Jade Case at Startup Grind DC
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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...
Feb
18
2011
When they’re not catalyzing change, measuring impact, or breaking down silos, the social sector’s next favorite and most buzzed about activity is cultivating the “next generation” of leaders.  And there’s no shortage of really thoughtful individuals...
Feb
17
2011
Video can be an extremely powerful way to advance your nonprofit’s mission. However, it also can be challenging, difficult to produce and time consuming… but it doesn’t have to be. With the right tools and some advance planning you too can produce...
Feb
17
2011
This was originally published as an article on the Case Foundation site. Working in the nonprofit sector, you will encounter things that will alternately excite and frustrate you. Some advantages, like fulfilling work and kind coworkers, can be...
Feb
16
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...
Feb
15
2011
Increasingly, organizations are using online resources as tactical levers to do much more than just ask existing donors for funds from time to time. There is latent opportunity to use these tools to engage existing supporters in meaningful ways, and...
Feb
14
2011
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video can tell your life story. At the Case Foundation, we are strong believers that video is an essential element for all nonprofits to embrace, especially for telling their story, spreading awareness of...
Feb
14
2011
This post was originally published as an article on the Case Foundation's site and has been updated by the author. This Valentine’s Day, forget the wining and dining. Do something that matters. Like many people, I’ve had good Valentine’s Days and...
Feb
14
2011
It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t already noticed all the heart-shaped cut-outs in store front windows and the seemingly ubiquitous promotions for red roses and chocolates then let me be the one to remind you that today is Valentine’s Day...
Feb
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...
Feb
11
2011
This interview is part of our "Social Citizen Sightings" series, in which we highlight how people are using their creativity, idealism, and digital fluency to support their causes every day. Milena Arciszewski is 26. She enjoys camping, reading,...
Feb
10
2011
Red carpet packed with celebrities, designer gowns hanging on racks, tables laden with sparkling Swarovski baubles, Bobbi Brown at the hair and makeup tables... last night's event at Lincoln Center looked similar to many fashion shows. But the Red...
Feb
09
2011
It might be hard to believe that beautiful necklaces and cool tote bags can make an important impact on the serious issue of human trafficking. Yet, that's exactly what Stop Traffick Fashion (STF) is doing with the sale of each stylish item on its...
Feb
08
2011
While football fanatics (note, I didn’t say Steelers fans) rejoiced in a great game on Sunday, those of us who tend to get more giddy about the entertainment in between plays were not as excited.  Since I work remotely, I didn’t have the advantage...
Feb
08
2011
When Olympic figure-skating champion Dorothy Hamill was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, she took the same approach she did when she took a spill on the ice. She picked herself up, brushed herself off, and kept on moving. She's now a multi-year...
Feb
07
2011
From October 10-12, 2010, more than 15,000 people from around the world participated in IBM’s online Service Jam. The intent according to IBM, was to begin a global conversation and provide an opportunity to engage each other and develop ideas for...
Feb
04
2011
DoGooder Returns and is Looking for Your Nonprofit’s Best Videos Are you the Martin Scorsese or Sofia Coppola of the nonprofit world? Do you produce movies that champion your nonprofit’s mission and goals in an innovative and creative way? Don’t let...
Feb
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...
Feb
03
2011
Landing a wage-paying nonprofit job is becoming easier than it was during the last two years, especially with larger organizations. A recent report from the human resources consulting firm Nonprofit HR Solutions indicated that the job market for...
Feb
02
2011
This is part of a special series on “accidental entrepreneurs” that showcases inspiring stories and learnings of determination and innovation in business across sectors. Innovation and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. Entrepreneurs usually start...
Feb
01
2011
What’s the relationship between an organization’s tagline and its strategy? When we announced the winners of this year’s GettingAttention.org’s Nonprofit Tagline Awards (The Taggies), a bit of a debate unfolded about the connection between tagline...
Feb
01
2011
Last week I had the pleasure of participating in and presenting at the Council on Foundation’s Family Philanthropy Conference. Our time together in New York came to an end with an intimate and heartfelt conversation with Tim Shriver, board chair and...
