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. Send a Million Voices for Darfur e-card to Bush.

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. Darfur Voices. 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. Darfur activism book Don Cheadle John Prendergast

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.

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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. 4 days…96 hours…5,760 minutes. Yep, #bbcon 2015 is really almost here. I don’t know about you, but I’m more excited for this year’s conference than I have been for any in years past.

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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 Darfur

Olympic Protest Campaigns: Which is More Effective?

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To protest China's financial support of the genocide in Darfur, actress Mia Farrow is hosting a daily webcast report from a Darfurian refugee camp during the first week of the Olympics (August 8-15). They are asking people to Switch Over to Darfur , and watch the webcasts when sponsors' commercials air. I shook hands with, "Kittner of Roseburg, Germany, part of a chain of 85,626 people in 192 countries who have joined the global handshake."

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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. Many people feel like they can't change issues like the genocide in Darfur, they feel too big.

President's Update: Summer 2008

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Benetech's newest project is a software tool called Miradi that helps environmental practitioners design, manage, monitor and learn from their projects to more effectively meet the needs of global biodiversity. As many folks know, I try to send out quarterly updates on what's new at Benetech.

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

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. this past Sunday was the Global Day for Darfur. Darfur. One of the world's challenges that disturbs me the most is genocide.

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. At the end of December 2007, I posted about creating activist resolutions for the New Year based on Latoya Peterson's activist resolutions post on Racialicious.

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?

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.

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

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). The event will also feature a virtual replica of "Our Walls Bear Witness - Darfur: Who Will Survive Today????,

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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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. Visit 29-Day Giving Challenge.

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).

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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

"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. Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel.

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.

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

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Voters are encouraged to vote for as many groups as they can in order to generate a comprehensive peace platform that encompasses the issues that are most important to each person, whether it’s the war in Iraq, nuclear weapons, Darfur or global conflict.

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Use mini celebs - a columnist in a local newspaper or magazine may not be a global sensation, but he or she does have a large, captive audience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.