"Every dollar makes a difference. And that's true whether it's Warren Buffet's remarkable $31 billion pledge to the Gates Foundation or my late father's $25 check to the NAACP." Michael Bloomberg, founder and CEO of Bloomberg LP and former mayor of New York City
"Changing the world doesn’t require much money. Again, think in terms of empowerment and not charity. How much were Gandhi’s teachers paid? How much did it cost to give Dr. Martin Luther King the books that catalyzed his mind and actions?" Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, entrepreneur and angel investor
"Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before." Eli Broad, co-founder of KB Home and founder of SunAmerica and the only person to found two Fortune 500 companies in two different industries (construction & insurance)
"Philanthropy is often seen as society's risk capital. That means the onus is on philanthropists, nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to innovate. But philanthropic innovation is not just about creating something new. It also means applying new thinking to old problems, processes and systems." Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, founder of LAAF, a private operating foundation that serves as a philanthropic innovation lab
"I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them." Sarah Breedlove, better known as Madam C.J. Walker, America's first female self-made billionaire and founder of Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company
Peanut butter and jelly. Bert and Ernie. Shoes and socks. Siegfried and Roy. Websites and policies. These are all famous duos that most think about in tandem. Wait, what do you mean you don’t think about websites and policies in tandem?! My hope is that you will ad infinitum after reading this post (and what is a good blog post without a good Latin phrase thrown in?).
Website policies are absolutely essential if you have a website. They provide you, the website owner, with the opportunity to lay out the expectations for how your visitors and users will interact with your website. You also inform users of what will and will not happen with the information they give you by interacting with your website. These two functions are absolutely essential because you are ultimately responsible (read: liable) for what happens on your website. An effective website policy is not only smart business but crafting one is insanely easy. There is no good reason why you should not have a website policy and certain provisions are actually required by law.
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