Paul Rusesabagina & Bloggers for Darfur

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The talk was also sponsored by Facing History, Facing Ourselves , Human Rights Watch , the Museum of African Diaspora , Marines' Memorial Association , Bay Area Darfur Coalition , Amnesty International and Stacey's Independent Bookstore. People from the Bay Area Darfur Coalition were handing out info. about events happening on April 30th to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur. Send a Million Voices for Darfur e-card to Bush. darfur genocide rwanda bloggers

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

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Be A Voice for Darfur is an excellent example of multi-channel campaign designed to bring attention to the appalling genocide in Darfur. The genocide in Darfur continues - now in its sixth year and at the price of nearly half a million lives. As the Obama administration ushers in a new era of foreign policy, this nation has an opportunity - an obligation - to aid our global neighbors in Darfur. Darfur Voices. Save Darfur Coalition. Team Darfur.

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Harry Potter Alliance Raises Awareness About Darfur

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The Harry Potter Alliance is celebrating the release of the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with house parties to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur According to the Alliance, the world of Harry Potter is more like our world than we might think: "Genocide, Poverty, AIDS, and Global Warming are ignored by our media and governments the way Voldemort's return is ignored by the Ministry and Daily Prophet. Harry Potter Darfur

Do What You Can: National Week of Action for Darfur April 6-13

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I just have to do what I can. " -- Jerry Fowler, Executive Director of the Save Darfur Coalition , during an interview on the Voices on Genocide Prevention Podcast. One of the reasons I think the issue of genocide in Darfur, and in other places, hasn't reached the mainstream consciousness, is that it is hard to find actions that make concerned citizens feel like they are having an impact. Tell China to, "Extinguish the Flames of Genocide in Darfur."

Not On Our Watch: The Least Depressing Book About Darfur You'll Ever Read

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It isn't often that you can't wait to keep reading a book about genocide, but that is how it was while I was reading Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast. My favorite, because it is so creative and have fun-do goody is the Harry Potter Alliance which, "seeks to motivate Harry Potter fans to take a stand against tyranny, genocide, global warming, and more, using parallels to the book series."

Nonprofit Blog Highlight: Global Fund for Women

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That's an excerpt from a speech given by Muadi Mukenge the Global Fund for Women's Program Officer for Africa, at the Darfur Day of Conscience. It was turned into a post for the Global Fund for Women's blog. The Global Fund for Women is a grantmaking foundation that supports women's human right's organizations all over the world.

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5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

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He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on Darfur. Ashley Judd: A Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actress, Ashley Judd is known for starring in films such as Where the Heart Is, Simon Burch, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and Big Stone Gap.Outside of Hollywood, Ashley serves as a board member for Population Services International and Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS. 4 days…96 hours…5,760 minutes. Yep, #bbcon 2015 is really almost here.

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"Books of Conscience" to Read During Genocide Prevention Month

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According to the Genocide Prevention Month's site , the genocide in Bosnia began April 6, in Rwanda April 7, in Cambodia April 17, in Darfur April 19, in Armenia April 24, and the Holocast began April 21st. For additional titles and ways to take action, read Martha Bixby's post Make a Difference for Darfur this April on Change.org , and Chris Michael's post, April: Genocide Prevention Month on The Hub blog. Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April?

BlogHer Acts: How Should BlogHers Change the World?

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What is the global issue BlogHer's members should focus on this year? You can read my answer to the first question in my post on BlogHer, " BlogHers Act: We Need to Be A Witness for Darfur ". Bloghers Act , Bloghersact , Blogher , politics , women , election , social change DarfurYesterday BlogHer launched a new, year-long initiative to use the power of its 11,000+ members for positive change. How exciting is that!

