Global Voices: Who We Are from Global Voices on Vimeo. I've been a member of the Global Voices Community since 2004 where I first connected with Cambodian bloggers like John Weeks, Tharum, and others. While I'm not active in the community, I continue to support this community - as a donor and a board member of "Friends of Global Voices" for the past few years. Global Voices has been there as revolutions happened, dictatorships fell, and network effects rippled through the cities and … [Read more...] about Donate To Global Voices and Support Citizen Journalists from Around the World
Archives for December 2011
I've been participating in the #12DaysofGiving , a 12-day bonanza of giving, sharing, and promoting social good from 12/13 to 12/24. Each day a different blogger champions a cause. Today is the last day and it is finally my turn! I'm fundraising for the Sharing Foundation, that supports children and young people in Cambodia. HELP ME SEND SOME CAMBODIAN KIDS TO COLLEGE! DONATE HERE! Why this charity? Because my children were adopted from Cambodia and it is a way to give back. Education … [Read more...] about Day 12: Let's Help Send Some Cambodian Kids To College – #12days of giving
Earlier this week, I wrote a guest post over at FrogLoop blog about Five Social Media Books, although not everyone liked the post. I admit that I mostly read non-fiction, but if I only read social media or geeky books that would be too narrow. It is less about the tools and more about the new mindsets you need to be successful. There are two excellent books that talk about this in the context of running an organization and addressing social issues - and I plan to review these in more … [Read more...] about Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World
Last week, Facebook rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users. While the timeline has the potential to embarrass some users who might have inappropriate photos buried along their timeline, the cover image might be an opportunity for nonprofits to engage their champions to help spread the word about the organization. The Ocean Conservancy has done just that! They are offering "wall paper" and "covers" with wonderful photos of the ocean and ocean life to supporters to install on their … [Read more...] about Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization's Brand? A good idea or not?
Project Awesome is pretty, well, awesome. The best video makers on YouTube rally and create videos for their favorite charities. Then they ask their networks to vote the best. The voting is over, so now we wait. The video above was created by Karen Kavett to promote charity:water and how awesome they are, including their new fundraiser, Waterforward, that is a brilliant networked approach to fundraising and incorporate game mechanics. (I wrote about it here) Watch the video and you'll see … [Read more...] about Project for Awesome Pays It Forward