Change.org is Hiring Bloggers for Social Action Blog Network

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Want to create the premier online space for your issue and become a leading voice for social action? Change.org is launching a social action blog network this summer and is currently hiring a team of blogger/editors to help create a movement for change around the major causes of our time. Hey all you do-good bloggers! Ben Rattray of Change.org wanted me to let you know that they are hiring bloggers. Positions are part-time, paid and start in June. To apply, go to [link].

How Nonprofits Are Using Video Online: 20 Examples

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These campaigns encourage visitors to get involved by recording and contributing their own videos or photos: 24 Hours for Darfur has collected over 900 personal video appeals from celebrities, politicians, Darfurians, and citizens around the world. The campaign aims to strengthen Darfur advocacy and enable individuals to send their appeals to political leaders. Stand Up 2 Cancer asked visitors to “Submit your own picture or video and tell the world what you stand for!

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December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes or contain the name of one of our action sources. (x) darfur (31). cancer (21).

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes or contain the name of one of our action sources. (x) darfur (31). cancer (21).

YouTube Launches Nonprofit Program

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those with 501c3 tax filing status) that register for the YouTube Nonprofit Program to receive a free nonprofit specific YouTube channel where they can upload footage of their work, public service announcements, calls to action and more. Just got a press release this morning announcing the launch of the YouTube Nonprofit Program ! YouTube’s 2007/2008 Clinton Global Initiative commitment enables nonprofit organizations (in the U.S.

nfp 2.0 » A billboard of protest

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I’m not sure this call to action will be well received “in-world&#. A click on the screen in your picture will take people through to an action page offering people a range of online actions on poverty issues.

Guest Post by Stacey Monk: Dogooders Won’t Change the World (Alone)

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Here’s what’s pissing me off: The reason I have to fight every time to do these stories [like Darfur] is because the truth is that it’s hard to get the majority of Americans…to care. ” (not in video).

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A Second Life for nonprofits? | Beaconfire Wire

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American Cancer Society raised $40,000 with a virtual walk-a-thon in Second Life. Commonwealth Island in Second Life consists of a “rugged, coniferous island housing several nonprofits, including Greenpeace and ACLU&# There’s an education campaign to help end the genocide in Darfur in “Camp Darfur&#. Has anyone been able to measure how Second Life advocacy has translated into real world actions (apart from donations)?

Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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The first thing I suggest is to be genuine -- interview people who are affected by the work your organization does, record actions you are taking to solve problems in your community, ask YouTube users to sound off on why your issues are important.

Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

The first thing I suggest is to be genuine -- interview people who are affected by the work your organization does, record actions you are taking to solve problems in your community, ask YouTube users to sound off on why your issues are important.

Nonprofits and MySpace Roundup Inspired By Solidariti

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Breast Cancer Action. Save Darfur. 9) Use your blog to inspire support and action. The Solidariti Blog is written by Priscilla Brice-Weller who has worked for the not-for-profit sector in Melbourne, Austraila. She is the online campaign coordinator for a national grassroots organization, ANTar , that supports indigenous people. Her recent blog post, called web2.0 goodness , caught my eye.

A Tale of Three NPO Facebook Apps | Beaconfire Wire

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Pick your cause de jour and you see a few options for how you can effect change: join, donate or take action. The application requires you to leave Facebook to take action, and requires you to provide an email address.

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Nedra Weinreich: Social Marketing Guru

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

giving people all the facts and showing them why taking a particular action is in their best interest or is good for society in general. You can create or simulate an experience that can evoke an emotional response from a visitor, as they have done with Camp Darfur. ve also been interested in watching what the American Cancer Society has done with its virtual walk-a-thon in Second Life.

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Clearly virtual space has not yet proved its viability for fundraising purposes; the largest fundraiser to date being $40K for the American Cancer Society in July. For example, Camp Darfur is a simulated Sudanese refugee camp in Second Life created by activists trying to get more public attention and political action on the crisis in the Sudan and neighboring Chad.