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Charity Auction: Hope International

Hope International is holding a charity auction until March 9. Get your bids in now for a luxury vacation!

Here is what the Japan Times has to say about this organization.

HOPE International was founded by three Canadians, including a housewife and a pilot, and now operates in 20 countries worldwide. It’s a very professional no-nonsense NGO with low overheads, using local people in offices and aiming globally to get 95 percent of donations to projects overseas.

“Profit and the nonprofit sectors are now interacting in very interesting and synergistic ways. ‘Do-gooders’ are operating in the for-profit sector as well as the nonprofit sector. There’s room for corporate entrepreneurs, and social entrepreneurs like myself,” says Canada-born Sheppard.

HOPE, for example, is engaging companies not only through providing an opportunity to donate to sustainable development that helps the poor, but also acting as advisers and coaches to firms and individuals who are seeking to develop effective CSR policies and practice.

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