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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Feb
03
2011
Landing a wage-paying nonprofit job is becoming easier than it was during the last two years, especially with larger organizations. A recent report from the human resources consulting firm Nonprofit HR Solutions indicated that the job market for...
Feb
02
2011
This is part of a special series on “accidental entrepreneurs” that showcases inspiring stories and learnings of determination and innovation in business across sectors. Innovation and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. Entrepreneurs usually start...
Feb
01
2011
What’s the relationship between an organization’s tagline and its strategy? When we announced the winners of this year’s GettingAttention.org’s Nonprofit Tagline Awards (The Taggies), a bit of a debate unfolded about the connection between tagline...
Feb
01
2011
Last week I had the pleasure of participating in and presenting at the Council on Foundation’s Family Philanthropy Conference. Our time together in New York came to an end with an intimate and heartfelt conversation with Tim Shriver, board chair and...
Jan
31
2011
America's story has been forged in large part by entrepreneurs who have, against great odds, created innovative products and services that have changed the world - and created millions of jobs.  Today, as the Internet and new social...
Jan
28
2011
I am so grateful when I have the opportunity to see in person the impact of the Case Foundation's international investments up close. This week I am in Honduras with Ned Breslin (CEO of Water for People), the incredible Water for People team and the...
Jan
28
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...
Jan
27
2011
Just as the internet has redefined what it means to be a customer, social media is transforming the way we think about customer satisfaction. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter allow for more efficient and often more personalized...
Jan
26
2011
The TED Fellows Program - an international fellowship bringing entrepreneurs into the TED community - is looking for 20 young innovators to be a part of their 2011 TEDGlobal Fellows class.  So what exactly is the TED Fellowship?  The TED Fellows...
Jan
25
2011
Sometimes, the word “Twitter” can inspire feelings of apprehension in many organizations. The thought of losing control of your brand. A misunderstood tweet. Negative publicity. But most of all, it’s the relative novelty of the tool and the...
Jan
25
2011
The question that seems to be on everyone’s mind in 2011—how do you transfer online engagement into offline action?  The answer to this question may very well unlock the next level of potential, success and reach for both online programs and social...
Jan
24
2011
Inspired by the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the "Why I Serve" series was created to celebrate our friends and neighbors who have made an impact by quietly serving their communities every day. Interview with Hussein...
Jan
21
2011
This post was originally published on Vivanista. Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that...
Jan
21
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...
Jan
20
2011
For the last eleven years, we at the Case Foundation have been a proud sponsor of City Year Washington, DC (CYDC). City Year is leading the way using service as a solution to national problems while uniting young people for a full-time year of...
Jan
19
2011
There was a lot of buzz around the latest report out from the Pew Internet & American Life Project yesterday, which observed that Internet users, and particularly social networkers are more likely to be involved in groups and volunteer. As CNN...
Jan
18
2011
It doesn’t matter if you’re a nonprofit, a hot new restaurant or a wannabe fashion trend, one thing is certain – you’re spending a lot of time and energy these days figuring out how to attract and then keep Millennials coming back to your cause,...
Jan
18
2011
We were deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of our dear friend and father to Bobby, Maria, Tim, Mark and Anthony, Robert "Sargent" Shriver. Sarge was a larger than life individual who personified the American spirit and dedicated his life...
Jan
18
2011
Mentors play a critical role in both the professional and personal development of many individuals. Today on “Thank Your Mentor Day,” we pay tribute to these unsung heroes, confidants, educators, friends and advisors who help us succeed each and...
Jan
17
2011
Inspired by the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the "Why I Serve" series was created to celebrate our friends and neighbors who have made an impact by quietly serving their communities every day. Interview with Frances...
Jan
17
2011
Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “everybody can be great…because everybody can serve.” This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a national holiday designed for individuals to be able to serve their...
Jan
14
2011
Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “everybody can be great…because everybody can serve.” This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a national holiday designed for individuals to be able to serve their...
Jan
14
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...
Jan
13
2011
This month marks the 10th anniversary of National Mentoring Month (NMM). Created by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR, NMM draws much needed attention to the need for mentors, and celebrates how we can work together to help young people...
Jan
13
2011
In late 2009 Jen Pahlka came to meet with us about a novel idea to encourage technology experts to commit a year of service to communities in need of new solutions. We were so compelled by the idea that we committed on the spot to help turn it into...
Jan
12
2011
As Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service approaches, it has us reflecting on Dr. King’s famous words “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” This year marks the 25th anniversary of MLK Day and...
