Real-Time Web Social Action Events: Blurring the Offline/Online Distinction?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The 350.org Facebook community has thrown their weight behind the Maldives President by leaving comments on his Facebook page. Two weeks ago, I wrote up my prediction for fundraising trends for 2009. My guess is as we enter 2010, might we see the invention of Real Time Web fundraising events As more nonprofit explore the possibilities of location-based social networks and fundraising , the distinctions between online/offline fundraising will melt away.

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

Hulhumale Maldives. More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets. This means that sewage spills into rivers and streams, contaminating drinking water and causing disease. As hand-held mobile devises connected to the internet spread to cities, villages, remote communities around the world, we need to continue finding ways to use these tools to make a positive impact.

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