Mastercard Brings Digital Food via WFP to Reverse Global Hunger

Coupling its expertise in technology and digital innovation with the World Food Program’s (WFP) work providing vital food assistance and resilience-building programs to vulnerable communities, MasterCard is offering “digital food.” “100 Million Meals” is a truly global initiative designed to raise significant funds and “meals” for those in need around the world.  The new initiative…

New Stylish RFID Blocking Wallet in Development – Angels Needed

In these days of electronic eavesdropping, carrying around a bunch of credit cards with contactless features (RFID) can make you vulnerable to fraud. The solution is simple: a quick-access wallet made from carbon fiber materials.  A startup company is launching a line of stylish Carbon Fiber Wallets with RFID blocking, this fall. You can play…

Impact Investing + Tax-Smart Giving = High Impact Charity Grants

When it comes to charity, donor-advised funds are an ideal way for people to make a difference because they help donors stay nimble to immediately respond to unforeseen world events, while maintaining their commitment to their core giving interests. Although a significant amount of wealth in the U.S. is tied up in non-publicly traded assets…

Digital Payments Likely the Key for Refugee Camps & Refugee Needs

Mastercard and Western Union are teaming to to explore the development of a digital model to help refugees more easily access basic human goods, services and finances within refugee settlements. The aim is to enable refugees, their host communities and donors to send and receive funds digitally, allowing for more transparency and long-term empowerment of…

Forget Gift Cards & Cologne – Dads Want Concert or Sports Tickets

Father’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an average $134.75 for the holiday, up from last year’s $125.92. Total U.S. spending is expected to reach $15.5 billion, the highest number in the 15 years, topping last year’s previous record of $14.3 billion. The National Retail Federation (NRF) survey also found 27% of dads would love…