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Posiba Gives Nonprofits Access to Big-Picture, Macro Data

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

Fact: individuals are the biggest contributors to charities. They give about $220 billion in the US alone, but are still behind governments which contribute in the trillions. However, individual donors tend to outpace foundations on a scale of five to one. If that statistic…

Communication

Acorn Hours Makes it Easy for Students to Track Community Service

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

I don’t think anyone would doubt that giving back to your community has a positive impact on both the givers and receivers and is something that should be encouraged at a young age.  Many high schools require some sort of community service for students to graduate, but…

Social Good

Atlanta

New Story: Writing a New Chapter of Tech and Social Good

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

Founded in September 2014, New Story is leveraging technology for social good. Using their transparent crowdfunding platform, the New Story community has been able to fund two new homes for families afflicted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: these families have been living in…

Health

PrayerSpark Addresses the Largest Underserved Market in the World: “The Rise of the Nones”

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

Michael Feder was watching the news scroll when Nelson Mandela went into the hospital about a year and a half ago: “We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family,” came the plea….

Politics/Government

How Technology is Impacting Government Transparency

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Technology and innovation are always large catalysts of change, but these changes tend to happen in the private sector first. More recently, however, these changes can be seen within government. Millions of dollars have been invested in civic technology in recent years. According to…

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Entertainment

Send Holiday Cheer Through a Video Greeting with Congrats

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to share what you’re thankful for, and spread love and cheer to loved ones near and far. This year, technology is giving us new ways to connect virtually, including new apps such as Congrats and social media platforms…

Entrepreneur

SelfSpark Founder James Norris Demystifies the Science of Lifehacking

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

The best part of interviewing James Norris, founder of Self Spark and myriad startups around the world before this current venture, is that I left our conversation feeling more organized and confident in achieving my to-do list! How did he do that? Read on…

News

Nicely Gift-Giving App Launches in DC and Inspires #BeNice Campaign

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Yesterday, Gardner Prescott Technology Ventures, LLC (GPTV) launched Nicely, their first startup venture. Nicely, founded by CEO Whitney Jones and based in Washington DC, was developed from the idea that we could all benefit from more random acts of kindness. The mobile-based app makes it…

News

Your Charity Dollar Goes a Lot Further Just by Joining Givelocity

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

Did you know that the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday? This global day dedicated to charitable giving started with New York’s 92nd Street Y, in partnership with the UN Foundation in 2012, so today marks the third annual observance of this unique holiday. Every…

Announcements

Ferguson Youth Tech Program Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

By | Nov 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

The national attention to the unrest and pain occurring daily in Ferguson, MO and the surrounding St. Louis suburban areas continues to stoke heated conversation about the origins of the issues that caused the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hand of Officer…

Communication

How To Give Back to Your Community Without Leaving Your Couch

By | Nov 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you’re thankful for. It is also a time to give back to your community or to support a cause that you care about. You can volunteer at your local homeless shelter or even help out a…

Announcements

How to Stop Ebola with Bitcoin All Year Long

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

You know Black Friday and of course Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a social movement held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a day of giving back. Started in 2012 by the UN Foundation and 92nd St Y, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide sensation,…

Culture

Create Reason Inspires Innovation and Keeps Your Team Engaged

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 7:00 am

Over 70% of US employees are disengaged at their job and over 50% are currently looking for new jobs. This costs companies $550 Billion annually in rehiring, retaining, and lost productivity according to the team at Create Reason. Create Reason solves this problem by…

Business

VIDA: Fashion Made With a Touch of Social Good

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

VIDA is a San Francisco based e-commerce platform that unites socially responsible shopping with a unique manufacturing model that bridges the gap between designers, artists, producers, and consumers. Yesterday they proudly announced the successful close of a seed funding round in which they raised $1.3…

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