October 26, 2011

The ‘ICT4D Postcards Project’

by kiwanja

Luxury Travel Stories is about the idea of connecting the world via ‘stories’ in postcard format. A photo with accompanying text no more than what would fit on the back of a postcard. Last month I was invited to contribute a postcard to the Luxury Travel Storiesproject, and chose the photo and text above You can view the post, and those … Continue reading

Category: International, Social media, Technology
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October 18, 2011

Media Cause: Crowdsourced online marketing for nonprofits

by Guest

Image by arenacreative for Big Stock Platform sources online volunteers to help nonprofits get the most out of the social Web Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, online media professionals, social media managers, marketing professionals, individuals. Guest post by Jennifer Helfrich Communications Manager, Media Cause Having a social media strategy is an essential component for effective nonprofits and … Continue reading

September 28, 2011

How social media is advancing social change

by Guest

Still frame shot of Social Good Summit video by Epipheo Studios   Outtakes from Mashable’s Social Good Summit Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, businesses, brands, foundations, educators, social media managers Guest post by Jereme Bivins Social Media Manager, The Foundation Center There was no shortage of optimism, technology, and inspiring panelists and speakers at the Social Good … Continue reading

August 29, 2011

In the field: 15 traveller tips for Africa

by kiwanja

Whenever I find myself in front of a group of students, or young people aspiring to work in development, I’m usually asked to share one piece of advice with them. I usually go with this: Get out there while you can and understand the context of the people you aspire to help. As you get older the reality is that … Continue reading

Category: International, Public interest, Strategy
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June 13, 2011

Last week! Get your Blue Key to help refugees

by JD Lasica

Angelina Jolie at a refugee camp in Tunisia along the Libya border. And take part in the first ever #BlueKey Tweetathon today! At Socialbrite, a lot of people approach us about cause campaigns. But one in particular is especially worth spotlighting this week: the Blue Key campaign, which ends with World Refugee Day next Monday. Blue Key was brought to … Continue reading

May 3, 2011

Oxfam America invites public into fight against poverty

by Guest

  Interactive photobook offers way to support contributions by women Guest post by Stacy Coleman Vivanista Oxfam America ran a photo contest for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in March. They created an interactive photo wall that enables supporters to upload photos and messages in support of women’s contributions. We caught up with Victoria Marzilli, new media specialist … Continue reading