Toolbox Tips: Respiratory Illness Hits Hundreds, Be Social Change To Host Unconference, Social Good Summit Gears Up For Global Impact


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Tools For Combatting Health Threats

A respiratory virus is spreading across the U.S. like wildfire. According to WebMD, more than 1,000 children are experiencing this condition in 12 different states, and hundreds of kids are in hospitals in Missouri and Colorado, as a result. The CDC has identified the cause of the outbreak as a rare virus known as Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, that's part of the family of viruses that includes the common cold. In light of these events, we’ve gathered a few tools that can aid people during public health threats. Check out HealthMap, Urgent Call, and GeoSure to keep your health at the fore. 

The Ultimate Social Impact Unconference 

There’s only one thing better than a group of spirited social entrepreneurs getting together for a conference, and that is a burgeoning circle of social entrepreneurs meeting for an unconference, or as I like to call it, a mixed bag of open dialog and hands on workshops. On September 19, Goodnik, the Centre for Social Innovation, and Be Social Change are  hosting a day-long unconference at The Flatiron School for entrepreneurs and thought leaders in New York City’s social impact community. Apply now here

Gearing Up For Global Social Good 

The Social Good Summit is just around the bend and we couldn’t be more excited! The Toolbox will be there live tweeting and blogging from the two-day conference, examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives across the globe.  A number of new impact programs from business leaders, nonprofits, and celebrities will be debuted, including the community engagement site +SocialGood, which was built on the Backplane platform. The social network will allow members from 146 countries to continue conversations around issues such as climate change, global health, women’s empowerment and energy access. 

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