All for Green, and Green for All: An Interview with Van Jones

Have Fun - Do Good

When I went to see Van Jones speak for the first time at the Green Festival in November 2002 about, "Green Jobs, Not Packed Jails," people in the States were just starting to lift their heads up from a year of fear and despair after September 11th. That's a green pathway out of poverty.

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Lethal Generosity: CSR Context Is Important

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Wednesday, fellow Zoetica founder, Kami Huyse and I presented on Lethal Generosity , (a term from Shel Israel’s “Twitterville”). JD Lasica took detailed notes on the case studies we looked at to ponder that question. This isn't green washing - its a legitimate way to advance multiple interests. This leaves me with some good ideas about contextual questions to ask in interviews for the case study part of the research.

Reflections from Mashable Summer of Social Good Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She asked the big question : Is all this making us smarter philanthropists (and organizers and leaders)? Photo by David Parmet (In the green room waiting to go on the stage, in between Pete Cashmore and Geoff Livingston) See more of David's conference photos here.

Three Different Approaches to Twitter Fundraising: Bees, Turkeys, and Blame

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2008, we started to see click action philanthropy on Facebook with Lil Green Patch raising over $100,000 for the Nature Conservancy. TweetsGiving 2009.

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The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Geoff Livingston invited me to keynote the conference along with Shel Israel , author of Twitterville. The context at Blogpotomac was the question, "Did turning your Twitter avatar green in support of the Iraniian protests" really mean anything. Flickr Photo by Ghbrett.

MCON13 Live Blog: The Millennial Movement (Jose Antonio Vargas, Define American)


They gave me five interviews, no holds barred, I asked him uncomfortable questions a journalist should ask a profile subject. On the walk he turned the tables and started asking me questions. Seems like a simple question. It wasn''t until that day that I found out the green card my grandparents had given me was fake. I wrote the story Not Legal Not Leaving based on all the questions people across the country.