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From our Blog

Sep
07
2012
Volunteer on 9/11
It has been over a decade since our nation endured one of the most tragic events in our history – the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In this time, Americans have come together stronger than ever, and each year we join one another to commemorate those we...
Sep
07
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Sep
05
2012
TEDx MidAtlantic logo
During the launch of our Be Fearless campaign in June, we were very pleased to announce that the Case Foundation would be a principal sponsor of  TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 and that the renowned gathering would focus on the theme “Be Fearless.” Today...
Sep
04
2012
Ben Simon is Founder and Executive Director of the Food Recovery Network. He is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, studying government and politics and nonprofit management. Ben is also the Founder of MyMaryland.net. In August...
Aug
31
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Aug
30
2012
Marketing in the Round
I love Jean Case's Be Fearless campaign. In its own right, Be Fearless forces the uncomfortable, and makes us face our challenges directly and forging new ground. One area I am seeing this in our space is in the questions I am receiving...
Aug
28
2012
CIRCLE recently released a new study* titled “That’s Not Democracy” to explore how out-of-school youth engage in civic life and what some of the obstacles are to their involvement in community life. The paper highlights the inequality of community...
Aug
22
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Aug
20
2012
Earlier this summer, the 13th Heartland Monitor Poll (HMP) Briefing titled “Networked Nation: How Technology...
Aug
20
2012
Back to School sweepstakes
As students across the country head back to school and fill their backpacks with textbooks, classics, and more, we wanted to join in and celebrate some of the most fearless stories in literature. And – we want YOU to vote on your favorite fearless...
Aug
17
2012
Over the Edge
While out casting our net to find fearless changemakers and organizations, a good friend of mine told me about her organization’s effort to take the term "be fearless" quite literally by sending Miami residents rapelling over the edge. This weekend...
Aug
16
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Aug
15
2012
Make failure matter
It seems like there is a holiday for everything these days, and sure enough, we discovered a new one today: it’s National Failures Day. What is there to celebrate? Plenty! In our recent report “To Be Fearless” we outlined five key characteristics of...
Aug
14
2012
Last week, A Billion + Change (a national campaign inspiring corporate pro bono service) hosted a webinar entitled “Keeping America's Promise to Our Future: SBV Programs Preparing Youth for College, Work and Life.” The webinar brought together A...
Aug
10
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Aug
09
2012
Special Olympics Volunteer George Srour
In June, we released what we believe are five elements to a fearless approach in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues, in our new website and report, “To Be Fearless.” We are asking people to take the pledge to Be Fearless in one (or...
Aug
09
2012
The Millennial Movement is happening now, but are you ready for it? If you have to ask, it’s already too late! I had the privilege of participating in MCON12, and to watch Grant Garrison of GOOD/Corps speak about a “Millennial Movement.” The power...
Aug
06
2012
Amber Goodwin is the Director of Network Initiatives for Mobilize.org, and non-profit that empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems. To date, Mobilize.org has convened 1,700 Millennials in person, and...
Aug
03
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Jul
31
2012
Tim Harris
In June, we released what we believe are five elements to a fearless approach in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues, in our new website and report, “To Be Fearless.” We are asking people to take the pledge to Be Fearless in one (or...
Jul
30
2012
Catherine Porto is a student at the University of Notre Dame studying Economics and the Great Books program. As an intern at the Case Foundation, Catherine is exploring how mobile social media can increase civic engagement. MCON2012 got off to an...
Jul
27
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Jul
26
2012
Loretta Claiborne
In June, we released what we believe are five elements to a fearless approach in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues, in our new website and report, “To Be Fearless.” We are asking people to take the pledge to Be Fearless in one (or...
Jul
25
2012
Yijiao is a young Millennial living in Dallas, Texas. She works for a fundraising group that supports nonprofit organizations that tackles a number of social issues. She is also passionate about social media and is an avid writer and blogger. Taking...
Jul
24
2012
Sally Ride
As we mark the passing of a pioneer, it’s important to reflect on the challenges that Dr. Sally Ride (May 26, 1951—July 23, 2012) rose to, and the shining example she set. Dr. Ride broke barriers and was an inspiration to millions, an adventurous...