Mobilizing Donors and Activists in an Overwhelmed World

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On Friday, I was on a "Darfur Activist" conference call produced by ENOUGH , the Genocide Intervention Network , STAND and the Save Darfur Coalition. Anyone could call in and hear an update about developments on the ground in Darfur and Congo, and upcoming legislation, events and campaigns. Many people feel like they can't change issues like the genocide in Darfur, they feel too big. Darfur activism philanthropy advocacy social change

President's Update: Summer 2008

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Here are the highlights of this update: Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million over five years Miradi, our new project management software for the environment Human rights: the International Criminal Court, Colombia, Liberia and Darfur Recruiting: Betsy Burgess joins as our first Director of Marketing Landmine Detector Project on ice, Route 66 Literacy revived Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S.

What is a "Nonprofit Blog"?

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I hope you'll add to the list: Change/Wire Dining for Women Ella Baker Center Echoing Green Genocide Intervention Network Global Fund for Women Global Voices' Rising Voices Google.org Idealist NetSquared NTEN People's Grocery Save Darfur Social Actions Spot.us This week in NTEN 's Nonprofit Blogging Affinity Group , a new member asked for a list of nonprofit blogs.

Change.org is Hiring Bloggers for Social Action Blog Network

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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]. I've pasted the blurb below: Hiring Bloggers for Change.org! Want to blog on an issue you are passionate about for an audience of hundreds of thousands of activists and nonprofit leaders? Want to create the premier online space for your issue and become a leading voice for social action?

Second Life: Issue Awareness Raising Campaigns

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Rik wrote a great post this called Global Poverty Death Counter: good cause, @!#(*@() implementation (Rik used another word in the headline, but I don't any trackback spam). Actress and activist Mia Farrow will discuss and answer questions about the worsening situation in Darfur and neighboring Chad at a virtual press event in Second Life. The event will also feature a virtual replica of "Our Walls Bear Witness - Darfur: Who Will Survive Today????,

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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darfur (17). Global Warming (4). global warming (3). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes, or contain the name of one of our platform partners. (x) x) = number of times the term was searched.

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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darfur (17). Global Warming (4). global warming (3). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes, or contain the name of one of our platform partners. (x) x) = number of times the term was searched.

What Can I Do About Genocide? An Interview with Janessa Goldbeck

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Our members envision a world in which the global community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocide and mass atrocities. We also have a student division: STAND , which has more than 850 chapters around the world, and the students in those chapters actively organize and mobilize their communities and schools to pass legislation, to fundraise, and to really make more noise about genocide in Darfur and genocide in general. this past Sunday was the Global Day for Darfur.

How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

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Read Darfur Diaries by Aisha Bain, Jen Marlowe and Adam Shapiro. Watched Darfur Now. This year I've interviewed Christina Arnold of Prevent Human Trafficking, Cristi Hegranes of the Press Institute for Women in the Developing World , Kavita Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women, Anisha Desai of the Women of Color Resource Center, Janessa Goldbeck of Genocide Intervention Network, and Ari Derfel of Save Your Trash.

YouTube Launches Nonprofit Program

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YouTube’s 2007/2008 Clinton Global Initiative commitment enables nonprofit organizations (in the U.S. Check out their participating partners' YouTube channels: 24 Hours for Darfur • American Cancer Society • Autism Speaks • 92nd Street Y • Asia Society • Strong American Schools’ ED in ’08 • Friends of the Earth • International Rescue Committee • March of Dimes • YouthNoise • The ONE Campaign • The Clinton Global Initiative • World Vision Australia Youtube nonprofit

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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darfur (31). global warming (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

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darfur (31). global warming (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.

Serious Games | Beaconfire Wire

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Darfur is Dying ([link] is probably the most well known game created to raise awareness about a specific topic, in this case the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. A contest entry by MTVU and the Reebok Human Rights Foundation, the game puts the player in Darfur as a villager who must perform real-life tasks like foraging for water without being captured by the Janjaweed. Would you rather learn about Global Warming as your cruise a virtual city on your skateboard?

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

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There’s these kids sitting at the other lunch tables in our global cafeteria. 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). But I think it’s also the road to really fully becoming global.”

