Archive | January, 2012

Congratulations to Critical Exposure for Winning PhotoPhilanthropy Award!

  We’re pleased to share this good news on behalf of  PhotoPhilanthropy and Critical Exposure, two community partners that participated in our “Photography for Good” panel discussion and slideshow at the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival. Here’s the announcement from PhotoPhilanthropy: PhotoPhilanthropy is thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2011 PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award for Community-Based Organizations (CBO): Critical Exposure […]

Hip-Hop as Transnational Protest in “Furious Force of Rhymes”

    Hip-hop has always been breaking down barriers. American hip-hop artists were among the first to have videos shown on MTV, with shows like Yo! MTV Raps, which brought them national notoriety, intertwining their music with the dawn of a new global era in music. The evolution of hip-hop has not been confined to […]

Artist Duo Champions Message of Change at “Capital Canvases”

  Capital Canvases for a Cause is a monthly event in Washington, D.C., organized by Long & Foster on Capitol Hill, that supports local artists and community-based organizations with wine, hors d’oeuvres and networking. Art sales are split evenly between the featured artists and the nonprofit. Last Friday, the art-focused happy hour continued bringing notoriety to […]

Q&A with Greg Jacobs: Louder Than a Bomb

  The uplifting and inspiring documentary film Louder Than a Bomb follows four Chicago high school teams in their journey to compete in the world’s largest teen poetry slam, created by local nonprofit Young Chicago Authors that empowers youth through writing, publication and performance education. The feature film begins at the start of the school year, six months prior […]

Q&A with Karl Grobl: Come Along for the Ride

  To ring in the new year, Karl Grobl, a self-described “humanitarian photojournalist,” launched a new video journal, “Come Along for the Ride,”  to provide insights into his work as a visual storyteller for NGOs worldwide. For the past 10 years, the photographer has been documenting the relief efforts and development work of clients like World Vision, World […]

Jobs of the Week: Design for Social Impact in India

In July 2012, Design Impact will place its second cohort of “Fellows” at select Indian organizations to work on a design project that improves access to basic needs for resource-poor communities. Projects include designing nutrition-rich meals in Pune slums, teaching paper crafts and life skills to street children, and improving indoor air-quality for users of cooking […]

The 7 Types of Video to Leverage Social Change

This post is written by special contributor Greg Roth, the founder of Percy Group Communications, who co-presented at last month’s NetSquared talk on “Leveraging Video for Social Change” at Affinity Lab in Washington, D.C. He breaks down the various forms of video that nonprofits, NGOs and small businesses use to advance their mission and accomplish […]

Jobs of the Week: Words are the Currency of Thought

You know what they say: Put your money where your mouth is. Or, in this case, help generate money from where other people’s mouths are, as the Business Development Associate for StoryCorps, the independent nonprofit that gives Americans the chance to record, share and preserve their everyday stories. You’ll be responsible for the organization’s earned income […]