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Apr
17
2014
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...
Mar
13
2014
SXSW 2014
We went, we saw, we conquered. SXSW 2014 Interactive is now officially closed, but there is still much to be done—from cementing new partnerships, and applying what we have learned, to sharing new ideas with our colleagues. Here is a brief recap of...
Feb
26
2014
We’re packing our suitcases and heading down to Austin this week for SXSW Interactive—a five-day festival that showcases a mix of digital creativity, emerging technology and unique networking events. From March 6 through 11, members of the Case...
Jan
30
2014
The Neutral Zone — a place created by teens for teens so they could socialize, learn, teach and grow in a safe space — was named one of the winners of the 2013 Independent Sector Pitch Competition hosted by the Case Foundation. By using innovative...
Dec
08
2013
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela With the passing of Nelson Mandela, we say goodbye to one of our...
Nov
08
2013
What does is mean to be a philanthropist? According to the Oxford dictionary, it is "the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed esp. by the generous donation of money to good causes." I consider myself a philanthropist, but I'm no Bill...
Oct
24
2013
When it comes to making charitable donations, boomers do things a lot differently than members of Gen X and Gen Y, according to a fascinating new study. Maybe it’s time we take a page or two from those younger generations.
Oct
10
2013
We’d all like to see big data techniques put to work solving difficult societal issues and the truth is that they’re very capable of doing so. Where they’ve been applied so far — on everything from helping poor mothers in Chicago to monitoring...
Oct
10
2013
Rahul Bhardwaj, chief executive of the Toronto Community Foundation, discusses his path from corporate lawyer to nonprofit leader and how cultural changes are affecting the way nonprofits work.
Oct
02
2013
Giving back to the community always seems like a later thing, rather than a now thing. You don't have the money this month, and you don't have the time this weekend, and you couldn't make that big of a difference on your own, right? Not so fast....
Sep
18
2013
As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in his short story "The Rich Boy" in 1926: "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are very different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard,...

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