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eBay Community Gives Record $50 Million to non-profits in 2009
/ December 21, 2009 1 COMMENTS

People never cease to amaze me. At a time that sees everyone tightening their budgets and thinner in the wallet, eBay buyers and sellers raised a record $50 million for U.S. and U.K. non-profit organizations in 2009 – a 17% jump since last year. Users have contributed an amazing $162 million to their favorite causes…

“Bling My Bra” Charity Auction
/ October 26, 2009 0 COMMENTS

First of all, thanks very much for the kind words while I was away. It was a personally rewarding trip and one that needed to be made. I’m back at the office today for the first time in over a week, so I’m easing back into things here on Ink with an eBay Giving Works…

eBay Green Team Launches re+purpose Fall Campaign
/ October 7, 2009 2 COMMENTS

The following is a contributed blog post from eBay Green Team member Ashwin Seshagiri. Enjoy! Cheers, RBH When the eBay Green Team opened up to the public earlier this year, 40,000 people signed up over night. There was always a sense that green was important to eBay’s communities of buyers and sellers, but for a…

Feel Good Friday: eBay Giving Works
/ October 2, 2009 1 COMMENTS

I realize I’m swiping this straight from the eBay Announcement Board but I thought it was pretty cool, so wanted to share. Cheers! RBH eBay Giving Works is slashing the minimum donation to $1 per listing. For as little as $1 (or the donation percentage you select, whichever is greater) you can donate to your…

UPDATED: Donate to Victims of Tropical Storm Ketsana
/ September 29, 2009 0 COMMENTS

From the PayPal Blog: Hi, I’m Judy Chang. On Saturday, Tropical Storm Ketsana struck the Philippines, delivering a month’s worth of rain in just twelve hours. The images seen across the media have been harrowing: A sofa hangs from electric wires. A school bus is toppled on its side. Muddy rivers overflow with people seeking…

PayPal Radio Schedule for 9/29/09
/ September 28, 2009 0 COMMENTS

All, Just a quick reminder that Jason Miner hosts another edition of PayPal Radio tomorrow at 5pm ET / 2pm PT. Checking out the PayPal blog post today, it looks like he has a pretty good schedule lined up… – Tod Cohen, eBay VP of Government Relations will discuss eCommerce Policy – Monroe Labouisse, PayPal’s…

5 Minutes With… John Lawson
/ April 24, 2009 11 COMMENTS

I realize this is a bit unorthodox. Until now, this feature has focused on eBay Inc. employees to give you a better insight into my colleagues and co-workers. However, it’s Feel Good Friday and one of the folks I follow pretty closely online is doing something that warranted attention and he’s using eBay Giving Works…

Twestival: A Festivus for the Rest of Us
/ February 12, 2009 1 COMMENTS

Today, 175+ cities around the world are hosting Twestivals that bring together Twitter communities to raise money and awareness for charity: water. The mission of Twestival: Right now 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. Many communities in developing nations often have…

eBay Community Gave $36 Million in 2008
/ January 15, 2009 3 COMMENTS

I’ve got your stimulus package right here… If you needed any further proof that the community of eBay buyers and sellers goes above and beyond the call of duty you need look no further than the announcement our of eBay earlier this morning. According to the news, eBay sellers and buyers gave a record $36…

The MightyLight: One Employee / One Million Lights
/ December 18, 2008 3 COMMENTS

I’ve been following a story with great interest on the iWeb (eBay‘s worldwide intranet for employees) regarding Anna Sidana, director of Financial Products at PayPal, and a truly remarkable journey she embarked upon 5 years ago to bring light to families that live without electricity around the world. Her inspiration came from a school that…