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Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

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Details: Date: May 12, 2009. Women are underrepresented : some of the most gifted folks in technology are women yet they are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs. You get Women Who Tech. Location: global (telephone and web). Panels:  See the list of panel sessions here. WWT in UK! Are you in the UK?

Women in Nonprofit Technology Who Rock: Adding to Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology List

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The list included BlogHer founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone.  Megan Keane blogs at TechSoup community site. Amy Sample Ward writes a blog about nonprofit technology and social media and is the community builder for Netsquared. writes for the Convio Connection Cafe Blog. world. Holly Ross.

The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

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Jill Foster who I met online first through her blog in 2006 and presented remotely at an event she was organizing along with Mariam Scoble.

Try Eating for $4 a Day. Join The Hunger Challenge

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This year, Hunger Challenge participants will try to eat 3 meals for $4 per day, per person, during the week of September 20-26, 2009.

Join Beth & I at Craigslist Foundation's Nonprofit Boot Camp

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Photo of Beth speaking at the BlogHer Conference last year by JD Lasica.

Great reads from around the web on April 3rd

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Love & Devices | BlogHer - Susan Mernit has a wonderful piece on BlogHer about her "connection" (not addiction) to technology. 2009 NTC Orientation Call | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network - Are you heading the 09NTC this year? These are some links I wanted to share from April 3rd. Find me on Delicious for more!

Add Your Cause-Related Blog to the List of Change

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Livingston Communications has launched a new ranked list of cause-related blogs called List of Change. inbound links.

My life as an (almost) ex-Technology Consultant

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

decided several weeks ago, for a variety of reasons, to retire my independent consultant hat. I’ve been doing this work for more than 10 years now, full time for about seven of those years. expect, in one way or the other, to be putting on a nonprofit hat. For right now, I’m the part-time coordinator of NOSI. And, I think I did that.

Nonprofit Calendars for 2010

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I know more and more people are using calendars on their computers and cell phones, but I like paper calendars. Hilarious.

SXSW Panels Offer Key Advice to Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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March 27, 2009 | Dave Steadman So nicely put, Ill have to pass along to client. March 30, 2009 | rabia Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

Valentines That Give Back

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on the Case Foundation blog, Let's Talk. The Lil Bee blog also has 4 ways you can help animals in her post, The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift.

Issue Fatigue: What's the Cure?

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Cross-posted from BlogHer. Their post generated over 50 comments. In her summary of the session, she offered a few tips: 1.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

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Also posted on the Frogloop blog for nonprofits here. They accepted questions via Twitter and then had an expert reply via the White House blog.  A great example of using Twitter for real information exchange and for conversation. What is difference between a blog, social media tools, and websites? Email is a critical channel.

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Guest Post by Cheryl Contee: I Am Mommy, Hear Me Roar

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This includes a prominent blog, twitter feed, easy ways to share MomsRising content plus lots of photos and videos. retail purchases.

Is Your Nonprofit Hitting the She Spot? Part 2

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You can have four kids and read a blog during nap time.&# BlogHer – a social networking site for women who blog – is a great place to find women writers who may care about your political and/or social issue. also suggested ways to better market to them. Where are the Women? Connect with women online. Contact us!

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Echoing Green, Jobs for Change, Julia Cameron and 29 Gifts

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19 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - November 2009 on Wild Apricot Blog. It's been a been a busy few weeks!

Let's Connect: Twitter, Facebook, Ning & Podcasts

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Changeblogger Ning Network I've also set up a Ning network for Changebloggers, people who use their blogs, podcasts and vlogs to make positive change.

Top 10 SXSW Interactive Panels Your Nonprofit Should Attend - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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In 2009, our challenge becomes how to harness these tools for in order to reopen the policy-making process. Panelist: Tara Hunt, Intuit 7.

13 Causes I'd Give to If Friday the 13th Was My Lucky Day

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Enough's blog, Enough Said. Global Fund for Women's blog Maine Coon Adoptions They rescued and helped us adopt our Maine Coon cat, Dora!

Nonprofits and NGOs Celebrate International Women's Day

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Check out Salbi's blog posts on the Huffington Post , and get more info about the chat on the imow Facebook page. Host your own event.

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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Last year you got lots of media attention because you blogged on Social Edge about some of the organization's financial struggles. Right.

On Frogloop's Radar

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Panels include discussions on Feminism on the Move - Where We Were and Where Are We Now with panelists ranging from Elisa Camahort Page, Co-Founder of BlogHer to Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority and moderated by Shireen Mitchell, Vice Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations. Calling All Feminists! Fem 2.0

Submit Your Children of the Recession Story to Katie Couric

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Yesterday I represented BlogHer on a conference call with bloggers from the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, and Katie Couric. When Kim Tracy Prince, of Los Angeles Moms Blog, asked Couric during the call, "How do you and your producers deal with it emotionally? You are emersing yourself in all this heartbreak. How do you handle it?"

What's Your Moment of Obligation?

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You can read more about moments of obligation on: • Jacob Colker's post, The Vision of the Extraordinaries on The Extraordinaries blog. Cheryl Dorsey's post, Living Your Best Life through the Journey of Service on the USA Service blog. Cross-posted from BlogHer. Echoing Green Fellows' descriptions of their moments of obligation.

A Book That Changed My Life: Now What? by Laura Berman Fortgang

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and also for being the person who inspired me to start blogging. For me, that book would be Now What? Whatever felt right at the time. Share.

How to Start, or Join a Social Action Book Club

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If you'd like to join us, email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com, leave a comment on this post, or comment in the BlogHer book group.

Beth Terry, Fake Plastic Fish: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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Beth has been living plastic-free since 2007 and blogs about her adventures at FakePlasticFish.com. Click here to find a watch party near you.

Kimberly Wilson, Tranquility du Jour: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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She blogs and podcasts at Tranquility du Jour and tweets at @kimberlywilson. You can follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/kimberlywilson.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW

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The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 13-17, 2009 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. Open Source Disability Gadgets: DIY for PWD submitted by Liz Henry, Blogher. With a culture of open source designs, Instructables, wikis, and blogs, we can start an international movement. To vote: 1.