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Social Media and Saving the Environment: Clicktivism or Real Change?

Social Media and Saving the Environment: Clicktivism or Real Change? | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
The environmental sector has embraced social media rapidly and wholeheartedly. It is using the medium to support environmental campaigns and to connect people locally and cross-nationally on major ...
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What is Clicktivism? Does it help the end goal of "transformation"? Or are we fooling ourselves? #SocialMedia #SocialGood

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Top 100 Charity Trends of 2015

Top 100 Charity Trends of 2015 | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
From Clean Water Vending Machines to Non-Profit Grocery ShopsPublished: Jan 23, 2016 'The top 2015 charity trends serve as a reminder that not everyone is able to meet their basic needs. For millions of people around the world, access to safe water, nutricious food and permanent housing is hard to come by. As a result, there are numerous charities working to ensure that no one is forced to go without these necessities.

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Keep spreading the word on social media. So many projects start but merit more replication. Now is the time.

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New Giving Platforms Optimize New Giving Trends

New Giving Platforms Optimize New Giving Trends | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

"In addition to changes in technology, a shift in giving attitudes will continue to shape donations from millennials who view contributions to larger social movements as primary motivating factors in giving. And with this shift away from tax-deduction motivated gifts, millennials are looking for opportunities to contribute smaller individual donations to a larger cause. Social media fuels this desire to keep up with the giving of peers and also provides an avenue for millennials to connect with one another through their charitable donations. 

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Social Media as a fundraising tool comes of age with Charitweet and it's cousins.

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Read This Before You Buy Another Holiday Gift (or Goat) - New York Times (blog)

Read This Before You Buy Another Holiday Gift (or Goat) - New York Times (blog) | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
We cannot use seasonal charitable giving to put a fig leaf over the ways our passion for cheap clothes and toys contributes to the problems we try to help solve with our donations.
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Billionaire Jeff Skoll Launches Center For Social Impact Entertainment At UCLA With $10 Million Gift

Billionaire Jeff Skoll Launches Center For Social Impact Entertainment At UCLA With $10 Million Gift | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, Los Angeles billionaire Jeff Skoll founded Participant Media to make films and TV shows that spark social change. Now he wants to inspire the next generation of entertainers to follow in his footsteps.

Today, Skoll announced a $10 million endowment to launch an eponymous Center for Social Impact Entertainment at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The first-of-its-kind hub will host workshops, lectures and visiting artists, as well as fund research to measure the impact of socially minded storytelling. It will also hold public events and exhibits. In addition, starting next year, the Center and Participant Media will convene artists, government officials, academics and business and nonprofit leaders for an annual event on storytelling as a tool for social change.

“I founded Participant Media in the belief that a story well-told has the power to ignite positive social change,” Skoll said in a statement. “This new center at UCLA TFT is an extension of that vision, with the goal of empowering a new generation, and elevating storytelling as a tool to create impact and empower people to connect to the social issues which can have a profound impact on our world.”
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A welcome gift for Social Media, the process of storytelling in social media, the arts, and an inevitable impact on social change.

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BBC Children in Need - BBC Music’s God Only Knows in aid of BBC Children in Need - BBC

BBC Children in Need - BBC Music’s God Only Knows in aid of BBC Children in Need - BBC | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

BBC Music’s God Only Knows in aid of BBC Children in Need (click through for full story)

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Viral BBC BeachBoys Cover vy celebrities has real meaning: raising money for #ChildrenInNeed #ArtTweets4Good

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The 2013 Social Good Summit: What I Learned - Operation USA

The 2013 Social Good Summit: What I Learned - Operation USA | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

"Last week I traveled to New York City to attend the 2013 Social Good Summit on behalf of Operation USA. Over the course of three days I was lucky enough to hear from dozens of inspirational speakers from the nonprofit and tech communities. Set against the backdrop of UN Week, hundreds of attendees came together to converse on the conference theme of #2030NOW — discussing how we can use innovation today to unlock the power of media and social good and build a better world by 2030.

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excellent, tight top ten take-away from 

By Mary Dolan • Sep 30th, 2013

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10 Best Social Media for Nonprofit Fundraising & Engagement Posts from 2012

10 Best Social Media for Nonprofit Fundraising & Engagement Posts from 2012 | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
We are continuing with our “Best of 2012” series that we started yesterday with the 10 Best Nonprofit Fundraising Posts from 2012 by ranking our best social media related posts. We began a Social M...
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Edward Geldens's curator insight, January 2, 2013 3:08 PM

This is the wave of the future. It is like moving from analog to digital in electronics. It just one more step towards mankinds leaving his cumbersome body behind and joining into a totaly mental comunnity. Energy to Energy!

