Philanthropy: A Net for Volunteers: THE INTERNET IDEALIST


When Ami Dar first started using the Internet in 1993, he had a narcissistic reaction. "I thought, Someone has invented something just for me," recalls Dar, founder of Action Without Borders. The selfishness, however, was in service only to the most charitable of pursuits. The Israeli-born Dar, 44, had been looking for a way to connect nonprofit organizations from around the globe to volunteers eager to donate their time. "I was obsessed with the notion that you have a world rife with problems," says Dar, "but you also have ideas and resources and people with free time and good intentions, and...

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