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Samantha Power’s gone social

Everyone loves a new Facebook friend. Ok, technically this is a Facebook like, but play along. Today, at 3:15 PST (6:15 EST), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is leading a Facebook and Twitter chat (from Facebook’s headquarters) to discuss the impact people can have in their local communities. We already love Samantha Power so [...] Read More

This week’s holdout: it’s not our first rodeo


We pride ourselves on doing things differently at Invisible Children, and sometimes “different” translates as “crazy.” This week will be one of those times. From November 20-22, the entire staff at IC Headquarters is camping out in the office for 72 hours until we reach a fundraising goal of $500,000. Things are going to get [...] Read More

Intern spotlight // UX/UI


Meet Justin. He’s an IC intern, a San Diego native, and just earned one of the coolest degrees ever from UCSD. Cognitive Science, with a specialization in Human/Computer Interactions. Already, he’s putting his degree to good use as Invisible Children’s UX/UI Intern. Don’t know what that is? Neither did I. That’s why I sat down [...] Read More

Is this still a thing?


Behind Invisible Children’s official Facebook page are real people, and I am one of them. And as I sift through the comments on our timeline, this is what I see the most: “Is this still a thing?” The KONY 2012 campaign began and ended in 2012. But Invisible Children has been a company since 2004, and will continue [...] Read More

Now hiring // Associate Director of Development


Invisible Children’s Development Team has one mission: to let our supporters know how much we love them. This department is all about relationships, connection, and engagement. Right now, this team of talented individuals is looking to fill the Associate Director of Development position, so we sat down with Jill, our Director of Development, to spell [...] Read More

Success Story: how Kristen is reaching the Summit

Kristen Pedley 3

Kristen applied for our Fourth Estate Summit and didn’t have enough money saved up to cover her costs. So she punched apathy in the face and took to Facebook, proceeding to raise the funds she needed within 24 hours. We love a go-getter almost as much as we love the generosity of family and friends. [...] Read More

Social media in the space


The world’s newest social media celebrity hasn’t been on the planet in nearly five months. Despite this, his Twitter feed has gone viral, surpassing well over 600,000 followers. The key to his success? His tweets are literally out of this world. The man behind the tweets is Canadian astronaut Chris Hartfield. He became the first Canadian Commander of [...] Read More

Mapping March Madness


March Madness is in full swing and I’m already near the bottom of our office bracket challenge. But if I believe in one thing during this tournament, it’s the underdog. So here’s to hoping things turn around. Michael Bailey, an economist on Facebook’s Data Science team, compiled an analysis of the more than 1 million Facebook user’s [...] Read More

The social network of good

Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker, Facebook, Philanthropy, Silicon Valley, Invisible Children

If you’ve ever seen The Social Network you more than likely remember the old pair of Adidas sandals that Mark Zuckerberg – played by Jesse Eisenberg – wears religiously throughout the film. It’s not a symbol of status for Eisenberg’s character but rather a reminder that he has more important priorities than keeping in line with the [...] Read More

Facebook hits 1 billion users

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday morning that Facebook has reached one billion active users. “If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life,” said Mark on [...] Read More