Tag: Philanthropy

Celebrities and Haiti

Food for thought, you may not want to hear this, but we need to re-evaluate celebrities on how they “help” Haiti. With having a platform that allows an individual to connect with the world with a simple click is powerful, and that is precisely why we should re-evaluate when a celebrity wishes to “do good”…
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Jason Derulo Launches Just For You Foundation With Inaugural Heart of Haiti Gala

Jason Derulo has launched the Just For You Foundation to raise funds to promote education, provide shelter to orphans and families and feed the homeless globally. Its inaugural event, the Heart of Haiti Gala, gives Derulo — who is of Haitian descent — an opportunity to support a country close to his own heart. “I almost feel responsible to…
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The Reality of Voluntourism and the Conversations We’re Not Having

A much-needed debate about voluntourism is taking off on the web. It includes voices from the industry, academics, travel professionals, and volunteers themselves. From “The White Tourist’s Burden” to “Lions, Zebras, and African Children,” at the heart of these stories is the notion of inexperienced volunteers who use their privilege to go abroad for their…
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State of Philanthropy in Haiti

Unfortunately, the lack of capacity evident in the Haitian nonprofit sector can be attributed to in part, the failure of international philanthropy to invest in building and maintaining local capacity and knowledge. This problem is compounded by the fact that the largest investments in the country are being made without significant local knowledge, advice, and support,…
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