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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will guest host the next Stanford Open Office Hours. Mr. Gates will respond to two or three questions related to his upcoming talk at Stanford: "Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference". Post your questions below, we'll post his response video next week. Ticket information for his Stanford talk can be found here . About Bill Gates Bill Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation . Along with co-chair Melinda Gates , he shapes and approves grantmaking strategies, advocates for the foundation’s issues, and helps set the overall ...
world accessible to direct experience through inner development—more specifically through cultivating conscientiously a form of thinking independent of sensory experience. 1 In its investigations of the spiritual world, anthroposophy aims to attain the precision and clarity of natural science 's investigations of the physical world. 1 Anthroposophical ideas have been applied practically in many areas including Steiner/Waldorf education , special education (most prominently the Camphill Movement ), biodynamic agriculture , anthroposophical medicine , ethical banking and the arts. 1 2 3 The Anthroposophical Society has its ...
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RSF's Pricing Meeting: Revolutionary Simplicity? | RSF Social Finance
This past June, while most financial institutions set their third quarter interest rates based on global financial market conditions, RSF staff held our sixth quarterly pricing meeting in community with our borrowers and investors. Rather than study abstract numbers on computer screens or ticker tapes, we met in the beautiful (and LEED certified ) offices of Seventh Generation in Burlington, VT, to have a conversation among stakeholders – hearing each others’ needs, and considering the consequences of raising or lowering the RSF Social Investment Fund quarterly interest rate, and subsequently, RSF Prime, the rate for our borrowers. market research, surveys and trends
Using Finance to Serve the Public Good | Blog | Social Finance
This blog entry explores how existing financial products and tools can be used to serve the public good. The premise is that innovations in finance can be just as relevant to enterprising nonprofits and social purpose businesses as they are to traditional for profit corporations. This is especially true as social enterprises seek access to new capital to finance growth. To that end, below is a non-technical introduction to eight financial concepts and their relevance to enterprising nonprofits and social purpose businesses. I hope to expand on each of these concepts with separate blog posts that include examples of how each ... market research, surveys and trends

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Each year brings another opportunity for would-be hackers and data thieves to compromise bank systems keeping customers' information safe, says Noah W. Wilcox, president and CEO of Grand Rapids State Bank in Grand Rapids, Minn. His community bank is always looking for better ways to secure the information that it's privileged to protect. "We take our security posture very seriously," he says. Wilcox is not alone. Community bankers across the country are stepping up antitheft measures and putting more of their technology budgets on the line to secure customer and bank data from identity theft, hackers and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The 2007 Campus Computing Survey | The Campus Computing Project
IT security and crisis management present continuing challenges for college and university officials according to new data from 2007 Campus Computing Survey. The survey data reveal solid improvements in some areas but continuing problems in others. For example, just three-fifths (59.1 percent) of the institutions participating in the 2007 survey report a strategic plan for IT disaster recovery, up slightly from 2006 (55.7 percent) and reflecting only modest gains from 2004 (55.5 percent) or even 2002 (53.0 percent). The good news is that the percentage of campuses reporting hacks or attacks on campus ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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migrant workers with social finance institutions. • SEED: Micro-enterprise development leading to job creation. • SKILLS: Recognition of diplomas and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The greatest challenge currently defining the social lending realm ...
In the social finance space, intermediaries include foundations, credit unions, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), and non- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Financing the Social Entrepreneurship and Social Value
institutions called community development financial institutions have emerged that use a range of investments to achieve social goals; the course will ...
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What are some of the key challenges of Microfinance Institutions ...
The Idea of microfinance is great in India. But reality is far from the Idea. In real sense Poverty has literally become a big and organized business for Rich People to become richer. If you are educated, and looking for a profitable business enterprise and more so if you are a non-resident Indian and want to translocations to India and still make millions, micro-finance offers you the right avenue. If your go through the Balance sheets of microfinance company. There return on asset in almost 4 to 5 %.. 95 to 100% loan recovery. Interest spread is almost 8 to 10%. The rate of Interest charged by the microfinance companies is 10 ...
How do the social institutions of our country play a role in ...
If you stop conforming to the social equilibrium you find yourself on the outs as far as that is concerned. Deviate from the social equilibrium and you are on your own. That is of course until you find that that isn't the end, that in this world not all is the same. There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . Being founded on Judeo-Christian values, we did at one time in the history of the United States have a standard or principles we could agree on for the most part. Institutions like school, military, prison, are all going to set clear ...