Donor Strategy cake / HowardLake / CC BY-SA Creative Commons is looking for a Director of Strategic Partnerships! The Director of Strategic Partnerships will be responsible for building and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy, focusing mainly on individual and corporate donations. This position will report directly to the Controller and work very closely with the … Read More “CC is looking for a Director of Strategic Partnerships”
Cathy Casserly by Shanti Duprez / CC BY Dear CC Community, The world is experiencing an explosion of openness. From artists inviting creative collaboration to governments around the world requiring publicly funded works be available to everyone, the spirit and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing results. By supporting Creative Commons, you are … Read More “A personal appeal from CC CEO Cathy Casserly”
Creative Commons is deeply honored to announce CERN corporate support at the “creator level”. CERN is one of the world’s premier scientific institutions–home of the Large Hadron Collider and birthplace of the web. This donation comes on the occasion of the publication under Creative Commons licenses of the first results of LHC experiments. Dr. Salvatore … Read More “CERN supports Creative Commons”
Last week our month-long Catalyst Grant campaign drew to a close with over 130 project applications and nearly $50,000 raised to make those ideas a reality. The Catalyst Grant program wouldn’t be possible without the support of the 254 individual donors who helped us raise that amount, 100% of which goes to our grant program. … Read More “Catalyst Grant campaign success! Over 130 project submissions, almost $50k raised”
Peer 2 Peer University co-founder and director Philipp Schmidt (see our posts on P2PU, a cutting-edge open education project) has written an excellent post on his Sharing Nicely blog about supporting our Catalyst Campaign: Today Creative Commons launches their catalyst campaign – brother to the recently announced catalyst grant programme. I like how they connect … Read More “Peer 2 Peer University's Philipp Schmidt on paying for (CC) infrastructure”
Nobel Prize in Economics to Elinor Ostrom "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons"
The 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded today to Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson for their research on economic governance. Ostrom’s award is particularly exciting, for it cites her study of the commons. Commons? That sounds familiar! Ostrom’s pioneering work mostly concerns the governance of common-pool resources — resources that are rivalrous (i.e., scarce, … Read More “Nobel Prize in Economics to Elinor Ostrom "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons"”
Weezie’s Birthday Ballooning by Richard Giles / CC BY-SA Richard Giles, a social media specialist in Australia who frequently posts and CC licenses photos on Flickr, received a threatening letter from the International Olympic Committee last week, mentioning a set of photos he had taken at the 2008 games in Beijing. Giles posted a rundown … Read More “CC licensed photos and the International Olympic Committee”