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keytrend's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:32 AM

The non-profit economy will start to use social media and internet marketing

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How to Help After Sandy: MetroFocus

How to Help After Sandy: MetroFocus | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

... by John Segal is one of many cards and e-cards sold by the nonprofit to help fund its meals for the homebound elderly. While many of us will ... (more after the jump)

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I realize I'm "spamming" my little audience with year-end goodwill. There are nevertheless many links for#Sandy in this article still in need. And end-of-the-year giving? If you can manage it this year, your support is needed. Social Media is the quickest reminder. The focus of this Scoop.It will shift as we move into into the new reaities of 2013. Thanks for following. I hope some of this will be helpful. ~ sdc

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Ch-Ch-Changes: Nonprofit Sector Predictions for 2013 - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Ch-Ch-Changes: Nonprofit Sector Predictions for 2013 - The Nonprofit Quarterly | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

"Despite statistical improvements in macro-economic indicators such as the unemployment rate and job creation, nearly everyone suggested that social and economic conditions... (more)

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2012: It Was a Very Good Year for Social Giving [Infographic]

2012: It Was a Very Good Year for Social Giving [Infographic] | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
Just as social media has changed how we live, it’s now transforming the way we give.
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25 Of The Most Clever And Powerful Social Awareness Campaigns

25 Of The Most Clever And Powerful Social Awareness Campaigns | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

Samuel Masters for Art-Sheep


"As every day we are bombarded by advertisements and targeted by a variety of marketing strategies, we can appreciate the overwhelming power and impact a clever and to-the-point ad can have on our lives. It is, therefore, natural that this kind of power should and would be employed in making a…

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Social Trends

Social Trends | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
Social Good - The need for increased action and awareness for local and worldwide social causes is on the rise. Shining the spotlight on innovative charities, community initiatives and cause-related marketing tactics, Trend Hunter’s social good category is here to offer some unique insight into different causes and methods of awareness.
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How to Help the Relief Effort in Nepal

How to Help the Relief Effort in Nepal | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
Updates on the devastation in Nepal, where an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.8 struck on Saturday near its capital, Katmandu, flattening sections of the city and killing hundreds.
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Links to agencies needing help with efforts in Nepal. Click through to the links: Please consider sharing information as soon as possible

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Simple Social Charity Campagins : tweet to donate

Simple Social Charity Campagins : tweet to donate | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
By using Twitter as a way to financially support your favorite causes, you can leverage your social following in a meaningful way and challenge your networks to give back as well.
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Top 100 Charity Trends of 2014 - From Charitable Cat Deliveries to Light-Sharing Paper Projects (TrendHunter.com)

Top 100 Charity Trends of 2014 - From Charitable Cat Deliveries to Light-Sharing Paper Projects (TrendHunter.com) | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
(TrendHunter.com) The most enduring 2014 charity trends were marked by the creative and effective use of the Internet and social media to spread awareness about charitable campaigns and raise money to support them....
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Movember United States

Movember United States | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
Movember, the month formerly known as November, is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

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All the links you need, whether you're in it for the moustache or committing to supporting men's health! (women allowed)

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10 Landing Page Examples For the Social Good | Unbounce

10 Landing Page Examples For the Social Good | Unbounce | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
This is one of the few non-profit landing pages that does a good job of limiting distractions. Most of the landing .... the visitor more: You can help feed starving children in the U.S. and around the world – Donate your gift below ...
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Clear analysis.

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Storytelling for Social Change at Facebook

Storytelling for Social Change at Facebook | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

Randy Astle:  "Tuesday night Facebook hosted a panel discussion about social issue-oriented transmedia at their office in midtown Manhattan" ...


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 23, 2013 1:00 AM

Transmedia for good ....

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nice.........
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A very interesting new project of transmedia storytelling 

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2013: America on the cusp of social change

2013: America on the cusp of social change | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

Frida Ghitis says that after years in which conservative views dominated the nation, there's now majority support for many progressive stances..." (Really good CNN article! Please read!)

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Social Media Stories Top Our List In 2012 « Sage Words

Social Media Stories Top Our List In 2012 « Sage Words | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it
I think this points to growing interest in social enterprise and social good. While it's not a top post yet, Nonprofits And Social Enterprise Infographic is quickly picking up views. So, here's the list for you of the top 5 posts in 2012: ...
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Crowdfunder Launches Crowdfunding Site for Social Good Startups - Tech Cocktail

Crowdfunder Launches Crowdfunding Site for Social Good Startups - Tech Cocktail | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

12/20/12: Crowdfunder launched its social enterprise hub where people can find social good startups to support – a kind of Kickstarter for social... (more)

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Occupy Wall Street's Santa Problem - Forbes

Occupy Wall Street's Santa Problem - Forbes | Social Media and Social Good | Scoop.it

"Around here, we’re generally sympathetic to Occupy Wall Street’s goals. As one pessimistic commentator put it, at least they’re yelling at the correct buildings. And we have great familiarity with indebted Americans—having been one until recently, and now helping a close relative deal with aggressive debt purchasers. So I empathize with the goals of Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee project.


Rolling Jubilee proposes to purchase consumer debt on the open market for pennies on the dollar—just like hedge funds do every day—and then find the debtors and forgive their debts. The project has already garnered roughly $500,000 in contributions, which would purchase $10 million of consumer debt.


Rolling Jubilee wants to surprise the individual debtors with their forgiveness—you may be a winner! People like the idea of playing Santa Claus to beleaguered debtors. Rolling Jubilee has begun sending outforgiveness letters to debtors. The letters are packaged as gifts. (more)

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