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News from the Case Foundation and what people are talking about this week in the world of giving, tech and everything in between.
This week we're featuring the "lite" edition of the news roundup - sharing links to stories we tweeted and talked about.
Online platforms and mobile apps for good - Forbes.com has a nice slideshow of ten "socially responsible" apps for your mobile phone, including SeeClickFix, GoodGuide and CauseWorld amongst others. And over on Socialbrite, they share a list of "awesome" platforms for good, including the newly launched OpenIDEO and Citizen Effect. (Speaking of platforms, be sure to check out Sokunthea's conversation with Crowdrise co-founder Robert Wolfe).
Share your design ideas for visualizing progress toward Millennium Development Goals & win a trip to TEDxChange - GOOD magazine has issued a project challenge asking folks to share their creative energy by submitting a poster design that demonstrates progress toward the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), in honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the MDGs. GOOD is looking for submissions around one of three goals: Eradicate poverty and hunger; Reduce child mortality; and improve maternal health. The winner of this contest will receive a trip to New York for the TEDxChange event on Sept. 20.
CECP executive director weighs in on business' role in solving social issues - Charles Moore, executive director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), shares his perspective on recently published negative opinions about the role of corporate philanthropy. His post appears on a new Chronicle of Philanthropy blog, Profit and Purpose, which seeks to "provoke new thinking about how companies, nonprofit groups, government agencies, and individuals can work together to solve social issues."
Congrats to the "Top 25 Women to Watch in Tech" - AlwaysOn announced this inaugural list at the 8th AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford, which "underscore the critical role intelligence, perseverance, and tenacity play in new company and new job creation as well as providing sustainable environments where technology thrives."
Blogging for clean water - Changents and P&G's Give Health initiative are inviting bloggers to join their Clean Water Blogviation (love this term) by donating a blog post to share their own story about how they are acting (or want to act) as a Change Agent for clean water. The initiative is also a contest - bloggers who spread the word about their post can win money towards a charity doing work in addressing the clean water crisis.
Nonprofits get protective of their brands - A fascinating article from the Wall Street Journal about a recent trend from big-name nonprofits becoming more aggressive in protecting their brands and trademarks, taking action against other nonprofits using names or other brand characteristics that could cause confusion with their own.