Bill Gates says big data can help solve the Alzheimer's puzzle

Nov 13, 2017
The disease affects over 5 million Americans and has no cure.
Bill Gates is trying to help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
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When social causes meet product sales, you get the cause market

Oct 20, 2017
Many companies have found that giving to these kinds of charities can ultimately boost their bottom line.
A display at Bloomingdale's in Hackensack, New Jersey, for the retailer's Ready, Set, Pink! event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2011.
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Bear Cam founder explains the (nonprofit) business of live streaming

Jul 13, 2017
Can't take your eyes away? You're not the only one.
A brown bear.
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How celebrities choose their causes

Feb 24, 2017
Backing a political or social issue is often an exercise in branding.
Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the "The Revenant."
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It could be a very good holiday for U.S. charities

Dec 1, 2016
Charities could see a bump up in donations this month. That’s because wealth advisers are telling their clients to increase their giving now, before likely changes to the tax code next year. On his website, Donald Trump says he’ll cut the top tax rate to 33 percent. And he wants to cap itemized deductions for […]
Wealth advisers say their clients are adjusting their giving plans in light of likely changes to the tax code in 2017. 
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Are powerful philanthropic groups good for education?

Aug 26, 2016
A new book looks at how groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are influencing public education.
Bill and Melinda Gates, founders of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, take part in a discussion organized by "The Economist" about expected breakthroughs in health, education, farming and banking.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO: let's stack the deck for companies with 'charitable intent'

May 23, 2016
Dr. Desmond-Hellmann believes big philanthropy's future incorporates the private sector .
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 2012
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Charitable giving gets a big boost on the web

Dec 25, 2015
Online giving is growing by double-digits annually — but many mainstream charities haven't adapted to the new digital environment.

High School is too old school

Sep 18, 2015
Does the public institution need a $50 million reinvention?