Note from Beth: The long anticipated social network site for social change, Jumo, launched. Here's the article from today's New York Times. Many of us have been up early playing with Jumo, setting up our individual profiles and finding issues and organizations or setting up profiles for organizations. It is still clearly in beta, with the usual tech glitches and 500 errors, which will smooth out as more people play with it and give them feedback. As the platform matures, we'll get a … [Read more...] about A First Look at Jumo
Archives for November 2010
Not long after we received our final letter from Leng Sopharath, a young Cambodian woman our family has been sponsoring for college over the past four years, the first royalty check from The Networked Nonprofit arrived! It was with sincere joy that I was able to donate the full amount of my share of the royalities to the Sharing Foundation in support of the educational programs. So, while I am delighted with the response to book , I'm even more pleased that the book is able to help young … [Read more...] about Networked Nonprofit Update: Royalty Check Sent to Sharing Foundation, London Event, and More
Note from Beth: Lately, a question on my mind is whether or not the concept of Networked Nonprofits is a global one as I've had the opportunity to share some of the ideas beyond the US borders in Kenya and UK. I think Pratham Books, an NGO in India, is a networked nonprofit. I first discovered the organization about a year ago when I taught some workshops in India. Subsequently, I invited Gautam John who works with Pratham Books to write a guest post about their social publishing strategy … [Read more...] about Enabling a Participatory Culture using Creative Commons Licenses
I'm just back from a trip to Kenya and London and as they say in the UK, "cream crackered" (really tired). I'm really grateful to be home with family and friends - and for the many wonderful global friends I have around the world made through the connectedness of social media. But before I rest, I wanted to let you know that it's Tweetsgiving time again, a global celebration of gratitude and giving lasting 48 hours to support the work of EpicChange. Founded in 2008, the original … [Read more...] about Happy TweetsGiving! Epic Thanks!
I stopped in London on my way back to the US from Kenya for a couple of book events. This morning I did an interactive session at the Guardian hosted by its new voluntary sector network - a new online space where professionals working in and with the voluntary sector can discuss and debate the issues which affect their professional lives - and get advice and insight from peers and experts. The audience was a mix of CEOs from the UK's largest charities and a mix of longtime social … [Read more...] about Networked Nonprofit at the Guardian in London