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by Allyson Burns
What could happen if you brought together dozens of people (from all sectors – government, business, nonprofit and beyond) who believe in the power of entrepreneurship to change the world for networking over pizza and beer, and an hour-long, in-...
by Corrie Frasier
+SocialGood is a global community of innovators, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders united around a shared vision: That today's connected generation can leverage technology and new media to help create a better world. A powerful community of...
by Sarah Koch
Two years ago this week, the Case Foundation launched its Finding Fearless challenge to identify changemakers across the United States that embodied our Be Fearless principles. Finding Fearless provided a tangible and real world chance to witness...
by Ronda Jackson
City government holds the key to innovation in this area – they bring authority, credibility, and a platform.” During the most recent Project on Municipal Innovation (PMI) convening we held a roundtable discussion on how city halls and...
by Caroline Bermudez
Plenty of scientific research shows people have an innate desire to help others, but charities fail to tap those impulses, say two prominent journalists in a new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. The authors,...
There are few settings more appropriate than Detroit for a conference focused on the intersection of technology and the economy – and its effect on the way we live in cities in the US and around the world. Detroit has, of course, seen its share of...
Looking for a job? Don’t forget to consider working for a non-profit. These organizations offer challenging work in many different industries with the ability for employees to serve others or positively impact a cause that is near and dear to their...
by Jade Floyd
Our nation is experiencing some of the greatest challenges in a generation - from a skills gap, to global poverty, the digital divide, striking homelessness in our urban centers, to a widening education gap in our inner cities - but it presents a...
by Derrick Feldmann
As the song says, we’ve come so far. Five years ago, Achieve and the Case Foundation foresaw the influence that the generation dubbed “Millennials” would have on our way of life. We also realized that powered by the strongest desire to safeguard and...
by 3p Contributor
Over the last decade we’ve seen a steady increase in corporate volunteer programs in the U.S. Since the global recession, in particular, companies of all sizes – from startups to the Fortune 500 ranks – have embraced employee volunteerism as a...
Congratulations to the MCON14 Be Fearless Pitch It finalists! New this year at the Millennial engagement conference, MCON14, the Case Foundation will host the first ever Be Fearless Pitch It challenge exclusively for Millennial social entrepreneurs...
by Mark Bezos
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected — but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
5 Fast Facts
- Volunteers gave more than 8.1 billion hours, worth an estimated $169 billion
- Women volunteered at higher rates than men and working mothers have the highest volunteer rates.
- In 2008 and 2009 nearly 60% of citizens reached out to help their neighbors at least once a month, and 1 in 6 do so almost every day.
- 89% of Americans site they sit down to dinner with members of their households several times each week. Nearly 3 in 4 discuss political affairs with their families and friends at least once a month
- 63.4 million Americans volunteered in 2009, a jump of 1.6 million over 2008 (and the biggest spike in volunteering since 2003).