May 17, 2012

Empowered.org: Out to grow grassroots movements

by Guest

In the fall of 2010, a group of us launched Empowered.org, a free platform designed to help groups making a social impact. Our platform allows organizations to manage members, fund-raise effectively, recruit volunteers, grow organically and share your successes with their community and the world. Continue reading

May 8, 2012

Growing nonprofits and social movements with NationBuilder

by Guest

The Million Hoodies movement is among the activist campaigns using NationBuilder to engage and organize supporters. (Photo by Joe Lustri) Service helps you mobilize your supporters to take action Target audience: Nonprofits, cause and advocacy organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, educators, Web publishers. Guest post by Adriel Hampton Chief organizer, NationBuilder My company NationBuilder has been in the news lately … Continue reading

April 16, 2012

PopVox: How to advocate your cause in Congress

by JD Lasica

PopVox: Get through to Congress from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Online service offers easy way to contact members of Congress on behalf of a cause Target audience: Nonprofits, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, cause organizations, businesses, Web publishers, educators, journalists, general public. One of our matras here at Socialbrite is that online actions only matter if they make a difference in … Continue reading

April 16, 2012

A Success Summit for green business entrepreneurs

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Free series will help you kick-start your social enterprise This is Earth Week, and Green Marketing TV is putting on the first Green Business Entrepreneurs Success Summit, aimed at uniting purpose and profit for a sustainable planet. Socialbrite founder J.D. Lasica is participating Thursday at 11 am ET, 8 am PT. Guest post by Lorna Li Founder, Green Marketing TV … Continue reading

March 13, 2012

5 advocacy lessons from the Kony 2012 video

by Shonali Burke

Issues of storytelling, transparency & disclosure come to fore The big social media story of the year so far has been Invisible Children’s 30-minute film on Joseph Kony. I mean, you just couldn’t get away from it last week — 75 million views on YouTube and counting. I was fascinated, not so much by the video, which I agree was … Continue reading

February 23, 2012

The best tools for advocacy campaigns

by Guest

An advocacy campaign to save a state park in Big Sur, Calif. (Image by Patrick Smith) A look at the most effective techniques to advocate for social change Guest post by Kyle Henri Andrei Idealware Advocacy organizations often encourage their grassroots supporters to influence politicians and corporations using different methods, from promoting a cause or opposing legislation to challenging ad … Continue reading