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June 21, 2010

News & Opinion: Help Support the Creative Commons' Catalyst Campaign

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:45 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

If you follow what we do over on ChangeThis, you may have noticed that we publish each manifesto under a Creative Commons license. It is an innovative and easy way to spread ideas and information, letting readers know exactly how they can use and redistribute the work while protecting the author's copyright. And it is work we couldn't do as easily without the Creative Commons.

Recently, the folks at Creative Commons launched the Catalyst Campaign to support Open Educational Resources even further. If you value what you find on ChangeThis, please consider helping them do this important work with a donation today. Read on to learn more.

The Catalyst Campaign: Donate Now to Help Fund CC’s Catalyst Grants

We’re thrilled today to announce the launch of the Catalyst Campaign – from now through June 30, Creative Commons is raising money to fund our recently-launched Catalyst Grants program.

Catalyst Grants will make it possible for individuals and organizations to harness the power of Creative Commons. A grant might enable a group in a developing country to research how Open Educational Resources can positively impact its community. Another could support a study of entrepreneurs using Creative Commons licenses to create a new class of socially responsible businesses. Anyone may apply for a Catalyst Grant, which ranges from $1,000-$10,000.

But we can't do it without your help. Our goal is to raise $100,000 from CC supporters like you to fund the grants that will make all this possible. Donate today to help spread our mission of openness and innovation across all cultural and national boundaries.

Thanks to the Milan Chamber of Commerce which has generously donated EUR 10,000 to jumpstart the effort!

Will you join in?


Advocate: Take a moment to spread the word about the Catalyst Campaign and Grants program on your blog and social networks with our banners and buttons.

Donate: If you give $75 or more, you can become the proud owner of one of these bright and cheerful, limited edition “I Love to Share” t-shirts. Every bit helps so give what you can today to ignite openness and innovation around the world!