Archive for October, 2011
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craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark Releases Infographic
I get asked a lot if nonprofits are using social media effectively. After taking a look at the Nonprofit Times list of 100 top nonprofits based on income, the craigconnects team decided to look at who was proactively and effectively utilizing social media in August and September of 2011. Do the highest earning nonprofits use social media the most effectively? How are people responding and interacting? The deal is with social media use on the rise, we decided to check this out and created an infographic to show the results. A few cool things we figured out: •92% of the top 50 nonprofits have at least 1 social media presence on their homepage. •The most followers that an organization has on Twitter is 840,653 (PBS)… •…but on the other hand, the organization following the most people is following 200,522 (The American Cancer Society)! •The American Red Cross was the first... Continue Reading
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Margaret Atwood’s New Book is Made of Straw Paper
Margaret Atwood, writer and Canada’s National Treasure, is issuing a limited edition of her latest book on straw paper. The paper is made solely of straw leftover after the grain harvest. Her new book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, will be the first in North America to be printed on this energy saving paper. The book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, is the story of her relationship with science fiction and brings together three unpublished lectures on this theme. It will be printed on “Second Harvest” paper. This is paper made from the leftover... Continue Reading
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Warby Parker’s “Do Good” vision for humanitarian eye wear comes into focus
How socially good can a good-looking, successful company really be? So, so good. Warby Parker is the kind of company you’d want to take home to Mom. The New York City via Wharton Business School startup was just named one of Huffington Post’s 2011 Game Changers ranked among “the 100 innovators, leaders and role models who are changing the way we look at the world and the way we live in it. Warby Parker is a humanitarian eye wear company that sells brilliantly designed glasses for $95–a quarter of most high-end retail prices. And just like TOM’S Shoes , for every pair you buy, Warby... Continue Reading
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The app that dares you to care
In a time when economic uncertainty is the only thing that’s certain, it’s hard to focus on anything but your own survival. But with CareZone, Ritesh Tilani hopes you’ll still continue to care. A year ago Ritesh Tilani had an possibly profitable idea that would give consumers the choice to buy from socially conscious companies. And in August, under Tilani’s umbrella company Innoventa, the mobile app CareZone was launched at JamJar Dubai. And with over a hundred users in under a month, CareZone is poised to become a nationwide app of choice. So what is CareZone? The press release announcing... Continue Reading
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New Yorkers say something nice
Think New Yorkers are rude? Think again. The people at Improv Everywhere decided to put a megaphone on a lectern in public places across New York City, encouraging passersby to “Say Something Nice.” The project was a collaboration between Improv Everywhere and the Guggenheim Museum exhibition “stillspotting nyc.” It’s nice to know that when given the opportunity, people can spread positive messages to those around them — even in the city that never sleeps.... Permalink
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Good News Reuse – Reusable Pizza Box
Good News Reuse™ has created the first ever reusable pizza box made from sustainable materials. We call it the Pi Pan. Our goal is to replace the 3 billion cardboard pizza boxes used each year with the Pi Pan. It’s a lofty goal so we need to get started now. FAQs: What is the Pi Pan made of? The Pi Pan is made of thin commercial food grade stainless steel, as thin as a reusable water bottle. It is BPA-free and does not contain other unhealthy chemicals. How long does a Pi Pan last? Stainless steel lasts forever but we... Continue Reading
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Do Good Bus To Tour Alongside Foster The People…With Your Help
Except for the sparkling white charter bus sitting in Bryan Trainor and Jennifer Barrette-Trainor’s driveway on Sept. 30, one wouldn’t suspect the quiet neighborhood to be hosting one of the more popular bands to pass through the Quiet Corner in some time. Foster the People, whose song, “Pumped Up Kicks” is number three on Billboard’s Hot 100, was in town for a private acoustic concert. But this fundraising event wasn’t about the band, so much as the charitable work carried on by the Do Good Bus, in which they arrived. The bus is the brainchild of Rebecca Pontius, sister of... Continue Reading
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