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Leveraging Technology for Social Good: The 2015 Social Good Summit

Leveraging Technology for Social Good: The 2015 Social Good Summit

September 27-28, a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists will unite at the 2015 Mashable Social Good Summit in New York City to discuss solutions to the greatest challenges of our time. The Social Good Summit is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held during UN Week and continuing the theme from 2014, #2030NOW, speakers and attendees will address the question, … Read entire article »

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Share Your Social Feed Today and #ShareHumanity

Share Your Social Feed Today and #ShareHumanity

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.   Today is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. The UN invites you to become a messenger of humanity. Share your social feed and … Read entire article »

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Not Your Average 18th Birthday Party. But She’s Not Your Average 18-Year-Old.

Not Your Average 18th Birthday Party. But She’s Not Your Average 18-Year-Old.

Not many teenagers celebrate their 18th birthday by opening a school for refugee girls, but then Malala Yousafzai isn’t a typical 18-year-old. Malala—a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate who gained world-wide renown after surviving a point-blank shot to the head by a Taliban gunman—turned 18 on Sunday, July 12. #Malala: “Thank you for giving me the greatest birthday gift… choosing #booksnotbullets.” http://t.co/fMqtQtQw0v pic.twitter.com/vO9rsQ16lU — Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) July 12, 2015 Malala celebrated by … Read entire article »

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Homeless Man Was Offered a Reward for Returning Lost Cash. What He Did with That Reward is Truly Stunning.

Homeless Man Was Offered a Reward for Returning Lost Cash. What He Did with That Reward is Truly Stunning.

What would you do if you found more than $2,000 in cash on the street? One homeless man in Canada put the true definition of integrity on display when he walked into a police station to return the money. When the community heard what he had done, they rallied together to raise money for the man — who did not want to be identified. In all, the GoFundMe account set up for the Good Samaritan raised more … Read entire article »

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Dad, Daughter Duo Complete 39 Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Birthdays

Dad, Daughter Duo Complete 39 Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Birthdays

Lee Beck and his young daughter, Amelie decided to do something a bit untraditional to celebrate their 32nd and 7th birthdays. The Dad and Daughter duo from Oxford, England both have birthdays in May, so they spent the two weeks surrounding their birthdays doing random acts of kindness — 39 acts in all. “We are happy that we were able to meet so many people, learn about various charities, not-for-profit organisations and have some fun along … Read entire article »

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She’s 9 Years Old — And She’s Changing The World

She’s 9 Years Old — And She’s Changing The World

If you’ve ever questioned your ability to help someone in need, 9-year-old Hailey Fort is living proof that all it takes is a caring heart and little gumption to make a difference in the world. Check out her story, and if you’re inspired by this soft-spoken tiny philanthropist, donate to her cause on her GoFundMe page. ABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment News   … Read entire article »

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The Hidden Cause of Poverty The World Needs to Address Now

The Hidden Cause of Poverty The World Needs to Address Now

Compassion and aid projects have made a dent in global poverty since the 1980s, but there’s a hidden cause that is keeping billions of people around the world living in poverty today. In his recent TED Talk, Gary Haugen, founder of International Justice Mission, explains this cause and how addressing what he has named The Locust Effect can help lift the poor out of poverty. To learn more about The Locust Effect and how you can take … Read entire article »

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Miley Cyrus Launches Happy Hippy Foundation to Support Vulnerable Youth

Miley Cyrus Launches Happy Hippy Foundation to Support Vulnerable Youth

Miley Cyrus is using her platform to influence cultural and social change. Today, the singer announced the official launch of the Happy Hippie Foundation., dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. Cyrus has enlisted the teamed up with Facebook for Backyard Sessions, featuring performances by Cyrus and other artists filmed in her own backyard. Joan Jett and Ariana Grande are among the artists she’s got lined up for … Read entire article »

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World Malaria Day: It Starts With You

World Malaria Day: It Starts With You

In 2013, 584,000 people died from Malaria. Today, half the world’s population (3.2 billion people) is at risk of contracting malaria. The good news? Since 2000, the global malaria mortality rate has been reduced by 47 percent and an estimated 4.2 million lives have been saved as a result of increased awareness and malaria interventions Tomorrow, April 25 is World Malaria Day, and there’s something you can do to help save lives from malaria. Nothing But Nets … Read entire article »

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Stars Step Up To Educate and Inspire Global Citizens at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

Stars Step Up To Educate and Inspire Global Citizens at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

High-profile musical artists will join global policymakers, finance ministers, environment and development NGOs, and industry executives on the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, April 18 for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, presented by Earth Day Network and the Global Poverty Project. Hosted by Will.I.Am and Soledad O’Brien, the event will feature special guests: Common D’banj Fally Ipupa VIXX Roy Kim and performances by: No Doubt Usher Fallout Boy Mary J Blige Train and My Morning Jacket “Marking the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Global … Read entire article »

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