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Jan
02
2012
Another year has passed us by, and in just a few hours, we’ll begin a new one, filled with celebrations and challenges, new friends and partnerships, changes and transitions, and discoveries and breakthroughs. When we began 2011, many of the...
Dec
30
2011
It’s the time of year where we look back on the accomplishments and lessons learned throughout the year, and as I reflect on 2011 for the Case Foundation and our partners, one word comes to mind…wow. Across the nation and around the world, the year...
Dec
22
2011
Each week, we’ll cull the interwebs for the most relevant articles, videos and commentary about Millennials and social change, and then present them right here in a weekly round-up. It’s not to say we won’t also provide our own fresh content and...
Dec
21
2011
The Case Foundation is fortunate to be able to work with so many great organizations, and as you make your holiday giving plans this year, we are proud to recommend a few to you! As you may know, the Case Foundation operates differently than many...
Dec
19
2011
Naomi Kodama, a 13-year-old girl from Chesterfield, MO, is one of my favorite examples of how one individual can make a big impact. For Naomi, giving back started when she was planning her seventh birthday party. The tsunami in the Indian Ocean...
Dec
15
2011
Each week, we’ll cull the interwebs for the most relevant articles, videos and commentary about Millennials and social change, and then present them right here in a weekly round-up. It’s not to say we won’t also provide our own fresh content and...
Dec
14
2011
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of joining our CEO, Jean Case, as she gave a keynote at the Kauffman Foundation’s first annual Global Women’s Summit in Kansas City. The Summit was organized by Kauffman’s FastTrac program as part of Global...
Dec
09
2011
Want to get a quick view of what's new in Social Media, Active Citizenship, Good Giving, and Corporate Responsibility? Here are the highlights from what we've added to CaseFoundation.org this week:   Social Media Holiday Drive Honors Good Deeds,...
Dec
09
2011
You certainly don’t need us to tell you the holiday’s are right around the corner, but you may need us if you’re on the hunt for gifts for that special social citizen in your life.  We thought we’d devote this week’s Round Up to highlight a few...
Dec
08
2011
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our close friend Joseph E. Robert Jr. A native of the DC area, he was a devoted father of two sons, renowned philanthropist, prolific entrepreneur, and most importantly, a fighter. I...
Dec
08
2011
Since we launched our #GoodSpotting campaign a few weeks ago, we’ve collected hundreds of great photos from you catching people, businesses, nonprofits, and even yourself in the act of doing good. We love hearing that you love this idea, because we...
Dec
02
2011
Want to get a quick view of what's new in Social Media, Active Citizenship, Good Giving, and Corporate Responsibility? Here are the highlights from what we've added to CaseFoundation.org this week:   Social Media Social Media Marketing – 10...
Dec
02
2011
Over the past few months, loyal readers of Social Citizens may have noticed that we took a bit of a “blogging hiatus.”   I hesitated even pointing this out because for some, you may be stumbling upon Social Citizens for the first time.  Today, our...
Nov
23
2011
A couple of years ago, we started a tradition at the Case Foundation to recognize Thanksgiving with a list of 25 things our team is grateful for, and we’re ready to roll out this year’s collection. As always, we are first and foremost thankful for...
Nov
21
2011
This week the holiday season really kicks into high gear. While we’re gathering with friends and family around the Thanksgiving feast, we'll soon be thinking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, watching holiday decorations go up in our...
Nov
18
2011
Want to get a quick view of what's new in Social Media, Active Citizenship, Good Giving, and Corporate Responsibility? Here are the highlights from what we've added to CaseFoundation.org this week: Social Media 50 Social Media Content Ideas...
Nov
18
2011
Network for Good turns ten this week, and we decided to do two things for our anniversary. The first is to thank everyone who has made it possible for us to raise nearly $600 million for 60,000 charities, including Jean and Steve Case, who have been...
Nov
18
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Nov
14
2011
Today, the Case Foundation launches its “Social Citizen Ambassadors” program by bringing together a diverse group of impassioned and engaged leaders who are boldly influencing the nature of social change through their work across sectors and...
Nov
11
2011
Want to get a quick view of what's new in Social Media, Active Citizenship, Good Giving, and Corporate Responsibility? Here are the highlights from what we've added to CaseFoundation.org this week:   Social Media Facebook Marks Veteran's Day with 3...
