December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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darfur (31). cancer (21). art (3). arts (2). 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. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. 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

darfur (31). cancer (21). art (3). arts (2). 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. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

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nfp 2.0 » A billboard of protest

Rebooting Charity

dan Says: December 31st, 2006 at 10:12 pm I think the virtual Camp Darfur showed more of the qualities for SL success that you & Rik are advocating.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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). Crowdsourcing killed punk rock…Crowdsourcing kills art…It’s bullshit.

Haiti 91

Serious Games Initiative

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Darfur is Dying game probably caught your attention. From inspiring young cancer patients to fighting poverty to peaceful resistance of oppressive regimes. looking further I found a link to Water Cooler games which reminded of our virtual office on Arts Wire in early 1990's - we had a "Water Cooler Item" to make it seem more like a real office It caught mine as I'm interested in the role of play in problem-solving, what ever the scope of the problem.

Game 50

Nonprofits and Second Life and Other Games

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few organizations in the nonprofit sector are exploring the power of the this type of gaming medium for social justice - take Camp Darfur for example. At the TechSoup Offices, I met a kind avitar named Frank and noticed he was a member of the Arts Council.

Nonprofits and MySpace Roundup Inspired By Solidariti

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Americans for the Arts. Breast Cancer Action. Save Darfur. " An interesting article in the NY Times about arts organizations using MySpace. 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.

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

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One example is 24HoursforDarfur who has collected over 800 videos from celebrities, elected officials, and citizens urging Congress to do more about the genocide in Darfur.

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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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. Zen and the art of Nonprofit Technology said: Web 2.0