Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

This is a guest post by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.  It was originally published on January 31, 2012 on “Beth’s Blog”. Time Magazine provocatively named “The Protester” as its 2011 “Person of the Year” for its riveting influence on last year’s social and political events. As courageous citizens connected with each other to express dissent and organize public actions, social media tools spurred activism and social change in unprecedented ways. Chalk up my vote for 2011’s “Best Debut Artist” and “Best Supporting Actor.” But for legal and advocacy organizations that defend civil liberties in the United States, forays into the social marketplace come with a unique set of challenges – and, no doubt, risks: … Continue reading Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

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Heroes with A Heart Grant Recognizes Unsung Nonprofit Heroes

If you’re like most people, you get most of your inspiration from people who are quietly changing the world each and every day. They’re not on the front page of the newspaper, and they’re not mingling with the Gates and Buffets of the world. They’re everyday people like you and me who have shown extraordinary commitment to making this world better than when they found it. The CTK Foundation “Heroes with a Heart” Grant Award asks YOU to nominate a “Hero with a Heart,” and give them a chance to win $5,000 – a simple thanks for the hard work that they do. What are the details of the “Heroes with a Heart” Grant? Here’s an overview of awards the … Continue reading Heroes with A Heart Grant Recognizes Unsung Nonprofit Heroes

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