Nov
11
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Nov
09
2011
The Millennial Donor Summit is for the nonprofit leaders and professionals who want to know new methods to involve Millennials; the new technologies to increase engagement of Millennials in a cause; the new approaches to raising support while...
Nov
09
2011
Where were you at 12:01 this morning? Admittedly, I was sleeping – and I’m guessing that you probably were, too. In contrast, many dedicated staff members from nonprofit organizations in the DC area were staring at their computer screens, waiting...
Nov
07
2011
This Veteran’s Day, the Case Foundation is excited to recognize Give an Hour, an innovative organization that harnesses the power of skilled volunteers to provide free mental health services for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. This...
Nov
04
2011
Want to get a quick view of what's new in Social Media, Active Citizenship, Good Giving, and Corporate Responsibility? Here are the highlights from what we've added to CaseFoundation.org this week: Social Media Top 5 Tools to Better Time Your Tweets...
Nov
04
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Nov
03
2011
It depends on what you’re trying to achieve by having a spokesperson represent your issue. Many nonprofit organizations have enlisted celebrities to help them not only to raise awareness about a specific issue, but also to support their organization...
Oct
28
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Oct
21
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Oct
20
2011
What’s a Vivanista exactly? It sounds like a woman’s name, but it’s actually an anagram for the different characteristics that represent this organization that supports causes through fundraising and event best practices. (Learn what each letter...
Oct
14
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Oct
07
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Oct
06
2011
Yesterday evening we learned that Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and one of the most inspiring innovators of our time, had lost his battle with cancer at age 56. Perhaps appropriately so, devices he created were often the channels through which...
Oct
06
2011
It’s hard to go anywhere today without hearing news about or seeing expressions of mourning for Steve Jobs, the late co-founder and CEO of Apple.  For me, my message of remembrance is one of thanks—thanks to Jobs for playing a pivotal part in...
Oct
04
2011
On June 22, 2011, we kicked off the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit (MDS11) — conducted exclusively online. A collaborative effort between Achieve, Johnson Grossnickle and Associates (JGA), and the Case Foundation, the virtual summit brought together...
Sep
29
2011
On June 22, 2011, we kicked off the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit (MDS11) — conducted exclusively online. A collaborative effort between Achieve, Johnson Grossnickle and Associates (JGA), and the Case Foundation, the virtual summit brought...
Sep
29
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Sep
29
2011
On June 22, 2011, we kicked off the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit (MDS11) — conducted exclusively online. A collaborative effort between Achieve, Johnson Grossnickle and Associates (JGA), and the Case Foundation, the virtual summit brought together...
Sep
23
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Sep
20
2011
On June 22, 2011, we kicked off the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit (MDS11) — conducted exclusively online. A collaborative effort between Achieve, Johnson Grossnickle and Associates (JGA), and the Case Foundation, the virtual summit brought together...
Sep
16
2011
Note from The Case Foundation: Congratulations to First Book, the nonprofit to receive the most votes in our August "Give Back While Going Back to School" sweepstakes on Facebook. As the winner, First Book will be awarded a $10,000 grant from The...
Sep
16
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Sep
13
2011
Update: If you missed the livestream, please see all the videos recorded so far at NCoC here.   *********************** The national narrative this past week, from the President’s address to Congress to the Republican candidate debate, was focused...
Sep
12
2011
It’s hard to believe that 10 years have come and gone since the day my generation was thrust into a new world – a world where politics at the local, national, and international level suddenly took on new meaning. A world that forced us to grow up a...
Sep
09
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Sep
08
2011
Ten years ago, our lives, and our country were changed forever. Most of us remember vividly where we were when we first heard word of the planes hitting the twin towers, and watched in disbelief as the day’s events unfolded and tragedy also struck...
Sep
06
2011
On June 22, 2011, we kicked off the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit (MDS11)—conducted exclusively online. A collaborative effort between Achieve, Johnson Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) and the Case Foundation, the virtual summit brought together more...
Sep
01
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Aug
24
2011
I had the great pleasure of attending my first South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference last year – and in the past few years, I've been following the growing number of amazing learning opportunities at the conference for folks in the...