Social Good

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…

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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,…