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Jun
02
2010
Nearly one year ago, the Case Foundation had the pleasure of working with Ama Pomaa Boateng here in D.C. Ama, a mentee in the 4th Annual Fortune/US State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership in 2009, is the founder and CEO of a growing...
Jun
01
2010
Last week as Google unveiled its list of the world’s top 1,000 most-visited sites on the web, it was no surprise that Facebook topped that list. Even amid the privacy backlash the company has seen in recent weeks,  and the subsequent yet seemingly...
Jun
01
2010
The past several weeks, we shared what we had learned about the second round of America’s Giving Challenge, and in return you told us your thoughts about the findings and the Challenge. This is exactly what we envisioned for these “Conversational...
May
28
2010
News from the Case Foundation and what people are talking about this week in the world of giving, tech and everything in between. Foundations lend support to Social Innovation Fund On Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced an initial...
May
28
2010
We have been watching with great interest the development of a new position within nonprofits over the last several years. In the heights, or depths, of the Great Recession last year, many nonprofit organizations were hiring a person to spearhead...
May
28
2010
For this past Mother's Day, we invited all of you to submit for a chance to win an iPad™ for the great Mom in your life. We're excited today to announce the winners, Laura P. of San Diego, CA and Dick D. of Anchorage, AK!  They'll be checking in...
May
27
2010
This week I went to a City Year Award Dinner honoring Richard Stengel, the managing editor of TIME, who helped to put service on the map by writing a TIME cover story in 2007 called "The Case for National Service." Although he received the Lifetime...
May
27
2010
As we witness what many believe to be the beginning of a new era of social entrepreneurship, the Millennial Generation in particular recognizes that it’s not just one sector that will help solve our most challenging social problems, but rather a...
May
26
2010
Next in our lineup of video interview recaps from the public-private strategy session with the White House on promoting innovation through prizes, challenges and open grantmaking, is with Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the...
May
25
2010
Yesterday marked a momentous milestone for our chairman, Steve Case, who co-founded AOL (then Quantum Computer Services) 25 years ago, as well as our CEO, Jean Case who was a long-time marketing executive with the company.  The anniversary of...
May
24
2010
For this third and final Conversational Case Study on America’s Giving Challenge from Beth Kanter and I, we wil pose a question rather than answer one: Is there a “special sauce” for successful participation in online fundraising contests? Any good...
May
21
2010
Bagels in Clayton, Missouri, have never been so interesting. Headlines about the Panera that now allows each customer to "take what they need and leave their fair share" have been all over Twitter, Facebook and my Google Reader. It's definitely been...
May
20
2010
As the Community Service Chair for the American University chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, I decided to put a spin on one of our five core values – Service. Most of our members are in-it-for-the-money business majors, more interested in watching the...
May
19
2010
In this blog series we have been exploring the various ways in which organizations are utilizing crowdsourcing and open competitions to encourage innovation and discover new solutions to the world's problems. I recently spoke to Gary Kebbel, the...
May
19
2010
  Can you imagine giving up your voice to make a statement?  That’s exactly what @silentclark has done through his Social Media Experiment to silence cancer and raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - and he's certainly got...
May
18
2010
Next in our lineup of video interview recaps from the public-private strategy session with the White House on promoting innovation through prizes, challenges and open grantmaking, is with Sonal Shah, Director of the Office of Social Innovation...
May
17
2010
Allison Fine and I have been working on an evaluation of the second America’s Giving Challenge. As part of the process, we are facilitating “Conversational Case Studies” that explore some of the themes that have surfaced from surveys. This post...
May
14
2010
What do DARPA, American Express, NASA, the Knight Foundation, the State Department, and PepsiCo have in common? These were just some of the organizations that came together for a recent public-private strategy session hosted by the Case Foundation...
May
14
2010
We are looking for energetic and talented college students with a passion for civic engagement and philanthropy to join us this summer as interns at The Case Foundation. If you or someone you know fits the bill, please read on or forward the job...
May
14
2010
This post was originally published on The East African. Guest bloggers Ray Chambers is the United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria; Mark Green was U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania and currently is Director of the Malaria No More Policy Center in...
May
14
2010
Over the last couple of years, Facebook users have gone through the love-hate relationship cycle with the social media platform as its privacy settings have continued to change crumble, but the options have been limited to either sucking it up or...
May
13
2010
On April 30th, we co-hosted a public-private strategy session with the White House on driving innovation and civic dialogue through the use of prizes, challenges and open grantmaking. The conference was a great success with lively discussions and...
May
11
2010
Introduction: America’s Giving Challenge: Conversational Case Studies Series Allison Fine and I are engaged in the evaluation process for the second the America’s Giving Challenge. We are using a combination of traditional research methods,...
May
07
2010
As a soon-to-be mom myself, I suspect that Mother’s Day will be taking on a whole new meaning. The great thing I’m finding is that there are plenty of ways for soon-to-be-mom’s and mom's alike to keep their “street-cred” as social citizens.   So...
May
05
2010
This post was also published on the Chamber of Commerce's BCLC Blog. Earlier this week, we released the findings from the 2010 Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey. I believe that the data offers great news and tremendous promise, especially to those...
