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

March 15, 2012

A digital storytelling campaign that went viral

by Lauren Major

How one nonprofit’s Click to Donate fundraiser succeeded Imagine if making $5,000 for your nonprofit cause were as easy as clicking a button. This nonprofit did, and its cause went viral. The Hoshyar Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at educating girls in Pakistan, created an online presentation with software company Sliderocket, which with each view made a $1 donation up to $5,000. It’s a good … 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

January 5, 2012

Jolkona: Now we can all be philanthropists

by JD Lasica

During the holiday break, Socialbrite is updating and republishing some of our most popular posts. We noticed that Jolkona is prominently featured in Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s new book, “Giving 2.0.” Our regular publication schedule resumes Monday. Imet Adnan Mahmud, co-founder and CEO of Jolkona, during Beth Kanter’s book signing party for “The Networked Nonprofit” at TechSoup Global — and was immediately … Continue reading

November 15, 2011

How socially responsible mobile tech is evolving

by kiwanja

Last Monday was an exciting day for us when we picked up the prestigious 2011 Curry Stone Design Prize for FrontlineSMS. The Curry Stone Design Prize was created to champion designers as a force for social change. Now in its fourth year, the Prize recognizes innovators who address critical issues involving clean air, food and water, shelter, health care, energy, education, social justice or peace. Continue reading

November 3, 2011

‘ICT4D postcards’: The picture so far

by kiwanja

Acouple of weeks ago I sent out an open invitation for people to contribute to the ICT4D Postcards Project. The idea was to gather a collection of postcards from people working in international development who had a technology theme – or influence – in their work. Postcards have been coming in since, and I thought it would be a good idea to post a few up here, ahead of the full collection that will be posted online in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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