Thursday, February 21

Thursday round-up!

Feel free to procrastinate your daily fundraising by reading any of these recent links:

Annaliese over at NTEN asks whether Facebook's contribution to fundraising will be a bust OR whether social networking sites will find a way to cultivate repeat donors. She contrasts the recent Case Foundation contest with Senator Obama's online fundraising strategy.

The Asian Pacific Post reports on a fundraising gala organized by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation which raises money in Vancouver to support multi-cultural programs for new immigrants. "Since its inception, it has attracted over 120,000 people and raised more than $5,000,000 for community services in Metro Vancouver."

A thief broke into the New Gate School and stole nearly $5,000 worth of items. Although, from the sounds of this article, the 300 parents usually raise $130,000 anyway at New Gate School's largest annual fundraising event.

Sean over at Tactical Philanthropy has an opening at Ensemble Capital for a research analyst/junior portfolio manager.

But my favorite comment of the week goes to "Phil S" who responded to Holden's latest post at the GiveWell Blog by saying:

“It seems to me that the devaluing of high level decision making in favor of near-random one-time choices followed by intense specialized effort and solipsistic loyalty to the community joined through the initially random choice is one of the increasingly severe cultural problems of contemporary America.”
Damn Phil. I think that's either complete nonsense or really deep.

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