Tag Archives: events

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Filmmaker: David France

This post is part of Benevolent Media’s ongoing coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. For more information, read “The Benevolent Guide to the Sundance Film Fesitval.” When journalist-turned-filmmaker David France set out to make a documentary about the early days of the HIV/AIDS activist movement, he didn’t intend to start […]

The Benevolent Guide to the Sundance Film Festival

Ah, Sundance. The premiere indie film fest, where people all over the world descend on Park City, Utah to partake in the parties, the talks, the free swag, the networking, the snow bunnies, oh yes, and the movies. This year, we are keeping our eyes peeled for films and panels that explore ways to drive […]

PRESS RELEASE: Winners Announced for Benevolent Media Pitch Night

Cash Prizes to Support Multimedia Projects on Breast Cancer Awareness and Faith-Based Community Service WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 8, 2012) – Benevolent Media, a media and events company focused on celebrating storytelling and design for social good, today announced the winners of the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night, held on November 5. The $2,000 Grand Prize was […]

A Better World by Design: Barnum Workshop

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be attending A Better World by Design, a three-day conference held annually in Providence, Rhode Island to build a global community of socially conscious and passionate innovators. I’ve been invited to attend a workshop, hosted by Barnum, a design and innovation firm.  I’ll have 15 minutes to pitch my idea […]

Transformational Media Summit Starts Today!

Our peers in Europe are asking the same question we are: How can media help create a better world? Today marks the kick-off for the two-day Transformational Media Summit in London. The new initiative brings together pioneers from across the globe to explore how media can help us solve social, environmental and economic challenges. Themes covered include: […]

Capital Canvases for a Cause: Graphic Illustrator Supports YoungLives

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. The latest Capital Canvases event featured the artist known as […]

The Benevolent Guide to South by Southwest (#SXSW)

  The annual South by Southwest (“SXSW”) festival kicked off in Austin, Tex. on Friday, March 9. We perused the online schedule to look for sessions that have to do with storytelling or design for social and environmental good. If you’re in town and interested in blogging about one of the events, contact Editor-in-Chief Erica Schlaikjer: erica […]

International Women’s Day: Making Herstory!

  In honor of International Women’s Day, we bring you a round-up of conversations, projects, profiles and news of women and girls who are shaking up the world of benevolent media. Good timing: Apply by midnight tonight for the chance to win $20,000 to fund your news startup, thanks to the Women Entrepreneurs in the […]

Capital Canvases for a Cause: “Dream Windows” for Loving Me Girls’ Conference

  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. The monthly “Capital Canvases” event, held on Friday, February […]

The Benevolent Guide to Social Media Week (#SMW12)

Social Media Week kicked off on Monday in cities around the world. We’ll be covering a few of the events in Washington, D.C. We combed through the worldwide schedule to highlight sessions that have to do with storytelling or design for social and environmental good. WASHINGTON, D.C. #SocialMediaProblems: Digital Challenges & Opportunities for Real World […]