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...

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May
19
2010
In this blog series we have been exploring the various ways in which organizations are utilizing crowdsourcing and open competitions to encourage innovation and discover new solutions to the world's problems. I recently spoke to Gary Kebbel, the...
May
19
2010
  Can you imagine giving up your voice to make a statement?  That’s exactly what @silentclark has done through his Social Media Experiment to silence cancer and raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - and he's certainly got...
May
18
2010
Next in our lineup of video interview recaps from the public-private strategy session with the White House on promoting innovation through prizes, challenges and open grantmaking, is with Sonal Shah, Director of the Office of Social Innovation...
May
17
2010
Allison Fine and I have been working on an evaluation of the second America’s Giving Challenge. As part of the process, we are facilitating “Conversational Case Studies” that explore some of the themes that have surfaced from surveys. This post...
May
14
2010
What do DARPA, American Express, NASA, the Knight Foundation, the State Department, and PepsiCo have in common? These were just some of the organizations that came together for a recent public-private strategy session hosted by the Case Foundation...
May
14
2010
We are looking for energetic and talented college students with a passion for civic engagement and philanthropy to join us this summer as interns at The Case Foundation. If you or someone you know fits the bill, please read on or forward the job...
May
14
2010
This post was originally published on The East African. Guest bloggers Ray Chambers is the United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria; Mark Green was U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania and currently is Director of the Malaria No More Policy Center in...
May
14
2010
Over the last couple of years, Facebook users have gone through the love-hate relationship cycle with the social media platform as its privacy settings have continued to change crumble, but the options have been limited to either sucking it up or...
May
13
2010
On April 30th, we co-hosted a public-private strategy session with the White House on driving innovation and civic dialogue through the use of prizes, challenges and open grantmaking. The conference was a great success with lively discussions and...
May
11
2010
Introduction: America’s Giving Challenge: Conversational Case Studies Series Allison Fine and I are engaged in the evaluation process for the second the America’s Giving Challenge. We are using a combination of traditional research methods,...
May
07
2010
As a soon-to-be mom myself, I suspect that Mother’s Day will be taking on a whole new meaning. The great thing I’m finding is that there are plenty of ways for soon-to-be-mom’s and mom's alike to keep their “street-cred” as social citizens.   So...
May
05
2010
This post was also published on the Chamber of Commerce's BCLC Blog. Earlier this week, we released the findings from the 2010 Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey. I believe that the data offers great news and tremendous promise, especially to those...
May
04
2010
"So, what do we do next?" According to reports, that is the response Bill Gates offered upon learning that the Gates Foundation's $700 million polio effort had fallen short of stopping the disease from spreading throughout Africa. Indeed, instead of...
May
04
2010
Hundreds of individuals and organizations have been able to help their cause or community through challenges and open-grantmaking initiatives, but there are few who have been as consistently successful at these competitions as Atlas Service Corps...
May
03
2010
I love my phone. Not so much for the phone part, but for the little computer in there that connects me to the world, no matter where I am. The phone has our calendars, our mail -- and, increasingly, our volunteer opportunities. It's the day timer...
May
02
2010
Guest blogger Max Wallace is the CEO of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), a Case Foundation partner organization and co-beneficiary of today's Race for Hope, DC. We're thrilled about yet another wildly successful Race for Hope held here in...
Apr
30
2010
This morning, I have the honor of kicking off the public-private strategy session we're hosting with the White House on driving innovation and civic dialogue through the use of prizes, challenges and open grantmaking. I feel a great sense of...
Apr
29
2010
Does “philanthropy” need a re-brand? The question is one that keeps rearing its head, and earlier this week while participating in a conversation hosted by the One Percent Foundation, it really got me thinking.  My instinctive reaction was to say “...
Apr
29
2010
Celebrities have a large influence on American culture, and for better or worse, inspire many of the trends in everything from fashion to baby names to important social issues. When Victoria Beckham changes her hairstyle, women flock to the salon...
Apr
28
2010
As Michael mentioned in his blog post earlier this week, we're excited to team up with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council for a day-long strategy session on promoting innovation through the use of...
Apr
28
2010
Note 5/3/2011: This post kicked off our 2010 Mother’s Day iPad Giveaway. Be sure to check out and enter our latest Mother’s Day giveaway for a chance to win an iPad 2. Whether giving their time to their children, opening up their homes to friends...
Apr
28
2010
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're like me, there are lots of moms in your life to hurry up and shop for. Not only do I have my mom, but there's my mother-in-law, my sister and sisters-in-law that are moms, and girlfriends with...
Apr
28
2010
The mobile giving response to the Haiti earthquake signaled a clear shift in the public's willingness to use their phones as quick donation devices. The number of campaigns, the more than $35 million raised via this method, and the number of people...
Apr
27
2010
Guest blogger Maya Enista is the CEO of Mobilize.org, an organization which makes democracy work better by investing in Millennial-driven solutions. Mobilize.org recently co-convened the Beyond the Welcome Home Summit, a gathering aimed at bringing...
Apr
26
2010
Guest blogger Nike Beddow is co-founder of the Race for Hope DC and Vice President of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. Nike leads ABC²’s special events and communications program. She joined ABC² to increase the impact of its anti-cancer initiatives by...
