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New Frontiers of PhilanthropyA Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing$
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Lester M. Salamon

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199357543

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.001.0001

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Online Portals and Exchanges

Online Portals and Exchanges

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(p.240) Chapter 8 Online Portals and Exchanges
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New Frontiers of Philanthropy
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Vince Stehle

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.003.0008

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new class of philanthropic services—online social-purpose portals and exchanges—which use the Internet to provide individuals and organizations with a way to engage in value transactions with a social or environmental purpose. Social-purpose portals allow donors and investors to identify precisely which causes reflect their interests most closely and to choose the charity that most appeals to them. They also permit nonprofit institutions and other institutional actors to harness the Internet to obtain goods and services efficiently and to promote their cause to the widest possible audience. These new services have enabled individuals and organizations to engage in transactions that would scarcely have been possible a generation ago, and they have delivered significant resources to charitable causes in a manner that is more highly targeted than was previously possible.

Keywords:   Internet, online giving, online portal, information technology, philanthropic services, barter-type exchanges

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