One of the most meaningful things I do during the week is volunteering with Share our Strength (SOS). This inspirational organization has pledged to eradicate childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs (e.g., school...

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May
21
2013
Whether during times of conflict abroad, or coming to our aid here at home in times of tragedy or natural disaster, military service members and first responders embody the Be Fearless spirit. They let urgency conquer fear and rush in before anyone...
Apr
30
2013
Since our recent recession, I have been continually reminded that there is no amount of philanthropic or civic investment that can replace a robust economy and citizens hard at work. That’s why both personally, and through the Case Foundation, we...
Apr
29
2013
Social Citizens is moving!
Five years ago, we at the Case Foundation made a bet on Millennials. We believed that this generation would, through their collective actions, represent an epic shift in the way youth engage with others; consume goods; spend their time and money;...
Apr
29
2013
Five years ago, we at the Case Foundation made a bet on Millennials. We believed that this generation would, through their collective actions, represent an epic shift in the way youth engage with others; consume goods; spend their time and money;...
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...
Apr
03
2013
American University’s Social Enterprise program assists students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to launch a new social entrepreneurial venture or play a key leadership role in an existing one. The Case Foundation has...
Mar
22
2013
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb Partnership, collective impact, shared value—no matter what you call it, collaboration is the key to reaching beyond your bubble, overcoming fear, and...
Mar
13
2013
Most college students agree that they would like to change the world, but few are given the unique opportunity to learn and experience how to do so. Recently, three of the Case Foundation’s interns—Vessela, Allie, and Ida—visited the Microsoft...
Mar
08
2013
Before you clicked to this blog post, you probably checked your email, liked a page on Facebook, followed your favorite musician on Twitter, shared a video, searched for a restaurant on Google, and let your online friends know about the good deal...
Mar
08
2013
International Women’s Day has been celebrated around the world since the early 1900s. Here at the Case Foundation, we believe in being fearless and overcoming challenges, and as we celebrate the women in our lives on March 8th, we encourage you to...
Feb
27
2013
As February comes to a close, the staff at the Case Foundation has enjoyed spending the month reflecting on the great achievements and contributions of fearless African Americans that have transformed our communities and the world. These...
Feb
27
2013
Written by Millennials about Millennials, Cause for Change examines strategies 
to engage Millennials as constituents, volunteers, donors, and fearless changemakers, and focuses on 
how organizations can realign themselves to better respond to this...
Feb
13
2013
I love the idea of Valentine’s Day. Expressing how you feel about others is a lovely concept. But somewhere along the way, the occasion has become fraught – and not in a good way. My single friends find it lonely and friends in relationships find it...
Feb
13
2013
Ritu is the Co-Founder...
Feb
12
2013
After years of watching Washington policymakers fight over the budget and the deficit, I think it's past time for us to acknowledge that these conversations -- about the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, and so on -- are simply missing the point....
Feb
06
2013
Yesterday the White House announced its second round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows. This new program started last year to pair some of the greatest innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with the best innovators in...
Feb
05
2013
January 31st marked the two-year anniversary of the Startup America Partnership. And, today, nearly 50 leaders from the 30 Startup Regions will be in Washington to celebrate their success, strategize about challenges, and converse with our partners...
Feb
04
2013
Kate Newman is a former research assistant at the Case Foundation. She is currently a Senior at Georgetown University and CAUSE Brand Ambassador. If you could have a beer and change the world at the same time, would you do it? I imagine you’re...
Jan
29
2013
We often say that Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure’s role is like that of Lewis and Clark — we go out into the wilderness, create new trails, and send back maps for others to follow. In our case, the wilderness is brain cancer. This year, our small...
Jan
18
2013
MLK Day of Service
From the pulpit of a small church in Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a message to his congregation that would lay the groundwork for his enduring legacy of service. In talking about the importance for individuals to be...
Jan
18
2013
About five months ago, I made the decision to leave my post with the Case Foundation to go to work on President Obama’s re-election campaign back in my home state of Iowa. As this was the first presidential campaign that I have ever formally worked...
Jan
11
2013
NetHope collaborates with 35 leading international humanitarian organizations to better serve the developing world through innovative technology and communications. Their focus is on five practice areas: Connectivity, Field Capacity Building,...
Jan
10
2013
Crowdfunding earned quite a bit of buzz in 2012 and I suspect will continue to be a hot trend in 2013. In this special two-part blog series we look at the ups and downs of crowdfunding from two young individuals who experienced it for themselves....
Jan
08
2013
Crowdfunding earned quite a bit of buzz in 2012 and I suspect will continue to be a hot trend in 2013. In this special two-part blog series Social Citizens looks at the ups and downs of crowdfunding from two young individuals who experienced it for...
