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In the Loop: January 15, 2010 Archive

Best practices for donating to the effort in Haiti

Posted at 11:36 AM on January 15, 2010 by Sanden Totten (2 Comments)

When disasters like the earthquake in Haiti strike, you can expect a large outpouring of sympathy . . . and an outpouring of donations. But as we are finding out, many of the groups taking money are scammers. And even if an organization is legit, some are more effective at the moment than others.

To help you navigate these issues and others, In The Loop called up Kelli Grant from SmartMoney. She has some advice for choosing a charity that will work well with your values and know how to get work done in Haiti. This interview comes from our podcast.

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Episode: Mapping Haiti, 2010: "The Movie," and the woman who called the Conan thing

Posted at 6:33 PM on January 15, 2010 by Jeff Horwich (0 Comments)

Wow -- a big, burly episode, thanks in part to the massive disaster that struck mid-week.

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* Ory Okolloh of about the effort to "crisis-map" the Haiti earthquake
* Kelli Grant of with some tips on how to give to the relief effort
* Media writer Catharine Taylor, who called the Conan thing weeks before it happened and has some other 2010 media predictions to share
* Sanden has a song about a slug that is also a plant. Really.
* The first in our "starving artist" series of interviews, with folks who took the artistic leap during the Great Recession (this time it's actor Mahmoud Hakima)
* year of (making contact) and (living dangerously)
* 2010:The Movie -- Three trailers for the coming year, written by you, our listeners

Remember, you can always subscribe here, and never miss another episode :-)

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