Change Makers

Want to attend SXSW? Doing amazing social good?

Here’s your chance! The SXSW Interactive Scholarship program recognizes individuals who are using innovative technology and new media to address significant community challenges. This program seeks nominees across all sectors and countries whose innovative, impactful work (whether as a career or avocational passion) helps others. Non-profit leaders, grassroots organizers, individual citizens, and civic-minded entrepreneurs are all eligible to win.At SXSW, we ...

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Update on City of Austin Strategic Committee for CSVP

That stands for Community Service, Volunteerism and Philanthropy BTW. Our last meeting was a sparsley attended due to SXSW ramp up but we had a packed agenda. They Mayor’s City of service staff  met with 46 Austin-area nonprofits and collected their insights on organizational and community challenges and solutions. Organizations that were invited to participate cut across issue areas and ...

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You know about the Beacon Lounge at SXSW, right?

Wait. You don’t? Well if you are coming to SXSW this year you should come say hello! For the fifth year running The Beacon Lounge will be the place to get your good on at SXSW Interactive with the best and brightest do-gooding Geeks in Austin. The 2013 list of “Changineers” & Beacon Lounge sponsors is chock full of awesome groups ...

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City of Austin – Strategic Planning Meeting

Hello everyone, The City of Austin task force I am part of has begun it’s bi-weekly meetings. I’ll try and update this blog the same week I attend meetings. Our fearless leader, Chief City of Austin Volunteer Officer, Sly Majid did a good job of outlining his vision. He wants the following for this task force: • Clean slate for ...

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