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iPhones will be very useful after the climate apocalypse, says Apple

“The environmental nonprofit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) dropped its latest report on Tuesday, and it’s very depressing” writes Keith Wagstaff for mashable.com. Both Apple and Google have taken steps to fight climate change (although e-waste is still a massive problem), and they can hardly be faulted for taking the time to respond to a survey from an environmental non-profit. Still, it’s just another reminder that the wealthy and corporations could very well find ways to profit in a world transformed by climate change — regular people in vulnerable…

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Apple says the iPhone will be very useful after the climate apocalypse

“The environmental nonprofit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) dropped its latest report on Tuesday, and it’s very depressing” writes Keith Wagstaff for mashable.com. Both Apple and Google have taken steps to fight climate change (although e-waste is still a massive problem), and they can hardly be faulted for taking the time to respond to a survey from an environmental non-profit.In the end times, when the Earth is populated solely by roving bands of marauders, at least we’ll know Apple was able to find new ways to profit from the…

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Engiven helps nonprofits raise donations via cryptocurrency

“The simple sign-up process is as follows: When a nonprofit signs up online with Engiven, they can begin receiving cryptocurrency donations in as little as three minutes” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. Engiven has announced the launch of its first global, membership-based online platform to educate and guide nonprofits through the process of receiving cryptocurrency donations.All transactions successfully placed through the giving widget will be recorded on the blockchain ledger and monitored by the Engiven platform for authenticity.Engiven provides a giving widget that the nonprofit can easily place on its own…

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The nonprofit winery Water from Wine switches the narrative by funding worldwide water projects with wine sales

“Now one Columbia Valley farmer is creating a winery, turning it into a nonprofit and using the proceeds to fund water projects around the globe” writes Andy Perdue for seattletimes.com. So far, Water from Wine has provided grants totaling $100,000, funding water projects in Honduras, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, to name a few. Source: seattletimes.com

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This is exactly how this nonprofit worker pays down his student debt

“Starkey graduated from George Washington University in 2014 with about $40,000 in student loans and has paid down roughly half” writes Teddy Nykiel for marketwatch.com. Then focus on other priorities, like getting your employer’s 401(k) match and paying off high-interest debt, before paying extra on student loans.I know my student loans have to be paid, so I tick off that from the total in my head.He still owes about $19,000 in student loans, plus credit card and car debt.My entire paycheck will go to the mortgage (yikes), and the mileage reimbursement from work…

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We’re finally getting details on how much the energy industry spent to support Scott Pruitt’s confirmation

“At least one energy company voluntarily disclosed its donation to Protecting America Now” reports fastcompany.com. Protecting America Now, a Washington, D.C.-based dark-money nonprofit created to support Pruitt’s confirmation, filed its first tax return last week—almost two years after President Donald Trump announced his nomination.More than four months after Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in disgrace, the public is finally receiving details about the special interest money spent to confirm him as the agency’s administrator. This story was produced by MapLight, a nonprofit organization that reveals the influence of money…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donates $97.5 million to nonprofit groups helping homeless

“Its dual mission is to provide aid for the homeless and to fund a network of nonprofit preschools” writes Bloomberg News for seattletimes.com. In the Puget Sound area, the Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle was given $2.5 million, while $5 million was granted to Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, in Tacoma Jeff Bezos provided the first donations as part of his pledge to help homeless families with $97.5 million in grants to two dozen nonprofit groups across the country. Source: seattletimes.com

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Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots, undisclosed funders paid Whitaker $1.2 million

“FACT paid America Rising at least $500,000 for research from 2015 to 2017, tax filings show” writes Shawn Boburg for seattletimes.com. Matthew Whitaker worked for a nonprofit as a lucrative steppingstone in a swift rise to the nation’s top law-enforcement job.Noah Wall, now a vice president of advocacy for a conservative nonprofit called FreedomWorks, was listed in Virginia state filings as a director of the group in 2014. Source: seattletimes.com

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A Team of Non-Profit Veterans Launch Whirl to Bring Crowdfunding to the Blockchain

“An all-star team of professionals in the blockchain, crowdfunding, and nonprofit sectors recently launched WHIRL. The WHIRL platform will give users a new way to finance their dreams via crowdfunding” reports livebitcoinnews.com. The WHIRL blockchain platform is fueled by its native WRL tokens.Roel Wolfert co-founded the WHIRL platform.In addition to WRL being the favored mode of transaction on the platform, WHIRL also supports 12 prominent cryptocurrencies. Source: livebitcoinnews.com

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