Ideas that Matter Makes a Big Impact with over $250,000 Donated to Grant Winners
Award-winning non-profit 826 believes that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. The organization, founded in 2002 by celebrated author Dave Eggers and acclaimed educator Nínive Calegari, provides underresourced students ages six to 18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills through free programs hosted both in the classroom and after school.
Ten design projects to receive funds to implement campaigns for social good through print mediums
BOSTON, October 16, 2017/3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the ten grant recipients of its 18th annual Ideas that Matter program, where financial support is given to designers who create print integrated projects to maximize social impact.
Susan Penfield, Booz Allen Hamilton’s Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, has been named to the national Board of Directors for SEED SPOT, a social enterprise–focused accelerator program that helps “new entrepreneurs take their concepts from idea to scale.”
WEBINAR // How to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign without a budget
September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Is your nonprofit gearing up for #GivingTuesday? We get it, planning and executing a successful crowdfunding campaign for the holiday season can be daunting. That’s why Taproot and Bre DiGiammarino of Indiegogo have teamed up to bring you a free webinar that will teach you how to harness the expertise of marketing, graphic design, videography, and communications professionals who want to volunteer to help your cause.
As a Butler Alumnus, I was beyond proud that our small school from Indiana showed everyone that they could compete with the country’s basketball powerhouses. Existing fans like me grew more enthusiastic, and the team gained countless new Bulldog supporters as others around the country jumped on the underdog bandwagon.
Our final 2016 Ideas that Matter winner is The Healing Tree. Designer Alvin Oei from Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design who worked with Coaniquem BCF to produce a storybook, patient passport and environmental graphic system to guide children and their families through burn treatment plans in Latin America.
Ideas that Matter winner McSweeney’s created an anthology of student work from each of 826 National’s seven chapters. 826 is a network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to inspiring students to cultivate their writing skills—encouraging them to share their voices, explore creativity and imagine a brighter future.
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.