Expert Sitings: Jessica Jackley Flannery
Jessica Jackley Flannery is cofounder of Kiva.org, the world's first international person-to-person micro-lending site. More than $16 million in micro-loans have been made through Kiva to 24,000 entrepreneurs in 37 countries.
Changing the Present is one of the best online giving sites around. It’s focused on "donation gifts" for birthdays, weddings, and holidays. Whether it’s a donation to an organization fighting for human rights, the environment, or population control, this site lets you give the gift of charity.
Every few minutes, We Feel Fine searches blogs around the world for the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling." When it finds those words, it records the full sentence around them, then tags the emotion as sad, happy, and so on. The result is a composite of how the world feels, and a database of several million human feelings, increasing by 15,000 to 20,000 per day.
Indexed is a creative blog that makes its point using 3 x 5, college-ruled index cards — lots of them. Whether it’s issues of faith, politics, or fashion, Indexed uses small charts, Venn diagrams, and other visual graphics drawn on index cards to make insightful, and often humorous, observations about modern life. Sound simple? It’ll surprise you.
Social Edge is an online resource site founded by former eBay President Jeff Skoll. With links to news, blogs, and podcasts on fundraising, business models, marketing, and other topics relevant to social entrepreneurs, it helps me network, learn, and share. Kiva’s other cofounder, who happens to be my husband, blogs there, too.
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