March 27, 2010

12 great nonprofits & causes to follow on Twitter

by Brandy Scoggan

By Brandy Scoggan Socialbrite staff Folks in the nonprofit and social good space just starting out on Twitter don’t want to begin with a blank slate. So we poked around and came up with this list of 12 can’t-miss nonprofits & causes to follow on Twitter. This roundup should get you going, but don’t stop here — you can use … Continue reading

March 25, 2010

Using social media to help combat climate change

by juliekatz

ido30 treads line between grassroots movement & corporate campaign By Julie Katz Socialbrite staff Finding a balance between creating a movement and actively, successfully campaigning without coming off as a brand ambassador is very hard to come by for many nonprofits, especially when the campaign is backed by corporate interests. ido30 is a Denmark-based nonprofit promoting low-temperature laundry as a way … Continue reading

Category: Activism, Education, International, Social impact
March 24, 2010

Twestival 2010’s worthy cause: Concern Worldwide

by JD Lasica

I‘ll be attending the third Twestival on Thursday evening in San Francisco, one of 175 cities holding fundraising events — see the TwestivalSF page. As with the original Twestival 13 months ago, which raised $250,000 for charity:water (here’s our interview with Twestival founder Amanda Rose and my photo of Amanda below right), and Twestival Local (which raised money for hundreds … Continue reading

February 1, 2010

‘Philanthrocapitalism’: Givers are more likely to change the world

by Sloane Berrent

Ihad the opportunity to meet Matthew Bishop, business editor for The Economist and author of Philanthrocapitalism, at a dinner about the “Future of Philanthropy.” It was fascinating to hear Matt talk about the role of the wealthy and the future of giving. “People who give are much more likely to come up with the answer … to all the problems … Continue reading

January 30, 2010

Laura Tyson on closing the gender gap

by Sloane Berrent

Iattended a session about global initiatives being set forth at the World Economic Forum and one of them is a study on the worldwide gender gap led by Laura Tyson, a professor the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and former chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration. “Half of … Continue reading

Category: Events, International
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January 30, 2010

Reporting from the World Economic Forum

by Sloane Berrent

Let me share something here that I’m not sharing over on the MySpace blogs. Rather let me gush for a second. Davos, Switzerland, is truly spectacular. There is something about an invite-only conference that allows every attendee to walk up to one another and say hi, introduce yourself, make conversation. Everyone who is here has done something special to be … Continue reading