Jan
31
2011
America's story has been forged in large part by entrepreneurs who have, against great odds, created innovative products and services that have changed the world - and created millions of jobs.  Today, as the Internet and new social...
Jan
28
2011
I am so grateful when I have the opportunity to see in person the impact of the Case Foundation's international investments up close. This week I am in Honduras with Ned Breslin (CEO of Water for People), the incredible Water for People team and the...
Jan
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...
Jan
27
2011
Just as the internet has redefined what it means to be a customer, social media is transforming the way we think about customer satisfaction. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter allow for more efficient and often more personalized...
Jan
26
2011
The TED Fellows Program - an international fellowship bringing entrepreneurs into the TED community - is looking for 20 young innovators to be a part of their 2011 TEDGlobal Fellows class.  So what exactly is the TED Fellowship?  The TED Fellows...
Jan
25
2011
Sometimes, the word “Twitter” can inspire feelings of apprehension in many organizations. The thought of losing control of your brand. A misunderstood tweet. Negative publicity. But most of all, it’s the relative novelty of the tool and the...
Jan
25
2011
The question that seems to be on everyone’s mind in 2011—how do you transfer online engagement into offline action?  The answer to this question may very well unlock the next level of potential, success and reach for both online programs and social...
Jan
24
2011
Inspired by the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the "Why I Serve" series was created to celebrate our friends and neighbors who have made an impact by quietly serving their communities every day. Interview with Hussein...
Jan
21
2011
This post was originally published on Vivanista. Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that...
Jan
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...
Jan
20
2011
For the last eleven years, we at the Case Foundation have been a proud sponsor of City Year Washington, DC (CYDC). City Year is leading the way using service as a solution to national problems while uniting young people for a full-time year of...
Jan
19
2011
There was a lot of buzz around the latest report out from the Pew Internet & American Life Project yesterday, which observed that Internet users, and particularly social networkers are more likely to be involved in groups and volunteer. As CNN...
Jan
18
2011
It doesn’t matter if you’re a nonprofit, a hot new restaurant or a wannabe fashion trend, one thing is certain – you’re spending a lot of time and energy these days figuring out how to attract and then keep Millennials coming back to your cause,...
Jan
18
2011
We were deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of our dear friend and father to Bobby, Maria, Tim, Mark and Anthony, Robert "Sargent" Shriver. Sarge was a larger than life individual who personified the American spirit and dedicated his life...
Jan
18
2011
Mentors play a critical role in both the professional and personal development of many individuals. Today on “Thank Your Mentor Day,” we pay tribute to these unsung heroes, confidants, educators, friends and advisors who help us succeed each and...
Jan
17
2011
Inspired by the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the "Why I Serve" series was created to celebrate our friends and neighbors who have made an impact by quietly serving their communities every day. Interview with Frances...
Jan
17
2011
Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “everybody can be great…because everybody can serve.” This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a national holiday designed for individuals to be able to serve their...
Jan
14
2011
Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “everybody can be great…because everybody can serve.” This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a national holiday designed for individuals to be able to serve their...
Jan
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...
Jan
13
2011
This month marks the 10th anniversary of National Mentoring Month (NMM). Created by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR, NMM draws much needed attention to the need for mentors, and celebrates how we can work together to help young people...
Jan
13
2011
In late 2009 Jen Pahlka came to meet with us about a novel idea to encourage technology experts to commit a year of service to communities in need of new solutions. We were so compelled by the idea that we committed on the spot to help turn it into...
Jan
12
2011
As Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service approaches, it has us reflecting on Dr. King’s famous words “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” This year marks the 25th anniversary of MLK Day and...
Jan
11
2011
Since the world was introduced to Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, it has become apparent that that if the homeless can be heard, they can be helped. In this case, the metaphor is literal, as a single viral YouTube video...
Jan
10
2011
Millions of Americans have the day off on Monday, January 17, and many will spend the day volunteering as a way to pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It seems only fitting that we honor him by serving others as he so served...
Jan
07
2011
When we launched our redesigned website two years ago, we set out to provide our audience with a resource integrating the latest tools and technologies to help you stay informed, get engaged and expand your network of friends and associates. Today...