Underwear for Africa and Reclaiming A September 11th Birthday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So many generous people donated, that I had enough to distribute some t-shirts to the kids at Roteang Orphanage, managed by the Sharing Foundation , including a foo-camp t-shirt donated by Tara Hunt for Pharoth. Mothers for Africa is running an underwear donation drive.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

See What's Out There

Here’s what you need to read: What Makes People Give? This article is really about how some social scientists, economist types are looking at why people give. People figured that they worked, because — well, how could they not?

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Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants April 14, 2008 I like hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. Mostly, because I get to read blogs by people that aren’t on my list of feeds I read regularly. There is an interesting case study of the marketing of Tampax and Africa on the Cause Related Marketing Blog.

Michelle, the consultant

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Michelle, the consultant March 27, 2008 Someone mentioned to me that from what I write on my blog, she wouldn’t know what it is that I actually do in my consulting work. I kinda thought that was surprising, but in thinking about what I write, I realize that people could get the wrong idea (or, more accurately, fail to get the right idea.)

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. In 2008, Kiva.org took off with the launch of lending teams and partial loan repayments.

What Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions?

Have Fun - Do Good

"[S]top thinking about how crazy the times are, and start thinking about what the crazy times demand."-- Seth Godin A couple weeks ago blogger Latoya Peterson posted her 2008 Activist Resolutions on Racialicious. Africa is not a country. What are your 2008 Activist Resolutions?

More debate on Just Another Emperor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Easy enough to use Ashoka's handy-dandy search engine at [link] Africa: 236 Asia: 547 Europe: 190 Middle East & North Africa: 34 North America: 232 South America: 476 Global: 10 Even if we throw all of global into North America and Europe, and not worrying about the fact that the majority of North American Ashoka fellows are actually in Mexico(!), Africa: 13 Asia: 34 Europe: 29 Middle East: 5 United States & Canada: 24 Rest of the Americas: 33 Australia: 2 So, Europe, U.S.,

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

TechNow connects you with the resources, information and people your nonprofit needs to succeed! Each fall since 2008 MNN has hosted an annual conference and expo. Meaning connects and inspires a community of people who believe in better business. South Africa / $250.

Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2008, she asked for advice about raising money to go to Africa to help support the first community access television station opening in Ghana. I am currently raising funds for a story that I believe needs to be told about the 2011 people’s uprising in Madison, Wisconsin.

A Bold Experiment in Micro Donations: $2 from 12, 500 Twitter Users To Fund Clean Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If everyone who reads this - YOU - gives just $2, Charity: Water can build an entire water project for a school or hospital in Africa. Once I paid my $2 pledge, I saw the progress report on the campaign - there was over $500 raised so far from 88 people.

How Can We Make Charitable Giving A Year-Round Habit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Beth's Birthday Cause I was listening to a story on Marketplace on NPR this afternoon with Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell who reviewed their 2008 financial goals and graded themselves on their accomplishments. Ask people to donate to a cause instead of gifts.

A Geek's Reflections on Personal Fundraising Via Blog, Twitter, and Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On September 3, I blogged and tweeted about a story about two interesting social media fundraising opportunities in Africa. One of them was charity: water , a non-profit bringing safe, clean drinking water to people in developing nations that had launched a September Birthday campaign.

The Save Darfur Coalition’s "Be A Voice For Darfur" - A Stellar Example of A Multi-Channel Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Despite numerous dedicated efforts to end this crisis, Darfuri people are still suffering and struggling to survive. Just Africa. Be A Voice for Darfur is an excellent example of multi-channel campaign designed to bring attention to the appalling genocide in Darfur.

NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Applications will be available form Feb 1 to March 14, 2008. David Wilcox has been doing a lot of thinking about re-inventing membership organizations or associations given that one can connect and meet people who share their interests online more easily with social media tools.

Foko Madagascar: It Takes A Village To Raise An Idea

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Africa the next Chapter??? The eastern forest of Madagascar is populated by not only lemurs and other wildlife creatures, but also by the Malagasy people whose survival has for centuries depended on the forest.

Tools to End Poverty: An Interview with Martin Fisher of KickStart

Have Fun - Do Good

KickStart is a nonprofit that develops and markets new technologies in Africa that help local entrepreneurs to establish small businesses. What follows is an edited transcript of our conversation on July 2, 2008. All of the other people are involved in what we call the informal sector.

Interview with Jonathon Colman: Social Media Secrets from a Green Geek

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

m also a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Burkina Faso, West Africa), and am even now preparing to move from Washington, DC to Seattle immediately following a two-month fellowship in Australia. The first is to get people off the mouse and onto the keyboard.

Kenya: What Can One Person Do?

Have Fun - Do Good

According to a recent AP report , 300,000 people in Kenya were forced to leave their homes, and over 800 people were killed during this past month's post-election violence. What are some other ideas for how people can help?

Tagged again!

SocialFish

I know a lot of people hate memes, but I still like doing them, if only because it enables me to spread some link love. 3)My dad worked for the International Monetary Fund and we traveled a lot when I was growing up, including a stint in West Africa (Lome, Togo) for 3 years. YAPstar and blogger bud Maggie McGary tagged me on her awesomely titled blog, Mizz Information.

