As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a good time to pause and think about the bigger picture of social responsibility in personal terms. How do you evaluate your individual role as a social change agent? How would you define it? How do you measure it? To help with this exercise, Walden University has produced a survey and a quiz designed to discover more about people who are involved in positive social change. Their third annual social impact report includes the perspectives of more than 9,000 adults in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Jordan, Mexico, and the U.S.
New Social Impact Partnership Gives Qualified Private and Institutional Investors the Opportunity to Fund Social Change
December 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced a social impact partnership with New York State and Social Finance Inc. that resulted in a successful capital raise of $13.5 million to fund a new pay-for-success program. The offering proceeds provided by private and institutional investors will be used to fund a 5 ½-year program focused on comprehensive reentry employment services to 2,000 formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City and Rochester, N.Y.
$50,000 awarded to Scholars whose inspiring videos document efforts to make a difference in their communities
Minneapolis, December 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ — From helping young victims of human trafficking to supporting veterans returning to civilian life in the United States, more than 200 Walden University students and alumni submitted inspiring videos of social change in their communities for the university’s 2013 Scholars of Change video contest.
First campaign will fund Vote Yes, a film starring The Sapphires' Miranda Tapsell
November 8Social impact crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood has partnered with social media hub IndigenousX to empower Indigenous Australian changemakers to raise funds and rally community support for diverse Indigenous-founded initiatives.