Jan
03
2013
Michael Wasserman is a junior at The George Washington University studying Human Services and Economics and recently a Case Foundation intern. He is also a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity Epsilon Chapter. As a member of a fraternity at my...
Jan
01
2013
Looking back on our resolutions for 2012, we’re pleased to see that we can check most of the items off the list in some way or another. We did more #GoodSpotting throughout the year, traveled to new places, voted in the presidential election, and...
Dec
24
2012
2012 was a year of astonishing growth and recognition for Give an Hour. In February we had nearly 6,100 mental health professionals in our network. These providers had collectively given just over 49,600 hours of free counseling and support to...
Dec
21
2012
Running short on time to find the perfect gift for that special someone? Inspired by all of the great #GoodSpotting moments being captured and shared, and in the spirit of our belief that a gift that gives is the best kind of present, the Case...
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...
Dec
20
2012
As we bring 2012 to a close, we at the Case Foundation pause to give thanks for the special moments we’ve shared with you, our readers, over the course of the year. While we think about ways in which to show our appreciation for others this holiday...
Dec
17
2012
When I graduated college last year, like most of my peers, I was looking for the next step on my personal journey — a chance to be a part of something big, to make a difference in people’s lives. I found it — in a way I never would have expected. I...
Dec
11
2012
Sonal Shah
Over the past couple of months, I have had the opportunity to talk to many experts, leading thinkers, and disrupters in impact investing. There is a great collective wisdom about this sector, with good ideas for scale and some good reasons for...
Dec
11
2012
With an interest in working in the non-profit sector, Emily Tran came to intern with the Case Foundation to learn more about the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. She’s currently a junior at the George Washington University concentrating...
Dec
07
2012
When I chose to serve in AmeriCorps NCCC as an out LGBT individual, it was a way for me to Be Fearless and “Reach Beyond My Bubble.” I served between January 2004 and December 2005 in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) at the...
Dec
06
2012
Mobosola is an intern for the Case Foundation and a junior at Howard University in Washington, DC. She is currently majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Playwriting. In addition, Mobosola is proud to be the president of the Howard University...
Dec
05
2012
Congratulations to Meghana Rao and the Portland Junior Scientists team! More than 10,000 votes were cast during the Finding Fearless Fan Favorite Voting and after carefully reviewing all of the ballots submitted we are pleased to officially report...
Dec
03
2012
#GoodSpotting
This time of the year it’s easy for us all to get swept up in the swirl of holiday shopping, parties, and gifts. But as we saw most recently with the incredible success of #GivingTuesday – it truly is the “most wonderful time of the year,” when the...
Nov
26
2012
#GivingTuesday
“Yes—these feel completely right!” That was my first reaction to the Case Foundation’s five Be Fearless principles. My next was, “I need to double down on all five...” I suspect many people have had a similar response. Certainly when we have...
Nov
21
2012
Alex is currently an intern at the Case Foundation. He is a senior at Georgetown University majoring in Finance and International Business. As a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity on campus, he is committed to service and is always...
Nov
20
2012
This year, the Case Foundation celebrated our 15th anniversary, and to honor that, we have collected a list of 15 things our team is thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. Some are serious, some are just for fun…but we’re equally grateful for them...
Nov
20
2012
Abby Kiesa works at CIRCLE, a national, non-partisan research center on young people's civic and political engagement. CIRCLE is based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship...
Nov
16
2012
Finding Fearless
Today we are proud to announce the winners of Finding Fearless, our campaign to recognize, reward and inspire fearless changemakers nationwide, and a pillar of our Be Fearless initiative. We’re equally excited to kick off “Fan Favorite” voting,...
Nov
16
2012
Following the intense 2000 presidential campaign during college, Johanna Berkson decided to switch career paths from sports casting to public service with the goal of advocating for the many issues she was passionate about. She jumped at the idea to...
Nov
14
2012
Despite my fear of heights, I found myself hanging off of the alpine tower challenge course out in the Berkshires as part of the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship's fall retreat. My muscles were taut from scaling the climbing wall and slowly working...
Nov
08
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Nov
06
2012
Veterans Day
Every Veterans Day we remember and honor the service members who have risked their lives to keep us safe. Generations of soldiers have sacrificed so much for our country, and we’d like to take a moment to offer a few ways to show our appreciation to...
Nov
02
2012
I voted sticker
As we approach Election Day this Tuesday, November 6, we'd like to take some time to reflect on how meaningful our constitutional right to vote has been in this country. From the very first presidential election in 1789, the American people have...
Nov
02
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Oct
29
2012
Dalila Wilson-Scott is a Social Citizens Ambassador and Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase Co., managing its Global Philanthropy initiatives including Chase Community Giving. Philanthropy is all about taking risks. It's about putting your...
Oct
26
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...

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