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Bending the Social Change Arc Toward Progress

Bending the Social Change Arc Toward Progress

Just a week after celebrating MLK Day, the social change arc continues to bend toward justice. From the momentous decision by the Supreme Court to open up the possibility of parole for prisoners who were given life sentences as youths …

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So You Think You Can Save the World?

So You Think You Can Save the World?

With access to more information and technology than ever before, it’s easy to believe that we’re well on our way to saving the world, but we still have our work cut out for us. For instance, take the effect of …

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#PorteOuverte

#PorteOuverte

Following the heinous terrorist attacks domestically and abroad, we were quickly reminded about the power of social media and community when the Peace for Paris illustration went viral and #PorteOuverte trended worldwide. In some of the most trying times in recent …

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This Snapchat Article Won’t Disappear

This Snapchat Article Won’t Disappear

In October, we told you about Snapchat’s updates and the ways brands can take advantage of them. Since then, it’s become an even bigger tool for agencies and brands and is poised to grow in importance in 2016. Social change …

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Facebook Adds Live Video

Facebook Adds Live Video

Following a successful limited pilot with verified accounts and public figures, Facebook has announced an expansion of its Live Video feature, which enables users to live stream video to their friends and followers. While it’s not yet available for …

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Find the Labor That You Love and Angle It…

Find the Labor That You Love and Angle It Toward Justice

Life Lessons from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bryan Stevenson and Gloria Steinem

 “There are few sprints to justice – there are almost always marathons.”

– Bryan Stevenson

You’re probably someone who cares about social justice. You’d like to see some real …

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Join the Virtual March on Paris

Join the Virtual March on Paris

The big march in Paris was cancelled, but you can still march virtually by changing your profile picture on Facebook to the Earth at bit.ly/toloveearth. Here’s an easy way to let world leaders gathered in Paris know you expect …

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Creating an Effective Giving Tuesday Campaign

Creating an Effective Giving Tuesday Campaign

You know that the Facebook donate button is best when associated with a moment in time, but how can you best capture that moment in advance of year-end giving and Giving Tuesday? Eric Eddings, an Account Director on the Fenton digital …

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Mo Buttons, Mo Problems?

Mo Buttons, Mo Problems?

While Facebook’s donate button has garnered the most media attention, other social media portals have recently gotten in on the button action. On September 29th, YouTube introduced additional shopping ads that take viewers directly to the advertiser’s site, …

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From the Catwalk to the Office

From the Catwalk to the Office

Lessons from the fashion industry for social change organizations

Twice a year, the top fashion houses in the world gather to show their collections in Milan, Paris, New York and London. When fashion week in Paris ended this month, it …

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Remixing for Purpose and Progress

Remixing for Purpose and Progress

One of the fastest growing trends in video storytelling is video remixing. Video remixes involve cutting together existing video footage culled from various sources to tell a cohesive, cogent story. The technique is utilized extensively by NowThis, Mic, Vice, Refinery29 Vox and others …

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What Would Grover Do?

What Would Grover Do?

Lessons on the Art and Importance of Engaging Parents from Sesame Street

Earlier this month, Sesame Workshop unleashed a (Cookie) Monster when it announced a new broadcast partnership with HBO, a decision that was met with a wave of …

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Adopting the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Adopting the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

World leaders seek to eradicate extreme poverty, end climate change and fight inequality with ambitious goals through 2030
This September, 193 national leaders will commit to adopting 17 global goals as part of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) initiative …

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Philanthropy can do much more to warn of climate-change…

Philanthropy can do much more to warn of climate-change dangers

Turn on the television in Washington, D.C., and you will see ad after ad promising that America is being turned into a land of plenty thanks to oil, coal, and gas. We will be energy-independent, with jobs and prosperity for …

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We know how to end global poverty. Now what?

We know how to end global poverty. Now what?

A groundbreaking study of global poverty programs published this month in the journal Science proves the effectiveness of a multi-pronged, comprehensive approach that can help end global poverty by 2030.

So what are we waiting for? Let’s get to work.

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Changing light bulbs isn’t enough: 4 things to do…

Changing light bulbs isn’t enough: 4 things to do today

This Earth Day, Fenton invites you to take a lead on the climate crisis. The time for changing light bulbs is past – we’ve got to turbocharge our efforts. Here are four things you can do now to make a …

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What do you get when you cross a liberal…

What do you get when you cross a liberal with a libertarian? A price on carbon.

I had one of my favorite meetings ever last month. It wasn’t a chance encounter with a celebrity or super hero. Nope, way cooler. I was packed in close quarters with a gaggle of conservatives and libertarians. #woah

Albeit they were …

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Free clean solar power for your car

Free clean solar power for your car

This short video shows me charging my Ford plug-in electric/gas hybrid with my solar panels. I believe the time is coming soon when many people will do this to save the climate and human civilization. Plus, with solar (and soon …

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