How Social Good Brazil started:
The Social Good Brazil Program started from a partnership established between two Brazilian organizations located in Florianópolis, Southern Brazil. IVA – The Volunteer Center of the State of Santa Catarina which manages the largest online volunteer platform in the country (called VOL); and ICom – The Community Foundation for Greater Florianópolis. Observing the changes in the scenario of the third sector and the importance of technology and social media in shaping the future of nonprofits, philanthropists, and free agents, the two organizations hosted a seminar in 2010 gathering international speakers and local experts to discuss the role of technology in promoting social change. In 2011, IVA and ICom participated in the Social Good Summit in New York, an event that gathers leaders, entrepreneurs and opinion makers from all over the world to promote the use of technology, new media, and innovative thinking to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Inspired by the Social Good Summit, IVA and ICom launched the Social Good Brazil Program in 2012, with the support of the UN Foundation. Find out more about ICom and IVA:
ICom is an innovative Brazilian community foundation that was founded in 2005 to promote community development by mobilizing, connecting and supporting philanthropists and nonprofit organizations within Brazil. ICom focuses on four different areas of development: technical and financial support for nonprofits and social initiatives, philanthropy and donation promotion, social innovation, and the creation and dissemination of resources that help increase citizen participation. In 2009, ICom led a collective effort with a group of around 30 other nonprofits to create “Portal Transperiencia”, an online platform that promotes institutional development and transparency among nonprofits.
Voluntários online - IVA
IVA was founded in 1998 as a way to spread the culture of volunteering throughout Florianopolis and the state of Santa Catarina. In 2008, IVA, in conjunction with the UN, launched “Portal Voluntarios Online” (Online Volunteer Portal) which connects potential volunteers and organizations in need from across the country. In just five years, the portal has registered over 55,000 volunteers from all over Brazil. IVA’s volunteer portal’s mission is to activate each and every citizen as a volunteer; helping people take active roles as change-makers in our interconnected world.
We are grateful and recognize here all the organizations that work with us and make Social Good Brazil a successful program.
Meet our partners
The people behind Social Good Brazil
The team is dedicated to the dissemination of the Social Good concept in Brazil, believing that this work is contributing to a better world.
View the profiles of the team members and the strategic committee members of the Social Good Program:
Meet our Team
Carolina de Andrade
Visionária de propósito | Diretora executiva
Disseminadora de impacto | Coordeno a comunicação
Cecília Mozzaquattro da Silva
Guardiã de propósito | Sou Gerente Executiva
Guardiã da metodologia do SGB e coordenadora do Lab
Disseminadora de impacto | Crio as artes
Exponenciadora de Protagonistas | Coordeno o SGB na Rua
Guardiã do Bem-Estar | Faço a administração financeira
Cultivador de bits e átomos | Cuido da nossa comunidade online e offline
Provocador de mudanças | Organizo o Festival SGB
Articulo parcerias para ampliar o impacto | Gestora de Relações Institucionais
Meet the Social Good Brazil Program’s strategic committee
Fernanda Bornhausen Sá
President of IVA and creator of the Portal Voluntários Online (VOL).
Fernanda is a social entrepreneur and businesswoman and has developed vast experience in multi-sector partnerships. She has worked in strategic positions in civil society organizations and has led most of the innovative endeavors regarding volunteer work in Brazil. Fernanda has served as Secretary for Social Development of the State of Santa Catarina and as CEO in different companies. She holds an MBA in Global Administration from the State University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), she is a Fellow of the Synergos Institute (NY) and is partner and director of the company ‘Clear Education and Innovation’.
ICom’s co-founder and first President
Lucia is an experienced and well-known social entrepreneur in Brazil and has worked as a consultant for international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and W.K.Kellogg Foundation. She is currently Vice-Secretary of Economic and Sustainable Development of the State of Santa Catarina. Lucia holds a PhD. in Education and Human Development from Harvard University (USA), she is a Fellow of the Synergos Institute (NY) and an AVINA Leader.
Mariane Maier Nunes
ICom’s Executive Manager
Anderson has worked in the social field in Brazil for almost 20 years. He holds a Masters in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship from Bologna University (Italy) and a Master in Public Administration from the State University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). Anderson is a Fellow of the Emerging Leaders International Fellowship Program of the City University of New York (USA), coordinates the Ibero-American Network of Community Foundations and has focused his work in community philanthropy in Brazil.
Ana Maria Warken do Vale Pereira
IVA’s co-founder and Executive Director
Ana Maria is an activist and well-known leader in the volunteer sector in Brazil. She has worked at the Secretary for Social Development of the State of Santa Catarina for almost 20 years. Ana Maria holds a Degree in Social Work and a Post Degree in Community Development from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. She has been head of IVA since it was founded in 1998, and she serves as Board Member and director of ICom – Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis.