Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

DFW Hospital Council:
We 💜 Our Healthcare Heroes

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has teamed up with Agency Creative to produce a video “thank you” to our heroic healthcare workforce on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The short film came together in three days to honor …

Economic Justice for All: Dallasites Ben Vann and Brandon Anderson Picked for Impact Fund-Building Cohort

Posted by Maddie Preston

Two Dallas social impact pioneers, Benjamin Vann and Brandon Anderson, have been selected to be a part of the 2020 Boston Impact Initiative’s Fund-Building Cohort. The Boston Impact Initiative (BII) deploys capital to help close the racial wealth divide in


Communities Foundation, United Way, and Dallas Cowboys lead North Texas Giving Day Pivot for COVID-19 Relief

Posted by Alex Edwards

One thing we’ve continually seen from the global pandemic sweeping the nation is that North Texas companies step up for their community. Most recently, three local philanthropic powerhouses have decided to join forces and raise COVID-19 relief funds for those

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in March

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

As we wrapped up March, here are the stories of innovation and inspiration that are grabbed our readers’ attention the most in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

From Alex Edwards’ top story on six locals in fashion who are

Calling All Makers: Better Block Has a How-To for Creating Medical Face Shields

Posted by Alex Edwards

From fashion designers to software developers, a number of North Texas companies have stepped up to make and donate personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 supply shortage. Dallas’ Better Block Foundation is now joining the fight—and urging others to

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Every weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s top innovation news, from startup to enterprise, education to invention, and …

Dollars for Good: North Texas Businesses Pitch In to Help Those Impacted by COVID-19

Posted by Lance Murray

All across North Texas, businesses and organizations are providing resources and funding to help small businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Here are some of their stories (and let us know if you know someone that should be …

May the Trust Be With You: Plano Entrepreneur Shares His Latest Book on Kindle, Free

Posted by Quincy Preston

Trust is the most important quality you will ever have, says Dr. Yoram Solomon, the Plano-based author of “The Book of Trust” and founder of the Trust-Building Institute. And he wants to help companies and individuals build trust in teams,

BuzzBallz Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Through Hand Sanitizer Production

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Around the world, distilleries are doing their part to help combat the mass shortage of hand sanitizer due to the COVID-19 pandemic—and Dallas-Fort Worth distilleries are no exception.

Last week, Lewisville’s Bendt Distilling Company made the jump from producing whiskey

15 North Texas Funders Launch a Shared Grant Application for Local Nonprofits During COVID-19

Posted by Alex Edwards

As we’ve seen so far with the response to COVID-19, North Texans work fast. A group of 15 prominent local funders has quickly collaborated to create North Texas Cares, a new initiative that will provide support for local nonprofits working

Front Lines: UTD Researchers Donate Personal Protective Gear for Parkland’s COVID-19 Response

Posted by Lance Murray

There’s a critical need for personal protective equipment to keep North Texas healthcare workers safe as they treat patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, and researchers and staff at the University of Texas at Dallas have banded together to donate supplies

Quaranstreaming: SVP Dallas is Taking Impact Online with a Digital Gathering

Posted by Quincy Preston

Philanthropists step forward and lead responses to moments of crisis, says Tony Fleo, CEO of Social Venture Partners Dallas. That’s what they do. 

Fleo and his team are doing their part with a new event that he calls a Digital …

United Way’s Susan Hoff: ‘We’re All in This Together.’ It’s Not a Catchphrase Right Now

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Innovates Q+A (Images: Istockphoto)The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas serves populations especially vulnerable to economic downturns and health crises in the region, and the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified community needs most urgently.

That’s why the organization moved fast to launch a new fund, …

Dallas Health Wildcatters CEO Launches Health Hacking Crisis Network to Put Community Skills and Ideas to Action

Posted by Quincy Preston

Hubert Zajicek knows that we have a strong innovation community here in North Texas that can have an impact—not only locally, but globally. Zajicek, who runs Dallas-based accelerator Health Wildcatters, also believes we have to act fast to find solutions

United Way Launches COVID-19 Response Fund With $1.2M From Partners

Posted by Quincy Preston and Lance Murray

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and six of its top corporate partners have launched a fund aimed at tackling both urgent and long-term needs in North Texas created by the COVID-19 crisis, and thanks to corporate partners, it has

IT Company Auticon Hires Local Exec as CEO to Set its ‘Sites’ on DFW

Posted by Lance Murray

Southlake-based executive David Aspinall has been named chief executive officer of auticon, an international IT service provider that employs adults on the autism spectrum as technology consultants.

Aspinall brings an extensive leadership background to his new role at auticon. His …

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: VOMO’s Volunteer Management Platform is Now Free Due to COVID‑19

Posted by Lance Murray

A local social impact technology startup has stepped up to help match organizations in need of volunteers with people wanting to be part of an organized response.

McKinney-based VOMO, founded in 2017, uses technology to amplify the impact of volunteering. …

COVID-19: A Roundup of Resources for Small Businesses

Posted by Lance Murray

During this time of crisis, small businesses in North Texas can use all the help they can get in weathering the COVID-19 pandemic that is having a major impact here and across the world.

Rallying to help, some major organizations …

‘We are All in This Together’: EarthX2020, the World’s Largest Environmental Gathering, is Going Virtual

Posted by Alex Edwards

The show, as they say, must go on. That’s the case with EarthX, the Dallas-based nonprofit that convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference, and film festival. Earthx2020 will this year be held virtually from April 23-25 and into May,

Get Shift Done: New North Texas Fund Puts Hospitality Workers Hit by COVID-19 Back to Work—at Nonprofits

Posted by Lance Murray

A new North Texas nonprofit called Get Shift Done is a timely trifecta of connections. It aims to help unemployed hospitality and service workers who have lost their paychecks during the COVID-19 crisis, while also supporting local nonprofits and impacting