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Well, I think my editor (Wiley) would be upset if I did not use this as an opportunity to make a quick plug for my new book: People-to-People Fundraising (which you can buy on Amazon, by the way). March 13, 2008 | Carie Wow!

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Well, I think my editor (Wiley) would be upset if I did not use this as an opportunity to make a quick plug for my new book: People-to-People Fundraising (which you can buy on Amazon, by the way). March 13, 2008 | Carie Wow!

Small Groups Can Change the World: An Interview with Marianne Manilov of The Engage Network

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including finding a small group of people to support you in your process. On October 21, 2008, I interviewed Marianne Manilov, the National Team Leader at The Engage Network, about their work. Its main purpose is to help people really get engaged on the ground in social change.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. africa (23). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. africa (23). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

Reflections on the Science Center World Congress

Museum 2.0

The Science Center World Congress looked standard in makeup--keynotes, plenaries, parallel panels--and yet the content was made distinctly different by the people involved. This supposedly international meeting of 400 people featured mostly white and western faces.

You Could Win $10,000 for Your Do-Good Business Idea

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Meaningful Education in Africa for the Average Child: Lead Now Fellows f. You need to find a location that has enough people passionate enough about hummus -- sorry that ain't me -- so that you can sustain enough traffic to make this concept work. Which do you think is a better idea?

The Journey of the Spiritual Activist: An Interview with Marisa Handler

Have Fun - Do Good

While my objective was to make positive change, when I came at it from a place that was angry, I saw - I think this has been visible to many people who have worked in social change movements - that my anger was not growing the movement. It wasn't bringing people toward us.

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

Have Fun - Do Good

She went from being somebody's servant to somebody who when she walks down the street of her community, people stop her and shake her hand and thank her for the stories that she is telling, or ask, 'When are you going to interview me? What is the question you wish people would ask you?

Help me fulfill my 9 goals for 2009 by giving $20.09 to Social Actions

Social Actions

years, I have been working extremely hard to build an organization from scratch that makes it really easy for people to find and share opportunities to make a difference. I started 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa with the simple goal of working fulltime on Social Actions by July 1st. For the last 2.5 The organization, now called Social Actions , has experienced a tremendous boost in the last twelve months.

Help me fulfill my 9 goals for 2009 by giving $20.09 to Social Actions

Social Actions

years, I have been working extremely hard to build an organization from scratch that makes it really easy for people to find and share opportunities to make a difference. I started 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa with the simple goal of working fulltime on Social Actions by July 1st. For the last 2.5 The organization, now called Social Actions , has experienced a tremendous boost in the last twelve months.

Crowdsourcing Crisis Information: Tracking the Eastern Congo Conflict / Democratic Republic of Congo

Influence

Via GlobalVoices , information about the ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 1 million people have fled the province of North Kivu. From GlobalVoices : In order to document what is happening right now on the ground, on Friday the Ushahidi has deployed its software to the DRC after successfully using it during January's post-electoral violence in Kenya and in May during the xenophobic attacks on immigrants in South Africa.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

If web users knew of someone else who needed help, 44 percent would ask other people in their social network to contact authorities, 35 percent would post a request for help directly on a response agency’s Facebook page and 28 percent would send a direct Twitter message to responders.

Rockstar Nairobi Social Entrepreneur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In 2008, we were the first customer of Samasource as they were getting started. We get great services from Daproim, and we know that our money is also supporting the development of the new Africa through its smart yet disadvantaged students! Carol Wanjiku is the CEO of Daproim.

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Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?

SocialFish

Somewhere I read: People will always need banking but they don’t need banks. The Financial Crisis of 2008 made banking customers more aware of financial products, and much more wary that the bank may not work in their best interest. Silos separate people within a company.

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nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

Rebooting Charity

If I’m honest, I share Bertie’s view that next year, 2008, will be the real breakthrough year when charities get ’social’ This is partly because budgets have largely been fixed for activity this year.

Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools

NTEN

Organizations around the globe are harnessing these tools and data to mobilize supporters, tell their stories and the stories of their constituents, and to share knowledge with people and communities everywhere. In 2008, post-election violence erupted in Kenya. Jim Craner, MapTogether.

Arts Activist Naomi Natale and The One Million Bones Project

Have Fun - Do Good

Both an installation artist and photographer, Naomi was the founder and director of The Cradle Project , a large scale installation calling attention and raising funds for the 48 million children orphaned in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Blackberry Modem Mash « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream « Blogging with Word2007 Networking with Sushi – Hamachi VPN » Blackberry Modem Mash I was recently doing some background research on the costs and affordability of using 3G for internet connectivity in South Africa. With 20 people, that can buy 120 days a year for each person. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

nfp 2.0 » Going (RED) for World AIDS Day

Rebooting Charity

MySpace is also supporting World AIDS Day and (RED) by encouraging people across the globe to submit still images, illustrations, or animated sequences themed on the colour red.

nfp 2.0 » Thinking about social networks

Rebooting Charity

Remember, it’s about helping people to connect to each other… rather than to your database. Be collaborative – recognise that people may like to create something which will be seen by many.