Jun
04
2012

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If you’ve been following the Case Foundation in any of our communication outlets over the past few months—Facebook, Twitter, blog, meetings, etc.—you will know that we’ve been pretty excited about two words: Be Fearless.

Well, today we go from excited to ecstatic because today’s the day we officially kick off our journey to Be Fearless, and invite you to come along for the ride! There are several ways you can participate...here’s how:

CaseFoundation.org/BeFearless

To spark a dialogue on what it means to Be Fearless in the social sector, we are unveiling a new report and interactive website: To Be Fearless. The report, written by leading philanthropy consultants Cynthia Gibson and Brad Rourke, is based on interviews with leading changemakers and an exhaustive landscape analysis of some of the most impactful or promising social movements of our time. The report outlines what we see as the five key elements to any fearless approach to creating change, with the goal of sparking discussion, challenging assumptions and inspiring action. Check out CaseFoundation.org/BeFearless to read highlights of the report, download the full report, share your favorite points and elements with your friends and colleagues, and most importantly, to take the Be Fearless pledge—and just by doing so you could win an iPad preloaded with To Be Fearless or several other fun items specially selected for the Fearless changemaker on the move. :)

Jean Case Blog in SSIR

Earlier this year, our CEO Jean Case reflected on 15 years of the Foundation’s work in addressing social challenges, and observed that we and our partners were at our best when we took risks, acted boldly and learned from failures. In other words, we were at our best when we were Fearless. Today, Jean publishes a blog post on Stanford Social Innovation Review previewing the five key elements to Be Fearless, while calling on foundations and other social innovation leaders to join the conversation.

Be Fearless campaign launch LIVE!

This afternoon, we’re gathering with some fearless leaders we admire, to formally release the To Be Fearless paper and site, and to learn from examples of fearlessness in the social good sector, and how moving forward, we can all collaborate in new and innovative ways to make the world a better place. We hope you’ll join us online for the livestreamed event (it starts at 2:00pm ET), which will feature an interview with Jean and Steve Case by CEO of the Aspen Institute and Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, and a panel discussion with Senator Mark Warner, Barbara Bush, and Tom Tierney. Several lucky viewers will win an autographed copy of Steve Jobs, so tune in and it could be you. You can watch the event below, and we invite you to Be Fearless and join the conversation here on this blog, on Twitter using #BeFearless, or on our Facebook page.

Update: missed the event online? Watch the recording below!

 


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