I just made an educational microloan!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This weekend, I made my first educational microloan, to Claudia Belén García Royz of Nicaragua, who is studying to be an industrial engineer. This is what I think about when I dream about Raising the Floor with technology: finding ways to meet society's most pressing problems with the brains and resources of the tech community. As someone with three kids in college, I'm used to the idea of educational loans. My kids are borrowing money; I'm borrowing money.

Helping Strangers Participate through Instructions: Deconstructing the MP3 Experiment

Museum 2.0

In this way, the MP3 experiment is an example of the ways that technological barriers can become benefits by mediating otherwise uncomfortable interactions. After the Nicaragua question, Steve says, “Most of you are pretty good at geography.”

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The American Nicaraguan Foundation is a nonprofit that provides basic needs and tools for people to help stop poverty in Nicaragua. Related Links: Social Media and Mobile Technology Webinars for Nonprofits. Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0

10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs and Bloggers to Support Their Cause

Have Fun - Do Good

Last March I was on a blogging panel for an event put on by the Alliance of Technology and Women. Witness for Peace has a blog for their team in Mexico and for their team in Nicaragua to report back on their work there.