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Social Media for Social Good

My Plea to Tech Leaders on Behalf of 400,000 Kids

Danielle Gletow | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology
Danielle Gletow

Recently I met with a leading advocacy organization at my office in Trenton, NJ. We spoke passionately for hours about the foster care system and its ...

5 Healthy Habits for the Next Digital Generation

Payam Zamani | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Payam Zamani

Our behavior online affects our behavior in the real world and vice versa. Making an impact starts with small habits of positive action.

Social Media as a Formidable Force for Change

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact

The power of social media is hard to dismiss. What once seemed like a trivial way to keep in touch with friends, sharing photos and jokes, has become a force for societal change, shining light on subjects previously unknown.

Why Nonprofit CEOs MUST Embrace Social Media

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact

If you want to take things up a notch, creating a social presence for your organization's CEO is the way to go.

Social Good at London Technology Week

Noa Gafni | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Noa Gafni

Yesterday, I moderated a panel on the role technology plays in creating social impact. The Tech+SocialGood panel was held at Google Campus and organized as part of London Technology Week

Social Media Is an Equalizer, When You Make the Time to Use It

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

As we're being pulled in so many directions, it's hard to find time to slow down and figure out a solid social media strategy -- but it's worth it. Here's why.

The Fading Lines Between Social Networks And What It Means For Our World

Stephanie Lynch Habib | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Lynch Habib

Imagine a world, though, where for every "fun" post there was a post that helped the world's most vulnerable population -- the impact that can have on awareness, fundraising and advocacy is exponential.

The 5 P's of Social Entrepreneurship

Monika Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

Despite these challenges, the rugged, innovative, and creatively resourceful world of social entrepreneurship is growing by leaps and bounds. Righting the world's wrongs is enough motivation to fuel the engines of thousands of entrepreneurial pioneers.

Social Good Stars: Andy Bales, CEO of Union Rescue Mission, on Helping Our Homeless Friends

Amy Neumann | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

This is the fifteenth installment of the Impact series, #SocialGoodStars. The people highlighted here are passionate, dedicated philanthropists, stren...

The Generation That Gives Back

Dina Khayal | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Dina Khayal

Now not only do we have the ambitions, power, and mission necessary to change the world but we also have a social good platform to help navigate the world.

Kudos! Celebrating Military Heroes: Veteran's Challenge Raises $448,000

Amy Neumann | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Back in May, in honor of Memorial Day, an inspiring challenge was announced. Together, all the supporters of our military friends, together with Crai...

Developing Global Citizens

Elena Sonnino | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Elena Sonnino

As we prepare our children for the 21st century, we must empower them to be global citizens. We must help them understand that their voices matter and that they have the opportunity to create change big and small.

Games for Good:, Giving and Social Good Through Gaming

Amy Neumann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

"Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond." -- Bryan Matteo The be...

Social Media for Social Good: Emily Giffin's Pay It Forward Program

Daniel Vahab | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Daniel Vahab

It all started with one simple post. Last August, New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin offered to give away two copies of her new book, Where We Belong, on Facebook to people who could not afford the $15 cost.

Happy Birthday Armchair Advocates! 5 Birthday Treats for Social Good

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

One year ago we started Armchair Advocates with the goal of providing smart nuggets of knowledge to better help you use social media to achieve your social good goals.

7 Ways to Refresh Your 'Social Good' Vocabulary in 2013

Impatient Optimists | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

It's 2013 and now more than ever we have an excuse to revisit the basics in all-things social good. Whether you're a novice or an expert, the following seven buzz words are must-haves.

Creative Ways Companies Are Giving Back Through Social Media

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

The spirit of giving is universal, regardless of where we live or what we celebrate. To embrace this giving and make it even more fun, companies are turning to another favorite thing: social media.

The Top Three Nonprofit Online Fundraising Tips

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact

Whether you're raising money through your website, Facebook, and/or a social fundraising platform, there are three simple things you can play with to optimize your online fundraising efforts.

LinkedIn's New Board Connect: A Fresh Tack to an Old Problem for Nonprofits

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology
Robert J. Rosenthal

For those of us who work in technology for social good, LinkedIn Board Connect also represents one more thing: a rich opportunity to see how the "reverse match" concept of volunteer engagement can play out in a community that's already at scale.

Dear Brands: Be Meaningful to Win

Christel Quek | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Christel Quek

We are now more concerned about being smarter, wiser, improving collective well being and are now more willing to punish brands which do not engage in sustainable practices.

The Latest In Social Media For Social Good Strategies

Amy Neumann | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

This is the seventh installment of the Impact series, #SocialGoodStars. The people highlighted here are passionate, dedicated philanthropists, strengt...

Social Good Stars: LinkedIn's Meg Garlinghouse

Amy Neumann | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

This is the fifth installment of the Impact series, #SocialGoodStars. The people highlighted here are passionate, dedicated philanthropists, strengths...

Help a Woman Break Free From Domestic Violence

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women
Amy Neumann

As a survivor of domestic violence myself, I've had a few rough holidays in the past. Luckily, there's a way to make it easier for a woman (or man) to take the first step to stopping abuse.

Share the Joy: 12 Days of Giving -- #12DaysOfGiving

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

The goal is not only to show support for these causes, but also to illustrate the power of social media for social good and the massive impact thousands of small, meaningful actions can have when used collectively.

Social Good Stars: Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Amy Neumann | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

The magic of Twitter lies in just that -- the ability to connect with like-minded people in big and small ways, all over the world. And someone who knows all about that is Twitter's own Claire Diaz Ortiz.