Not too long ago America was a startup. It was just an idea, forged by visionaries who later became heroes. Through fits and starts they wrote a business plan – the Constitution – hired a CEO – George Washington – elected a board of directors –...

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Jun
16
2011
Father’s Day is just around the corner. Have you gotten that special Dad in your life a Father’s Day gift yet? Why not give him a gift that gives back! We wanted to re-plublish this great list of options below to make those traditional Father’s Day...
Jun
15
2011
Innovation and Entrepreneurship took the national stage this week as President Obama convened his private sector jobs council and as Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke assembled his Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council. Steve Case was front and...
Jun
15
2011
Welcome to our special guest blog post series - "Millennial Perspectives: Voices of a Giving Generation." We hope you will join us each week until the Millennial Donor Summit on June 22, 2011, as we explore Millennial engagement with a variety of...
Jun
10
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Jun
08
2011
Welcome to our special guest blog post series - "Millennial Perspectives: Voices of a Giving Generation." We hope you will join us each week until the Millennial Donor Summit on June 22, 2011, as we explore Millennial engagement with a variety of...
Jun
03
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Jun
02
2011
Solidarity. Courage. Camaraderie. Strength. Bravery. Honor. Loss. Hope.For many new veterans, it’s difficult to put into words what Memorial Day signifies to the men and women we served alongside in Iraq and Afghanistan. For many of us, the wars –...
May
31
2011
Welcome to our special guest blog post series - "Millennial Perspectives: Voices of a Giving Generation." We hope you will join us each week until the Millennial Donor Summit on June 22, 2011, as we explore Millennial engagement with a variety of...
May
27
2011
Many Americans know the familiar rituals that accompany a military funeral - a eulogy is spoken, taps is played, the flag is folded, and three rifle volleys are fired. Many of these images flash on television on Memorial Day, and we see solemn...
May
27
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
May
26
2011
This Memorial Day we proudly join IAVA to honor our nation’s fallen soldiers. In remembrance of those who have passed, and to help those who have and continue to serve, we are highlighting special guest blog posts, online resources and are profiling...
May
26
2011
Welcome to our special guest blog post series - "Millennial Perspectives: Voices of a Giving Generation." We hope you will join us each week until the Millennial Donor Summit on June 22, 2011, as we explore Millennial engagement with a variety of...
May
20
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
May
17
2011
Join us each month as City Year corps members from the Case Foundation-sponsored Simon Elementary School team share their experiences and lessons learned as they advance the Whole School, Whole Child service program. Below is an update from City...
May
13
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
May
10
2011
Recently, I was on a panel at the Women's Funding Network Annual Conference on using social media to democratize grantmaking. My co-panelists, Jessica Scheer and Naomi Hirabayashi of DoSomething.org and Nicole Cozier of the Washington Area Women's...
May
10
2011
For many in America, there is a hope that the generation that follows them will live better, more fulfilled and more prosperous lives than they. While we are certainly not alone as a nation in feeling this way, it is a wish that has become an...
May
06
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
May
05
2011
“Mother” is a word that means something different to each individual, but it is one universally recognized and revered by all. The title is one that we should honor every day, but on one day in particular every year—Mother’s Day—we give some extra (...
May
03
2011
On my first days back on the job after maternity leave, I wrote the post below for the Social Citizens blog, extolling my love for my iPhone and what a helpful tool it was for me as a new mom. Now, I can't wait to get my hands on the iPad2 and...
May
02
2011
This reflection originally appeared as a featured discussion on the National Conference on Citizenship Blog and has been republished with their permission. Last night, like the rest of the world, I sat glued to my television screen watching...
Apr
29
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Apr
29
2011
Today, thousands of people in the South are trying to recover from one of the deadliest series of tornado strikes in recent US history. More than 170 tornadoes were reported in one night and as of this morning news sources report that at least 298...
Apr
29
2011
"Baby Boomers changed politics, Gen X changed family, Gen Y changed work, and Gen Z will change education." When Penelope Trunk wrote this on her blog last month, it caught my attention, and since that time a string of articles has been written...
Apr
28
2011
Today marks the final day of my internship at the Case Foundation, along with co-interns Andrea Lum and Nikolai Stieglitz. After countless hours spent blogging, researching, reporting and editing, I’m transitioning to the next stage in my life - a...
