An Open Letter to Larry Page
Paul Polack responds to Larry Page's statemet that he'd rather hand over his cash to Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City) instead of donating it to a philanthropic organization.
12.14.11: John Cary and William Drenttel
Give the Gift of Design this Holiday Season
Tax-deductible gifts for the holiday season: they feel good for the giver, meaningful for the recipient, and provide crucial support for hardworking nonprofits on the ground.
Yves Béhar Wins Second INDEX Award
Yves Béhar Wins Second INDEX Award for VerBien (See Better to Learn Better).
Virtue Rewarded: Design and Social Innovation Prizes
Descriptions of nine awards programs that regularly give out $100,000 for design and social innovation projects.
One World Futbol
Report on One World Futbol produced by Hope Is a Game-Changer.
DesigNYC is the latest grass-roots organization to match socially minded designers with nonprofits.
Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF Menstruation Challenge
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the UNICEF Menstruation Challenge Project proposed an “eco-system” whereby sanitary pads became a linchpin for local economic growth, for educational programs about health and hygiene and for research into materials that could be adapted to other countries.
Report on a foundation that distributes bicycles to children in the developing world.