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Using Facebook in the 'War on Cancer' (VIDEO)

Gabe Canales | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

If other cancer institutions and nonprofits would place such emphases on using this powerful interactive medium for education and support, we could make incredible advances in our "War on Cancer."

GIG Spark: Use Your Voice to Uplift Others, Guaranteed Smile

Toan Lam | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

Don't have the gift of song? Not to fret.

Brands and advertisers, let consumers do something good.

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 11.21.2012 | Media
Nikolas Badminton

I often sit down and consider how technology, social networks and advertising messages permeate every part of our life. All too often we find that our behaviors are programmed into us through brand platforms and advertising.

Immunizing Children Through The Blog World

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

This month, I was particularly inspired by the support of 31 bloggers and their readers for Blogust, a first-of-its-kind blog relay hosted by the UN Foundation's Shot@Life campaign.

Marisol Maldonado on Charity and Global Goodwill

Amy Neumann | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

As a social entrepreneur, Marisol Maldonado combines her passion for helping, her engaging personality and a keen eye for smart strategy to elevate awareness and positive action for causes. So what fuels her passion for helping others?

Understanding Community Development on a Global Level

Tom Murphy | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

I had the chance to speak with Lara Crampe, Development Officer for IIRR. She has proposed to give the talk titled "Sex, Slacktivism, and How Not to C...

NFL Legend Boomer Esiason Spreads Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis Via Twitter

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact
Shira Lazar

As a former football player, Esiason's dream of being the star quarterback and winning the Superbowl has been outseated by something much more valuable.

The Change You Want To See

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

I wanted to find a creative way to capture the WHY for everyone -- the reason WHY they are the change they want to see. Our "why," or the reason we are the change, is also tied into our purpose on this earth, the reason we were sent here.

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: Causecast CEO Ryan Scott on the Future of Cause Marketing

Amy Neumann | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Ryan Scott, CEO of Causecast, is a visionary idealist with a plan. As a leader in the cause marketing field, he has some inspiring and thought-provoking insights into the future of Social Good.

Shaun Robinson's Passion for the Social Good

Ann Tran | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Ann Tran

The words, "believe in yourself", have always played a strong part in the character and essence of celebrity journalist Shaun Robinson.

Add Social Enterprise To Business For Success

Jon Carson | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Jon Carson

Indeed, the climate is ripe for social enterprises to be profitable while making great contributions toward social good. Why now? Because right now many institutions face deep, universal funding challenges due to stock market losses, reductions in charitable giving, and lost government resources.

The World Needs Us To Be Fearless

Jean Case | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Jean Case

Because the very idea of fearlessness can bring out fears, it's important to state up front what it isn't: We're not talking about reckless abandon here. We're talking about sincere, diligent efforts to innovate -- to find new ways to try to solve old problems.

Craiglist Founder Discusses Intersection Of Causes And Tech

Amy Neumann | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Amy Neumann

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

15 Websites That Will Make You Smile Right Now

Amy Neumann | Posted 04.26.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~ James M. Barrie There is no shortage of news these days, ever...

Love, Charity, and Basketball

2morrowknight | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
2morrowknight

In the circle of charitable celebrities, you'll find noted businesswoman and public relations pro Heather Robinson, the wife of former NBA star Cliff Robinson.

Through the Paradigm Film Project, Students Inspire Peers and Community at Sundance

Greg Spencer | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Greg Spencer

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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...

Does a Trade-off Need to Stay a Trade-off?

Roger Martin | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Roger Martin

Will there continue to be trade-offs between shareholder value maximization and social good? Absolutely. We live in an imperfect world. Does there have to be a trade-off between the two in all instances? Only if we collectively decide to make it so. Let's not.

The Phenomenal Jeff Pulver

2morrowknight | Posted 03.17.2012 | Technology
2morrowknight

All of the writers on this post have met Pulver. We believe there is something impressive about an accomplished visionary who remains humble, and works vigilantly to keep the social media door of opportunity wide open for others.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top Places And Reasons We Give

Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact

Your Cause, a site that provides individuals, nonprofits and corporations with online giving tools, rounded up all the most pertinent information on c...

Creative Sites For Giving, Volunteering In 2012

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop A question often asked: "What are some helpful sites for helping online?" There are s...

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.

Social Good Stars: Amanda Hite

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Amanda Hite is a paradigm-buster who has helped generate massive awareness and donations to causes she supports, proving it's possible to make both meaning and money by utilizing social media for social good.

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.