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August 27, 2014

by Invisible Children

#Icebucketchallenge // Why awareness campaigns are the future

Over the past few weeks, our Facebook feeds have gotten a little chillier with 30-second videos of our friends, families, and sometime strangers drenching themselves in ice water for a cause. The #ALSicebucketchallenge is taking over and we kind of like it… Here at Invisible Children, we just can’t get enough of social media movements – so we […]

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August 19, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

World Humanitarian Day

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing the stories of the humanitarians who made us: people who inspire us to work harder and pursue a better world. Today is World Humanitarian Day; and today, we celebrate you. We exist because of your support, your hard work, and your belief that where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live. YOU […]

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August 8, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // Do a Little Dance

A member of a traditional Acholi dance group performs at a graduation ceremony for some of our Legacy Scholarship Program beneficiaries. The dancers performed multiple times during a break in the day’s speeches and awards. Culture in northern Uganda is particularly rich and many ceremonies such as this with include entertainment from a traditional dance or […]

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August 6, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Humanitarians who made us // Wangari Maathai

“Stand on the shoulders of giants.” It’s Google Scholar’s slogan, but it could just as easily be ours. The work we’ve done and continue to do is only possible because of others who have come before us. The United Nations designated August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate the work of […]

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August 2, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

On the road // Kindness is common

We’ve been keeping tabs on our Warped Tour Roadies, Nathan and Catherine, as they travel across the country and spread the word about Invisible Children. They’ve met some incredible bands and Invisible Children supporters, and we love hearing their stories. This week, Catherine reflects on some of the random acts of kindness she’s seen on tour. And from what we can […]

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August 1, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Tips from an attorney // How to start a nonprofit

Have you ever wanted to create change in the world but weren’t quite sure where to start? Our friend Sam Mazzeo, a legal rockstar and former Invisible Children staff member, has some great advice about how to start a nonprofit. He knows his stuff, so be prepared for extensive detail and concrete steps on how to pursue your own nonprofit organization. ++ […]

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July 31, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Humanitarians who made us // Gary Haugen

“Stand on the shoulders of giants.” It’s Google Scholar’s slogan, but it could just as easily be ours. The work we’ve done and continue to do is only possible because of others who have come before us. The United Nations designated August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate the work […]

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July 20, 2014

by Nathan Garcia

Photo blog // A day in the life of a Warped Tour Roadie

Nathan Garcia is pretty awesome. He’s worked with Invisible Children for almost a year and now he’s traveling around the country on Warped Tour spreading the word about Invisible Children with his equally awesome teammate, Catherine. Oh, and we hear he’s pretty decent at handstands, too. He gave us a look at a day in his life, […]

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July 18, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Nelson Mandela International Day // New hands to lift the burdens

At Invisible Children, we operate on the belief that the world can be better than it is. Nelson Mandela is an incredible example of that conviction, and his work for human rights in South Africa makes him one of our heroes. Today, we join the world in celebrating Mandela Day, a recognition and continuation of […]

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July 4, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Independence Day // Celebrating Freedom

Today, we celebrate being part of a great country that believes in freedom for all. Since the beginning, our nation has declared that all people have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Together we’ve made incredible progress toward making those universal rights a reality, but there is still a lot to […]

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