SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

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Cryptocurrency for animal welfare
Tokens for Humanity has recently developed 64 non-fungible token (NFT) artwork collectibles. The NFTs are units of data that certify that a digital asset is unique (in this case digital artwork) and registered on the Ethereum blockchain making their ownership transparent.  Recently artists such as Beeple sold one of their digital artworks through NFTs for US$69.3m.  Tokens for Humanity sell the NFTs from around $150 to $35,000 with the proceeds donated to animal welfare charities. The major downside to NFTs being used more widely is the carbon-emissions arising from the proof-of-work blockchains. https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2021/04/aussie-charity-launches-non-fungible-token-artwork-
26 April 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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Do you want tea? How to understand consent
Effective communication is an art.  This video (link below) totally nails how people should consider the controversial issue of consent. https://youtu.be/pZwvrxVavnQ
20 April 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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New partnership joins forces to tackle homelessness in Australia
The partnership will see PEXA grant at least $250,000 in funding to Homes for Homes across two years via a national grant disbursement program designed to help increase the supply of social and affordable housing for those who need it most.https://www.pexa.com.au/news/homes-for-homes-and-pexa-join-forces-to-tackle-homelessness-in-australia
15 March 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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Digital literacy resources to bridge the digital divide for migrant women
SisterWorks run practical learning ‘labs’ to remove financial and language barriers, bridge physical distances, and improve access to information and social connections.Victorian Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams underlined the importance of supporting women’s skill development when she launched the e-Hub. “Too often, women and especially those with low English levels and digital literacy skills are left out of training and job opportunities,’’ she said. “It’s wonderful to see SisterWorks work alongside these women and provide easily accessible educational materials to support them on their journey to employment.’’https://shedefined.com.au/life/how-social-enterprise-sisterworks-empowers-women-through-employment/
15 March 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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Social Innovation that will help young people transitioning out of state care
Foyer Centre in Sydney's inner city will provide housing, employment and educational support to young people who are transitioning out of state care.  The outcome will help them find their feet in the world.  These outcomes will be paid for through an innovative Social Impact Bond funding structure. https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2021/02/social-impact-bonds-whats-the-secret-sauce-to-making-them-work-and-are-they-worth-the-effort/Photo source: Pro Bono News
15 February 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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Bernie Sanders meme raises money for charity
Bernie Sanders has inadvertently helped raise more than $2 million for charity after an image of him at the inauguration of Joe Biden went viral. https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2021/01/bernie-sanders-mittens-meme-inspires-wave-of-charitable-giving/
1 February 2021 by Katherine Leo...