Cancer Research UK riffed off of the grassroots #NoMakeupSelfie campaign and “accidentally” raised $2 million. Social Media vs Slactivism? ROI of social media in Not for profit and charity space. Why are we SLACTIVISTS when #NoMakeupSelfie shows that Social Media CAN raise money?
Sometimes Not for Profits and Charities diss social media to try and emotionally bully us into donating. It doesn’t work. Here’s UNICEF’s shocking attempt.
When Karen Huff (senior citizen) was bullied on a bus, the guy Max Sidorov that found the video on Facebook, reposted it to Indiegogo (a social fundraising site) and named and shamed the school involved. He wanted to raise money for Karen to have a vacation – well, $600,000 dollars later (and still a month to go), Karen will get a vacation of a lifetime!
Twitter verified MSF_USA – Doctors without Borders account. However they immediately used it to ‘broadcast’ spam messages. Good cause aside, spam is spam!
Blog Action Day 2009 is going to be on Climate Change – this was initially an Australian initiative.
Stilgherrian goes to Tanzania to train ActionAid workers on social media so they can publish a voice online, but it’s pretty well ignored by Australian journalism – citizen and professiona.
Please add the ChipIn widget to your Facebook or blog and help raise money for Wonderwebby, Jasmin Tragas Filipino Womens Trust Bank.
Social Web for Social Good: Change the Web Challenge Calling all web developers! Create a web application by April 3, 2009 that draws on Social Actions’ open database of 60,000 + actions for a chance to win cash prizes: 1st place: $5,000 2nd place: $3,000 3rd place: $2,000 Social Actions currently aggregates opportunities to make…
Daniela is staying with blogger (and social diagram maker extraordinaire) David Armano. You can read her story here – basically, escaping from an abusive marriage, she is a Romanian immigrant, with 3 children to support, one with Down’s Sydnrome. Daniela cleans house when she can for pennies. David Armano and family are putting the family…
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