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2014 GAwards: Best Use of Engagement Techniques in Social Good

Please nominate and/or vote for your favorite examples of programs, campaigns and apps that are driving engagement in social good & philanthropy. For more information about the GAwards and to register for GSummit SF 2014 this June 10-13 in San Francisco (save $300 with code GAWARDS), visit http://sf14.gsummit.com/gawards/

Brackets For Good

Every March, Brackets For Good hosts single-elimination,
competitive fundraising tournaments for nonprofit
organizations to participate in at no cost.
The incentive... a chance to win $10,000.

Get Water!

It's time to get water and go on an adventure with charity: water!

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HealthPrize: improving health outcomes

HealthPrize: improving health outcomes

HealthPrize offers a customized online and mobile platform to motivate people to stick with important prescription medications, with the goal of improving health outcomes. HealthPrize is the leader in the use of rewards, gamification, and education (intrinsic motivation!) to engage and motivate patients with a focus on this key "healthy behavior." Poor adherence to prescription medications is estimated to cost the US healthcare system $290 billion in "otherwise avoidable spending" due to poor outcomes that could have been prevented. There is an increasing understanding that cost and forgetfulness are not the main drivers of non-adherence. Our natural human "present bias" is at the core for many patients.

Wikipedia's Gamified Onboarding Game

"There is a lot to learn... by Wikipedia editors." as Jake Orlowitz of Wikipedia explained the many challenges faced by Wikipedia editors on the Gamification Revolution webinar. Last week, we featured the grantee to discuss how Wikipedia is utilizing gamification to train potential editors while reinvigorating its veteran editors.

UNICEF's Tap Water Donation Project

This year, the campaign for UNICEF's Tap Project is challenging us to set our phones aside for a few minutes in exchange for a clean water donation. Just to give you an idea of the challenge: spending a mere 10 minutes away from your phone provides a full day of clean water to a child in need.

RevieLP: Linkin Park's Social Good Game

LP Recharge is Linkin Park's Attempt at Interactive Environmentalism Linkin Park is clearly not afraid of new marketing strategies as evidenced by their new LP RECHARGE game, a free-to-play action game designed to raise attention to environmental issues and is set to the tune of Linkin Park's new remix album, aptly named, Recharge.

Soccket - Soccer Ball That Generates Electricity

If you're able to read this, then you have ample electricity for everyday means. However, there are places in the world that have little-to-no available electricity for simple purposes like lightning their homes at night. Some folks have made a soccer ball that's able to produce electricity by simply being kicked around in order to provide assistance to those who need it.

Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

Introducing the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. A $2 million competition to improve our understanding of ocean acidification.