Jan
11
2011
Since the world was introduced to Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, it has become apparent that that if the homeless can be heard, they can be helped. In this case, the metaphor is literal, as a single viral YouTube video...
Jan
10
2011
Millions of Americans have the day off on Monday, January 17, and many will spend the day volunteering as a way to pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It seems only fitting that we honor him by serving others as he so served...
Jan
07
2011
When we launched our redesigned website two years ago, we set out to provide our audience with a resource integrating the latest tools and technologies to help you stay informed, get engaged and expand your network of friends and associates. Today...
Jan
07
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...
Jan
06
2011
What do you do when you have a surefire idea, one that you know will be successful? For some, the next step might be starting an organization or supporting someone else's efforts to turn that idea into a reality. But then what? Do you keep the...
Jan
06
2011
This post was originally published on WhatGives?! As the last school break before 2011 comes to an end, homeroom parents, scout leaders, and other event organizers are gearing up to get organized for the second half of the school year. That usually...
Jan
06
2011
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. In 2008, Rocco Falconer planted a seed in Sierra Leone and...
Jan
05
2011
This is part of a special series on “accidental entrepreneurs” that showcases inspiring stories and learnings of determination and innovation in business across sectors. Melissa Kushner, Founder of GoodsforGood's story is such a great example of...
Jan
04
2011
Since 2010 and the winter gift-giving holidays are both over, it's time to start thinking about the new year and a fresh list of resolutions. As I began thinking about what my list could be for 2011, I thought of some social media resolutions I and...
Jan
04
2011
I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that social media has taken over the web. Facebook now has some 500 million users (almost twice the population of the US), and it has recently surpassed Google for the #1 spot in terms of time spent online. My...
Jan
03
2011
Working for a nonprofit organization can change what was the daily grind into a hopeful climb. Each completed task brings forth feelings of selflessness and purpose. For career seekers looking for more rewarding work - who want to see their...
Dec
31
2010
Beginning a new year tends to inspire a period of reflection and assessment of the previous one, while also sparking hope for the future and a desire to make the next year better. In this vein, this past week some of our Millennials on staff have...
Dec
29
2010
This post was originally published on Social Citizens. By all accounts, 2010 was a big year for Millennials. The year brought a number of memorable challenges, changes and events that impacted all of our daily lives. For many, 2010 will be...
Dec
29
2010
This article by Stephanie Hackman was originally posted on the Case Foundation website.   It's that time again, when we approach the close of the year and look back to reflect on all that's happened over the past year. On our blogs, we've written...
Dec
28
2010
Updated on Jan. 5, 2011 to include the video of Scott Case's talk at the NextGen: Charity Conference. This is part of a special series on “accidental entrepreneurs” that showcases inspiring stories and learnings of determination and innovation in...
Dec
27
2010
It's that time again, when we approach the close of the year and look back to reflect on all that's happened over the past year. On our blogs, we've written about a lot of topics in 2010 from new technologies to nonprofit jobs to entrepreneurship,...
Dec
24
2010
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...
Dec
23
2010
For many people the holiday season is a time to reflect on their blessings. Among ours, the Case Foundation is privileged to work with so many extraordinary partners. Our partners devise and develop diverse programs and initiatives from ensuring...
Dec
22
2010
This month, Jean and Steve Case announced their commitment to the Giving Pledge alongside 17 other individuals and families.  Last night, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric featured a story on the Pledge, which included portions of an...
Dec
22
2010
By all accounts, 2010 was a big year for Millennials. The year brought a number of memorable challenges, changes and events that impacted all of our daily lives. For many, 2010 will be remembered as the year Chilean miners survived underground in a...
Dec
22
2010
It’s no surprise to anyone that Oprah Winfrey tops the list of most charitable celebrities, given her long record of philanthropic contributions. The Giving Back Fund recently released their fourth annual Giving Back 30 report, a list of 30...
Dec
21
2010
This post was originally published on WhatGives?! Talking about Twitter at its core isn’t that complicated. Say whatever you want in 140 characters and share it with whomever thinks you’re interesting enough to “follow”. What’s so hard about that?...
Dec
20
2010
Here at the Case Foundation, we love a good nonprofit video.  Our friends at Malaria No More have been doing some great stuff with video as part of their Comedy Fights Malaria campaign.  Now, they're celebrating the generous offer from a donor to...
Dec
20
2010
This post was originally published on Social Citizens and has been updated to reflect only items or promotions still available. The holidays are in the air again - but they're also online. From Yeshiva University's the Maccabeats and their viral...

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