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Why We’re Building a Creative Tool Lending Library

It’s exciting to provide tools to share with New Yorkers who have limited funds for things they won’t use everyday or limited space to keep them in their apartments. As important as it is to fund the actual tools, however, the tools themselves are not the reason we’re opening the library. We believe that sharing resources is an important part of knitting people together—it’s an invitation to think about a different way of working together.

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Posted by GOOD Community member Rena Tom in New York City, Tool Libraries and Coworking

Help fund 10 scar-coverage tattoos for 10 breast cancer survivors

Announcing the first annual P.INK Day. We’re connecting 10 renowned tattoo artists with 10 breast cancer survivors to adorn their mastectomy scars. Donate now and come back October 21st for real time updates and help us spread the word.

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Shared  by GOOD Community member Jeremey Horan in Breast Cancer Awareness, Art and Tattoos

Help fund 10 scar-coverage tattoos for 10 breast cancer survivors

Announcing the first annual P.INK Day. We’re connecting 10 renowned tattoo artists with 10 breast cancer survivors to adorn their mastectomy scars. Donate now and come back October 21st for real time updates and help us spread the word.

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Shared  by GOOD Community member Jeremey Horan in Breast Cancer Awareness, Art and Tattoos

How A Government Shutdown Impacts You

GOOD member MakinSense Babe shares in Politics, Health and Environment.

makinsensebabe:

How a shutdown impacts your life……
Don’t worry, the U.S. military will continue to operate.

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The Department of education will get sent home but your friends who are teachers still have to go to work. 

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Hundreds of national parks will close.

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Air traffic control stays open. 

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U.S. Postal Service stays open.

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And the DMV closes (maybe). 

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Missed why the government shut down? Click here —-> Here’s a quick explainer

There’s no age requirement for activists - meet Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez

If my memories of what I was like at 13 aren’t too clouded by time and nostalgia, permit me to say that I think I was a pretty switched-on kid. Yet at the same time I never translated those feelings into any sort of action. Maybe I didn’t know how, maybe I just didn’t believe that I could - I can’t really remember now. All of this has been on my mind since earlier this week I met Xiuhtezcatl - a 13 year old activist whose been fighting environmental issues since he was 6.

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Shared by GOOD Community member Kate Pawelczyk in Climate Change, Environment and Activism

There’s no age requirement for activists - meet Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez

If my memories of what I was like at 13 aren’t too clouded by time and nostalgia, permit me to say that I think I was a pretty switched-on kid. Yet at the same time I never translated those feelings into any sort of action. Maybe I didn’t know how, maybe I just didn’t believe that I could - I can’t really remember now. All of this has been on my mind since earlier this week I met Xiuhtezcatl - a 13 year old activist whose been fighting environmental issues since he was 6.

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Shared by GOOD Community member Kate Pawelczyk in Climate Change, Environment and Activism

Updating a nonprofit's website…

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Ever wonder how to make nonprofit work more interesting? Don’t overthink it. Check out how GOOD Community member Leah Neaderthal created a blog, workingatanonprofit.tumblr.com to “fulfill a community need.”

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A Merry-Go-Round That Turns The Power Of Play Into Electricity- Vlad Vilenski posted in Green, Electricity and Non Profit
Empower Playgrounds is a nonprofit that has come up with an intriguing solution: Harnessing the power of play, it provides merry-go-rounds to schools in Ghana that generate and store electricity as they are spun around, even while teeming with laughing and smiling kids.

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A Merry-Go-Round That Turns The Power Of Play Into Electricity
Vlad Vilenski posted in Green, Electricity and Non Profit

Empower Playgrounds is a nonprofit that has come up with an intriguing solution: Harnessing the power of play, it provides merry-go-rounds to schools in Ghana that generate and store electricity as they are spun around, even while teeming with laughing and smiling kids.

Continue to fastcodesign.com

GOOD Maker Challenge Africa Edition: Share Your Innovative Health Solution- GOOD Maker wrote in Health, Africa and Global Development
Calling all creative health leaders across Africa: We’re looking for health and development pioneers working on innovative projects tackling some of the most important issues affecting our world: Maternal & Child Health; HIV/AIDs & Reproductive Health; and TB & Malaria. 
Submit your project between now and October 15 to the Africa Edition of the GOOD Maker Pioneers of Health Challenge. Up to five winners with the most innovative solutions will join us for the GOOD Pioneers of Health Exchange, a four day collaboratory in Cape Town, South Africa from December 10 through 13. Powered by GOOD and Name Your Hood, the Exchange will be an opportunity to share and accelerate exciting solutions in health with fellow innovators, prominent health leaders, government officials and other nonprofit organizations.
Whether you’re a designer or engineer, community health worker or passionate advocate, we want to hear about your insights for some of the most pressing health challenges affecting the world. We know that often the best solutions are collaborative and have surprising origins, so share your unique perspective and together, let’s help move the world forward in South Africa.
To read complete rules and and submit, send us your submission here before October 15 noon PDT and you could win a chance to join us in Cape Town.

