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WHOLE WORLD Water Unites Tourism Industry to Fight Global Water Crisis

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It’s common knowledge (or, at least it should be) that a lot of people on this planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Easy access to water is something that most of you reading this probably take for granted as you sit 20…

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NYC

Hearty Start: Feeding the Homeless of NYC One Breakfast Sandwich at a Time

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Three dollars can go a long way –- it definitely won’t break the bank, but it can help feed the homeless of New York City. Last year, Teddy Fitzgibbons was walking to work, eating his daily bacon, egg and cheese, when a homeless man…

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Dallas

Using a Birthday Celebration to Help Fund a Service Dog

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Dapo Oremade is a University of North Texas (UNT) graduate, member of the US Army, and he’s turning 28 years old this year. Like most people he wants to do something special for his birthday, but unlike most people that something special is for…

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San Francisco

These Companies are Playing Their Part as Drought Intensifies

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

At some point, all of the awe-inspiring apps created in Silicon Valley aren’t going to mean lick if no one in the state can take a shower. That’s the hypothetical, but not entirely improbable, scenario unfolding in the technology capital of the world. Economically,…

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Plug the Drought With a Picture

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

Have you recently driven or strolled past a water waster? Seen a damaged sprinkler head with faulty valves, spraying geyser-high precious water skyward or onto the street? As a staunch pro-consumer and business advocate, I’m the guy who took on and won the largest…

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San Francisco

Don’t Let Social Good Causes Become a Fleeting Memory

By | Jun 9, 2015 at 9:15 am

Who doesn’t remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? It was an amazing show of what a group united can do when they use social media in a smart and socially conscious way. However, it wasn’t as long lived as some might have wanted. Why,…

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Free Online Course for Entrepreneurs Who Seek Social Purpose

By | May 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

There are several factors that can change the world in infinite dimensions; however, there are some specific people and groups who truly leave their mark. This story is being re-shared from edcast, the personal learning network. Read the full blog post here.   Acumen,…

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Fred Wilson, Ron Conway: Tech Needs to Get Involved with the Community

By | May 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Today is day 1 of TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY 2015, and this morning, Union Square Ventures principal Fred Wilson and SV Angel founder Ron Conway talked about the importance of getting the tech industry involved with the community. Both renowned in their role as investors,…

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Facebook, Twitter, Apple Appeal to Users to Contribute to Nepal Earthquake Relief

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Facebook pledges to donate up to $2 million to the victims of Nepal earthquake, for which the social network appealed its users to contribute to this relief effort. Anyone logging into Facebook today will see a message at the top of their news feed…

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Social Litigation to Produce Societal Change

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

“We’re not anti-police, we’re anti-police brutality,” said Reverend Al Sharpton; right at the center of the social litigation debate and one of the most gripping debates in the country today: the role of police in society.  The technology world is wading into the battle:…

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San Jose

Walkzee Selected to Exhibit at 2015 Collision Conference

By | Apr 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last we heard of San Jose based walkzee they were trying to close out their Kickstarter campaign to fund their online platform that connects shelter dogs with human walking buddies. They successfully fulfilled their campaign on March 3, successfully raising $28,999 from 494 backers. The…

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The Environmental Benefits of Remote Work

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Are you working from home on Earth Day? If so, consider your remote work a little contribution to the health of the environment. Flexjobs recently released data on the environmental benefits of remote work, including case studies of Xerox, Dell, and Aetna. Because remote workers…

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Miami

How do you Change the Nature of Corrections for Inmates?

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

A few years back Ryan Shapiro had a friend whose mother was arrested and taken to Rikers Island Prison in New York City. No doubt, the situation was stressful, especially when it came to making payments to his mother. His friend had to wait…

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DC

Leveraging Technology to Promote a Service Year among Youth

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

On Friday morning I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast panel where the focus was service and technology. More specifically, the aim was to open a discussion about how to leverage technology to create interest and opportunities in promoting a year of service…