Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

On May 12, 2009 the second annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit (held via phone and web) will bring together hundreds of women from across the US and abroad in the non-profit, political and business world for an incredible lineup of thought provoking panels featuring technology change makers such as Joan Blades of MoveOn and Moms Rising, Allison Fine of techPresident, Lynne D Johnson of Fast Company, Charlene Li, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rashmi Sinha of Slide Share, Lisa Stone of BlogHer and more.

Looking for Fun Blogging Gig

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As many of you know, in addition to writing for Have Fun * Do Good, I am also a Contributing Editor, with Beth Kanter , for the Social Change and Nonprofit section of BlogHer. I'd love to add a third blogging gig to my schedule. blog blogging blogger fun

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Great reads from around the web on April 3rd

Amy Sample Ward

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! As she says, "If you are dating me, you ARE dating my devices." " It's a great read.

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. If you are using your blog for social impact, you can submit your site to be included on the List by filling out this form. The List of Change by Beth Kanter on Beth's Blog.

My life as an (almost) ex-Technology 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 My life as an (almost) ex-Technology Consultant March 19, 2007 Beth Kanter interviewed me for Blogher recently, and one of the questions included “… you work as an independent consultant …&# Well, those days are numbered.

The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You don't necessarily see women keynote at technology conferences (well accept for women focused technology conferences like blogher ), but Geoff was trying hard ensure a gender balanced program and succeeded. One point she made captured by searchengine sage blog.

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. For a local perspective, peruse the list of food bank blogs. BlogHer is a media sponsor of The Hunger Challenge.

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

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Six Sudsy Soapmaker Blogs And 2 interviews on The Extraordinaries blog: Chat with an Extraordinary: Lauren Bacon of Raised Eyebrow Web Studio Chat with an Extraordinary: Jimmy Santosa of Applied Materials And 6 news posts on the WE Volunteer blog: Love Making Videos?

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. BlogHer I've been a Contributing Editor, along with Beth Kanter , for the past 3.5 Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders!

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. There is something about writing things down by hand with different colored pens that I still love.

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

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Beth Kanter , my co-Contributing Editor for BlogHer's Social Change and Nonprofit section , and I will both be speaking about how nonprofits can use social media. He writes on his blog, "That first Boot Camp was an amazing experience for me, and since then I have only missed one.If

Mark Pesce at CUA09 - Think Like a Cloud, Make a Storm, Kill the Tower!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I came across a study of "hyperconnectedness" about six months, blogged it here. If you want to dive into more details into this condition, see the hyper connectivity blog.

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

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Upgrading to Open Source Government When: Monday, March 16th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Room Hilton D Description: The 2004 and 2008 campaigns use of collaborative tools, blogs and social networking have shown citizen activism and online communities can wield powerful influence.

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

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I was really impressed by the National Wildlife Federation, which has developed a sustainable "citizen monitoring program" across a number of online platforms: main site , flickr , YouTube , blogs , and Twitter and Im sure Im missing one.

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

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Dining for Women's blog Enough Mission: "The Enough Project is helping to build a permanent constituency to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity." Enough's blog, Enough Said. People's Grocery blog, Brahm's Blog. Urban Sprouts blog is also their website.

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. Cross-posted from BlogHer. Whether you are single, or attached, why not celebrate Valentines Day with a gift that gives back?

Issue Fatigue: What's the Cure?

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In her post, Issue Fatigue , Allison Fine of A.Fine Blog says part of the solution is focusing on growing relationships: "The solution is to go back to basics: building strong relationships with your supporters. Cross-posted from BlogHer.

Nonprofits and NGOs Celebrate International Women's Day

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Fellow BlogHer Contributing Editor, Beth Kanter, writes about the fundraising Twitter campaign for CARE happening in conjunction with the film in her post, Tweetathon To Honor International Women's Day and To Spread The Word About A Powerful Noise Live.

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. So, when Lynne Johnson from Fast Company asked me to blog a list, I thought I'd create a nonprofit technology category and acknowledge the work of these awesome women: Nonprofit Technology Marnie Webb is the Co-CEO of TechSoup Global and creator of Netsquared and was voted most valuable person in the nonprofit technology field in 2008. Megan Keane blogs at TechSoup community site.

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. How can people who are listening to this show, or read the transcript on the blog, get involved with FORGE? Cross-posted from BlogHer.

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. When: February 2, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. When: January 28, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Calling All Feminists! Fem 2.0 Conference Comes to DC Feb 2. The Fem 2.0

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. Yesterday I made the case that women, not men, have become the most vital market segment to reach, not only for consumer brands but for nonprofit organizations seeking to change the world. I also suggested ways to better market to them.

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? Couric wanted our help getting the word out about the issues being covered in CBS Reports' new series, Children of the Recession.

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

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Nancy Schwartz of the Getting Attention blog, and host of the June Nonprofit Blog Carnival , has asked bloggers to share their "one book" recommendations: What single book (not blog, not conversation, not Facebook page) has changed your life as a nonprofit staffer, consultant or vendor?

What's Your Moment of Obligation?

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In 2005, I started my business, Big Vision Consulting, with the idea of inspiring people and giving them the tools and resources to support their big vision for a better world through coaching, consulting, my blog and my podcast. 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.

How to Start, or Join a Social Action Book Club

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This week two fellow BlogHer Contributing Editors ( Virgina DeBolt and Elana Centor ), and BlogHer co-Founder ( Elisa Camahort Page ), and me had a virtual book club call to discuss Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

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. As a blog and podcast hostess, I'm constantly searching for ways to offer up ongoing inspiration by featuring fellow do-gooders, sharing daily struggles, and encouraging ongoing exploration.

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. Three years ago, I decided to collect and tally all the plastic waste I generated each week and post it on my blog. Photo: My friend Eli and I at the 2009 Bay to Breakers.

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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. The final program is done through a combination of an open submission and community voting process with staff and advisory board feedback.