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Impressive Number of So Cal Philanthropists Have Signed Gates & Buffett's "Giving Pledge"

Friday November 15, 2013 by carolyn

Listening to the CBS Morning News this a.m., Charlie Rose provided a preview of his forthcoming 60 Minutes segment on the “Giving Pledge.” Initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, the signatories pledge that they will dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

Under “People” on the Do Good LA website, we have provided profiles of most of the signatories from Southern California and will soon post profiles of those remaining.

UCLA Students Represent the U.S. in "Young Innovator of the Year" Award

Monday October 7, 2013 by carolyn

Thanks to Professor Philip Massey (UCLA Ph.D. Public Health) and Do Good LA team member, I learned about the Falling Walls Lab competition that was to take place on October 3 at UCLA. As a fan of fast pitch competitions, I knew that I was in for a treat. So, I made the trek from Pasadena to Westwood in rush hour traffic to attend.

The Challenge of Being A Good Nonprofit (and LA Groups That Are Getting It Right)

Sunday September 15, 2013 by carolyn

To many people, the term "nonprofit" connotes "noble"--a frugal organization whose passionate (and often underpaid) staff are working hard to eradicate a vexing problem or provide a needed societal benefit--or a strongly-backed but well run organization marshaling relatively enormous resources at targeted challenges. This perception likely characterizes most of the nonprofits in the United States and certainly those that are profiled on this website.

LA's Largely Unknown Prizes Are Helping to Change the World

Monday August 5, 2013 by carolyn

Everyone knows that the Oscars and the Emmys are awarded in Los Angeles to entertainment industry figures and firms. And we take pride in this distinction. However, how many people know (here or elsewhere) that major prizes honoring leading humanitarians, social entrepreneurs, scientists, and educators are also based in Southern California? 

Welcome to Do Good LA

Thursday May 2, 2013 by carolyn

Do Good LA represents the best of Los Angeles. It embraces the spirit of innovation, creativity, positivity and service that are part of the essence of our city and region.

Through our website and the Do Good LA community, we are spreading the world about what is happening, largely under the radar, to make a positive difference here and around the world. We strive to be a purveyor of information and news, a facilitator of connections, and a catalyst for change.

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