The online magazine Mashable took note five years ago of the obvious connection between technology and social change, eventually going so far as to launch the Social Good Summit, an event that takes place in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly, providing a place for agents of change to share their efforts.
Recently Mashable and its Social Good Summit partners including the United Nations Foundation have decided to take it to the next level, and have launched +SocialGood.
Here’s how they describe it.
We wanted a way to further these global connections on and offline.
We’ve teamed up with our 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. We hope +SocialGood will fill the gap in the tools available online to assist in creating social good events, and will be a platform to build a global community around social good.
If you’re interested in social change, the new site offers you the opportunity to join the community, host a meet up, and help contribute to the next Social Good Summit. Considering the deep connections that the UN Foundation has in the blogging community (yes, this author has a relationship with them and one of their projects, Shot@Life), I’m sure we’ll be seeing more information about +SocialGood soon!