Newman's Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, announced today the launch of CommonGood.com — a new web platform dedicated to sharing uplifting stories to highlight the good works of people, communities, and organizations from around the world.
"With the fast-paced news cycle these days, we are inundated with world and local events, and it's easy to miss out on all of the truly meaningful work being done in the charitable sector," said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation. "The Common Good website is aimed at filling a void of coverage about the philanthropic world by highlighting stories about people and organizations that are improving lives and making a positive impact on our world."
CommonGood.com is designed to make it easy for users to find meaningful stories and connect directly with philanthropic organizations. The site will feature up-to-date news and events on the charitable front and allow users the opportunity to learn about and connect directly with the people, organizations, and causes that are making a positive difference around the globe.
Newman's Own Foundation has underwritten the development of the Common Good website for the purpose of promoting and encouraging philanthropy. In developing the concept for the Common Good website, Newman's Own Foundation selected Narrative Content Group as its publishing partner, based on their expertise in creating and distributing content. Narrative will handle the day-to-day operations of content gathering, technology, and development, and outreach to organizations for stories.
"Working with Newman's Own has always been an honor for us," said Narrative CEO Joel Babbit. "Being able to help develop something with the mission and potential of Common Good is particularly rewarding."
Some of the stories featured on the site include the following:
Sowing the seeds of climate action
Why we must preserve the natural legacy of the Western Everglades
The investment every rural community should make
How food can be a vehicle for social change
This friendly pharmacy is the heart of a rural Maine community
A refuge for homeless veterans
The art of neighboring
Ending loneliness with a cup of tea and a bit of cake
Should every CEO be an activist?
Turning a worker shortage into a globally fluent workforce
Stories will be considered for publication based on content guidelines and can be submitted here: https://www.commongood.com/content-guidelines
About Newman's Own Foundation
Newman's Own Foundation was founded by the late actor Paul Newman in 2005 to assure the continuation of his commitment to use 100% of the net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman's Own food and beverage products for charitable purposes. Since 1982, Paul Newman and Newman's Own Foundation, a qualified 501(c)3, have donated over $530 million to thousands of charities around the world. For more information, visit www.newmansownfoundation.org.
About Narrative Content Group
Narrative Content Group creates, distributes, and publishes content for its own websites and in partnership with many of the world's leading brands. For many of these brands, the company is now also providing an increasing level of broader marketing services. Its equity partners include CNN and Discovery Communications. Founded in 2009 as Mother Nature Network, its flagship site –mnn.com – grew to become the world's most visited website in the environmental category. Driving that success was a staff of exceptional journalists with a unique ability to translate technical and complicated information into engaging and easy-to-understand content.
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