We believe the best solutions come when citizens are placed at the center of finding creative solutions to challenges that affect them, their communities and our society. Learn more about the people, ideas and tools that exemplify how active community engagement can make a significant difference in the world, and opportunities for you to take action and get involved.

Get Engaged

Looking for a specific organization? Check out our list highlighting several organizations that are leading the way in this field and helping to advance social good.
DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a...
Action Civics is an approach to civic education in which students address problems that apply to their own lives through real-world experiences. It...
Our 24 years of work to scale up the engagement of children and youth continues, with young people today volunteering at record rates, more than any...
Global Citizen Year is a non-profit organization building a movement of young Americans who engage in a transformative “bridge year” between high...
There are many ways to volunteer and support an organization. Be sure to make the most out of your experience by checking out these platforms and resources for, and about, volunteering.
With help from a slew of charities, the app lets users pick and choose from dozens of bite-sized bits of charity - whether that be taking a survey...
Serviceleader.org offers specialized resources for Volunteers, Leaders and Managers of Volunteers, and Instructors.
VolunteerSpot launched in Spring, 2009 with the mission of enabling anyone to quickly mobilize and coordinate volunteers in their community,...
Helps you find opportunities to volunteer in your community. Find a charity that needs help. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Contribute to your...
Looking for examples and resources on how to better engage your constituents? Check out these feature resources…
Votizen provides an authenticated platform that directly connects registered voters and elected officials through social networks, making civic...
The National League of Cities has developed the "Authentic Youth Civic Engagement: A Guide for Municipal Leaders." Its detailed contents contain all...
The WHY I LIFT campaign is an annual campaign in which LIFT volunteers across the country share their story of why they LIFT, share the LIFT mission...
Make friends (and allies) and influence public policy in four relatively easy steps - as explained by Thaddeus Ferber in SparkAction's "Do It...
Ready to test your knowledge in this area? Take a quiz or two and see how you do!
Are you up to the task? Each month ZimNotes will feature a one-question quiz to help ensure you know basic but critical information about fundraising...
Take this Wall Street Journal quiz and find out who gives, how much they give and whom they give to.
Head over to the History Channel and test your knowledge about United States history, civics and government.
Thinking about volunteering? Take this quiz to discover what kind of service best suits your personality.
A short quiz on acknowledging and thanking your donors and reporting on their money's impact.
Take this quiz over at Pew Research Center to find out if you're a true "Millennial" - and compare your answers to respondents from a nation-wide...

Get Connected

People to follow

Check out the top movers and shakers tweeting about social good. Follow them to stay informed on the latest news, tips, and examples to keep you inspired. To learn more about Twitter and how you can use it, be sure to visit our Twitter Toolbox.

Blog Roll

We’ve highlighted a few of the must read blogs on this subject. Check them out to get different perspectives on the issue from leaders in the field. To learn more about blogs and how you create one, be sure to visit our Blogging Toolbox.

Blog Roll

Keep up with related news and information by reading the latest posts published from those on our blog roll.
We recommend “liking” these individuals and organizations on Facebook so you can join their engaging conversations and observe best practices at work. To learn more about Facebook and how you can use it, be sure to visit our Facebook Toolbox.

Get Informed

From interviews and step-by-step guides to campaign examples, these featured videos will help you learn more about and navigate the world of social good.