Oprahs Take on a Philanthropic Economy: The Big Give
Lynne Twist said, The time will come when people will receive recognition
not for how well they accumulate money, but for how well they allocate it.
Well, that time is here, with Oprahs new primetime television show The
Big Give, scheduled (tentatively) to air in January 2008.
This is the first primetime network series from the queen of daytime TV, and
it takes the reality TV concept to a whole new place: this show
is all about inspiring people around the country to do good for others. The
Big Give will challenge contestants to dream up creative and innovative
ways to help others. Contestants will travel throughout the United States, completing
tasks based around the communities needs and changing the lives within
them. Its a new, positive twist to primetime television created in the
spirit of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Networking Conquers Dubai
Network marketing and direct sales are conquering the world. The Direct Selling
Educational Institute of Dubai has scheduled its first International Direct
Selling Festival for May 17-19, 2008. Are you ready to enter a fresh market
and connect with an affluent audience of entrepreneurs who are keen to invest
and eager to make a change in their lives? Learn all about the state of the
networking profession in the business capital of the United Arab Emirates
and the endless possibilities of expanding your business into the Middle Eastern,
African and Asian regions.
For more information, visit www.networkingtimes.com/link/dubai
A New Global Community Is Connecting Good Work Everywhere
Imagine youre on vacation in Fiji and you discover the islands natural
habitat is suffering from the effects of tourism. Back home, you decide you
want to support Fijis local environmental movement. But how do you tap
Or, imagine you are volunteering for an organization in Fiji and youd
like to learn from the experiences of a city in Hawaii that is also experiencing
pollution due to tourism and has created successful ecotourism programs. How
do you get in contact with the leaders of the programs?
The answer is, you do it through WiserEarth.org.
WiserEarth serves the people who are transforming the world. It is a community
directory and networking forum that maps and connects non-governmental organizations
and individuals addressing the central issues of our day: climate change, poverty,
the environment, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights
and more. Content is created and edited by people like you.
Wiser is an acronym for World Index for Social and Environmental
Responsibility. Created by the Natural Capital Institute, a team of researchers,
business people, activists and writers focused on protecting our human and natural
resources, this ambitious project provides the tools and a platform for non-profit
organizations, social entrepreneurs, students, organizers, academics, activists,
scientists and citizens to connect, collaborate, share resources and build alliances.
Anyone, anywhere in the world can add his organization. Users can search by
theme, location and name of the organization as well as by names of individuals
involved. Moreover, they can donate money via the web site, search for job or
volunteer opportunities and view a list of relevant publications and public
Is our world growing Wiser? The idea comes from entrepreneur Paul Hawken, who
launched the web site together with his latest book Blessed Unrest: How the
Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming.
The web site shows an impressive and ever-increasing number of idealistic organizations
worldwideaccording to Hawken, as many as a million.
WiserEarth has a sister organisation, WiserBusiness.org, whose mission is to
guide society towards a restorative economy, the cornerstone of which is community-based
business. This online database of responsible companies includes an area
where business people can learn about corporate social responsibility and share
experiences and resources with one another. It helps consumers find responsible
companies and allows them to post comments about products and businesses. WiserBusiness
also provides government officials with accurate information so they can create
policy for the business sector that serves society and the environment.
The promise of the Wiser movement is that by linking up, we discover through our
shared concerns and actions that we are a global family.