Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup 13 – Conference Extravaganza: Social Capital Markets, The Feast + MobileActive08
Note: The online social activism sector is growing all the time, and sharing information and ideas is crucial to continuing that growth – and the very impact on society. We’re happy to carry the excellent Social Actions Round-up of links and resources here at CauseWired, created by the prolific and plugged-in Joe Solomon. Enjoy it – and pass it along!
There were at least three awesome social change conferences this week! The week started off with a bang with Social Capital Markets. The SoCap08 blog team did an excellent job covering this 3-day event. You can also check out a few videos from SoCap08 on Fora.tv here. The Feast’s Social Innovation Conference was also this week and SwissMiss has some great notes on the event here. And over at ReadWriteWeb, you can check out a review of MobileActive08.
- The application deadline for the next “Kiva Fellows Program” is Nov. 1st.
- The Point launches a new feature: “Community“
- Spot.us seeks SF Bay Area freelance journalists interested in pitching stories before they launch their new site for community funded reporting
- Winners Announced for American Express Members’ Project – DonorsChoose.org came in 2nd, Kiva.org 3rd!
- Lend4Health launches viral video to help get the word out for the IdeaBlob finalist voting starting next week – (Featured in CauseWired)
Relevant News and Articles:
- Beth Kanter’s Post for Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media
- CauseWired: Don’t Panic: Scarcity Drives Innovation – Tom Watson offers insights on how the economic downturn will drive innovation among social action platforms
- Nate Ritter and team prepare to launch CrisisWire.com – “Emergency, Disaster and Crisis Information in Real Time” Watch a video here and you can can vote for it on IdeaBlob here.
- Philanthropy 2173: ChangeMakers.org is closing shop
- Avi Kaplan at onPhilanthropy: How Twitter is Driving Action and Growing Up. 140 Characters at a Time (Related- Free Report From John Haydon: Twitter Jump Start for Small Non-Profits)
- The Tactical Technology Collective publishes “Maps for Advocacy: An Introduction to Geographical Mapping Techniques“
- Social Innovation Camp’s Call for Ideas – Submit your web-based idea by Nov 7th – the best ideas will be built @ December’s Social Innovation Camp
- Alex Steed begins the “Millennials Changing America” tour – “A tour that seeks to paint a portrait of millennial activism by traveling throughout the United States talking with millennials of all backgrounds, ideals, upbringing, and political persuasions.”
- Reframeit launches their browser extension that lets you comment right next to any website
- Instant Grants: Just Add Funding and Stir – Group gives away $1,000 in NYC’s Union Square Park, in the form of mini-grants for artists – Great post + video!
- Just discovered: DoSomething.org widgets
Social Actions News:
- SocialActions Announces New Logo Contest: Can you imagine a logo that reflects the energy & purpose of SocialActions’ mission and is instantly recognizable and memorable? SocialActions is getting a total re-design and invites you to create our new logo (and win $500!). The deadline for submission is Nov. 2nd. Read more about submitting your design here. You can also vote on the current submissions here.
- Social Actions is also organizing a Lunch for Social Action Platforms On Oct 20th in the Bay Area.
- Blog Action Day was this past Wednesday – over 10,000 bloggers raised awareness of issues surrounding poverty in a single day! Now you can continue to raise awareness about poverty by adding a “Take Action on Poverty” widget to your blog or social network.
What are Social Actions Roundups?
Each week, Social Actions community members post links and news about online social activism – This round-up is a summary of the links that surfaced in the last 7 days. You can now share links and news for future Social Actions rounds ups in the Peer-to-Peer Social Change FriendFeed Room. Check out past roundups here.
New: You can also tag your delicious bookmarks with “p2pchange” or include “#p2pchange” in your tweets – for inclusion in future Social Action Roundups.