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Online Giving in Times of Tragedy: Avoiding Charity Scams and Donating Safely


Original Source: Huffington Post

Contributed by Nancy Gofus, COO of Public Interest Registry

When tragedy strikes, the human spirit doesn’t falter. As witnessed with recent events including the Boston Marathon bombings, the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the garment …


Why Are Brands Abandoning gTLD Applications? by @JenWolfe of @Wolfedomain


Original Source Posted by Jennifer Wolfe on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @ 02:36 PM

A number of brands have recently fallen from the list of visionary companies applying for gTLDs. Hasbro’s Transformers, Hilton, GM’s suite of gTLDs and Heinz …


The World’s Most Influential NGOs According to Klout (@Klout)


Klout recently published it’s list of the most influential NGOs across the globe, recognizing their efforts to bring positive change to the world. Rankings are based on each organization’s social media footprints. Take a look here!…


#foodstagrams to Fight World Hunger


 

As Public Interest Registry draws closer toward its launch of the .NGO/.ONG domain extensions, we are actively searching for NGOs around the globe — to connect with, to understand their mission(s), and to help share their stories in a …


Public Interest Registry’s (NGO) InterAction


This week, Public Interest Registry exhibited at InterAction’s annual forum held in Washington, DC to promote .ORG and two new domain extensions that we intend to launch by mid-2014 — .NGO and .ONG (the .NGO equivalent for Spanish, Italian, French …


ORGs for Boston

Apr 19th, 2013 in Community, News

The energy in the air is nervous today. Eyes are low, constantly shifting from Twitter and Facebook mobile apps to the Arrival/Departure signs overhead. Security dogs are pacing up and down the halls as armed policemen herd us all like …


Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong.


http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong.html

In this TED talk, Dan Pallotta (@danpallotta) claims that there is a double standard that currently persists for nonprofits: they are often rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they actually get done. Pallotta asks the …


The Ratings Are In: Measuring .ORG’s Trust and Success in Numbers


Written by Thuy LeDinh, Senior Marketing Communications Manager at Public Interest Registry

I recently discovered HBO’s new hit show, The Newsroom, which follows a team behind a nightly cable news program in their quest – in the name of ethical …


South by (South) Reflections



SXSW 2013 has officially come to a close. Participants from the festival are still recuperating from the travel edured, 6th Street, and of course their participation in panels, shows, and exhibits; Austinites are happy to see everyone vacate until next …


The Digital Citizen


As technology and the Internet advances, is it shaping us or are we shaping it? Last year .ORG created a short film, the Digital Citizen, which explored the concept of human interactions in a digital age. What we found was …


Public Interest Registry at SXSW Interactive Trade Show #737


Those 3 little letters at the end of your website, to the right of the dot, what do they mean to you? Are they part of your brand? Part of your message? Do they evoke a sense of community and …


Support .ngo, a Public Interest Registry Initiative

Mar 4th, 2013 in New TLDS, NGO, TLD

Within a year new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will be launched worldwide, joining the likes of .org, .com, and .net. Among the proposed new gTLDs is .ngo. .ngo will be the exclusive domain for local and global non-governmental organizations …