Stories of nonprofit heroes and social change innovators
Celebrating those with big hearts who are challenging the status quo, a roundup from around the web
Farmer dies, town learns he secretly paid strangers’ pharmacy bills (via Washington Post) “Nobody in the family…knew about his monthly trips to the Geraldine drugstore”
To combat an urgent threat, a donor couple makes a big commitment to news literacy (via Inside Philanthropy) “The Lundquists’ belief in the vital role that educated constituents play in a healthy democracy animates their support for the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan educational nonprofit with a national focus.”
YouTube star MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgeries (via CNN, hat tip to Ryan Ginard) “patients were in “disbelief that somebody would actually seek them out to to rescue them from blindness, and then have the kindness and generosity of spirit to offer the surgery.””
Top 100 American charities, by contribution, there is a new #1 (via Forbes)
Thinking and Acting Like a Platform Will Help Social Entrepreneurs Create Impact at Scale (via Stanford Social Innovation Review) “What we found is one common feature that we see in platforms for good: they all successfully tackle problems by distributing the ability to solve.”
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