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In Search of Bachelors and Philanthropy in Rural Alaska and Video Story Capture Tips

The Story

Last week,  my adventure in Alaska started with a meeting with representatives from community foundations around the state of Alaska hosted by the Alaska Community Foundation.   That’s where I met Joe Page from the Jessica Stevens Foundation who told me the amazing story about the Talkeetna Bachelor Society.… Read More

America’s Giving Challenge 2009 Assessment and Reflection Paper

Allison Fine and I, along with my Zoetica colleague Geoff Livingston have completed the  assessment and reflection paper for 2009 America’s Giving Challenge for the Case Foundation.   This is Case Foundation’s second online competition that encouraged people to leverage their social networks to raise money and awareness and recruit supporters for the causes they care about most. … Read More

Microsoft’s Networked Approach To Accelerating Social Change Through Technology

Ed Granger-Happ, Nethope; Claire Bonilla, Disaster Response Microsoft; Daniel Ben-Horin, TechSoup Global, Vida Durant, CARE USA

Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to attend Microsoft’s  “Accelerator Summit,” a day of conversation with Microsoft employees, partners, academics,  journalists, and bloggers about their corporate citizenship program.   … Read More

Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right

The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works.  It combines expert judging with popular vote, online strategy with good old fashion off line organizing, links objectives to a theory of change, and incorporates a fun and engaging way for people to learn about and take action on a timely community problem.  … Read More