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Pros and Cons of Facebook Activism

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Several months ago my colleague Mary Joyce (who I met at the Global Voices Summit in London in 2005 ) and who is now at the Berkman Center pinged me and asked if I knew any digital activists in Southeast Asia. I helped her track down the people behind the Support the monks Campaign and Facebook Burma Group, an unofficial representative in the UK named Imran Jamal, Burma Global Action Network. moving from Darfur to Burma to whatever cause is next.

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Join the 29-Day Giving Challenge: Change Lives One Gift at a Time

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I signed up for the Challenge today and decided to celebrate Day 1 by donating to the BlogHers Act' "Donate Now to Save Women's Lives" campaign on Global Giving. I donated to a Relief International health clinic in the Zam Zam refugee camp in Darfur that trains indigenous doctors, midwives, and community health workers. Visit 29-Day Giving Challenge.

A Second Life for nonprofits? | Beaconfire Wire

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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&#. I can feel it sucking me in…) And TechSoup has an interesting interview with 3 nonprofits ( Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York , Global Kids , and Amoration ) who are all operating in Second Live.

Notes from The Seven Things Everyone Wants: What Freud and Buddha Understood (and We're Forgetting) about Online Outreach

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Two of their staff members recently returned from Darfur and are putting together a video to raise awareness about it. They are collecting questions from supporters about Darfur to include in the video. * Frogs are one of the harbingers of global warming. (I Think about the last time you did something for a cause. Maybe you gave them money. Maybe you did a walk. Maybe you signed a petition. Why did you do it?

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff

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Imagine a Jewish girl, selling Challah bread on a college campus in America to help support black Muslims in Darfur. One of PresenTense's core activities is the Global Summer Institute , held in Jerusalem. A print magazine is one of PT's main activities, providing an additional channel for the global community of young Jews to exchange ideas. . Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel.

$100,000 Grant: Polls Still Open in the Peace Primary - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Also in the running and campaigning hard are (in alphabetical order) Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation; Citizens for Global Solutions, Faithful Security; Genocide Intervention Network; Global Green USA; National Religious Campaign Against Torture; and Women’s Action for New Directions.

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Reflections on Mixed Reality Events in Second Life

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In-world speakers from nonprofits who spoke about their work included Evonne Heyning from Camp Darfur, Barry Joseph from Global Kids , Lori Bell from the Library Alliance , and Marc Sirkin from LLS. The photo above was taken at last night's TechSoup Mixed Reality Event. The live video feed was being streamed from the Netsquared gathering in San Francisco happening at the same time as the virtual gatherng in Second Life.

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Solutionary Women: Heddy Nam

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Heddy also writes for the Global Youth Fund blog. On the other hand, some politicians may care a great deal about improving human rights abuses or ending the violence in Darfur, but don’t act because they don’t have constituent backing. This week's Solutionary Woman is 24-year-old Heddy Nam, the Associate to the Chief Operating Officer of Amnesty International USA and co-founder of Never Again , an international network of young people working for peace.

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

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This Is Why Im Hot" instead of "Global Warming is Serious") or interesting tags can increase the number of people who click on your video. YouTube has an incredibly diverse and engaged global community who not only post videos, but interact with each other through text comments, video responses, and messages. 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.

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

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This Is Why Im Hot" instead of "Global Warming is Serious") or interesting tags can increase the number of people who click on your video. YouTube has an incredibly diverse and engaged global community who not only post videos, but interact with each other through text comments, video responses, and messages. 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.

The Philanthropic Web, Questions and Answers

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If I care about global warming, and ask myself what can I do, I can search every action imaginable that’s ever been on the web, most of them aren’t interesting, in fact I would say almost all of them aren’t interesting. Jacob Colker, The Extraordinaries: It’s about creating new tools and breaking the total thinking of just – call your congressman and sign a petition and that’s going to save Darfur. On October 20, Social Actions hosted a lunch for partners in the Bay Area.