TOPIC: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (34)

Meetup

http://www.meetup.com

Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

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Meetup, Local Community, Lectures, Action

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

Love For The Elderly

http://lovefortheelderly.org

So many elderly citizens in our nation have no one to care for them, no one to look after them, no one to love them. Help in giving seniors the love and attention they deserve. Love For The Elderly collects anonymous letters of kindness and distributes them to elderly citizens throughout America.

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Elderly, Seniors, Letters, Love For The Elderly

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

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

iVolunteering

Listen to thousands of free workshops from the top Black and Latino social justice leaders in the world.

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IVolunteering

Social Teeth

http://www.socialteeth.co

Social Teeth helps launch the voices of real people into the national conversation. What you see on Social Teeth are political messages created by political underdogs, everyday people, and grassroots organizations. 

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Social Teeth, Political, Ads, Media, Crowdfund, Message, Grassroots, Mainstream

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenya Vision 2030

http://www.vision2030.go.ke

The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrialising, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.

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Kenya Vision 2030, Africa, Country, Transform, Improve, Political, Social, Economic, Government, Citizens, Population, Prosperity, Plan, Urban