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Charles A. Bentley
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Charles Bentley is the Founder and Editor of Armchair Advocates™, a leading forum for sharing, connecting and discussing trends in social good in an increasingly digital age. He writes about how companies, organizations and individuals are using the web to move people from “armchair to action” and invest in global causes. He is also a regular contributor to Impatient Optimists, the official blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Charles serves as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. His posts are of personal opinion and do not reflect the official policy of employer.

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7 Ways to Refresh Your Social Good Vocabulary

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 11:52 AM

What's "crowdsourcing?" Where did the term, "shared value," come from? What on earth is an "armchair advocate?"

This week, thousands of world leaders, social innovators and big thinkers will gather in New York City for Social Good Summit to discuss the power of innovative thinking and technology to...

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Are You an Armchair Advocate?

(4) Comments | Posted March 17, 2013 | 12:34 PM

Wait, what's an Armchair Advocate? Okay, I know what you are thinking. And the answer is "no," an Armchair Advocate is not someone who advocates for the rights of armchairs and sofas [although, I'm sure, an important cause].

I am talking about someone who uses the power of social media...

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24 Hours of Giving in 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 9:05 AM

We're a little more than two weeks into 2013 and I've already failed to follow some of my New Year's resolutions. Yes. It's tragic. I have had multiple reunions with chocolate and ice cream; meanwhile the gym and I haven't seen each other since 2012. Fail.

But there is one...

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5 Online Twists to Traditional Holiday Giving

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2012 | 1:13 AM

The holidays are all about giving back. But for many folks, the thought of carving large chunks of time out of our busy schedules to volunteer may seem a bit overwhelming, if not impossible. Don't let a lack of time or resources detract you from "doing good." There are many...

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5 Ways to Use Instagram for Social Good

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 7:32 AM

Instagram isn't just for editing and showcasing photos -- it's also an effective tool for spreading social good.

One of the most popular photo sharing apps -- which left us breathing easier yesterday when it revealed its terms of service changes didn't actually mean your photos...

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