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Get Funded to Design a Better World

We have a special love for the Sappi Ideas That Matter program because it was originally created by DSI Chair Cheryl Heller. For the past 17 years, Ideas that Matter has given great designers the funds they need to fuel great change, helping establish over 500 charitable programs — that’s more than $12.5 million toward improving lives and communities worldwide. Well, it’s a new year and we’re looking for fresh ideas!

Cheryl Heller on Design with Purpose, Part of the AIGA Creative Impact Series

Visionary designer and social impact innovator, Cheryl Heller, joins us for a discussion about designing a life (and career) with purpose. How can you transition from a life spent brilliantly solving clients’ problems to a successful career designing things that truly matter to you and the world? Come find out where social impact design lives and how to get there. Photos by Monique Duquette.

Sappi 2014 Ideas that Matter Grant Recipients: Michelle Kwon, Meghan Lazier, and Robin Newman from Design for Social Innovation at SVA

Sappi Fine Paper North America’s Ideas that Matter program is aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, the program has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing more than $12.5 million to causes that use design as a positive force in society. The program is open to North American…

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The Start Of Sappi’s Ideas That Matter: Cheryl Heller

Originally posted on sappi etc In 1999, Sappi received a suggestion that we start a cause-related program for designers and end-users. The goal of the program was to recognize design on paper that benefited worthy causes. Not only would this new program help bring attention to the power of design and communication on paper, but…

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Cheryl Heller to Lecture on the Evolution of Design for Social Innovation

Sappi is proud to host a presentation and cocktail reception April 9th in New York City for our Ideas that Matter program. Cheryl Heller, who created this ground-breaking initiative for Sappi 15 years ago, will explore the evolving path of social design and highlight projects that have made a lasting impact in communities. Join us to celebrate 15 years of the Ideas that Matter program and kick off the 2015 call for entries.

Say No More

A game for middle school girls in the United States which helps them understand and create healthy relationship boundaries.

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