100 Tweeters of Social Good You Have to Follow in 2013

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Each year, Armchair Advocates compiles a list of top Tweeters in social good, cause marketing, corporate responsibility and nonprofit technology.  We have enjoyed following and learning from these tech-savvy influencers throughout the year.  This is not an exhaustive list; but we hope these social do-gooders will inspire you to tweet, act, and make a difference. […]

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The Best Explanation of Supply Chain…Ever

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Guest post by Tara Greco I’m taking a video journalism class this semester. The technical aspects of the class are proving to be a challenge for this gadget-phobic student (aperture settings for the camera? setting the white balance when lighting the subject? rendering my edited piece?). But the class has encouraged me to view video […]

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Super Bowl Pre-Game: 5 Funny Commercials for Social Good

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As the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos this Sunday for Super Bowl XLVIII, millions of Americans will be joining in for a little football, obscene amounts of cheese dip and beer, half-time show wardrobe malfunctions, and of course, the commercials. To get your commercial viewing started early, why not check out these 5 hysterical […]

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Discuss: Do You ‘Like’ Facebook’s New ‘Donate Now’ Button for Nonprofits?

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Guest post by Emma Klues A few weeks ago, Facebook gave 18 nonprofit organizations to have a “Donate Now” button on their timeline, making it easy for people to donate IN Facebook, rather than clicking off to another site (for free, all donations go to the nonprofit). Nonprofits can request to get this feature with this form, but it […]

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Engaging Millennial Employees: Recruit and Retain Top Talent with Cause

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“Millennials, also known as Generation Y, grew up being told that they could do anything. Members of this generation believed they could be the president, astronauts, doctors, and even YouTube stars. They have grown up with incredibly individualized, hyperpersonalized experiences, which ultimately means they’re interested in niche subjects. Enter charity. Each Millennial—and this is also […]

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Bill Gates: 3 Myths that Block Progress for the Poor

By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think the world is getting worse. The belief that the world can’t solve extreme poverty and disease isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. That’s why in this year’s letter we take apart some of the myths that slow down the work. The next time you hear these myths, we hope you will do the same. – Bill Gates

Check out the full 2014 Gates Annual Letter here.

Is Sponsored Content Right for your Cause?

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Guest post by Tara Greco I normally write about social good with a sprinkle of social media. This time, I’m focusing on the digital space and passing along some food for thought as you leverage the web to build support for your cause. As I noted in an earlier post, I started a journalism grad […]

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You + Davos + Social Good

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As global attention turns to the World Economic Forum in Davos later this January, the +SocialGood community invites experts, leaders, innovators, UN and government representatives, and civil society — people like you — to participate in a one-day global conversation and social media surge on January 14, 2014. It will take place one week ahead of […]

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Corporate Philanthropy: Should it be an Obligation or a Requirement?

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Guest post by Tara Greco Hello again Armchair Advocate readers. I’m been on a short hiatus for the last few months while I started a grad school program at Georgetown. The many school writing assignments left little time to post to the blog, so I’m catching up over the semester break. Back in September, I […]

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How to Set Up a Fundraising Event

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Guest post by Maddie Rockwell Need to fundraise for your children’s school, community theater or other worthy cause? Here’s a look at some simple ways regular citizens can put together a fun, meaningful event that will bring in cash to help your community. Put On Your Planning Cap First of all, don’t make the idea […]

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Malarious: Donation-Gating Content

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Guest post by Emma Klues I stumbled across an interesting campaign recently that I’d like to explore. It’s called Malarious, and it’s an effort between the website College Humor, Malaria No More and comedians. They created a teaser video for 25 smaller videos that are only available if you donate to the nonprofit organization (anything $1 or more). This […]

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