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.

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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.
Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is...
Global Citizen Year is a non-profit organization building a movement of young Americans who engage in a transformative “bridge year” between high...
City Year was founded on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year’s vision is that one day the most commonly asked question of a...
Every day, across the world, people like you start campaigns on Change.org to fight for issues they care about — and the Change.org team works to...
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.
The philanthropic travel website aims to inspire and captivate Americans into a life-long desire to travel and to give back. Travelanthropists...
One Brick brings volunteers together to support other non-profit organizations by adopting an innovative twist to the volunteer experience: we create...
Youth Venture's mission is to build a global movement of young people being powerful now, changemakers now. This is the foundation for an "everyone a...
Catchafire matches professionals who want to give their skills with nonprofits and social enterprises that need their help. We match professionals...
Looking for examples and resources on how to better engage your constituents? Check out these feature resources…
Make friends (and allies) and influence public policy in four relatively easy steps - as explained by Thaddeus Ferber in SparkAction's "Do It...
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...
  Technology has made it fast and easy to contact Congress, but how well is it working? SparkAction and the National Conference on Citizenship...
Ready to test your knowledge in this area? Take a quiz or two and see how you do!
Head over to the History Channel and test your knowledge about United States history, civics and government.
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...
Have you been thinking about starting a new volunteering gig, but aren’t quite sure what would be a good fit for you?  Try this quiz and share your...
Thinking about volunteering? Take this quiz to discover what kind of service best suits your personality.
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...
A short quiz on acknowledging and thanking your donors and reporting on their money's impact.

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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.