Our vision is to create a nonprofit media and data distribution network that increases public awareness and support of the work done by causes, nonprofits, and other charitable organizations.
Our mission is to help people connect news stories about important issues, disasters, and crises directly to relevant and actionable cause-related media. To do this, we research and report about important cause-related issues and events, curate related media and data, and distribute this bundled information to news organizations, publishers, and to the public. We also feature how-to's and other resources for nonprofits..
Who's Behind GoodSpeaks?
Based in the Washington, DC area, GoodSpeaks is an ever-evolving, open-source, all-volunteer project of the 501(c)3 organization SpaceforGood. We gladly accept donations.
GoodSpeaks was founded by Kristen Milhollin, and was informed by her work as a news producer, speechwriter, government communications officer and all-around cheerleader for good causes (with the occasional awkward photograph). While working as a video news producer, Kristen found the constant barrage of news stories about diseases, disasters, and crises depressing. She later found more uplifting work writing speeches and press releases about efforts to help countries spur long-term economic growth and development, but noticed that these kinds of good news stories were underrepresented in the news. She wondered if there might be a way to help nonprofits, NGO's, and other charitable organizations with great media about their good work "make the news", and so the idea for the GoodSpeaks project came in a moment of inspiration.
Over the past few years, Kristen has worked to bring GoodSpeaks to life with the help of a great Board of Directors, donors, friends, family and volunteers, and looks forward to watching it continue to grow and evolve.
In the process, Kristen has learned a thing or two about nonprofit media, communications,open data, semantic publishing, Drupal, and managing an aggregated media site. Feel free to contact her for media inquiries, advice, or to speak at your event.
Read more about what motivated her to create GoodSpeaks.
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