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October 22 2010

19:01

2010 FACT Social Justice Challenge: 5 Winners Announced

French American Charitable Trust logoThe French American Charitable Trust (FACT) Social Justice Challenge seeks to surface innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies that foster collaboration around social justice issues.  The FACT Challenge's 90 innovative Projects were put to the community last week, the vote results selecting the 15 Featured Projects to receive development support and move on to the round of expert judges for final selection.

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October 18 2010

18:13

FACT Social Justice Challenge: Featured Projects Announced

French American Charitable Trust logoThe French American Charitable Trust (FACT) Social Justice Challenge seeks to surface innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies that foster collaboration around social justice issues.  The FACT Challenge's 90 innovative Projects were put to the community last week, the vote results selecting the 15 Featured Projects to receive development support and move on to the round of expert judges for final selection.

15 Featured Projects

With thousands of votes from the community, the 15 Featured Projects include, in alphabetical order:

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October 16 2010

00:02

Voting is closed for the FACT Challenge

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Community Vote this week for the FACT Social Justice Challenge! Voting is now closed. Your participation has narrowed the field of 90 innovatiove Project ideas down to the top 15 you think should be Featured Projects. 

All Projects will be notified on Monday and we will post on the blog and the FACT Challenge pages with the list of 15 Featured Projects moving on to the final round with the panel of judges.

If you have any questions about the FACT Challenge of the process, please do not hestitate to let us know: net2@techsoup.org

October 07 2010

14:46

How to Vote: Help Select the FACT Challenge Featured Projects

The public voting process is intended to empower the community to identify the Projects with the most potential for social impact. This guide covers every step of the voting process, but if you ever have questions you can contact us at net2@techsoup.org.

Voting is open from October 11 at 12pm Pacific time and ends October 15 at 5pm Pacific Time.

To avoid a popularity contest, we ask all voters to vote for at least (3) and up to (5)  Projects. 
Please use the guidelines below to get started:

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October 04 2010

15:15

Submissions Close Today for the FACT Social Justice Challenge!

Whether you are a technologist or a changemaker, an entrepreneur or innovator - from any country around the world - we're looking for your ideas! Social justice covers all sorts of issues, like human rights, equality, and livability; and we see web and mobile-based collaborative technologies offering tremendous opportunity to support social justice work. Today is the last day to submit your Project to the Challenge - submissions close at 5 pm PST.

Use these links to get started now:

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September 27 2010

18:17

Last Chance: Submit your ideas for collaborative technologies!

FACT Challenge logoWhether you are a technologist or a changemaker, an entrepreneur or innovator - from any country around the world - we're looking for your ideas! Social justice covers all sorts of issues, like human rights, equality, and livability; and we see web and mobile-based collaborative technologies offering tremendous opportunity to support social justice work. This is the last week to submit a Project idea to the FACT Social Justice Challenge - winners receive cash and support to build their tools!

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September 16 2010

17:11

Get Development Support and Cash for Your Innovative Project

For the past few weeks, we've been inviting you to submit your Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues to our newest NetSquared Challenge. The FACT Social Justice Challenge is designed to help surface innovative ideas and provide funding, promotion, and advice to help those ideas be turned into action. With just two weeks left before the submission deadline, I thought I'd share with you a bit more about the Challenge process and what prizes are in store for the Featured Projects and Winners!

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September 14 2010

08:42

Make Real Social Impact with the FACT Challenge

FACT Challenge logoAre you interested in making an impact, locally or globally? Participating in the FACT Social Justice Challenge will help you do just that! Project teams, local communities, and volunteer organizers have proven in the past that NetSquared Challenges help surface innovations and find ways to put new applications to use.  Learn more about you can get involved and make a difference below.

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September 06 2010

21:00

How you can support Social Justice and Innovation with the FACT Challenge

FACT Challenge logoHave a great idea for a new project that fosters collaboration? Are you passionate about social justice? Does your organization focus on citizen engagement, equality, or other community issues? The FACT Social Justice Challenge needs your ideas and passion.  There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Challenge - whether it's proposing new tools, or privinding insight from the front line of social justice work. Learn more below!

How you can support Social Justice

Individual Changemakers

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August 23 2010

19:00

Submit your Projects to the FACT Social Justice Challenge

FACT Challenge logoAs we announced last week, the 2nd annual FACT Social Justice Challenge calls for your innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues. Submissions are now open! You can submit your Project idea from today through October 4th. But remember: you can continue to edit, improve and add to your Project throughout that time – so submit today!

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December 10 2009

20:42

FACT Supports N2Y4 Finalists

The French American Charitable Trust (FACT) Social Justice Awards were a unique part of the N2Y4 Challenge. Five Featured Projects were awarded a 'bonus' prize of $5,000 a piece (you can see the winners here), but FACT's commitment to this year's crop of finalists didn't end there. To help each of the Featured Projects become sustainable and grow their base of financial support, they provided support for NetSquared to do outreach on behalf of the finalists as well as collect fundraising resources, tips, and tricks into one place.

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