African Charity Group Creates New Philanthropy Forum


African philanthropists establish a new African Philanthropy Forum to expand strategic philanthropy in Africa.

The new forum is an affiliate of the San Francisco-based Global Philanthropy Forum which gathers society and business leaders and celebrities together in an assembly of philanthropic discussions. The forum will serve as a platform where philanthropists share their stories of how they got started.

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Programs that promote international understanding and friendly relations among nations; preserve international peace and protect national security interests; promote international trade and commerce, or provide development and relief services to foreign countries. Zionism International Development Programs that endeavor to improve the basic agricultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and/or transportation conditions in foreign countries by providing technical or management experts and/or monetary support to implement long-term projects. International Educational Development; International Environmental Resource Management; International Family Planning; International Health Services; Population Control

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Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises


Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises

John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.


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