Apr
26
2010
On Friday, April 30 we’re teaming up with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council (where the Office of Social Innovation resides) to bring the private and public sectors together to discuss lessons and...
Apr
23
2010
We've all heard the statistic: Every thirty seconds a child dies from malaria in Africa. It's not just a statistic. It's very real. But, it does not have to be so, because malaria is a completely preventable and treatable disease. This is why the...
Apr
23
2010
We are looking for energetic and talented college students with a passion for civic engagement and philanthropy to join us this summer as interns at The Case Foundation. If you or someone you know fits the bill, please read on or forward the job...
Apr
23
2010
Every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria. Nets save lives. So do retweets. RT2Give $10 http://rt2give.com/t/425 The messaging is so powerful, so clear, and so tweetable – and with the World Bank’s bold announcement yesterday that they are stepping...
Apr
22
2010
Did you miss Tuesday's live CaseSoup session with Donna Callejon of GlobalGiving? Don't worry, we have the recorded video below! It was a great discussions between Donna, Michael, and ... the public. Donna was here to speak with us about online...
Apr
22
2010
Minnesotans already rank off the charts when it comes to civic engagement like voting and volunteering - so, what might happen when you turn them loose to raise money for nonprofits across the state? GiveMN's Executive Director Dana Nelson sits...
Apr
21
2010
After calling for legislation to encourage a renewed spirit of national service, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, H.R. 1388 exactly one year ago today. The Serve America Act increased opportunities for Americans by...
Apr
21
2010
Save the brunches, spa kits, and bouquets of carnations for May 9th and devote tomorrow to Mother Earth. Since the start of Earth Day and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, Americans have joined forces to clean up the...
Apr
20
2010
This weekend at Clinton Global Initiative University, I had the opportunity to hear from one of the great innovators in technology for good, Ushahidi founder Ory Okolloh. While it was interesting to hear Ory discuss the impetus behind the mobile...
Apr
20
2010
When CauseShift launched WeCanEndThis.com at SXSW, they set out on a year-long quest to spark innovation and broader engagement in the movement to end hunger in America. And they won’t be satisfied until they’ve helped shift the conversation and...
Apr
19
2010
Steve Culberston is the CEO of Youth Service America (YSA).  In 2000, Steve led the transformation of National Volunteer Service Day into Global Youth Service Day (April 23rd - 25th), now operating in over 100 countries around the world, with the...
Apr
19
2010
National Volunteer Week, a signature event of Points of Light Institute, started on Saturday! National Volunteer Week (April 18-24) is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities....
Apr
16
2010
Guest blogger Riva Warrilow is an intern at the Case Foundation. Americans have long prided themselves on the sense of goodwill and compassion they have for their fellow man. Although part of this commitment may be inherent in our culture, there...
Apr
16
2010
Can't attend this year's Global Philanthropy Forum Conference in person? You're in luck! This year, you can participate virtually via livestreaming video below. The Global Philanthropy Forum Conference is taking place April 19 - 21 in Redwood City...
Apr
15
2010
The Case Foundation has long been interested in experimenting with and championing strategies that put citizens at the center of decision-making, one of the forms of this being open online challenges. One of the partners that we have had the great...
Apr
14
2010
As part of our new Citizen-Centered Solutions blog series, where we are exploring programs that ignite and embrace public participation, I caught up with Marnie Webb, TechSoup Global’s co-CEO, to ask about how public participation works at...
Apr
13
2010
Did you know that by 2042, the US will be a "minority-majority" society? I learned this at a panel presented by Jocelyn Harmon, Allyson Kapin, Shireen Mitchell, and Ivan Boothe on Diversifying Your Tech and Online Communications Team at NTC. A...
Apr
13
2010
Guest blogger Monica Ellis is the CEO of Global Water Challenge, a coalition of 24 leading organizations in the water and sanitation sector committed to achieving its collective vision of universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation. In...
Apr
12
2010
The results are in! The anxiously awaited outcome of this year's DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards has been announced. This past Saturday, See3 Communications revealed the winners at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta. More...
Apr
12
2010
I like Apple's computers and phones. (It's a vice, I know.) Over the past couple of weeks all of this iPad, iPhone iNews has allowed for plenty of indulgence of that vice. But yesterday, Steve Jobs said something that could impact how people find...
Apr
12
2010
As with many new technologies and developments, social media is being used in surprising and unintended ways to analyze and reveal unexpected data and trends. Twitter, Facebook and Google tools have already been used for market research, sales...
Apr
09
2010
Guest blogger Danielle Rosenzweig is the Director of Events for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2). On Saturday, March 27th more than 500 walkers, runners, volunteers and supporters came out to John Prince Park to help raise funds and awareness...
Apr
08
2010
Several of my coworkers and I are going barefoot today, and the reason we're shedding our shoes has nothing to do with the gorgeous spring weather. We're doing it to bring attention to the fact that many children in developing countries go each day...
Apr
06
2010
Vote for me. Help me win. Click here to support. These types of phrases have become commonplace as corporations, grantmakers, nonprofits and even the government have become seemingly obsessed with prizes, challenges and public participation programs...