Apr
22
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Apr
21
2011
The topic of multigenerational power dynamics in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector is a growing one... there is a unique situation developing where four different generations are now present in many organizations across sectors. With this...
Apr
20
2011
Since the launch of the Startup America Partnership less than 90 days ago, the response from the private sector has been staggering, and today is no exception. We are excited to announce an impressive new wave of commitments totaling more than $...
Apr
15
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Apr
15
2011
It's National Volunteer Week, and we have invited friends from the volunteering landscape to post on our blog. Read the rest of the stories from this special series on the Case Foundation blog. As you've likely heard, Radish Baby Magazine recently...
Apr
14
2011
For many Americans, service is a daily commitment to the schools, parks, and individuals that make up our community. Even before President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009, service was a rapidly growing movement across...
Apr
13
2011
Since its start in 1974, National Volunteer Week has been a time to recognize the work that volunteers do to make their communities better places to live. Whether it’s cleaning up a local park, working with students to improve their grades, or...
Apr
12
2011
Over the past year, Craigslist Foundation has been working on LikeMinded, a new online tool for local change makers that launches today. The idea is that people are doing great work in their local communities, but stories about their work frequently...
Apr
12
2011
Whether you love her or hate her, surely everyone has something to say about Lady Gaga. From her outrageous fashion to her theatrical performances, Lady Gaga has taken the entertainment industry by storm and has become an international superstar and...
Apr
08
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Apr
07
2011
The Points of Light Institute (POLI) tribute that took place on March 21, 2011, and was later aired on NBC inspired thousands of people to become engaged in service to not only empower their communities and better their own lives, but also to unify...
Apr
07
2011
Often characterized simply by their “me-centric,” constantly connected ways, if you can catch Millennials with enough time in between a text or tweet, you might find a great deal of encouraging news about this rising generation. Millennials not only...
Apr
06
2011
Is it just me, or does there seem to be a rash of natural disasters in recent years, that have devastated huge parts of the world, leaving communities in desperate need of external help and aid to recover and rebuild? Now, weeks after the March 11...
Apr
01
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Mar
30
2011
During the past year we’ve seen multiple attempts by broadcast networks to integrate social media into television programming. You may recall ABC’s promotion of an app that provided broadcast viewers with synchronized interactive content for My...
Mar
30
2011
Join us each month as City Year corps members from the Case Foundation-sponsored Simon Elementary School team share their experiences and lessons learned as they advance the Whole School, Whole Child service program. Below is an update from City...
Mar
29
2011
From the perspective of a professional planner, an ideal scenario for planning an event would be to live and work in the community in which you are holding the event. However, in the world of nonprofits, where an organization cannot afford to have...
Mar
28
2011
Through current events around the world, we have seen firsthand how technology is influencing and bringing forth positive changes. Whether it is being used to rally people to action in Egypt or to help raise funds and awareness for relief efforts in...
Mar
25
2011
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who...
Mar
24
2011
One of our favorite activities at the Nonprofit Tech Conference (NTC) 2011 was visiting the Science Fair, held on Thursday, March 17 in the Washington Hilton’s International Ballroom. Complete with over 100 companies and organizations, exhibitors...
Mar
24
2011
In the week since I've returned from my first South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference, I'm still digesting what an overwhelming and amazing experience it was. From hearing incredible feedback from entrepreneurs about the Startup America...
Mar
24
2011
Elizabeth Taylor was known to many as a legendary actress, fashion icon and champion for AIDS research. Throughout her life the public remained enamored with her celebrity status through such award-winning roles as Cleopatra and Who's Afraid of...
Mar
23
2011
Fundraising in college can be tough. Although many students are passionate activists with large social networks, their time and resources are often limited. That's where the 48-Hour Flash Fundraiser comes in. Vivanista is pairing up with Eventbrite...
Mar
22
2011
Yesterday was the 5th birthday of one of our favorite social media tools, Twitter (where does the time go?). In honor of the occasion, we at the Case Foundation team wanted to share - in 140 characters or less, of course - our birthday wishes for...
Mar
22
2011
The Points of Light Institute Tribute was an unprecedented event held at the Kennedy Center on March 21, 2011, to honor President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush for their leadership in founding and advancing the modern-day voluntary service movement,...

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