Follow this challenge on Twitter at @GOODMkr and #PioneersOfHealth. Want to learn more about GOOD Maker? Drop us a line at maker@goodinc.com, sign up for our email list, or check out past and current funding opportunities.
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GOOD Maker Challenge Africa Edition: Share Your Innovative Health Solution
GOOD Maker wrote in Health, Africa and Global Development

Calling all creative health leaders across Africa: We’re looking for health and development pioneers working on innovative projects tackling some of the most important issues affecting our world: Maternal & Child Health; HIV/AIDs & Reproductive Health; and TB & Malaria. 

Submit your project between now and October 15 to the Africa Edition of the GOOD Maker Pioneers of Health Challenge. Up to five winners with the most innovative solutions will join us for the GOOD Pioneers of Health Exchange, a four day collaboratory in Cape Town, South Africa from December 10 through 13. Powered by GOOD and Name Your Hood, the Exchange will be an opportunity to share and accelerate exciting solutions in health with fellow innovators, prominent health leaders, government officials and other nonprofit organizations.

Whether you’re a designer or engineer, community health worker or passionate advocate, we want to hear about your insights for some of the most pressing health challenges affecting the world. We know that often the best solutions are collaborative and have surprising origins, so share your unique perspective and together, let’s help move the world forward in South Africa.

To read complete rules and and submit, send us your submission here before October 15 noon PDT and you could win a chance to join us in Cape Town.

Follow this challenge on Twitter at @GOODMkr and #PioneersOfHealth. Want to learn more about GOOD Maker? Drop us a line at maker@goodinc.com, sign up for our email list, or check out past and current funding opportunities.


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How a Simple Postcard Can Build Community- Hunter Franks wrote in Storytelling, Cities and Neighboring

Sitting in their house in San Francisco’s Mission District, Elissa Chandler and Johanna Kenrick didn’t know what to think of a seemingly random postcard from someone named La Shon Walker that read, “My favorite place in Bayview is Candlestick Point because it’s a lovely park with amazing views.” Elissa and Johanna were curious and followed the printed URL on the back of the postcard. They soon realized their address was randomly selected to receive a postcard as part of the SF Postcard Project.
The SF Postcard Project fosters community connection through storytelling exchange. Residents in marginalized neighborhoods fill out a postcard with a positive personal story of their community. That postcard is then mailed to a random San Francisco resident to give them a different view of a neighborhood.

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How a Simple Postcard Can Build Community
Hunter Franks wrote in Storytelling, Cities and Neighboring

Sitting in their house in San Francisco’s Mission District, Elissa Chandler and Johanna Kenrick didn’t know what to think of a seemingly random postcard from someone named La Shon Walker that read, “My favorite place in Bayview is Candlestick Point because it’s a lovely park with amazing views.” Elissa and Johanna were curious and followed the printed URL on the back of the postcard. They soon realized their address was randomly selected to receive a postcard as part of the SF Postcard Project.

The SF Postcard Project fosters community connection through storytelling exchange. Residents in marginalized neighborhoods fill out a postcard with a positive personal story of their community. That postcard is then mailed to a random San Francisco resident to give them a different view of a neighborhood.

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We Should All Listen to Louis C.K.’s Advice on Using Smart Phones and ‘Being a Person’
Stef McDonald posted in Technology, Culture and Health

On “Conan,” Louis C.K. offered a perspective on our culture’s use of smart phones that gets to the heart of the matter. He starts with how he won’t allow his kids to have mobile phones, then launches into a moving and hilarious explanation of why that includes insights into cyber-bullying, texting and driving, emotional health, and “being a person.” (Oh, and the amazingness of Bruce Springsteen.) Best advice: “you need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something.”

Five Reasons to Give Half Your Work Away- Matthew Manos wrote in Business, Graphic Design and Philanthropy

Since starting my freelance design career at the age of 16, I have been giving the majority of my work away for free.
In 2008, I launched verynice, a global design and innovation consultancy that donates more than half of its work to nonprofit organizations. Over the course of five years, we have been able to perfect a business model that relies on substantial volunteerism and, as a result, we have been able to grow the business to be home to a volunteer staff of more than 250 people in order to help hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the globe save nearly $1 million.
By institutionalizing a 50 percent pro-bono commitment, giving back has become an integral component of our business. Now we want to share five reasons we think freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses should do the same.

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Five Reasons to Give Half Your Work Away
Matthew Manos wrote in Business, Graphic Design and Philanthropy

Since starting my freelance design career at the age of 16, I have been giving the majority of my work away for free.

In 2008, I launched verynice, a global design and innovation consultancy that donates more than half of its work to nonprofit organizations. Over the course of five years, we have been able to perfect a business model that relies on substantial volunteerism and, as a result, we have been able to grow the business to be home to a volunteer staff of more than 250 people in order to help hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the globe save nearly $1 million.

By institutionalizing a 50 percent pro-bono commitment, giving back has become an integral component of our business. Now we want to share five reasons we think freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses should do the same.

