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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Mar
25
2010
I find that whenever I need to say something difficult - like “I totally disagree with you” or “I think you're a jerk” or even “I’d like to go out with you” – it’s always easier to do that while leaning on technology. I'll say things over email or...
Mar
24
2010
This post is one in a mini-series by Meg Busse for our Nonprofit Jobs Series with advice on working in the nonprofit sector. Meg was Idealist.org's Coordinator of High School and College Career Transitions from 2007-2010, and co-authored Guide to...
Mar
23
2010
Last week, Matthew Bishop, New York bureau chief of the Economist and co-author of The Road from Ruin and Philanthrocapitialism, brought together the best minds in corporate social responsibility (CSR) for the Economist's Corporate Citizenship...
Mar
23
2010
Today, it is our great pleasure to announce the launch of CaseSoup, an interactive hub of videos and live discussions centered around some of the big issues and areas of focus that are important to us here at the Case Foundation. With CaseSoup, we...
Mar
23
2010
Today's guest post comes to us from Dan Morrison, Founder and CEO of Citizen Effect who is driven by the idea that anyone can make a real and significant impact in the world. Citizen Effect provides everyday citizens the tools and networks they need...
Mar
22
2010
Today we celebrate World Water Day–a day set aside to reflect on the vital role that this simple resource plays in the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. Many of us are familiar with the statistics: water-borne diseases cause the...
Mar
19
2010
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the WeMedia conference in Miami, which brought together a diverse range of folks to talk about the future of media in a digital world.  In addition, I served as a judge for the organization's PitchIt!...
Mar
18
2010
I’m feeling a bit nostalgic this afternoon, after more than seven glorious years with a blackberry by my side, today marks the day I transition over to AT...
Mar
18
2010
Following the Annapolis Israeli-Palestinian talks in 2007, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appointed a group of private-sector leaders to help ignite economic development in the West Bank. The idea was that the co-chairs would mobilize private...
Mar
17
2010
This post is the first in a mini-series by Meg Busse for our Nonprofit Jobs Series with advice on working in the nonprofit sector. Meg was Idealist.org's Coordinator of High School and College Career Transitions from 2007-2010, and co-authored Guide...
Mar
16
2010
Now gearing up for its third event, Twestival has already proven a successful track record for fundraising through global social media communities. To recap, Twestival raised more than $250,000 last February for charity:water with tweet ups in 202...
Mar
16
2010
Abby Falik is the founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, an organization dedicated to engaging young Americans in a transformative “bridge year” of service abroad between high school and college. Headlines remind us daily of the challenges faced in...
Mar
15
2010
This interview is part of our "Social Citizen Sightings" series, in which we highlight how people are using their creativity, idealism, and digital fluency to support their causes every day. Name: Daniel Kaufman Organization where you spend a lot of...
Mar
15
2010
The Corporation for National and Community Service recently announced the 2010 Summer of Service Grantees, funded by  Learn and Serve America, a CNCS initiative established under the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. After taking over 200...
Mar
15
2010
The 2010 SXSW Interactive Conference is in full swing here in Austin, but even among the sea of geeks, tech announcements and the vast backdrop of parties - there is an underlying theme of how technology is changing the landscape of social good....
Mar
12
2010
This post is the first in a mini-series by Idealist.org's Meg Busse for our Nonprofit Jobs Series with advice on working in the nonprofit sector. Meg is Idealist.org's Coordinator of High School and College Career Transitions and co-author of their...
Mar
11
2010
Guest blogger Scott Henderson is managing director of CauseShift,helping organizations think, innovate, and solve problems. You can find him at causeshift.com, his blog, rallythecause.com, or on Twitter @scottyhendo. “Do you really think you’ll...
Mar
10
2010
The Case Foundation was a proud sponsor of an Aspen Institute Book Talk this week on the Power of Social Innovation. The talk, which was moderated by Aspen CEO Walter Isaacson, featured Stephen Goldsmith (former mayor of Indianapolis, Corporation...
Mar
10
2010
When I first saw the headline “Will Millennials become the chump generation?” I was gearing up for another intergenerational throw down. I wasn’t exactly sure what we were being accused of this time, but last time I checked with Fred Durst, being...
Mar
09
2010
The next ten days will be busy ones for several of the Case Foundation team members as we hit the road for a couple of key conferences. First up is WeMedia in Miami from March 9-11, which brings together a range of professionals in the media,...
Mar
08
2010
Remember when being a dork meant you just weren’t cool? That was before “The New Dork” – a spoof of Jay-Z and Alicia Keyes’s "Empire State Of Mind" which pays homage to the rising generation of geeky entrepreneurs – or, what we like to think of as...
Mar
08
2010
News from the Case Foundation and what people are talking about this week in the world of giving, tech and everything in between. 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Chile; tech again plays influential role in response We woke up last weekend to the...
Mar
05
2010
Ami Dar is founder and executive director of Idealist.org and Meg Busse directs their Career Transitions Programs. Look for additional posts from Idealist.org over the next month, as they will be contributing their own mini-series as part of this...
Mar
04
2010
Guest blogger Logan McClure is the Program Officer for the TED Fellows program. The TED Fellows program is looking for 20 outstanding multidisciplinary innovators from around the world – artists, scientists, bloggers, filmmakers, musicians,...
Mar
03
2010
As many of you know, the Special Olympics holds an important place in the history of the Case Foundation - Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a dear friend, and her tireless effort and dedication to helping individuals with intellectual disabilities, which...
