nonprofits

  • Harnessing Big Data For Social Good, YC-Backed Nonprofit Bayes Impact Launches

    Harnessing Big Data For Social Good, YC-Backed Nonprofit Bayes Impact Launches

    Andrew Jiang, Paul Duan and Eric Liu, the three founders of Y Combinator’s latest nonprofit, Bayes Impact, aren’t your typical entrepreneurs. The three data scientists had previously worked on some of the toughest problems facing all technology companies in the Internet era — how to get more people to click on more stuff. But in recent years they’d turned their… Read More

  • What Google’s Favorite Bay Area Nonprofits Would Do With A $500K Grant

    What Google’s Favorite Bay Area Nonprofits Would Do With A $500K Grant

    Yesterday, Google announced its finalists for the Bay Area Impact Challenge, its latest effort to assist nonprofits in the region through grants and support from Googlers willing to volunteer their time. The company is letting anyone vote for their favorite nonprofits among the finalists. On June 3, it will announce which four received the most votes, and offer them each a $500,000 grant… Read More

  • Groopt Revamps Its Collaboration Tools As It Shifts Focus To Nonprofits

    Groopt Revamps Its Collaboration Tools As It Shifts Focus To Nonprofits

    Startup Groopt is hoping to become the platform that nonprofits use to both build their websites and communicate/collaborate with members. I actually covered the company about a year ago, and the vision wasn’t all that different — it started out as a collaboration tool for fraternities and sororities, and at the time it was trying to expand to serve any large group. However… Read More

  • Google Launches YouTube Campaigns To Help Its 18K Nonprofit Partners Promote Their Goals

    Google Launches YouTube Campaigns To Help Its 18K Nonprofit Partners Promote Their Goals

    Over the years, YouTube has grown into way more than a place to upload cat videos. In a way, it’s become a new breed of “television” that lets people interact with the things they care about. This could be music or even nonprofits. Some really amazing video campaigns for nonprofits have been hosted on YouTube, and today a really amazing feature has been released to… Read More

  • Change.org Hits 10 Million Members, Now The “Fastest-Growing Social Action Platform On The Web”

    Change.org Hits 10 Million Members, Now The “Fastest-Growing Social Action Platform On The Web”

    Change.org launched in 2007 as a social networking site for non-profits. Today, the site looks quite a bit different and has morphed into a petition platform that wants to empower activists around the world through what it calls “people-powered campaigns.” While the site only grew rather slowly in its early years, it’s on a tear now. According to Change.org’s own data… Read More

  • Wikimedia draws flack for felon COO

    Details recently emerged that Wikimedia interim COO Carolyn Doran was a felon responsible for a 2004 hit-and-run and multiple DUIs across various states. She also had prior thievery charges, was responsible for writing bad checks, credit card fraud and once shot a boyfriend in the chest. Oh and her late husband drowned on their honeymoon. Sounds like something from a movie. At any rate, all… Read More