Social Good

How to Involve Social Causes in Your Company Profile

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

You have a lot of responsibilities as a business owner. You need to make sure that your employees are safe on the job, that you aren’t falling into any legal pitfalls, and that you’re staying competitive on the market. On top of all this,…

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How Empathy-Driven Innovation Can Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the traditional paradigm, a rigid set of requirements dictates product design. Normally, when envisioning a new offering, a founder considers a few things: Would the new product offer more than the competition? Can it complement the existing product line? Would it appeal to…

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Study: Entrepreneurship Is Helping to Promote World Peace

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm

In recent years, startups have begun popping up all over the place. Whether it’s the success of GrubHub and Uber spurring them on or an educational paradigm that is promoting entrepreneurship, there seems to be more industry mavens paving the way for future generations…

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Business Goes Green and Pushes Towards Clean Energy

By | Jun 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

Tech may seem like an unlikely accomplice for the green movement, but the two make a better team than expected. Corporations are growing increasingly interested in the push towards renewable energy – with a stunning 72 percent “actively procuring clean energy” – Of course,…

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Los Angeles

Watch an Ad, Help a Nonprofit Out

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s a fact: young people are becoming more socially conscious these days. Speaking as one of them, we want to buy from brands that represent our values and give back to the community in some way, even if it’s just a few dollars donated…

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Facebook is Teaching Their AI How to See and Understand

By | Nov 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

It seems like everywhere I look these days is something about artificial intelligence (AI). Only yesterday I wrote about how Google is using their AI script to help search engine marketers shape a new future for their industry. In the article, I mentioned that…

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Useful Apps for Social Work Professionals

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The online world is paradoxically becoming both easier and trickier to navigate. This is because, in addition to search engines and social media like Twitter and Facebook, there is also the ever-developing and expanding world of mobile apps, with new niches and specialties emerging…

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NYC

Lupe Fiasco Launches NGO to Support Entrepreneurs in Underserved Communities

By | Oct 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Earlier this week, the Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco launched the nonprofit organization, Neighborhood Start Fund, which will be aimed at helping those in underserved communities “turn ideas into start-ups.” Cofounded by head of global partnerships for Waze, Di-Ann Eisnor, Neighborhood Start Fund will be…

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DC

GiveBack DC Brings Startups and Nonprofits Together

By | Oct 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In Washington DC we have a growing mix of startups and nonprofits, but there are only a few opportunities for each to join forces. However, one particular agency has been on a mission to change this for the past four years, and is now…

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Amplify Your Food Donations This Season with Amp Your Good

By | Sep 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

One in six people in America face hunger, and over 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table every day. While programs out there like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for…

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One Billion Acts of Peace Wraps Up First Year

By | Sep 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

We recently shared with you the story of Wooftrax, a fitness tracking GPS app for dogs that also fits into the social good realm, in that they donate money to animal shelters based on miles logged into the app; it’s the Toms Shoes model for dog…

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San Francisco

A New Home Can Change the Trajectory of Someone’s Life

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

When Brett Hagler went down to Haiti about two years ago, it was the first time he had been directly exposed to the abject poverty of the country. For him, it was a whole different world being there in person versus watching it on TV,…

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DC

DC’s Mission: Launch Wants to Turn Former Prisoners into Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

There are not many opportunities out there for those with a prison record. What could be more discouraging for a person who has been incarcerated than knowing that almost any company they apply to is going to perform a background check, and that the background…

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DC

Waveborn Sunglasses Signs Troy Aikman as Official Spokesperson

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

A DC based socially conscious sunglasses company just signed one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks of all time as their official spokesperson. Waveborn Sunglasses just announced a four-year deal with Troy Aikman that will bring him on as their official ambassador and spokesperson. “Signing…