Mashable Social Good Summit: Day 1
The Mashable Social Good Summit, a four-day conference on tech and social change hosted by Mashable, the UN Foundation, Ericsson and the 92Y, kicked-off on Monday in New York City.
I attended Monday afternoon, and though several interesting topics were discussed (which I live-tweeted), here I want to highlight three can’t-miss announcements from Monday:
- Ami Dar, Founder and Executive of idealist.org, unveiled the new idealistnyc.org. The site intends to help people understand what’s holding them back from doing more, and is actually focused on bringing people together in person rather than solely communicating online.
- Howard Buffet announced the launch of the Learning By Giving Foundation, which will support the study of philanthropy at the undergraduate level by offering $10,000 grants to classes for distribution to nonprofit organizations.
- USAID Administrator Raj Shah announced the beginning of Famine, War, Drought (FWD), a new campaign from USAID that will focus on relief for, as you may guess, famine, war, and drought. The campaign will allow for donations to be made through text messages.
Stay tuned for updates from the Social Good Summit later in the week.