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Hook Me Up! – Connect For a Cause Does Just That

  Giving back for the greater good is something that makes everyone feel happy.  However, sometimes it can be challenging to connect the right movers and shakers with the right charitable organizations.  That’s where Connect for a Cause comes in.  They provide a social fundraising platform where social entrepreneurs and do-gooders of every stripe can […]

February 28th

Why Do We Need To Become More Powerful Citizens?

Hundreds of Americans from left, right and center gather for Citizen University, the nation’s most vital conference on the art of great citizenship, March 23.

They will participate in a day of learning, inspiration and action with the country’s most creative leaders, change makers and culture shapers. Citizen University is the nation’s most vital conference on the art of great citizenship.

February 27th

Shift Your Paradigm to End Poverty

Can poverty truly be eradicated? Well, One Degree is a San Francisco based organization who thinks that: Yes! Poverty can be eradicated!

One Degree is revolutionizing the way people connect to social services and nonprofits. Their goal is to cause a complete paradigm shift and fundamental change in the way that people both use and approach nonprofit organizations. Starting with San Francisco, One Degree’s goal is to completely eradicate poverty.

February 25th

How Surfing for Change is Helping Save Surf Ecosystems and Communities

Kyle Thiermann is a professional surfer and journalist, who travels around the world to surf. While on his travels Kyle saw communities in distress and was disturbed by the fact that he did nothing more than surfing to help the communities. Along the way Kyle realized that the survival of the sport that he loved so much depended heavily of the prosperity of the ecosystem and the locals. He became a stakeholder to help some of the biggest issues they were facing.

February 18th

Panel Discussion on Tech + Non-Profits in NYC Feb 5

The largest marketplace of charity-made products, ‘Do Good Buy Us’ is hosting a panel discussion on how technology can help non-profits reach a wider audience and increase their impact. The company’s mission is to help anyone “do good” just by buying beautiful, often hand-made items that support the worthiest causes.

February 4th

A Gift of Service

A Gift of Service connects those who want to give help with those who need the help and those who provide it, giving them a way to provide housecleaning, babysitting, nanny service, handyman services, dog walking, or more. Have you ever had your life stopped in its tracks by a sudden crisis? Whether it is from illness, accident, a death in the family or one of life’s other challenges, most of us will run into a crisis at some point in our lives that throws us off the tracks. Anne Carey is building A Gift of Service for people to give help at times like this when it is needed the most.

January 24th

Flowers for Dreams: Profit with Purpose

Studies have shown that the under-30 crowd values small, local businesses over big box stores. These same studies have also noted that many people in this generation would spend more money and be willing to pay more for the same service to a company who gives back to a community. So what happens when a business is created to earn profit and give back to the community? Dreams come true.

January 22nd

The TutuDesk – A Simple Solution for Sub-Saharan Africa

Close your eyes. Imagine you’re back in grade school learning the alphabet, introductory math, and that the opposite sex has cooties. I’m sure your memory includes classrooms full of school supplies, but most importantly, classroom desks.

In sub-Saharan Africa, there are over 95 million children in school who do not have desks. This simple piece of furniture is something we often take for granted, but can drastically change a child’s educational experience. Now, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu is the patron of this campaign to ensure all students in Africa have a desk.

September 26th

Bin Donated: Redefining the Charity Model Through a Triple Bottom Line Approach

Have you wondered what happens to the miniature, half-used shampoo bottles after your hotel stay? Do you have a better use for stationary at the end of the school year other than recycling or trashing? Millions of tons of useful items are sent to landfills every year while there are needy citizens with no access to them. What if the wasted but useful inventory was connected to charities helping these communities? No-brainer right? Right. Bin Donated is putting this common sense idea into practice.

June 25th

1% For the Planet Program: Network with Like-Minded Businesses

In 2002, Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews started the 1% for the Planet Program as a way of bringing together companies that want to help the environment and help other companies do the same. Its mission is to “build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.” Member companies range from large corporate entities to small non-profits all over the world.