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#GivingTuesday: Why I Am Participating in the National Day of Giving on November 27, 2012

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Founding partners include United Nations Foundation, DonorsChoose.org , Mashable, Blackbaud, charity: water, GlobalGiving, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Kiva, Darden Restaurant Group, Groupon, Unilever and VENTURE3Capital.

Wisdom 2.0: Balance in A Hyper Connected World

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Kiva does this in way that scales and they are a highly effective organization. Twitter Photo by Jennifer Barr @rjenbarr. Yesterday, I spent most of the day offline at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference where I gave my full attention to the presentations and conversation. The Wisdom 2.0

Fundraising Trends: Mobile Giving and Crowdfunding, and the Next Generation of Canadian Giving

Connection Cafe

Donors have multiple options in crowdfunding platforms: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Kiva, Crowdrise, GiveEffect — and this list is growing fast. Nearly 50% of Boomers’ crowdfunding gifts went to “other” crowdfunding sites – most of which contributed to Kiva (a micro-loan crowdfunding site).

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

Influence

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.

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

Influence

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.

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

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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.

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good

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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.

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

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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.

BBC News - Charity 2.0: The social side of giving

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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:

Mother's Day Donation Ideas

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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.