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Sep
12
2013
The Case Foundation and City Year love going back to school. It’s the time of year when students and teachers both feel like the slate has been wiped clean; it’s the time for dreaming big dreams and setting audacious goals. It’s the time when young...
Sep
11
2013
Just what is search engine optimization, anyway? It's the practice of creating a digital piece of content or web page that is Google-friendly. If a page is SEO friendly, it's findable when you search for it. It's easier said than done, though. But a...
Aug
28
2013
Over the past six months, we have worked together to better understand the important issues affecting scale in impact investing. One of the critical issues we have heard time and time again, from potential investors and from some fund managers, is...
Aug
27
2013
Case Foundation NSHSS Back to School Giveaway
When Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes and co-founder of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), first learned of the Case Foundation's Be Fearless campaign, he shared his own reflections on...
Aug
15
2013
Pop quiz: Who taught you what it means to Be Fearless? The Case Foundation has teamed up with the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) to celebrate fearless role models and life lessons as the new school season begins. Join us in...
Aug
08
2013
Nearly nine in 10 of Americans born before 1945 (so-called Matures) give to charities, and they support the greatest number of organizations at an average of 6.2 per person. But Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, contribute about 43 percent...
Aug
08
2013
You are on a roll! You’ve put together an editorial calendar for next month that lays out the themes, news events, and content ideas for all channels, including social media. With your metrics in hand, you know that visual content like infographics...
Aug
05
2013
Below, Case Foundation Senior Fellow Sonal Shah and Mayur Patel, Knight Foundation’s Vice President for Strategy and Assessment write about the importance of challenges and prizes as a tool for social change. In a world where...
Jul
31
2013
MCON13
This past July, more than 10,000 young adults, thought leaders, and philanthropists joined us in person and online for the Millennial Impact Conference (MCON13) – a conference hosted by Achieve, the Case Foundation, and the Buckingham Foundation,...
Jul
23
2013
This blog was co-authored by Case Foundation Senior Fellow Sonal Shah “I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good…I will go to the people and the...
Jul
19
2013
Millennials as a generation represent many different things to many different people. Attributes like “egotistical,” “tech savvy,” and “educated” are all characteristics commonly used to describe this generation that is 80 million strong. Today, I...
Jul
11
2013
MCON13
“Why do you care so much about Millennials?” A person in the audience at one of my recent speaking engagements asked me this question in relation to my research, The Millennial Impact, and the book I co-authored, Cause for Change: The Why and...
Jul
02
2013
Play for a Cause
Alicia Bonner Ness (@AliciaBNess) is the Communications Manager at CDC Development Solutions where she seeks to amplify the stories and impact of skills-based volunteerism and enterprise development around the globe. She is the editor of the online...
Jun
26
2013
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In the early days of the Case Foundation, I had the fortunate experience of getting to know Alan Khazei and Michael Brown, the bright, young founders of City Year. Their passionate vision and drive to strengthen the culture of service to others in...
Jun
24
2013
In 2012 National Geographic Traveler magazine announced their new Travelers of the Year initiative. The honorees were a group of fearless boundary breakers who explored the world with passion and purpose, inspiring others to expand their horizons,...
Jun
18
2013
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This week, the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) is coming to our hometown – Washington, DC. The Case Foundation is excited to play a part in helping the Points of Light Institute to organize one of the largest convenings on...
Jun
04
2013
Michael Smith
If you talk to the chief executives of any successful company, they will usually attribute their success to three things: talent, talent, talent. Steve and I have always believed this to be true, both in our work in the private sector, as well as in...
May
30
2013
Barbara Van Dahlen is CEO of Give An Hour, a Time 100 honoree, TEDxMidAtlantic speaker and a longtime partner of the Case Foundation. Give An Hour is a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families...
May
23
2013
When the Case Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation launched the Startup America Partnership at the White House in January 2011, it was designed as a three year initiative to celebrate, inspire and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship in the U.S...
May
21
2013
Whether during times of conflict abroad, or coming to our aid here at home in times of tragedy or natural disaster, military service members and first responders embody the Be Fearless spirit. They let urgency conquer fear and rush in before anyone...
Apr
30
2013
Since our recent recession, I have been continually reminded that there is no amount of philanthropic or civic investment that can replace a robust economy and citizens hard at work. That’s why both personally, and through the Case Foundation, we...
Apr
29
2013
Social Citizens is moving!
Five years ago, we at the Case Foundation made a bet on Millennials. We believed that this generation would, through their collective actions, represent an epic shift in the way youth engage with others; consume goods; spend their time and money;...
Apr
29
2013
Five years ago, we at the Case Foundation made a bet on Millennials. We believed that this generation would, through their collective actions, represent an epic shift in the way youth engage with others; consume goods; spend their time and money;...
Apr
18
2013
“You’ve got to act. You’ve got to be willing to fail. You’ve got to be willing to crash and burn.” – Steve Jobs, Apple Ever since the launch of our Be Fearless campaign last year, we have been talking about experimentation, big bets, urgency, and...
