Do-Good Tranquilista: Interview with Kimberly Wilson

"That's why it's, "Enlightened Work and Mindful Play," because it's incorporating, wrapping up, and interweaving this notion of making a difference through your daily actions, and also infusing your life with style, and throwing really fun parties for good causes."--Kimberly Wilson, author of Tranquilista: Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play...more

EnchantedMakeovers.org – Off The Fence and Making A Difference

When deciding what to write about today, I opted to bring a human interest story to you, my wonderful readers. You know how I feel about all things WOMAN. I love discussing all the issues that women of all ages face, and this story touched me deep in my gut. I hope after reading about an incredible woman and her story, Terry Grahl and her organization Enchanted Makeovers, you will be just as inspired as I was. Her energy and passion literally jumped out of the phone, and I had to pass her story on to all of you. Enjoy!...more

The Lost Girls of Sudan

In my literature class at school, we read What is the What by Dave Eggers. The book is a collaboration between Valentino Achak Deng and Eggers, and capitalizes on the strengths of both men to compellingly portray the saga of one the "Lost Boys of Sudan." (Incidentally, the American Association of University Women chose it for their Adelante! Books of the Month Program.) All proceeds from the book benefit Valentino Achack Deng Foundation, which among many things, built and operates a school in Deng's hometown. The school, importantly, encourages girls to enroll. According to the website, "Currently, less than one percent of girls complete secondary school in Southern Sudan. The Foundation is raising funds to construct a boarding facility, to provide female students with a safe learning environment and an alternative to early marriage." ...more

Yesterday I was looking at horrific photos of acid attacks on Pakistani women and started ...more

Vote Today, Watch on Thanksgiving: 2009 CNN Heroes

It's your last chance to vote for your favorite 2009 CNN Hero!A "Blue Ribbon Panel" selected the 2009 Top Ten CNN Heroes out of 9,000 nominations, and now you can choose the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year from their Top Ten. Voting ends Thursday, November 19 at 6 AM ET. ...more

Getting Started with Social Media for Your Nonprofit of Do-Good Project: Raising Money on Social Networks

Photo by Borman818   This is the final post of a series that Britt Bravo and I have been working on for those just getting starting designing and implementing a "Do Good" project online.   Each post includes 10 starter tips on a different aspect of a do good project.  So far, we've covered:...more

10 Tips for Connecting Offline and Online Action for Your Do Good Project

  Source: DotRights Campaign Britt Bravo and I have been working a series of posts for those just getting starting designing and implementing a "Do Good" project online.   Each post includes 10 starter tips on a different aspect of a do good project.  So far, we've covered:...more

Come On, U.S., Give the Kids Their Rights

November 20, 2009 is the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). According to UNICEF, "The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights." ...more

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People Powered Movement Photo Contest

I'm a big walker. Because of where we live, I can walk to the grocery store, drug store, post office, gym, library, doctor's office, and the BART, which will take me into San Francisco, where I can walk some more.Consequently, I was pretty excited when the Alliance for Biking and Walking asked me to spread the word about their People Powered Movement Photo Contest. ...more

Turn Your Book Club Into a Social Action Club with Kristof and WuDunn's Half the Sky

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, "lays out an agenda for the world's women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute."...more

Because Britt, it is something we as women need to address. It didn't get hits at my personal ...more

Being a friend to millions of women in an international crisis

My blog, Girlfriendology, focuses on the importance of girlfriends and especially women supporting women. Sometimes that takes the form of friendship - even BFFs. Sometimes we befriend women we'll probably never meet, like our Twitter girlfriends. And sometimes, we just have to be a friend to women in need. This is one of those times. ...more
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