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SXSW: What Does It Really Mean to “Engage”?

This post is part of Benevolent Media’s ongoing coverage of SXSW 2014. This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. It seems appropriate that I forgot my cell phone, my laptop and my camera’s memory card when I attended a session on “Human Connection: The Ultimate Digital Currency” at the SXSW Interactive festival this week. I was very […]

SXSW 2014: Participant Media Celebrates Storytelling for Social Change

Hollywood changemaker Participant Media is here at SXSW to prove that storytelling can make money, drive social impact and be entertaining—all at the same time. The award-winning entertainment company is best known for producing films like Lincoln, An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc. But over the past decade, it has grown its reputation as a multimedia powerhouse […]

SXSW 2014: TakePart Creates Bingo Game for Socially Conscious Events

This post is part of Benevolent Media’s ongoing coverage of SXSW 2014. TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, released this handy guide to socially conscious events and destinations at SXSW–in the form of a bingo game! Post pictures of the recommended hotspots using the hashtag: #sxswbingo And check out all of Participant Media’s social […]

The Benevolent Guide to SXSW 2014: Interactive

  The annual SXSW (“South by Southwest”) festival of music, film and interactive media descends on Austin, Texas this Friday, March 7. The 10-day schedule of events is jam-packed with performances, discussions, presentations and networking. I’ll be there with press credentials to cover the inspiring madness for Huffington Post Impact and Benevolent Media during the […]

Elephant Art Gallery Re-Defines Traditional “Trunk Show”

In the city of New York, there is no such thing as a wrong turn. As I was walking down the street, looking for an address, I stumbled upon an Elephant Art Gallery, located at 566 Lorimer St. Since I can remember, I’ve had a deep appreciation for elephants because of the wisdom and kindness […]

The Pitch: The Last American Indian on Earth

  This post is part of “The Pitch” series, which follows up with socially conscious creatives who submitted to the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night competition in November 2012. At the event, held in Washington, D.C., 13 different projects and organizations presented 3-minute proposals on how to use storytelling and design for social good, for a chance to win […]

Jobs of the Week: Create for a Cause

Interested in yoga? Do you want to be a part of a small, close-knit team with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects? The Yoga Alliance is hiring a Marketing and Public Affairs Specialist to assist in implementing public affairs and membership marketing strategies. This individual would be responsible for retaining and engaging […]

The Pitch: Guardians of the City

This post is part of “The Pitch” series, which follows up with socially conscious creatives who submitted to the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night competition in November 2012. At the event, held in Washington, D.C., 13 different projects and organizations presented 3-minute proposals on how to use storytelling and design for social good, for a […]

Jobs of the Week: Attention Recent Grads!

Critical Exposure, a nonprofit that teaches youth to use the power of documentary photography for school reform and social change, is hiring an Educator and a Youth Organizer. (Washington, DC) Playworks, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing bullying and increasing engagement among students, is seeking a Program Coordinator. As a full-time employee, this individual would […]

Jobs of the Week: Creativity is Key!

  CityArts for youth is looking for an experienced and passionate Education Director. CityArts is a nonprofit community arts center and its mission is to grant access to quality arts learning experiences to all children. Responsibilities include overall program development, administration and supervision of all the education programs at schools and program sites. This is a rewarding position […]

Jobs of the Week: Work to Create Equality!

Are you interested in playing an active role in the LGBT community? Do you have a strong interest in web management and social media? The NYC Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center is looking for a website and multimedia manager that will be responsible for the creation and production of their Center’s digital content. Get involved with a […]

Jobs of the Week: Go Wild with Marketing

Defenders of Wildlife are on the lookout for a savvy Digital Campaigns Production Associate to support the Defenders Marketing department.  As a leading environmental nonprofit organization, Defenders of Wildlife are dedicated to the protection of endangered species and habitat. This is an awesome opportunity for someone who is willing to dive in to a hands-on […]

With Love and Light: The Story Behind “New York Loves Boston”

As law enforcement officials intensify their investigation into Monday’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, activist-artist Grayson Earle recounts a creative response to the tragedy. 3:44 PM Alexander: um 3:45 PM a bomb just exploded at the boston marathon me: what?? The news hit me in that familiar way. I was in […]

Meet the Artist: Heidi Phelps on Wayward Women

  Self-proclaimed “femme-forward” artist Heidi Phelps is getting ready for her first solo show. Her female-focused fine art screen prints will be on display at Tryst, a popular D.C. coffeehouse, throughout the month of April, with an opening night party and special performance by musician Wytold on Thursday, April 4. She said she hopes the exhibit inspires audiences “to consider how […]

International Women’s Day: Gaining Momentum

Happy International Women’s Day! The global movement was created to inspire women and celebrate their achievements worldwide. The commemorative occasion originally started in the United States as a way for female laborers to demand shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. Now, people all over the world are organizing thousands of events, including political rallies, business […]

New Website Collects Ideas to Improve the World

Have you ever wanted to see current or  potential  innovations for poverty or the environment without having to do a lot of researching or reading?  Have you ever thought of an idea and wanted to tell the world about it and get  feedback?  How it could be different was founded for these purposes – to […]