Apr
03
2013
American University’s Social Enterprise program assists students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to launch a new social entrepreneurial venture or play a key leadership role in an existing one. The Case Foundation has...
Mar
22
2013
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb Partnership, collective impact, shared value—no matter what you call it, collaboration is the key to reaching beyond your bubble, overcoming fear, and...
Mar
13
2013
Most college students agree that they would like to change the world, but few are given the unique opportunity to learn and experience how to do so. Recently, three of the Case Foundation’s interns—Vessela, Allie, and Ida—visited the Microsoft...
Mar
08
2013
Before you clicked to this blog post, you probably checked your email, liked a page on Facebook, followed your favorite musician on Twitter, shared a video, searched for a restaurant on Google, and let your online friends know about the good deal...
Mar
08
2013
International Women’s Day has been celebrated around the world since the early 1900s. Here at the Case Foundation, we believe in being fearless and overcoming challenges, and as we celebrate the women in our lives on March 8th, we encourage you to...
Feb
27
2013
As February comes to a close, the staff at the Case Foundation has enjoyed spending the month reflecting on the great achievements and contributions of fearless African Americans that have transformed our communities and the world. These...
Feb
27
2013
Written by Millennials about Millennials, Cause for Change examines strategies 
to engage Millennials as constituents, volunteers, donors, and fearless changemakers, and focuses on 
how organizations can realign themselves to better respond to this...
Feb
13
2013
I love the idea of Valentine’s Day. Expressing how you feel about others is a lovely concept. But somewhere along the way, the occasion has become fraught – and not in a good way. My single friends find it lonely and friends in relationships find it...
Feb
13
2013
Ritu is the Co-Founder...
Feb
12
2013
After years of watching Washington policymakers fight over the budget and the deficit, I think it's past time for us to acknowledge that these conversations -- about the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, and so on -- are simply missing the point....
Feb
06
2013
Yesterday the White House announced its second round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows. This new program started last year to pair some of the greatest innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with the best innovators in...
Feb
05
2013
January 31st marked the two-year anniversary of the Startup America Partnership. And, today, nearly 50 leaders from the 30 Startup Regions will be in Washington to celebrate their success, strategize about challenges, and converse with our partners...
Feb
04
2013
Kate Newman is a former research assistant at the Case Foundation. She is currently a Senior at Georgetown University and CAUSE Brand Ambassador. If you could have a beer and change the world at the same time, would you do it? I imagine you’re...
Jan
29
2013
We often say that Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure’s role is like that of Lewis and Clark — we go out into the wilderness, create new trails, and send back maps for others to follow. In our case, the wilderness is brain cancer. This year, our small...
Jan
18
2013
MLK Day of Service
From the pulpit of a small church in Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a message to his congregation that would lay the groundwork for his enduring legacy of service. In talking about the importance for individuals to be...
Jan
18
2013
About five months ago, I made the decision to leave my post with the Case Foundation to go to work on President Obama’s re-election campaign back in my home state of Iowa. As this was the first presidential campaign that I have ever formally worked...
Jan
11
2013
NetHope collaborates with 35 leading international humanitarian organizations to better serve the developing world through innovative technology and communications. Their focus is on five practice areas: Connectivity, Field Capacity Building,...
Jan
10
2013
Crowdfunding earned quite a bit of buzz in 2012 and I suspect will continue to be a hot trend in 2013. In this special two-part blog series we look at the ups and downs of crowdfunding from two young individuals who experienced it for themselves....
Jan
08
2013
Crowdfunding earned quite a bit of buzz in 2012 and I suspect will continue to be a hot trend in 2013. In this special two-part blog series Social Citizens looks at the ups and downs of crowdfunding from two young individuals who experienced it for...
Jan
03
2013
Michael Wasserman is a junior at The George Washington University studying Human Services and Economics and recently a Case Foundation intern. He is also a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity Epsilon Chapter. As a member of a fraternity at my...
Jan
01
2013
Looking back on our resolutions for 2012, we’re pleased to see that we can check most of the items off the list in some way or another. We did more #GoodSpotting throughout the year, traveled to new places, voted in the presidential election, and...
Dec
24
2012
2012 was a year of astonishing growth and recognition for Give an Hour. In February we had nearly 6,100 mental health professionals in our network. These providers had collectively given just over 49,600 hours of free counseling and support to...
Dec
21
2012
Running short on time to find the perfect gift for that special someone? Inspired by all of the great #GoodSpotting moments being captured and shared, and in the spirit of our belief that a gift that gives is the best kind of present, the Case...
Dec
20
2012
As we gather stories of good deeds from across the country through our #GoodSpotting campaign, we are reminded of the true spirit of the holiday season and giving back. Reflecting over this past year we recognize how many of our extraordinary...
Dec
20
2012
As we bring 2012 to a close, we at the Case Foundation pause to give thanks for the special moments we’ve shared with you, our readers, over the course of the year. While we think about ways in which to show our appreciation for others this holiday...