Dec 7, 2017

The Future of Philanthropy

Axios' Mike Allen headed to New York City on #GivingTuesday to host a conversation on the changing philanthropic landscape. He discussed how technology, social media, and social entrepreneurship can create positive change with:

  • Ms. Jordan Hewson, Founder and CEO, Speakable
  • Ms. Petra Nemcova, Founder and Vice Chair, All Hands and Hearts
  • Ms. Carrie Rich, Founder and CEO, The Global Good Fund
  • Ms. Janet Scardino, CEO, Comic Relief USA
  • Mr. Henry Timms, Executive Director, 92nd Street Y, Founder, #GivingTuesday
Ms. Rich explains how The Global Good Fund fosters successful social entrepreneurs. Michael Papas
Ms. Hewson discusses Speakable's action button--a digital donation button that links news articles to relevant causes. Michael Papa
200 guests joined us in the Big Apple. Michael Papas
Ms. Scardino brings a red nose on stage to talk about Comic Relief's annual Red Nose Day, which uses entertainment to raise money to fight child poverty. Michael Papas
Ms. Nemcova explains how surviving the 2004 tsunami in Thailand led her to launch All Hands and Hearts, which helps rebuild schools after natural disasters strike. Michael Papas
Mike closes out the conversation with the founder of #GivingTuesday, which took place in over 98 countries and raised $177 million dollars this year. Michael Papas

Thank you PepsiCo for sponsoring this event.

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World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 400,000 worldwide on Sunday morning, per Johns Hopkins.

By the numbers: Almost 6.9 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and more than 3 million have recovered from the virus. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.9 million.

George Floyd updates

Protesters gather north of Lafayette Square near the White House during a demonstration against racism and police brutality, in Washington, D.C. on Saturday evening. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have been rallying in cities across the U.S. and around the world to protest the killing of George Floyd. Huge crowds assembled in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago for full-day events on Saturday.

Why it matters: Twelve days of nationwide protest in the U.S. has built pressure for states to make changes on what kind of force law enforcement can use on civilians and prompted officials to review police conduct. A memorial service was held for Floyd in Raeford, North Carolina, near where he was born. Gov. Roy Cooper ordered all flags to fly at half-staff to honor him until sunset.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 1,920,061 — Total deaths: 109,802 — Total recoveries: 500,849 — Total tested: 19,778,873Map.
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  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model.
  5. Business: Budgets busted by coronavirus make it harder for cities to address inequality Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.