Catapult: A Game Changer in Crowdfunding

There are a lot of crowdfunding platforms on the Net, but we’re seeing more and more of them become increasingly targeted to niche communities and specific causes. Catapult, a crowdfunding platform for women and girls’ projects, is one of these new, hyper-targeted crowdfunding platforms. A digital project of Women Deliver and funded by the Gates Foundation, Catapult will provide funding opportunities for NGOs that work to … Continue reading Catapult: A Game Changer in Crowdfunding

Melinda Gates on CNN International’s Amanpour

We would like to thank CNN for reaching out and providing an interview with Melinda Gates at the London Summit on Family Planning with Christiane Amanpour. The Wednesday, July 12th edition of CNN International’s Amanpour featured an interview with Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Jane Otai, senior community advisor of the Kenya Urban Reproductive from the London Summit on Family … Continue reading Melinda Gates on CNN International’s Amanpour

Thorough Reads Leading Up to the Family Planning Summit

Next week the UK government, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UNFPA and their partners will host the the London Summit on Family Planning.  As Melinda Gates mentioned in April she is personally committed to putting family planning on the global agenda. This summit will bring together strategic partners, donors, NGOs, civil society and developing countries to pledge to also put family planning on … Continue reading Thorough Reads Leading Up to the Family Planning Summit

Why Access to Sanitation is Key to Health, Development

When I was in Kenya this past July on the ONE Moms trip, I had quite a rude awakening when we traveled to rural areas -– a lack of toilets. There were not very many places for us to use the bathroom, unless we wanted to go in the bush or use one of the local latrines. On the first day in Kisumu, in the … Continue reading Why Access to Sanitation is Key to Health, Development

New Solutions to Global Problems: Watch TEDxChange Live – April 5

Next Thursday, April 5, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and TED will partner to host their annual TEDxChange event, this year in Berlin, Germany. TEDxChange is a partnership between TED and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring forth new ideas to tackle global problems. [When to Watch]: Watch TEDxChange live on Facebook on Thursday, April 5 at 8:30am PST/11:30am EST/5:30 CET. This year’s theme is The … Continue reading New Solutions to Global Problems: Watch TEDxChange Live – April 5