Michael Smith Blog Posts

Apr
18
2013
“You’ve got to act. You’ve got to be willing to fail. You’ve got to be willing to crash and burn.” – Steve Jobs, Apple Ever since the launch of our Be Fearless campaign last year, we have been talking about experimentation, big bets, urgency, and...
Dec
20
2012
As we gather stories of good deeds from across the country through our #GoodSpotting campaign, we are reminded of the true spirit of the holiday season and giving back. Reflecting over this past year we recognize how many of our extraordinary...
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...
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, “...
May
25
2012
Earlier this year, inspired by the need to find new ways to tackle entrenched problems, our CEO Jean Case announced the Case Foundation’s intention to Be Fearless in all that we do. In the tradition of the some of the greatest social movements of...
May
23
2012
If thousands of teens spoke up on the issues they cared most about, would you listen? We would, and we will!  In late 2011, the Case Foundation was proud to join with Nickelodeon to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s new survey for...
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...
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...
Jun
15
2011
Innovation and Entrepreneurship took the national stage this week as President Obama convened his private sector jobs council and as Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke assembled his Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council. Steve Case was front and...
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....
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