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.
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