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SXSW: #GivingTuesday Scales Up

#GivingTuesday has no corporate headquarters. No official staff. And no single leader. And yet, in 2013, the online donation campaign has amassed 10,000 partners in all 50 states, received 1.2 billion media impressions, gained 1.2 million Facebook likes, and generated 500,000 tweets. The social media support has translated into real dollars, producing an average online […]

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: 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 […]

Meet the Filmmaker: Lisa Russell Documents Girl Power

I met with the Lisa Russell, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, in the quaint neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn to talk about the victimization of people in filmmaking and how she learned to flip the script with her new film “¡PODER!” The new short narrative is based on the real life story of two indigenous girls in […]

The Pitch: 1001 Breast Cancer Nights

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 funding […]

The Pitch: Gamechangers

  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 […]

Deep Focus: Chasing Ice

  The Sundance Award-winning film Chasing Ice features the work of National Geographic photographer James Balog and his quest to capture time-lapse images of glaciers melting as a result of undeniable climate change. Politics and skepticism aside, this documentary  captures a breathtaking landscape and can be described as nothing less than a photographic masterpiece of rarely seen images and world […]

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: Faith in Action DC

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 funding […]

Meet the Musicians: M.A.K.U Sound System on Partying for the People

As we approach the Fourth of July, it is hard not to think of our ancestors and respective immigrant histories. M.A.K.U Sound System is a band of Colombian musicians from Queens, New York with that groovy immigrant beat that is at the heart of the fabric of this country. The band will be playing their signature Afro-Colombian […]

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 […]

The Pitch: “Our View” by Dreams Work

  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 […]