The Civic Accelerator is looking for for-profit and nonprofit ventures addressing the digital divide and digital literacy. Apply by March 2, 2018. Head over to cvcx.org for more info!
Project Innovation, a new grant program recognizing local non-profit organizations that are leveraging #technology to solve everyday problems.
There is power in numbers, especially when it comes to social enterprise. The Stanford Social Innovation Review takes a closer look at the overall benefits for communities when nonprofits collaborate with, or even better, acquire existing non-profits. Click to Read More
Do you know who your state and federal representatives are? If you have a Facebook account, visit the "Explore" tab, click "Townhall" and find out the names of your local and state representatives. But your online civic engagement doesn't have to stop there. The new feature also provides a forum for community members to provide… Continue reading Facebook Invites Users to Take Part in “Townhall”
Over the last several years, a growing cluster of promising, industry-specific tech companies have established themselves throughout the D.C. area. Montgomery County in Maryland, for example, is understood to be a vibrant biotech hub — lifted by a proximity to the National Institute of Health, among other things. Read More (via DCInno)
Attempts at innovating the investment culture—particularly that of investment banks and private equity funds presented a fragmented, inefficient, and challenging environment. Early innovators had limited knowledge exchange among themselves and were natural to proselytize. A small, committed group of investors willing to learn from each other and collaboratively built a market that could be used… Continue reading Impact Investing and Innovation
The dilemma is that we need to provide neighborhood resources so our Youth can learn how to transition from consumers to change agents.
“My definition of a visionary is someone who is an innovator, who has had measurable impact in changing the environment in which they operate” - Pamela Joyner, founder of Avid Partners (via SF Gate) Photo: Peter DaSilva, Special To The Chronicle
Social entrepreneurs now have an app working to bridge the gap between millennials and politics.
Attention social entrepreneurs and civic technologists, The White House is spearheading a new open data project.