Are you seeing examples of generosity on the social web?

Photo by Heather Given the economic grim news lately, and the rise of people coming together to do good things on the social web, I've been thinking about generosity lately.  Why are we seeing the rise of generosity on the social web? ...more

I think: Yes, I see examples of generosity on the social web, but to see this you need see ...more

Meet Kathryn Jennex and the 12 for 12K Challenge

Kathryn Jennex is involved with a number of social media projects.   She's the project manager for (an online community for filmmakers), assistant to Chris Brogan, associate with SocialMedia 404, and passionately involved in the non-profit sector online and off.   She is part of the creative team at 12for12K, an effort to raise money using social media for 12 different charities over the course of 2009.    ...more

Gail Goodwin Wants To Give You A Hug: The Global Hug Tour

1. Tell me about you My name is Gail Lynne Goodwin and I’m the founder of Prior to, I founded Dreaming Bear Music, a Nashville record label, in 2004. I spent several years managing my daughter, Carly's music career where I had the honor of accompanying my daughter to many US military bases where she performed for our troops. ...more

I know a Gail Goodwin who is an inspiration to people like me, and this Gail Goodwin is like the ...more

Women in Nonprofit Technology Rock Stars

In December, Fast Company published an article called "The Most Influential Women in Web 2.0" featuring about a dozen amazing women who work in the Web 2.0.  The list included BlogHer founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone.  The list also included, Kaliya Hamlin, who is the founder of She's Geeky, a women and technology conference taking place in Mountain View, CA on January 30-31st. (Registration here)   ...more

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I'll Text for Food

Photo by Joi No, I'm not talking about texting in your take out order.  I'm taking about No Kid Hungry Text Donation and Canned Food Campaign just launched by Share Our Strength. ...more

National Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Awareness Day


I wasn't aware that there was a Modern Slavery Awareness day. I do not mind prostitution if the ...more

Is 2009 Your Year To Live Givingly?

Flickr Photo by Joe Lanman Last week, I wrote a post asking "How Can We Make Charitable Giving A Year-Round Habit?"  I'm not the only blogger to wonder after the holiday season of giving, what can we do on a regular basis to give back as One Ping Only describes in this post.   So, I went through the calendar identifying holidays and seasons when you might give to a particular charity.  ...more

I agree! Involving your children is an investment in their future as well. By letting them ...more

Case Foundation Launches Change Begins With Me Contest: Winner Attends 2009 Presidential Inauguration

This past week has been about the lightest blogging week ever.   I've had time offline, with family, and just relaxing.  It's also that time of year when you think about setting personal goals or making resolutions for change.  I've been thinking a lot of those, mostly internal - personal improvement and professional goals for my work, blog, and professional learning. ...more

How Can We Make Charitable Giving A Year-Round Habit?

Beth's Birthday Cause I was listening to a story on Marketplace on NPR this afternoon with Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell who reviewed their 2008 financial goals and graded themselves on their accomplishments.  Chris Farrell set a 2008 goal to make his charitable giving a monthly activity, not a mad rush in December.  He confessed that didn't meet the monthly goal, although he did a lot of research and giving in December.   Given the economy and its impact on nonprofits and fundraising,  it got me thinking that making charitable giving a habit beyond the holidays is a good thing.  ...more

Wow, Beth!  Thanks so much for sharing us with your readers.  What a great New Year's ...more