The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Tiny Spark http://philanthropy.com/section/Tiny-Spark/600/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:51:34 EDT <![CDATA[The Tragic Consequences of Crisis Volunteering]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134980/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Tragic-Consequences-of/134980/ When doctors and nurses race to disaster zones, lack of training and standards sometimes cause unintended pain for the injured and haunting emotional trauma for medical workers.

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<![CDATA[Buy One and Give One: Inside Toms Shoes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131204/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Buy-OneGive-One-Inside/131204/ Toms Shoes, founded by Blake Mycoskie, is among the hottest entrepreneurial efforts in the country, largely because of its promise to give one pair of shoes to a child in the developing world for every pair a shopper buys. But is this approach smart philanthropy? And who benefits?

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<![CDATA[Giving Time to Gritty Causes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130147/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Time-to-Gritty-Causes/130147/ Mark Goldsmith, a retired cosmetics executive, doesn't believe that anyone is beyond help. And he has proved that by successfully helping hundreds of young men stay out of jail.

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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring the Business of Doing Good]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129923/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Exploring-the-Business-of/129923/ The reporter and radio producer speaks with two women who have worked to expose corruption in international adoption policies. Plus, she interviews a Chronicle contributor about charities that focus on adoption.

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