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'Open source' public school philanthropy goes national

DonorsChoose.org connects teachers and citizen philanthropists through its site. The program has just gone national to include every public school in the U.S.

By November 16, 2007


Give a microdonation to your favorite charity

If you're in the mood to give a little something back this holiday season, you can do it with some social-donation sites. We take a look at some of those in this roundup.

By November 11, 2009


Online charity becomes a personal appeal

Now that Twitter and Facebook are saturated with nonprofits, having a social-network presence isn't enough. Meet the newest tactic: the personal campaign.

By December 17, 2010


How online research can make the grade

As schools gear up to start a new academic year, the intersection of online media and the education industry is more complicated than ever--even the once-verboten Wikipedia is on the table.

By August 16, 2010


Bill Gates on giving, batteries, tablets, and more

In an exclusive interview with CNET's Ina Fried, the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist talks about his dual passions--software and saving lives--and what he's up to on both fronts.

By August 9, 2010