November 6, 2009

Why Twitter Lists are huge for your nonprofit

by John Haydon

Twitter Lists are guaranteed to be the next huge (and I mean huge!) game changer for Twitter. When Twitter lists first came out, I thought: “OK, so users can now make lists of other users based on any criteria.” For example, a list of companies that are hiring, a list of Onion editorial staff or a list of food trucks … Continue reading

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October 28, 2009

Vote in the Health Reform Video Challenge

by JD Lasica

Grassroots media, as in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, are once again coming to the fore in the health care reform debate. You may have seen the Heather Graham video produced with the financial backing of MoveOn.org supporters. Now comes the Health Reform Video Challenge being organized by my.barackobama. As the site says, watch the top videos made by … Continue reading

October 26, 2009

Global Voices: Lifting up the powerless & voiceless

by JD Lasica

Giving international bloggers a global voice from JD Lasica on Vimeo. International bloggers network offers alternative perspectives on events around the world Since 2005, the international bloggers network Global Voices has been one of the shining success stories in citizen media: a community of more than 200 bloggers around the world who offer perspectives frequently not heard in the traditional … Continue reading

October 23, 2009

Using nonprofit tech to benefit society

by JD Lasica

Amy Sample Ward on nonprofit technology from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Just before we launched Socialbrite.org, I met Amy Sample Ward in person for the first time. Amy’s a whirlwind of energy and passion about all things np tech (nonprofit technology), and I was so impressed that I immediately asked her to join the Socialbrite team. But not before I … Continue reading

October 14, 2009

Bloggers: Please come through again for DonorsChoose

by JD Lasica

DonorsChoose: open source philanthropy from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Social Media Challenge is a leading example of micro-giving When you think of organizations and nonprofits that have made effective use of Web 2.0 technologies to raise funds for a cause, DonorsChoose.org should be near the top of a very short list. And October is once again the month when bloggers … Continue reading

October 12, 2009

An inventive cause campaign to fight malaria

by JD Lasica

A cause campaign to fight malaria from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Causeitsmybirthday.com raises $16,000, effort continues through Saturday Socialbrite’s own Sloane Berrent has been a bit busy of late. Fresh off a three-month stay in the rural Philippines doing field work as a Kiva fellow, she and her friend Doug Campbell of Mindshare launched Causeitsmybirthday, a cause campaign with a … Continue reading