TOPIC: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (34)

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

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

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

Social Actions

http://socialactions.com

Social Actions is making it easier for people to find and share opportunities to make a difference. Supports initiatives that help people engage with the causes they care about. Champions collaborations that advance the work of social innovators. Develops open source software that adds a philanthropic layer to the web.

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Social Actions

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

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

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

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

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

llinois Pro Bono App

Makes pro bono work easy for legal professionals who want to give back to their communities. Three tools in one – primers on Illinois law, volunteer opportunity search, and calendar of upcoming legal events, including MCLE trainings.

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Llinois Pro Bono, Civic Engagement

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

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

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

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

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