Ideas that Matter

Ideas that Matter 2016 | The Pain Project: Creating Tools for Shared Decision-Making

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Another winner of this year’s Ideas that Matter grant is The Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi) at the University of California, Davis. They worked with Hill Country Health and Wellness to create a 5-component toolkit that will improve patient/provider communication about chronic pain treatment options by empowering a shared decision-making process.

Ideas That Matter 2016 | ALL AMERICA: We See Changemakers Everywhere

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Ideas that Matter winner Felicidad is creating a print publication that will feature outstanding, inspirational stories about social innovators from all corners of the U.S., and from all groups, showcasing the changemaking energy in this country for Ashoka’s initiative All America.

To learn more about their project, please visit: http://bit.ly/2eot7gT

To learn more about Sappi North America's Ideas that Matter program, please visit: http://bit.ly/1jm9Vfc

Ideas the Matter 2016 | The Growing Girls Project

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Our Ideas that Matter program is meant to inspire change and drive social good through print. The graphic design MFA program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) is helping to lay the foundation for a lifetime of sexual and reproductive health by supporting young girls in Baltimore with innovative puberty educational tools through The Growing Girls Project, which is supported by the Johns Hopkins University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.

Ideas That Matter 2016 | SOLA Case Statement and Website

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Design studio, The Blank Page, is helping SOLA, School of Leadership, Afghanistan to change lives through our Ideas that Matter grant. They will be creating a printed case statement and redesigned website that will feature the work of illustrators depicting life at SOLA—where girls in Afghanistan can receive quality education in a safe and healthy environment.

Ideas that Matter 2016 | Extraordinary Playscapes

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Today we begin our features on the 2016 Ideas that Matter grant winners. This week we take a look at Design Museum Foundation’s work for Extraordinary Playscapes.They plan to create Playground Passports, outdoor kiosks, a website, and a catalog to amplify the reach of a national traveling exhibition on the design and importance of imaginative outdoor play.

To learn more about their project, please visit: http://bit.ly/2cn9AqP

Sappi North America Announces Recipients of the 17th Ideas that Matter Grant

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BOSTON, September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the eight grant recipients of its 17th annual Ideas that Matter program, where financial support is given to designer applicants who create and implement print projects for social impact.

Ideas that Matter: Empowering Today’s Dreams to be Tomorrow’s Reality

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Have you heard of Sappi’s Ideas that Matter competition? More than a decade ago, Sappi established the grant program to recognize and support designers who use their skills and expertise to solve communications problems for a wide range of charitable activities. Since 1999, Sappi has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing over US$12million worldwide to causes that enhance our lives and our planet.

Boosting Brand Awareness in the Digital Age

Sappi North America’s investments extend far beyond operations and infrastructure.
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In 2014, we invested significant resources in customer communications in order to increase brand awareness and drive sustainable performance for our business.

In Memoriam: Robert Sedlack

Remembering the life and design contributions of an Ideas That Matter grant recipient, Robert Sedlack
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We dedicate this blog post to honor the life and design contributions of an Ideas that Matter grant recipient, Robert Sedlack, who passed away earlier this month. Robert was an award-winning designer, respected professor and leader in the design community. His academic research was focused on the life-changing impact that design can have when applied appropriately and collaboratively to social betterment problems. Robert used the research results, in combination with his personal passion and design professionalism, to achieve social and cultural advancement on the world stage.

Ideas that Matter: EducationSuperHighway

Sappi's past Ideas that Matter grant winner
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Past Sappi Ideas that Matter grant winner EducationSuperHighway is the leading non-profit focused on upgrading Internet infrastructure to enable digital learning in America's K-12 public schools. Check out their story.

America's schools need an upgrade. Digital learning can transform education, but it requires robust broadband. And today, 40 million students don't have the speed they need. That's 72% of all K-12 students in the US.

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