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A Grant Maker Focuses on Helping to Build Nonprofits’ Operations

October 24, 2011

By Nicole WallacePosted by permission of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar On Why He's Dropped $1 Billion To Make The World A Better Place

October 20, 2011

In the last decade, Omidyar Network founders, Pierre and Pam Omidyar, have committed $1 billion to empowering those in need. For their significant efforts and sustained record of giving, they have been awarded a 2011 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

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A Quest for Hybrid Companies That Profit, but Can Tap Charity

October 13, 2011

A new type of company intended to put social goals ahead of making profits is taking root around the country, as more states adopt laws to bridge the divide between nonprofits and businesses.

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MIX Promotes Financial Inclusion and Transparency with New Premium Solutions

October 10, 2011

October 12, 2011 — Today, Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) announced the launch of MIX Silver—a value-added, fee-based service for business users that furthers MIX’s mission of promoting financial inclusion and fostering transparency in the microfinance sector.

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Matt Bannick of the Omidyar Network on Philanthropy, Social Enterprise, Technology and More

September 21, 2011

In a recent interview with Forbes, Matt Bannick, Managing Partner of Omidyar Network, discusses the founding and motivation behind Omidyar Network, its flexible capital approach to philanthropy, and what lies ahead for the philanthropic sector.

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Omidyar Network Supports Technology-Centered Organizations Seeking to Empower Citizens Across Six Countries

September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011, LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today its intent to grant up to $3M to six leading organizations focused on advancing government transparency and accountability.

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Omidyar Network Expands European Presence with Opening of London Office

September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011, LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today the opening of a global office in the Shoreditch area of London.

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Dos and Don'ts for Social Entrepreneurs Seeking Impact Funding

September 13, 2011

Last week, more than 1,500 people crowded into historic Fort Mason in San Francisco for the The Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP).

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Omidyar Network and IGNIA Lead $13.75 million Series B round in Finestrella to Increase Mobile Access in Mexico

September 2, 2011

September 7, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and IGNIA announced today they are leading a $13.75 million Series B round of financing in Finestrella, a provider of innovative mobile telephony services to low-income and unbanked populations in Mexico.

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How I Did It: EBay’s Founder on Innovating the Business Model of Social Change

August 22, 2011

Pierre Omidyar was inspired by eBay’s social impact to create a hybrid model for his philanthropic Omidyar Network: a combination of nonprofit and for-profit.

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A Partnership for More Responsible Tech: Assessing Facebook’s Role in Elections

April 19, 2018

Last week, Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab announced a joint partnership with several leading foundations to fund independent academic research into the role that Facebook plays in elections.

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Making Formal Financial Services Relevant to Indian Consumers: Why We Invested in Kaleidofin

April 15, 2018

India is starting to reap the benefits of several transformational initiatives launched in recent years, which are focused on improving access to the formal financial system. A staggering number of bank accounts have been opened by the Jan Dhan program.

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