The Chesapeake Crescent Initiative (CCI), a public-private collaborative founded six years ago to support technological innovation, is leading a “Safe + Smart Cities” coalition to help cities optimize their operational performance and harden their resiliency through the efficient use of technology. The coalition has selected the city of Newark, Delaware for its first pilot, to […]
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Nonprofits promoting good causes constantly struggle to raise their profile – and raise funds. Now the $100 million success of the ALS “ice bucket challenge” has everyone wondering: “Why didn’t we think of that?” The ice bucket challenge throws cold water on some long-held notions about how nonprofits and charities achieve success. There’s clearly a new role for social media, crowdfunding, video, and the occasional well-considered gimmick. But if the ice bucket challenge is followed by a wave of copycat stunts, the public will not react well.