Social Good Blueprint

Social Good Blueprint | Hacking for Good

There aren’t many movements in the world that I am die-hard passionate about, but Give Back Hack is one of them. It takes the goodness of Startup Weekend and mashes it with making a difference, bringing together people, organizations and ideas to create awesome stuff.

[1] Give Back Hack, Columbus

Give Back Hack is an event I’m very passionate about – it’s coming up April 26th to Columbus. Are you longing to be part of something bigger? Isn’t it time to come out of the shadows and start making positive changes in the community. This is the perfect event to bring those innovative ideas to life.

[2] Back to School

The INSA in Lyon, France has a nice overview of 5 current social issues, looking at information & digital technology, energy, environment, global health and transportation.

It explores questions like, what does this data collection mean for privacy, and who has access to that, and what are they using it for? What impact will the devastation that we’ve caused have on our future generations? How can we transform technology to reduce that impact? How can we support healthcare at reasonable costs?

[3] Inaugural Philanthropitch Columbus Event Raises over $100K

Philanthropitch Columbus presented by Kiwanis Club of Columbus and co-hosted by Social Ventures created a spectacular evening of festivities and good deeds. The event donated $104,475 in total which was shared amongst seven organizations. Nonprofits are looking into new methods for maximum exposure and impact. Philanthropitch intends to return to Columbus again in 2020 to support even more organizations. Therefore, bigger and better still to come.

[4] Electricity on the Rise: Electric Vehicles will Overtake Gas by 2040

Electric vehicles (EVs) will overtake conventional vehicles by 2040.  Accenture’s research reveals that EVs will be here for the long hall and will certainly be accepted quickly. Although the initial cost of an EV significantly exceeds that of the everyday car, the long term cost of running them is undoubtedly lower. The environmental impact they will have is undeniable. But there are still a lot build-out and put in place to ensure success.

[5] Meet Greyston Bakery, a grandfather of social entrepreneurship

The Greyston Bakery was initially opened as a solution to help address homelessness and poverty affecting the Yonkers community. The company’s goal is to help individuals get back on their feet and move toward self-sufficiency.

The Greyston Bakery’s mission and philosophy are based on two main principles. They are open hiring and path making. Open hiring basically means that anyone is eligible for employment at the bakery, and no interview or application is necessary. This gives people with employment barriers a chance to build a life for themselves. What can you do to make a change in your community? Just some food for thought.

[6] So You Can Help Start Some Good Too

Sacred Era is about spreading the word on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and history. They create amazing designs that tell the stories of those people through the power of the t-shirt. You can help play your part and spread the word by wearing one of their design prints. Their latest clothing line collection shares this story of Indigenous veterans, and $5 from each sale gets donated to organizations working with Indigenous veterans. So go ahead and show your support by getting a t-shirt today.


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