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

February 17, 2009

Amanda Rose’s reflections on Twestival

by Beth Kanter

Amanda Rose at the London Twestival Photo by @mikebutcher The Twestival combined online twitter fundraising with a groundswell of offline self organized events in 202 cities around the world on February 12. This world-wide fundraiser, with a $1 million fundraising goal, brought together the Twitter community for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water. Last … Continue reading

October 20, 2008

Social Actions: Toward a philanthropic Web

by JD Lasica

I spent this afternoon at a fascinating gathering in San Francisco: Lunch for Social Action Platforms. Hosted by Peter Deitz of Montreal (see my recent interview with him here) and hosted by TechSoup, 33 people got together on two days’ notice to discuss how to work together to make it easy for people to find and act on social causes … Continue reading

October 16, 2008

SoCap: Advancing the social good

by JD Lasica

Advancing the social good from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Here’s a 4-minute interview I did with Kevin Jones, founder of a new conference called Social Capital Markets. The three-day gathering in San Francisco, with 650 attendees, focused on social enterprises, the blurring line between nonprofits and socially conscious for-profits, and the tidal wave of interest in organizations that promote the … 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