TOPIC: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (34)

The Case Foundation

http://www.casefoundation.org

Our purpose is to expand giving, promote everyday philanthropy, deepen civic engagement, and broaden the use of new technologies to make giving more informed, efficient, and effective. We seek to do this while emphasizing the value of collaboration across all sectors, individual and organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship.

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The Case Foundation, Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, Collaboration, Steve Case

New Economics Foundation (nef)

http://www.neweconomics.org

Nef (the new economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.

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Nef

Voice of Witness

http://www.voiceofwitness.org

Voice of Witness is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit book series that empowers those most closely affected by contemporary social injustice. Using oral history as a foundation, the series depicts human rights crises around the world through the stories of the men and women who experience them.

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Voice Of Witness, Action, Human Rights, Social Injustice

Indicorps

http://www.indicorps.org

Indicorps is a non-partisan, non-religious, non-profit organization with its India operations based out of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.  Indicorps’ objectives are multifold: providing Indians from all over the world with a channel to reconnect with India and with the means to contribute to its development, while fostering a new generation of socially-conscious global leaders.

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Indicorps, Civic Engagement

The City 2.0

http://thecity2.org/splash.php

The winner of of the 2012 annual TED prize, The City 2.0 is a collaborative project inviting everyone to take part in the process of improving cities worlwide. Register to participate in the global conversation. 

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City 2.0, TED, Global

Partners for Livable Communities

http://livable.org/

Partners for Livable Communities is a national nonprofit organization working to restore and renew the communities we work and live in. Partners has over thirty years of experience in solving community problems by providing information, leadership and guidance that help communities help themselves. We welcome the opportunity to bring our experience to your community.

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Partners For Livable Communities, Communities

Landesa

http://www.landesa.org

Landesa’s mission is to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Recognizing that the lack of secure land rights is a root cause of global poverty, Landesa’s land law and policy experts help poor countries develop and implement land laws, policies, and programs that provide ladders out of poverty for their citizens and promote long-term economic growth.

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Landsea, Land Rights

Netherlands Centre for Social Development (MOVISIE)

http://www.movisie.nl

MOVISIE is the Netherlands centre for social development. Our mission is to promote the participation and independence of citizens. We do this by supporting and advising professional organizations, volunteer organizations and government institutions. Five themes are central to our work: effectiveness and professionalisation; participation and inclusion; domestic and sexual violence; social care; local citizenship.

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Netherlands Centre For Social Development, MOVISIE

Global Changemakers

http://www.global-changemakers.net

Global Changemakers was founded in 2007 when six young activists, brought together by the British Council, were invited to lend the ‘voice of youth’ to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Since then, the network has grown to a community of over 730 Changemakers in 121 countries world-wide. The mission of the programme is to empower youth to catalyse positive social change. It has expanded since its inception, and is now built on three pillars: Learning, Doing and Advocacy.

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Global Changemakers, Social Change, Advocacy

Youth Challenge International (YCI)

http://www.yci.org

Youth Challenge International is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. YCI engages youth in creating solutions to the challenges they face, incorporating youth development, volunteerism, partnership, and equity into all that we do. YCI's volunteer projects are currently located in Tanzania, Ghana, Guyana, Costa Rica and Guatemala

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Youth Challenge Inernational, YCI, Volunteer

Ashoka

http://www.ashoka.org

Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™ world: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers. 

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Ashoka, Social Challenges, Citizen

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

http://www.aacu.org

AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,250 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, and universities of every type and size.

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Association Of American Colleges And Universities, AAC&U, Undergraduate, Liberal Education, AACU, Schools

Citizinvestor

http://www.citizinvestor.com

Citizinvestor allows citizens to invest in the local government projects they care about most. 
Local governments submit pre-approved projects to citizinvestor.com. The cost of the project has already been set and department approved, the only thing lacking is the funding. Citizens then find the projects they care about most and invest financially in those projects. Once a project is 100% pledged, the project is built! Citizens don’t pay a dime unless the project is funded in full. This ensures that there’s little risk to the local government entity and little risk to the citizen.

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Citizinvestor, Goverment, Projects, Fund, Citizens, Invest, Crowdfunding, Cities, Local Communities, Urban, Future City, Petitions, Public

Act.ly

http://act.ly/

Act.ly is petitions designed to take full advantage of Twitter. Start a Twitter petition in seconds.

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Actly, Petitions, Twitter, Change, Tweet

Friends of the Earth

http://www.foe.org

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It's hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.
Friends of the Earth, as an outspoken leader in the environmental and progressive communities, seeks to change the perception of the public, media and policy makers--and effect policy change--with hard-hitting, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that describe what needs to be done, rather than what is seen as politically feasible or politically correct. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to our successful campaigns over our 42-year history.

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Friends Of The Earth, Planet, Environment, Advocacy, Politics, Lobby, Government, Policy