February 23, 2009

How does mobile giving work?

by Katrin Verclas

Mobile fundraising is taking off — or so at least hope nonprofits hard hit by the economic downturn. Organizations are looking for a new channel for people to give on the spot, wherever they are, with their phones and a quick text message. Mobile giving via SMS in the United States and many other parts of the world, has been … Continue reading

December 11, 2008

A guide to cause agents and change makers

by JD Lasica

Tom Watson, one of the people who have made a difference in this space, has written a new book, CauseWired, and here’s a review I published to Amazon.com: In the past two years I’ve been more and more drawn to the world of social causes. (I’m the co-founder of Ourmedia.org and have participated in some Social Media Camps.) But something … Continue reading

September 12, 2008

Causecast: celeb-powered philanthropy

by JD Lasica

Support nonprofits with Causecast from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Here’s a 6-minute video interview I conducted with Ryan Scott, founder and CEO of Causecast, on the day of its launch, Sept. 10, 2008, just after Scott’s presentation at TechCrunch50. As the site’s About page says, Causecast empowers people who want to make change. It’s a platform and social network where … Continue reading