Sep. 25, 2020 2:06 pm
TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms — here’s why kids love it
With TikTok, it’s impossible to separate the individual from the meme, says Penn State professor Kevin Munger.
Sep. 1, 2020 4:07 pm
Drexel professor’s app allows choir members to create music apart but together
"This is a great way to keep singing through the pandemic. Nothing beats being onstage for a chorale singer, but this is a way that we can continue to collaborate, express ourselves and do things musically," says Dr. Youngmoo Kim.
Oct. 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Nonprofit pros honed their entrepreneurial skills at the recent Tech in the Commons
Seventy-five people registered to gather at MakeOffices on October 16, to hear three experts talk about measuring impact, tailoring an ask, and when to pursue private rather than foundation funding.
Jul. 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Want to spend more time on mission and less on chasing paperwork? Here’s a tool, says Project HOME
According to Patrick Farrell, the organization's business/financial analyst, employees have decreased time spent on contracts by an estimated 30% using contract management software.
Jun. 17, 2019 10:24 am
Lyft partners with William Way for discounted rides to the center through June. It’s also matching donations
Plus, the rideshare company is making pronoun choice for riders possible in its app, and helping its trans drivers with the cost of a legal name-change.
May 7, 2019 6:56 am
B corps and nonprofits talk social impact through tech at #PTW19
“I learned that Philadelphia is a very service-oriented city,” said one audience member after the event at the Free Library's Parkway branch. “The panelists really care about their citizens."
Feb. 6, 2019 2:10 pm
Four years in, rescue app Food Connect has grown enough to become its founder’s full-time job
Megha Kulshreshtha and co. are now focusing on growing partnerships with food security-focused nonprofits such as Philabundance and sharing its successes.
Aug. 4, 2017 10:02 am
Got a health care or social impact problem? A solution could be built at the next PennApps hackathon
The 16th edition of the biannual PennApps hackathon from Sept. 8 to 10, organized by University of Pennsylvania students, will have its first social impact track.
Dec. 27, 2016 12:29 pm
This crowdfunding app for the homeless could roll out soon
StreetChange, a mobile crowdfunding app developed by Penn researchers Andrew Siegel and Dan Treglia, was piloted in the spring.
Oct. 6, 2016 3:02 pm
Megha Kulshreshtha’s Food Connect app is tackling the city’s hunger problem
Kulshreshtha stopped by "Around the Corner" to talk about how her org is making it easy to donate surplus food to those who need it most.