Most experts agree that collaboration in business consistently provides greater accomplishment. When it works, the combined brainpower of intelligent people can solve complex problems and achieve amazing results.
“Relevant” and “context” are two terms one often hears in discussions about social collaboration. It’s usually built into phrases such as, “We make social collaboration relevant by placing it in user context.” Context is a nice idea that has yet to be fully implemented in software. That’s too bad since context is the final part of the machinery that will get the social collaboration engine moving at top speed.
Every year around this time, my students come together and collect all the monies donated within our school for Penny Harvest, a program by Common Cents, Inc. that serves to help schools create service learning projects for children. It starts with young leaders prompting others in the school to make donations to a cause of their choice, but it often evolves into community service projects.
This year, for instance, our school decided to dedicate our Penny Harvest to Hurricane Sandy relief, and will gear our community service projects toward non-profits that focus on feeding those in need or helping in animal shelters.
At the world’s first G8 conference on social impact investing Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday reinforced the UK’s commitment and leadership in growing the global social investment market, which already creates jobs and growth in the economy...
GOOD 100: Meet Adam Sjoberg, Creating Art for Good and Social Change GOOD Magazine This year he will wrap Shake the Dust, a documentary about break-dancing and hip-hop in unlikely places like Yemen, Uganda, and Colombia, focusing on how the youth...
Cloud computing for managing directors iTWire There are some applications that use really big files like CAD and digital editing – these are best run locally although there is no reason that large files cannot be backed up to the cloud from a local...
A partnership for social change The Age In 1943, Father Gerard Kennedy Tucker, founder of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, arranged for the employment of the organisation's first social research officer to investigate the causes of poverty.
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