Mar
02
2010
Timothy P. Shriver is the Chairman of Special Olympics. In that capacity, he serves 2.8 million Special Olympics athletes in more than 180 countries. He has helped transform Special Olympics into a movement that focuses on acceptance, inclusion, and...
Mar
01
2010
Guest blogger Danielle Rosenzweig is the Director of Events for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2).  Everyone says that you have to walk before you run, but Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) has asked “why can’t we do both?” In the spirit of...
Mar
01
2010
Today's topic: oversharing. I will admit I'm a repeat offender. I can't count the number of times I've been enjoying a meal with a new acquaintance and inexplicably started sharing personal information in excessive detail. Before I know it, the...
Feb
26
2010
We're excited to share with you a video from our friends at Water For People, a Case Foundation partner that supports the development of sustainable safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities in developing countries. The...
Feb
26
2010
News from the Case Foundation and what people are talking about this week in the world of giving, tech and everything in between. Submit your nonprofit video to the DoGooder awards! We are excited to be a supporter of the DoGooder awards,...
Feb
25
2010
The aging of the boomer generation is accelerating - an average of 8,000 women and men turn 60 each day, a wave that will only grow in the coming decades. Will the aging of our society drain precious resources as some predict, or will it be a tide...
Feb
23
2010
Guest blogger Riva Warrilow is an intern at the Case Foundation. With the 2010 Winter Olympics in full swing, the whole world is tuning in to root on compatriots, relive past rivalries and soak in the spirit of international cooperation. Athletes...
Feb
22
2010
Did your nonprofit organization create a video in 2009? If so, enter it into the 4th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards for the chance to win $2,500 for your nonprofit, get your video featured on the YouTube homepage, receive great prizes from...
Feb
22
2010
Today, on International Corporate Philanthropy Day, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy is challenging its membership of over 150 leading corporate CEOs to take the uncomfortable step of thinking about what the world—and environment for...
Feb
18
2010
Today’s guest blogger, Derrick Feldman, is CEO of Achieve where he provides guidance to organizations to help them develop new fundraising strategies. Today, Derrick focuses on the importance of engaging young professionals as donors in a more...
Feb
18
2010
Last week's guest post by John Bridgeland addressed a very important segment of our unemployed population - millennials. As referenced in his post, four million young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 are unemployed! Kari Saratovsky and Kristin...
Feb
18
2010
Yesterday our friends over at the National Conference on Citizenship turned up the heat when they posed the question, “What’s in a Generation: are stereotypes being replaced by a society wide call to do good? “ I say, let’s hope so.   About two and...
Feb
17
2010
Social media is a great tool for nonprofits, this much we know. I’ve written many posts in our Learn the Lingo blog series detailing how nonprofits can utilize social media to communicate with their communities, fundraise or promote. But what about...
Feb
15
2010
With Presidents Day coming up, it's nice to reflect on the different types of philanthropic efforts by some of the leaders of the free world. On both sides of the aisle, our former presidents have continued to use their influence and skills as...
Feb
12
2010
As they say, history is repeating itself. No, I’m not talking about the second Great Depression. I’m talking about the second revolution in media and communications. Just as the last millennium brought us the printing press, then the motion picture...
Feb
12
2010
During D.C.'s "historic" snowstorm this week, I read, among many things, a funny (and informative) article on "How to Date a Lawyer." Since the overwhelming number of lawyers in D.C. is only rivaled by its number of young nonprofit professionals and...
Feb
11
2010
It's mid-February and I always get excited around this time of the year. While some look forward to Valentine's Day, it's NY Fashion Week that gets me giddy. I eagerly anticipate next season's trends, and while they change from year to year, there's...
Feb
10
2010
Guest blogger John Bridgeland is President & CEO of Civic Enterprises, a policy firm that helps corporations, nonprofits, foundations, universities and governments develop and spearhead innovative public policies to strengthen our communities...
Feb
09
2010
February 14th is rapidly approaching and like with any gift giving holiday, you have a choice to make! Are you going to go the traditional route and drop your cash on standard red roses and a box of chocolates, or will you give to impress with...
Feb
08
2010
With the economy still in uncharted territory and families struggling to make ends meet, we have watched as individuals and organizations alike have been forced to do more with less.  At the same time, we are witnessing what many believe to be the...
Feb
04
2010
This week, Target announced its newest charitable giving initiative taking place on Facebook, launched for Valentine's Day. Similar to the campaign it launched last May, when the retailer asked its Facebook fans to help decide how it would divvy up...
Feb
02
2010
2010 has just begun and already we've seen numerous reports that the job market is still looking, well ... bleak. It's hard not to describe it this way when the headlines from major news outlets are describing the job outlook in these terms -...
Feb
01
2010
Last week BusinessWeek posted an article by Jeff Bussgang, a seasoned investor and entrepreneur, who shared his concern that we are suffering from a lost generation of entrepreneurs. It seems he tried to make a list of significant entrepreneurs...
Jan
27
2010
Guest blogger Ned Breslin is CEO of Water For People, a nonprofit international humanitarian organization that supports the development of sustainable safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities in developing countries. In...
Jan
26
2010
Alongside the stories of devastation and trauma due to the recent earthquake in Haiti are stories of personal and community strength, compassion and hope. It has been heartening to see the world - including individuals, businesses and institutions,...

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