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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced that he will pledge $32 billion to charity, including women's causes, citing the Gates Foundation as inspiration.

(Photo courtesy of World Vision)

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Should your slice of the $21.9 billion Americans will spend Mother's Day presents this year go to help a mom in the developing world?

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Since the Syrian Uprising began three years ago, 6.5 million Syrians have been internally displaced and another 2.5 million have registered or are waiting to register for refugee status abroad.

Alpacas: the cutest way to alleviate poverty in Peru. (Photo courtesy Heifer International)

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What happens when donors give directly to the world's poor, without any conditions or accountability?   It’s no surprise that the world of philanthropy is...

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Slum Rising is our new three-part series exploring the economically complex and culturally rich life in the world's urban slums.

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I’m an amateur choir geek and a professional international development wonk. Those things might seem unrelated, but they do have one thing common: when talented...

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The first thing I see when I walk up to the warehouse in a Bothell suburb, is a green, white and black striped Syrian...

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“There is something unique about Seattle,” says Michele Frix, Program Officer with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF). “There’s a special quality here: that giving nature...

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When it comes to international charities, Seattle is home to some of the biggest names in aid that cater to developing countries across the...

Central America Map

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The Seattle International Foundation sounded alarm bells about the development situation in Central America at an event on Tuesday, where panelists called for Seattle-based aid...

East Africa volunteer

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Every year, more young westerners are traveling to places like Africa, India, and South America in search of meaningful volunteer experiences. And why not? There's...

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After 10 years of wear, I finally had to admit that my favorite Merrell clogs needed replacing. So I went online to Zappos.com to...

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's six-floor headquarters, across from the Seattle Center, is an imposing complex of glass and curved architecture. Hence the need...