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Judge goes extra mile (literally) to connect with skid row community.- Tyler Hoehne posted in Homeless, Health and Los Angeles
Inspiring story. Interested to see if this could spread to other areas to help the homeless community.
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Judge goes extra mile (literally) to connect with skid row community.
Tyler Hoehne posted in Homeless, Health and Los Angeles

Inspiring story. Interested to see if this could spread to other areas to help the homeless community.

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How We’re Bringing Showers to the Homeless- DonieceS wrote in San Francisco, Homelessness and Service


One day two years ago, I happened to pass a young woman sitting on the street. She was crying and saying over and over to herself that she’d never be clean. I live in San Francisco, where it’s impossible to be unaware of the homeless. For years, I’d wanted to do more than volunteer or donate to an organization. But it wasn’t until that day that I took action, inspired by the words of the young woman.

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How We’re Bringing Showers to the Homeless
DonieceS wrote in San Francisco, Homelessness and Service

One day two years ago, I happened to pass a young woman sitting on the street. She was crying and saying over and over to herself that she’d never be clean. I live in San Francisco, where it’s impossible to be unaware of the homeless. For years, I’d wanted to do more than volunteer or donate to an organization. But it wasn’t until that day that I took action, inspired by the words of the young woman.

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A Community Effort to Be the First Climate-Resilient Block in Baltimore- Jonathan Erwin wrote in Environment, Climate Change and Social Design

Ten years ago, the 2400 block of Jefferson Street was one of the deadliest in East Baltimore. Today, thanks to enormous efforts from neighbors, community groups, and local nonprofits, this block has become a positive model of grassroots urban renewal. Street and violent crimes have stabilized, drug markets have either shut down or moved elsewhere, and residents have taken back their block and a sense of community with it. But for these neighbors, improving the safety of their community isn’t enough, so the 2400 block of Jefferson Street is evolving again.
This time, this East Baltimore block is working to become the first climate resilient block in Baltimore.

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A Community Effort to Be the First Climate-Resilient Block in Baltimore
Jonathan Erwin wrote in Environment, Climate Change and Social Design

Ten years ago, the 2400 block of Jefferson Street was one of the deadliest in East Baltimore. Today, thanks to enormous efforts from neighbors, community groups, and local nonprofits, this block has become a positive model of grassroots urban renewal. Street and violent crimes have stabilized, drug markets have either shut down or moved elsewhere, and residents have taken back their block and a sense of community with it. But for these neighbors, improving the safety of their community isn’t enough, so the 2400 block of Jefferson Street is evolving again.

This time, this East Baltimore block is working to become the first climate resilient block in Baltimore.

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Help Us Assemble the GOOD City Index- Rosie Spinks and Jessica De Jesus contributed in Culture, News and Art

What makes a city? How does it move, motivate, inspire, and engage the people that live in it? How does it bring them together to do good work and make change? And how does it welcome its visitors to plug into what’s local and worthwhile. GOOD wants to know.
A bevy of measures and indicators have arisen over the past half decade to measure more than a regions’ industry and output or its population and budget. The Social Progress Index, Genuine Progress Index, and Well Being Strategy are good examples of the trend at at both the national and regional level. But we want want to make our own: the GOOD City Index.

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Help Us Assemble the GOOD City Index
Rosie Spinks and Jessica De Jesus contributed in Culture, News and Art

What makes a city? How does it move, motivate, inspire, and engage the people that live in it? How does it bring them together to do good work and make change? And how does it welcome its visitors to plug into what’s local and worthwhile. GOOD wants to know.

A bevy of measures and indicators have arisen over the past half decade to measure more than a regions’ industry and output or its population and budget. The Social Progress Index, Genuine Progress Index, and Well Being Strategy are good examples of the trend at at both the national and regional level. But we want want to make our own: the GOOD City Index.

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On the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, It’s Time For Real Action on Freedom and Jobs- Bill Fletcher Jr. wrote in Education, History and Civil Rights


August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Publicly associated with Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, this march brought more than 250,000 people to the nation’s capital. The day went down in history as a powerful show of force against Jim Crow segregation. Over time, this great event has risen to levels of near mythology. The powerful speech by Dr. King, replayed, in part, for us every January on Martin Luther King Day, has eclipsed all else—so much so that too many people believe that the March on Washington was entirely the work of Dr. King. It is also barely remembered that the March on Washington was for freedom and jobs.

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On the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, It’s Time For Real Action on Freedom and Jobs
Bill Fletcher Jr. wrote in Education, History and Civil Rights

August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Publicly associated with Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, this march brought more than 250,000 people to the nation’s capital. The day went down in history as a powerful show of force against Jim Crow segregation. Over time, this great event has risen to levels of near mythology. The powerful speech by Dr. King, replayed, in part, for us every January on Martin Luther King Day, has eclipsed all else—so much so that too many people believe that the March on Washington was entirely the work of Dr. King. It is also barely remembered that the March on Washington was for freedom and jobs.

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