May
04
2010
"So, what do we do next?" According to reports, that is the response Bill Gates offered upon learning that the Gates Foundation's $700 million polio effort had fallen short of stopping the disease from spreading throughout Africa. Indeed, instead of...
May
04
2010
Hundreds of individuals and organizations have been able to help their cause or community through challenges and open-grantmaking initiatives, but there are few who have been as consistently successful at these competitions as Atlas Service Corps...
May
03
2010
I love my phone. Not so much for the phone part, but for the little computer in there that connects me to the world, no matter where I am. The phone has our calendars, our mail -- and, increasingly, our volunteer opportunities. It's the day timer...
May
02
2010
Guest blogger Max Wallace is the CEO of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), a Case Foundation partner organization and co-beneficiary of today's Race for Hope, DC. We're thrilled about yet another wildly successful Race for Hope held here in...
Apr
30
2010
This morning, I have the honor of kicking off the public-private strategy session we're hosting with the White House on driving innovation and civic dialogue through the use of prizes, challenges and open grantmaking. I feel a great sense of...
Apr
29
2010
Does “philanthropy” need a re-brand? The question is one that keeps rearing its head, and earlier this week while participating in a conversation hosted by the One Percent Foundation, it really got me thinking.  My instinctive reaction was to say “...
Apr
29
2010
Celebrities have a large influence on American culture, and for better or worse, inspire many of the trends in everything from fashion to baby names to important social issues. When Victoria Beckham changes her hairstyle, women flock to the salon...
Apr
28
2010
As Michael mentioned in his blog post earlier this week, we're excited to team up with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council for a day-long strategy session on promoting innovation through the use of...
Apr
28
2010
Note 5/3/2011: This post kicked off our 2010 Mother’s Day iPad Giveaway. Be sure to check out and enter our latest Mother’s Day giveaway for a chance to win an iPad 2. Whether giving their time to their children, opening up their homes to friends...
Apr
28
2010
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're like me, there are lots of moms in your life to hurry up and shop for. Not only do I have my mom, but there's my mother-in-law, my sister and sisters-in-law that are moms, and girlfriends with...
Apr
28
2010
The mobile giving response to the Haiti earthquake signaled a clear shift in the public's willingness to use their phones as quick donation devices. The number of campaigns, the more than $35 million raised via this method, and the number of people...
Apr
27
2010
Guest blogger Maya Enista is the CEO of Mobilize.org, an organization which makes democracy work better by investing in Millennial-driven solutions. Mobilize.org recently co-convened the Beyond the Welcome Home Summit, a gathering aimed at bringing...
Apr
26
2010
Guest blogger Nike Beddow is co-founder of the Race for Hope DC and Vice President of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. Nike leads ABC²’s special events and communications program. She joined ABC² to increase the impact of its anti-cancer initiatives by...
Apr
26
2010
On Friday, April 30 we’re teaming up with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council (where the Office of Social Innovation resides) to bring the private and public sectors together to discuss lessons and...
Apr
23
2010
We've all heard the statistic: Every thirty seconds a child dies from malaria in Africa. It's not just a statistic. It's very real. But, it does not have to be so, because malaria is a completely preventable and treatable disease. This is why the...
Apr
23
2010
We are looking for energetic and talented college students with a passion for civic engagement and philanthropy to join us this summer as interns at The Case Foundation. If you or someone you know fits the bill, please read on or forward the job...
Apr
23
2010
Every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria. Nets save lives. So do retweets. RT2Give $10 http://rt2give.com/t/425 The messaging is so powerful, so clear, and so tweetable – and with the World Bank’s bold announcement yesterday that they are stepping...
Apr
22
2010
Did you miss Tuesday's live CaseSoup session with Donna Callejon of GlobalGiving? Don't worry, we have the recorded video below! It was a great discussions between Donna, Michael, and ... the public. Donna was here to speak with us about online...
Apr
22
2010
Minnesotans already rank off the charts when it comes to civic engagement like voting and volunteering - so, what might happen when you turn them loose to raise money for nonprofits across the state? GiveMN's Executive Director Dana Nelson sits...
Apr
21
2010
After calling for legislation to encourage a renewed spirit of national service, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, H.R. 1388 exactly one year ago today. The Serve America Act increased opportunities for Americans by...
Apr
21
2010
Save the brunches, spa kits, and bouquets of carnations for May 9th and devote tomorrow to Mother Earth. Since the start of Earth Day and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, Americans have joined forces to clean up the...
Apr
20
2010
This weekend at Clinton Global Initiative University, I had the opportunity to hear from one of the great innovators in technology for good, Ushahidi founder Ory Okolloh. While it was interesting to hear Ory discuss the impetus behind the mobile...
Apr
20
2010
When CauseShift launched WeCanEndThis.com at SXSW, they set out on a year-long quest to spark innovation and broader engagement in the movement to end hunger in America. And they won’t be satisfied until they’ve helped shift the conversation and...
Apr
19
2010
Steve Culberston is the CEO of Youth Service America (YSA).  In 2000, Steve led the transformation of National Volunteer Service Day into Global Youth Service Day (April 23rd - 25th), now operating in over 100 countries around the world, with the...