As another school year begins, we want to wish all the new and returning teachers a wonderful year. Working on the TEACH campaign, we’ve developed a great appreciation for teachers and learned that recruiting new quality teachers is an urgent need. As 1.7 million teachers will be eligible for retirement in the next 10 years, the U.S. has a big opportunity to recruit the nation’s best and brightest as the next fleet of educators.

Above is a listeo (a video list) we produced for the TEACH campaign that lists just why becoming a teacher is so awesome! If you know someone that would make a great teacher, send them to the TEACH.org to start their teaching journey.

HelpGood just landed a new social media campaign assignment that is perfect for us, being that we’re total Internet and social media geeks and friends of nonprofits.

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EveryoneOn is a national campaign powered by Connect2Compete, a national nonprofit organization bringing together leaders from communities, the private sector, and leading foundations with a goal of helping all Americans get access to free digital literacy training. There are a huge list of partners involved including nonprofits like the Ad Council and United Way as well as many for-profit companies including Time Warner, Cox, Charter and more.

In the coming weeks we’re going to be enlisting digital savvy folks to help digital newbies get online, get free computer training and find out how they can improve their lives by getting connected to the Internet.

5 Killer Strategies to Dominate Social Media’s Big 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – this could be the longest infographic ever

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Since late 2011, HelpGood led various social media tactics for the Bedsider campaign.  The campaign aims to reduce the amount of unplanned pregnancies by educating women and helping them find the method of birth control that’s right for them.  The campaign is run by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the Ad Council.

Our work on the Bedsider campaign coincided with a huge increase in highly-charged, politicizing of conversation around birth control.  From the Komen Foundation’s de-funding and re-funding of Planned Parenthood to the Republican presidential nominee race to Rush Limbaugh’s inflammatory statements, birth control was a very active topic of social conversation.

Recently Bedsider even released a three part video series in partnership with Funny or Die called “After Last Night.”  The series follows two male friends and two female friends the next day after a party and their journey to figure out what happened the night before (and if they had used birth control)!

HelpGood has helped the campaign since November, and has had a huge impact and influence on the project:

During that time, Bedsider grew:

  • Over 1,500 new likes on Facebook
  • Over 5,500 views on the Confessions App
  • Over 2,740 views on the Method Explorer App
  • Nearly 1,000 fans on Twitter

Looks like they forgot the mommy and family bloggers but otherwise they got all the other (somewhat snarky) blogger categories.

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