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Charity Ball
04.30.14

A short film about Ethan King, a 15 year old from Michigan whose dream is to give soccer balls to kids all over the world.

Alexandra Lange
Lucia Eames, 1930-2014
04.08.14

An appreciation of Lucia Eames (1930-2014).

Paul Polak
An Open Letter to Larry Page
04.01.14

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.

Alexandra Lange
Where We Work
Rick Poynor
Career Prospects in the Pain Business
William Drenttel, and John Cary
Give the Gift of Design this Holiday Season
12.14.11

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.

The Editors
Yves Béhar Wins Second INDEX Award
09.02.11

Yves Béhar Wins Second INDEX Award for VerBien (See Better to Learn Better).

Vera Sacchetti
Virtue Rewarded: Design and Social Innovation Prizes
07.21.10

Descriptions of nine awards programs that regularly give out $100,000 for design and social innovation projects.

Jonathan Schultz
One World Futbol
03.26.10

Report on One World Futbol produced by Hope Is a Game-Changer.

Julie Lasky
DesigNYC
02.01.10

DesigNYC is the latest grass-roots organization to match socially minded designers with nonprofits.

Aspen Editors
Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF Menstruation Challenge
Julie Lasky
88Bikes
10.30.09

Report on a foundation that distributes bicycles to children in the developing world.


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