Business Fights Poverty was established in March of 2008 to pioneer new ways of fighting poverty utilizing economic and business opportunities by groups and individuals. Founder and Director, Zahid Torres-Rahman discovered and implemented the perfect platform for his idea through a chance conversation and a day’s worth of work.
There’s not a lot you can do to quickly solve big problems. They often require little solutions — lots of them.
Such is the case with the recent floods in Pakistan. Massive monsoons have led to floods that are covering one-fifth of Pakistan, land that regularly hosts about 10 million people. That’s a lot of people. By most accounts, these are the worst floods in 80 years. That’s a long time. All that extra water leads to a whole lot less clean, drinkable, uncontaminated H2O — which leads to disease and death. It’s a big disaster, no doubt about it.
Last week, Ning had the exciting opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) mid-year meeting in New York City.
Getting a chance to see President Clinton present his vision for CGI and share the stories of how the different action groups are working for positive change around the globe was inspiring. The passion to make the world a better place and to have real and meaningful impact was clear in the stories from the many companies, non-profits, government agencies and opinion leaders that make up CGI.
Safer and more responsible Internet use, especially amongst children and young people, are the goals of Safer Internet Day, a global awareness day held annually since 2004 in a growing number of countries. Here at Ning, we’re celebrating Safer Internet Day by continuing our commitment to ensure that Ning remains safe and fun for everyone who creates or joins a Ning Network. An important aspect of this commitment is the protection of our members’ privacy and the education of parents and teens on how to most effectively ensure they are staying safe online. As part of this, we’re dedicated to promoting digital citizenship on the part of our members: civil, ethical and mindful participation in Ning Networks.
When I first moved to San Francisco’s Mission District three years ago, I couldn’t believe how much art and expression I saw on buildings, store fronts, and sidewalks — especially sidewalks. They are known for being boring and bland, but here, they have personality. Back on the east coast, the only thing type of art on a sidewalk I would see is hopscotch.
The reports out of Haiti are devastating. As the world scrambles to funnel resources, aide and money into the region, we wanted to make sure that our community knew how they can get involved today to help with the relief efforts. Below are some links that will take you to organizations that are helping to make a difference on the ground — please do everything that you can to spread the word.
- American Red Cross
- Doctors Without Borders
You can also use your mobile device to donate – here are two options: