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Apr
12
2011
Whether you love her or hate her, surely everyone has something to say about Lady Gaga. From her outrageous fashion to her theatrical performances, Lady Gaga has taken the entertainment industry by storm and has become an international superstar and...
Apr
08
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...
Apr
07
2011
The Points of Light Institute (POLI) tribute that took place on March 21, 2011, and was later aired on NBC inspired thousands of people to become engaged in service to not only empower their communities and better their own lives, but also to unify...
Apr
07
2011
Often characterized simply by their “me-centric,” constantly connected ways, if you can catch Millennials with enough time in between a text or tweet, you might find a great deal of encouraging news about this rising generation. Millennials not only...
Apr
06
2011
Is it just me, or does there seem to be a rash of natural disasters in recent years, that have devastated huge parts of the world, leaving communities in desperate need of external help and aid to recover and rebuild? Now, weeks after the March 11...
Apr
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...
Mar
30
2011
During the past year we’ve seen multiple attempts by broadcast networks to integrate social media into television programming. You may recall ABC’s promotion of an app that provided broadcast viewers with synchronized interactive content for My...
Mar
30
2011
Join us each month as City Year corps members from the Case Foundation-sponsored Simon Elementary School team share their experiences and lessons learned as they advance the Whole School, Whole Child service program. Below is an update from City...
Mar
29
2011
From the perspective of a professional planner, an ideal scenario for planning an event would be to live and work in the community in which you are holding the event. However, in the world of nonprofits, where an organization cannot afford to have...
Mar
28
2011
Through current events around the world, we have seen firsthand how technology is influencing and bringing forth positive changes. Whether it is being used to rally people to action in Egypt or to help raise funds and awareness for relief efforts in...
Mar
25
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...
Mar
24
2011
One of our favorite activities at the Nonprofit Tech Conference (NTC) 2011 was visiting the Science Fair, held on Thursday, March 17 in the Washington Hilton’s International Ballroom. Complete with over 100 companies and organizations, exhibitors...
Mar
24
2011
In the week since I've returned from my first South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference, I'm still digesting what an overwhelming and amazing experience it was. From hearing incredible feedback from entrepreneurs about the Startup America...
Mar
24
2011
Elizabeth Taylor was known to many as a legendary actress, fashion icon and champion for AIDS research. Throughout her life the public remained enamored with her celebrity status through such award-winning roles as Cleopatra and Who's Afraid of...
Mar
23
2011
Fundraising in college can be tough. Although many students are passionate activists with large social networks, their time and resources are often limited. That's where the 48-Hour Flash Fundraiser comes in. Vivanista is pairing up with Eventbrite...
Mar
22
2011
Yesterday was the 5th birthday of one of our favorite social media tools, Twitter (where does the time go?). In honor of the occasion, we at the Case Foundation team wanted to share - in 140 characters or less, of course - our birthday wishes for...
Mar
22
2011
The Points of Light Institute Tribute was an unprecedented event held at the Kennedy Center on March 21, 2011, to honor President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush for their leadership in founding and advancing the modern-day voluntary service movement,...
Mar
22
2011
Today is the 19th annual World Water Day, a day designated by the U.N. to highlight the importance of fresh water and to focus our collective attention on global water and sanitation challenges. This year’s theme, Water for Cities: Responding to the...
Mar
21
2011
Tonight all the living Presidents will join civic leaders, corporate leaders and philanthropists from around the globe, as well as entertainers, politicians from both sides of the aisle and everyday citizens for a landmark celebration to honor...
Mar
21
2011
And now the moment you have all been waiting for... The results of this year’s DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards are in! After enduring a tough competition with over 1,300 videos from over 800 organizations, an expert panel of judges and more than 24,...
Mar
18
2011
Each year, the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference serves as a strong indicator of up and coming technologies - in previous years it has paved the way for applications such as Twitter and foursquare. This year while I was in Austin, it felt like...
Mar
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...
Mar
17
2011
Clay Shirky is fond of saying that when it comes to online communications “more is different.” Similarly, when it comes to philanthropy, less is different. The last half-decade has given rise to many incredibly exciting advances in the area of...
Mar
17
2011
It’s something everyone struggles with at some point in their career… no matter what the profession, no matter what the age—being a good manager. It’s all relative of course; the term “manager” is a loaded one that evokes thoughts of leadership,...
Mar
17
2011
It’s a new day for the nonprofit sector thanks to Google for Nonprofits. Leaders at Google—known by many for its Internet search engine and product offerings such as Gmail and Chrome—announced yesterday that the company will offer exclusive Google...
Mar
16
2011
As we've been reminded recently, mobile donations and text-to-give campaigns are quick and easy ways to ask people to give. This is especially true when natural disasters strike, and people are eager to help immediately. One of the drawbacks with...
Mar
15
2011
I am now a member of a new breed … the millennial mom. Millennials are growing up and the generation now includes folks in their late 20s and early 30s, like myself, who are starting their own families. In fact, according to Pew Research, 21% of US...
Mar
11
2011
With Selection Sunday coming up this weekend, our office is gearing up for the excitement of March Madness by partnering with Citizen Effect’s Brackets with Benefits program...the largest NCAA tournament pool for social change on the planet!...
Mar
11
2011
Late last night (Friday afternoon in Japan) a severe 8.9 magnitude earthquake, as well as several aftershocks and a tsunami struck the island of Japan. Early reports indicate severe devastation in the affected areas. Related to this disaster, the U....
Mar
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...
Mar
10
2011
The DoGooder team is excited to announce that the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards is open for public voting! It's time for you to fire up your YouTube account, visit the contest website, and choose the 4 winners of this year's DoGooder Awards....
Mar
09
2011
I think we can all agree that there’s quite a bit to learn when it comes to social media. Whether it’s questions about how to communicate with members through Facebook or how to get started on Twitter—the “do’s” and “do not’s” of social media are...
Mar
08
2011
Let's face it, women rock (ok, so I'm slightly biased). And today's a day for us to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women around the world for the 100th observance of International Women's Day.  Today and throughout the month of March,...
Mar
07
2011
Next week, the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference is coming to our home city, Washington, DC. DC is not only the home of the nation's first CTO, and by many accounts the birthplace of the Internet (DARPA and AOL were founded here), but a truly...
Mar
03
2011
This post was originally published on the Startup America Partnership blog. Talk about a good “pre-work” first day. Though he hasn’t officially started yet as CEO, Scott Case got an early taste of what the job will entail this week at DEMO’s Spring...
Mar
02
2011
What issues are important to you? What are you passionate about? Are you an environmental activist, animal adoption champion or a mentor at your local Boys and Girls Club? How do you go from caring about an issue to taking action? During the last...
Mar
01
2011
For the past month, the Case Foundation has been actively encouraging nonprofits to submit their videos to the 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. It’s not too late to enter, but you only have until March 2, 2011, so don’t delay!...
Mar
01
2011
Here at the Case Foundation, we’ve long believed in the power of video and how it has changed the way we communicate, learn and network with everyone around us. Whether through our sponsorship of the DoGooder Awards celebrating the best in nonprofit...
Feb
28
2011
Today, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) is leading the celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, a global advocacy day created to mobilize the business community and others with a stake in the positive role that...
Feb
28
2011
I’ve long been a believer that the corporate sector has the potential to play a key—indeed, essential—role in addressing complex social problems. As creators of new products and markets, companies play a vital role in our nation’s success, creating...
Feb
28
2011
Lauren Scherr co-authored this post. This past Saturday, February 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) hosted "Voices in Action: National Youth Summit" in Washington, DC. The event culminated ED’s National Youth Listening Tour, which...
Feb
25
2011
Can you imagine a world without lions? It’s hard to do. Yet these iconic animals, the supreme rulers of the African bush, are facing a dire situation. In their latest wildlife adventure film, "The Last Lions," National Geographic presents a true,...
Feb
25
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...
Feb
24
2011
A reflection on talking about my breast cancer  When friends, loved ones and colleagues greet one another, the customary greeting is to ask, "How are you?" I've always found it a beautiful symbol -- before we get to the business at...
Feb
24
2011
In the past few weeks we’ve spent a lot of time talking about the various steps to creating great nonprofit videos, from planning your approach to shooting and editing. So now you have a great video which you are ready for the world to see, but the...
Feb
24
2011
You know the old saying, “Shoes make the man?” Well, soon you may be hearing that evolve into “Keds make the Millennial” if the brand’s current marketing campaign is successful. Part of a multi-year initiative, Keds is seeking to reposition its...
Feb
23
2011
Together with our partners at the TED Fellows program and the Kauffman Foundation, we’re excited to announce that next week, we’ll be streaming live interviews from TED Long Beach. “Innovation + Entrepreneurship with the TED Fellows” will give...
Feb
22
2011
UPDATE (2/22/11 – 3:00 p.m. EST) – During his closing remarks at the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business, President Obama announced that he has appointed Steve Case to serve on the newly formed President’s Council on Jobs and Competiveness....
Feb
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...