March 12, 2013

Attracting young people to your nonprofit

by Guest’s recent index is giving us some insight into encouraging young people to get involved with volunteerism. Find out how your organization can effectively use a variety of social platforms to incentivize youth. Continue reading

March 7, 2013

Crowdshout: Social advocacy made simple

by Guest

In an effort to combat ‘slactivism,’ Crowdshout was born. Offered for individuals or organizations, Crowdshout puts social action at your fingertips, allowing supporters to use their mobile devices to take action and support their favorite causes. Continue reading

January 9, 2013

6 reasons your nonprofit should be a Big Listener

by Guest

Upwell, a pilot project focused on ocean conservation, discovered how to implement the practice of ‘big listening’ to inform and measure campaigns. Read up on six ways big listening can help your organization stay on top of conversations. Continue reading

November 28, 2012

How to become part of the Revalue Economy

by JD Lasica

One of our clients, the SF Goodwill, was invited to give a talk at TEDx. The organization’s CEO gave an impactful talk on what it means to be a ‘revalueist’ and discusses the importance of learning to value resources and people. Continue reading

October 9, 2012

Video for your cause: Get giddy over Viddy

by Guest

Nothing tells the real, impactful human stories of actual constituents like video. In the years that I spent as an advocacy program director, collecting user-generated video from our supporters – advocate stories, testimonials, and messages to legislators – was always high on the priority list. Continue reading

June 7, 2012

New YouTube channel shines light on human rights

by Guest

When I first started working at WITNESS almost exactly nine years ago, Web video was still in its infancy. YouTube was still a dream and two years from launching and “user-generated content” was three years away from being declared Time magazine’s coveted “Person of the Year” (with the emphasis on the person being “you”). Continue reading