This is the Social Good Brazil program:
We believe that technology is a powerful means to promote the solution for social problems. The network is made up of people whose day-to-day small actions combine and result in huge transformations in society.
We are connected with incredible people and organizations that also believe in this and are making the difference. Together we can make change happen, and that’s why we created Social Good Brazil (SGB)!
Social Good is a term of the digital culture that means using the power of technology, social media and innovative thinking to make the world a better place.
The Social Good Program has three main goals: disseminate the concept of Social Good, inspire organizations and individuals to engage; promote opportunities for interaction and gather information and tools on how to use technology and innovative thinking to contribute to solve social problems; and identify and support innovative ideas in order to increase the number of successful Social Good cases in Brazil, as well as expand their potential of social impact.
We are using three strategies to get to these goals:
Social Good Brazil 2013
In 2013 the Social Good Brazil Program presents 03 main projects:
- The Social Good Summit Meetup – Brazil, which will take place together with the Social Good Summit in NYC
- Launch of a new online platform which is multimedia, more interactive, collaborative and able to offer more opportunities of engagement in Social Good initiatives.
- Launch of the Social Good LAB, a laboratory that will test and prototype ideas with potential of high social impact. The LAB will use methods such as Design-Thinking and Lean Startup.
History of Social Good Brazil
The program was created in partnership by the volunteer center Instituto Voluntários em Ação (IVA) who manages a web platform for online and offline volunteering (voluntariosonline.org), and by Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis (ICom) the community foundation for Florianópolis and neighbouring cities.
In 2010 ICom and IVA promoted a first seminar in Florianópolis (called “Together is Better – TiB) to discuss the use of technology for social change, gathering important actors of the social field and of communication.
In September 2011, IVA and ICom participated in the Social Good Summit in New York, a summit that gathers speakers from all over the world to exchange ideas on the use of technology to deal with global challenges. Inspired by the NY summit, IVA and ICom put together the Social Good Brazil Program.
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Social Good Brazil Seminar
November 6-8 – 2012, in Florianopolis, Brazil.
During three days of presentations and panels, the international seminar highlighted collaborative thinking, connectivity and the search for innovative ideas to change the world. It gathered around 1,200 people and over 9,500 visits on the live stream page. Read more.
Aaron Sherinian (UN Foundation) wrote an inpiring post about the seminar: “The inaugural Social Good Brazil was an important event. It didn’t take place in the capital, or in São Paulo, or in Rio. It was in Florianópolis, a bustling city whose tech community is pushing the country to do great things”. Read more.
Stories of social good in Brazil
Inspirational stories tell of visionary people and how they have used technology, social media and innovative thinking to make a better world. See more
Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis - ICom
ICom was established in 2005 and is one of the first community foundations in Brazil. It aims to promote community development by connecting, mobilizing and supporting donors and nonprofit organizations. ICom has served local, national and international donors and supported more than 200 nonprofit organizations, improving the quality of life in Florianópolis and neighboring cities. ICom strongly believes that social media and technology are shaping the future of the field and its working to build this future.
Portal Voluntários Online
VOL is an initiative of Instituto Voluntários em Ação (IVA). The portal is an inspiring example of ‘social good’ in Brazil. VOL was launched in 2008 in order to connect volunteers and nonprofit organizations that needed support. The portal has had an important role on introducing online volunteering to Brazil and today its network counts on more than 43 thousand volunteers. VOL offers courses and training for nonprofits and volunteers and disseminates good practices and news about volunteering through its powerful social media channels.