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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Apr
02
2010
Environmental Studies. Park clean up. These two topics both sound pretty dull and are often two separate obligations that take place at two separate times in most people’s schedules. The Case Foundation is a proud sponsor of City Year Washington,...
Apr
01
2010
Earlier this year, we were proud to support the "All Volunteer Force" report, which showed that 1.8 million Iraq-Afghanistan veterans were not being given clear paths to serve their communities when they came home. Today, we're even happier to make...
Apr
01
2010
Competition is the American way. It keeps organizations accountable and spurs them to continue to improve their products and services and/or decrease their prices, creating a significant benefit for consumers. When there are few options in – oh, I...
Mar
31
2010
It's time to flex your voting muscles and help decide which of the DoGooder Nonprofit Awards finalists deserve the title of best videos of the year! More than 450 nonprofit organizations submitted over 750 videos this year. Kari, Megan and I with a...
Mar
31
2010
With salary freezes, layoffs, longer hours, and more work, there have been plenty of articles about how employers are trying to motivate employees. Suggestions for how managers are doing this run the gamut from offering small gift cards as tokens...
Mar
31
2010
Thanks to this post from Mashable, I learned this morning about a really interesting program being run by USAID (with involvement from other federal agencies), called Global Pulse 2010.  The online event, which began on Monday and goes through...
Mar
30
2010
Guest blogger Stephen Goldsmith is former mayor of Indianapolis, chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service under presidents Bush and Obama, and Daniel Paul Professor of Government at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is...
Mar
30
2010
Mark your calendars, our inaugural session 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, is taking place this Thursday,...
Mar
29
2010
Quick question: What do Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kenna, Guy Laliberté, Matt Damon, the President of Liberia, and Bono have in common? Answer: They all used 2010 World Water Week (March 22–26) to express their passion for providing access to safe,...
Mar
29
2010
Echoing the sentiments Jean Case shared on Twitter last week, while the nation this week was largely fixated on the partisanship going on in Washington over the healthcare debate, it was extremely heartening to see former Presidents George W. Bush...
Mar
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. World Water Day On Monday, the global community celebrated the 18th annual World Water Day, to raise awareness of the...
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...