Embrace, one of UniversalGiving’s most recent partners, was founded as a Stanford Class project. This innovative nonprofit is working to solve the difficult issue of premature deaths throughout the developing world. Their website claims that “the most dangerous day of … Continue reading NGO Spotlight: Embrace
By Aidan Donahue I often feel helpless watching the news. Images of injustice continually appear on my screen, gripping me with a sense that something needs to change. I see growing income inequality, videos of police officers using excessive force, … Continue reading Facilitating Social Change
By Trevor Sipos With the current public health emergency of the Zika virus and the still recent epidemic of Ebola, more needs to be done to counter the threat of emerging infectious diseases. In fact, we are seeing more infectious diseases appear than … Continue reading The Zika Virus
By Ted Yavuzkurt I’ve often wondered how I could “do something” to “give back.” For me, this used to conjure up visions of working for a non-profit, joining the Peace Corps or taking a teaching gig in the inner city. … Continue reading A Different Way to Give
By Bronte Kass This week, replace your search engine with Ecosia! Ecosia, founded in 2009, is a company that plants trees with its ad revenue; you search the web, and the ads generate income for tree planting projects in Burkina Faso, … Continue reading Ecosia – Plant Trees with Every Search!
By Marina Smith Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International— an organization committed to driving social change efficiently and effectively. SVP has created a network of thousands of individuals dedicated to linking their passions to progress and social change. Shoemaker has made his own impact by connecting people and organizations with the causes they are most passionate about and with the human resources most salient to their missions. In his newly released book CAN’T NOT DO: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World (Wiley), Shoemaker traces the paths of dozens of change-makers who acted on … Continue reading Are You Willing to Go to Hard Places?
By Steven Chang The power of video to successfully promote causes, companies, organizations, people, and yes, even cats, on the Internet is hardly a secret. We can see the power of video almost immediately (how many views/hits did you get?), and we can also see the power of video in our everyday lives (when was the last time you asked a question beginning with, “have you seen that one video…?”). But how do videos become popular? Two videos that use the same outreach methods – email, social media, word of mouth, live presentation – may not necessarily have the same … Continue reading The Power of Video