Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How the Omidyar Network Pumps Up Nonprofits | Fast Company

How the Omidyar Network Pumps Up Nonprofits | Fast Company: "Fast Company spoke to ON managing partner Matt Bannick, Omidyar's right hand man, about the link between technology and philanthropy, the classifieds market in rural India, and why some successes can't be measured with metrics.

How did you and Pierre's working relationship evolve from technology to philanthropy?

Pierre and I met in 1999, when I joined eBay. We developed a strong, trusting relationship while working together at the executive level. Even when I was running eBay International and was post-acquisition CEO at PayPal, we used to talk about ways in which we can bring some of the underlying promise of eBay—the creation of a platform that presents people with community and livelihood and creates opportunities for them to do fabulous things--to the developing world."

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