Jul
23
2012
Scott Warren is the co-founder and Executive Director of Generation Citizen. He is a current recipient of an Echoing Green Fellowship, and was a finalist for the Truman Scholarship. Scott founded Generation Citizen his senior year at Brown...
Jul
23
2012
Isabel Huston graduated from Wesleyan University in 2010. She spent her first two years out of college serving with City Year Washington, DC, as a tutor and mentor in DC Public Schools. She will start her graduate study in Public Policy at George...
Jul
20
2012
Yesterday, the Case Foundation sponsored MCON12, a virtual summit convening more than 30 speakers and attendees from around the world on Millennial engagement. Organized by Achieve and in partnership with a number of other organizations, including...
Jul
17
2012
Full Frame Initiative
In June, we released what we believe are five elements to a fearless approach in solving the world’s most pressing issues, in our new website and report, “To Be Fearless.” We are asking people to take the pledge to Be Fearless in one (or more!) of...
Jul
17
2012
In advance of MCON12, a virtual conference on Millennial engagement featuring more than 30 leading experts on July 19, Social Citizens convened a special preview discussion that begins to explore several of the conference's major themes....
Jul
12
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Jul
09
2012
Leadership is ubiquitous. Whether it is referent or real, national or familial, the examples and relationships categorized through leadership are endless. But even more  importantly, to social citizens, leadership provides the foundation that...
Jul
06
2012
Jean Case moderates a panel at the Billion + Change event at the White House
On June 27, the Case Foundation was pleased to join our fellow leadership committee members at the White House along with other corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders who are creating social change through skills-based volunteerism. We were...
Jul
03
2012
When we look at the history of our great country, seven key political leaders and statesmen stick out as exceptional leaders in their time: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George...
Jul
03
2012
This fourth of July, we celebrate the fearless American spirit by remembering some of the country’s greatest heroes and inspirational figures through their own words. Throughout the course of American history, the call to Be Fearless has empowered...
Jul
02
2012
In response to Tom Belford’s post titled, “Who’s A Younger Donor” and Jeff Brooks’ comments on his blog discussing the validity of the Millennial Impact report, Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve, and lead on the report itself, responded directly to...
Jun
29
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Jun
28
2012
Shannon Maynard is the Director of Bankers without Borders®, Grameen Foundation’s skilled-volunteer initiative. Maynard has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and volunteer mobilization. Before joining Grameen Foundation, she...
Jun
26
2012
Matthew Bray is an intern at the Case Foundation. Voto Latino is spearheading a new campaign called America4America, which is designed to educate, empower, and mobilize young Latinos for the upcoming presidential election with the help of actress...
Jun
22
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young change maker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Jun
19
2012
Net Impact—one of the leading nonprofits in the US dedicated to helping people make a positive impact in the world through their work—has just released a new survey called “Talent Report: What Workers Want in 2012.” The survey provides some very...
Jun
15
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young change maker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Jun
12
2012
Today, the Case Foundation was proud to co-present "Collaborative Innovation: Public Sector Prizes" with the Joyce Foundation and the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy, bringing together hundreds of leaders from the Administration...
Jun
12
2012
Released today, the Millennial Impact Report showcases new findings from a survey of close to 7,000 Millennials. The third such annual survey from Achieve and Johnson, Grosnickle and Associates, the report aims to identify and better understand...
Jun
09
2012
This Tuesday, June 12, the Case Foundation will co-host our second White House conference on the use of prizes and open competitions to spur innovation in the federal government—and we want you to have a front row seat! The conference, “...
Jun
08
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young change maker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Jun
07
2012
As Father’s Day approaches, we all are starting to think of ways to recognize the men in our lives who have rejoiced in our triumphs, encouraged us to toughen up when the going got tough, and in some way or another, helped define the person we have...
Jun
07
2012
Trey Bowles is a serial entrepreneur and strategy consultant that has helped build both for-profits and non-profit organizations. Bowles lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife and daughter where he also is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist...
Jun
04
2012
If you’ve been following the Case Foundation in any of our communication outlets over the past few months—Facebook, Twitter, blog, meetings, etc.—you will know that we’ve been pretty excited about two words: Be Fearless. Well, today we go from...