New funding opportunities for entrepreneurial schools are emerging with the growth of digital donations, a form of online philanthropy explored in a comprehensive Sabre- and Whitehead Foundation-backed 2005 white paper on digital philanthropy. Online giving makes it possible for donors today to assist good causes around the world with a minimum of transaction costs or delay.
A pioneer in digital donations has been Globalgiving.com, which offers hundreds of project opportunities for online contributors to directly send resources to entrepreneurial NGOs and grassroots schools for the poor.
Horizon Lanka Academy, the entrepreneurial village ICT school in Sri Lanka, is reaping benefits from its relationship with digital donors through Globalgiving and similar web sites. Its GlobalGiving profile can be seen by clicking on the image above.
Media recognition is also growing, meanwhile, of the value of digital philanthropy in spreading skills (click on the image below for the full article).