Five years ago Mashable started covering the intersection of technology and social change. The first Social Good Summit opened up the conversations that took place during the United Nations General Assembly to anyone and everyone with a digital connection. Since then, millions of people around the world participate in the Social Good Summit each September. Everyday, people are seen doing amazing things and sharing them online. But the Social Good Summit wasn’t enough. Mashable wanted a way to further these global connections on and offline. The company teamed up with Social Good Summit partners the U.N. Foundation, the 92Y, the UNDP, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with additional support from the Case Foundation, to create +SocialGood, a platform to connect global communities around technology and new media for social change.
The +SocialGood team hopes to fill the gap in the tools available online to assist in creating social good events, and that it will be a platform to build a global community around social good. Individuals are encouraged to use +SocialGood to meet others who are passionate about the same causes, and are ready to turn their visions and ideas into actions.
Leading members of the +SocialGood community have already planned a number of events. The +SocialGood launch calendar includes Diaspora +SocialGood, a series of gatherings from IdEA and the U.S. Department of State that explores the power of diaspora leaders to collaborate on finding solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Please click here to view the UN Foundation’s press release and to get more information about this innovative program.