Help enterprising Colombia youths running an Internet cafe [author]Today is my birthday, and in the tradition of other social media strategists working in the nonprofit space like Beth Kanter (I wrote about her last birthday campaign in January) and Geoff Livingston, I'd like to ask your help in making the day special for some enterprising young people in Colombia. But … [Read more...] about Support my birthday campaign on Jolkona!
[author]Welcome to all the visitors from Mashable! We were thrilled to be featured in Melissa Rowley's article, 4 Social Good Trends of 2009. For first-timers, we thought now would be a good time to highlight some of our favorite posts on Socialbrite since our launch earlier this year: Some of our favorite causes • Tweet for a cure to end SMA • Global Voices: … [Read more...] about Mashable & our favorite posts of the year
[author]Lately I've been noticing a social media spin on making charitable donations in your community, region or state. Here are three recent examples. I Live Here, I Give Here The site I Live Here, I Give Here is designed to draw attention to giving to local nonprofits in Austin, Texas. According to the site: "Austin is no doubt a caring community. But we … [Read more...] about Giving to charity goes local
A cause campaign to fight malaria from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Causeitsmybirthday.com raises $16,000, effort continues through Saturday [author]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 … [Read more...] about An inventive cause campaign to fight malaria
Guest post by Amanda Rose Founder, Twestival Note from Beth Kanter: Last week, I wrote a reflection on a CNET article called "Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0," musing about the solution. A number folks offers some insights in the comments or on Twitter, including Amanda. I invited her to share her thoughts about cause fatigue and scaling as she launches Twestival … [Read more...] about Twestival and how to prevent cause fatigue