TOPIC: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (33)

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

AJEEC-NISPED (Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation – Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development)

http://en.ajeec-nisped.org.il

Founded in 1998, AJEEC-NISPED is an Arab-Jewish organization based in Israel’s Negev, dedicated to strengthening active citizenship through education and economic empowerment. AJEEC-NISPED works towards creating equal, inclusive and flourishing societies. Our programming includes an array of strategies including economic development through formation of cooperatives and social enterprises, volunteerism, quality early childhood education, health promotion, and Jewish-Arab partnership.

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AJEEC-NISPED, Jewish-Arab Partnership, Israel, Arab-Jewish Center For Equality, Empowerment And Cooperation – Negev Institute For Strategies Of Peace And Development

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

http://www.adl.org

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

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Anti-Defamation League, ADL, Bigotry, Discrimation, Anti-Semitism, Advocacy

Apathy is Boring

http://www.apathyisboring.com/en

Apathy is Boring is a national non-partisan project. Our mission is to use art and technology to educate youth about democracy.

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Election, Voting, Youth, Democracy, Apathy Is Boring

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

Avaaz

http://www.avaaz.org

Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Our model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force.

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Protest, Human Rights, People Powered Politics, Campaigns, Take Action, Avaaz

Causes

http://www.causes.com

Causes is the world’s largest platform for activism and philanthropy. We empower individuals to create grassroots communities called “causes” that take action on behalf of a specific issue or nonprofit organization.

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Causes, Activism, Action, Giving Communities, Community, Giving Community, Joe Green, Facebook Causes, Facebook

Change.org

http://www.change.org

Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see.

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Change.org, Campaign, Petition, Change

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

Dear City

http://dearcity.org

Dear City is a simple concept allowing a citizen to leave (anonymous) messages to the city he or she lives in. This web-based framework creates a social cluster of opinions that express the thoughts of the man on the street. Dear City becomes a documentation of contemporary life and its ups and downs. We believe change is achieved through all levels of communication.

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Dear City, Cities, Metropolis, Urban

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

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

Hubbub

https://www.hubbub.org.uk

We’re an environmental charity. We make environmental matters matter, creating fun campaigns, that people latch onto and which go on to have a life of their own. Our approach is positive. We believe sustainability can and should be fun, enjoyable and sociable and so engage people through campaigns around food, fashion, sport, homes and neighbourhoods.

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Hubbub, Neat Streets, Green Living, Sustainability

Idealist

http://www.idealist.org

Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

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Nonprofit Jobs, Intern, Work, Internship, Idealist.org, Change, Change The World