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Guest Post – Social Actions Round-up No. 21

By Tom Watson on January 6, 2009No Comment

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 team of Joe Solomon, Christine Egger and Peter Deitz. Enjoy it – and pass it along!

The Case Foundation -- Change Begins With Me

Over the holidays, online changemakers have not seized to churn out news. Below you will find the latest Social Actions round-up, bringing us up to date with the movers and shakers of online social activism. We’d like to start the New Year by featuring three breaking stories.

Over the holidays, The Case Foundation launched a campaign called, Change Begins With Me. The foundation is inviting people to write brief testimonies about how they plan to make change in 2009. One lucky winner will receive a ticket to President Elect Obama’s inauguration at the end of January.

Also on the change front, Change.org launched 7 new blogs on the second day of 2009. The new blogs include Autism, Education, Global Health, Health Care, Human Trafficking, Poverty in America, and Sustainable Food.

We’d also like to congratulate Tom Watson, author of CauseWired, on the formal launch of his new company, CauseWired Communications. [Note from Tom and his partner Susan: thanks!]

News Roundup

The Case Foundation launches the Change Begins With Me campaign.

Change.org launches 7 new blogs and makes predictions for 2009.

Tom Watson formally launches CauseWired Communications.

Beth Kanter writes about the Facebook Causes birthday application.

Paul Lamb writes on the Cool & Conscientious Ning network about Living Givingly.

Idealist.org writes about best practices for finding the lastest nonprofit news.

Amazee links to a new paper on the growing influence of social networks.

Razoo publishes a list of what it considers the 100 best charities.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy posts the transcript of a discussion about online social activism with Tom Watson.

FastCompany reports on Beth Kanter’s effective Twitter fundraising.

Jim Moss argues that Pointing and Clicking is Not Activism.

Qui Diaz publishes on Mashable a blog post detailing 50 ways to get your ‘give’ on.

Ning Network Creators features a post on building the perfect social network.

Peter Deitz posts on Pop!Tech a review of David Peat’s latest book Gentle Action.

Marcia Odell of Pact’s WORTH program receives the Vision Award for her outstanding work in savings-based micro-finance.

Recent Discoveries

Active Neighboring

The Chicago Tribune’s DoGood Channel

Everyday Democracy — Ideas & Tools for Community Change

Diddit — Check off adventures you’ve had and find stuff to do

Facilitating Change

Social Actions News

Since December, 73 people have donated a total of $7,663 to support the work of Social Actions in 2009. Thank you!

A video surfaced from Interesting Vancouver of Joe Solomon presenting Social Actions.

Radio-Canada interviewed Peter Deitz in a segment on Les miarcles miicrophilanthropique (en francais).

Social Actions launched its first press release, Online Competition Aims to Change the World by Changing the Web.

Peter Deitz asks Social Actions’ supporters to help make 2009 all about taking action.

Social Actions prepares for launch of my.socialactions.com.

What is the Social Actions Round Up?

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 since the last round up. You can share links and news for future Social Actions rounds ups in the Peer-to-Peer Social Change FriendFeed Room. Check out past roundups here. You can also tag your delicious bookmarks with “p2pchange” or include “#p2pchange” in your tweets – we’ll scoop them up and review them for future Social Actions Roundups.

Social Actions roundups are syndicated on CauseWired, CauseGlobal, TakePart, and NetSquared.

The Case Foundation -- Change Begins With Me

Over the holidays, online changemakers have not seized to churn out news. Below you will find the latest Social Actions round-up, bringing us up to date with the movers and shakers of online social activism. We’d like to start the New Year by featuring three breaking stories.

Over the holidays, The Case Foundation launched a campaign called, Change Begins With Me. The foundation is inviting people to write brief testimonies about how they plan to make change in 2009. One lucky winner will receive a ticket to President Elect Obama’s inauguration at the end of January.

Also on the change front, Change.org launched 7 new blogs on the second day of 2009. The new blogs include Autism, Education, Global Health, Health Care, Human Trafficking, Poverty in America, and Sustainable Food.

We’d also like to congratulate Tom Watson, author of CauseWired, on the formal launch of his new company, CauseWired Communications.

News Roundup

The Case Foundation launches the Change Begins With Me campaign.

Change.org launches 7 new blogs and makes predictions for 2009.

Tom Watson formally launches CauseWired Communications.

Beth Kanter writes about the Facebook Causes birthday application.

Paul Lamb writes on the Cool & Conscientious Ning network about Living Givingly.

Idealist.org writes about best practices for finding the lastest nonprofit news.

Amazee links to a new paper on the growing influence of social networks.

Razoo publishes a list of what it considers the 100 best charities.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy posts the transcript of a discussion about online social activism with Tom Watson.

FastCompany reports on Beth Kanter’s effective Twitter fundraising.

Jim Moss argues that Pointing and Clicking is Not Activism.

Qui Diaz publishes on Mashable a blog post detailing 50 ways to get your ‘give’ on.

Ning Network Creators features a post on building the perfect social network.

Peter Deitz posts on Pop!Tech a review of David Peat’s latest book Gentle Action.

Marcia Odell of Pact’s WORTH program receives the Vision Award for her outstanding work in savings-based micro-finance.

Recent Discoveries

Active Neighboring

The Chicago Tribune’s DoGood Channel

Everyday Democracy — Ideas & Tools for Community Change

Diddit — Check off adventures you’ve had and find stuff to do

Facilitating Change

Social Actions News

Since December, 73 people have donated a total of $7,663 to support the work of Social Actions in 2009. Thank you!

A video surfaced from Interesting Vancouver of Joe Solomon presenting Social Actions.

Radio-Canada interviewed Peter Deitz in a segment on Les miarcles miicrophilanthropique (en francais).

Social Actions launched its first press release, Online Competition Aims to Change the World by Changing the Web.

Peter Deitz asks Social Actions’ supporters to help make 2009 all about taking action.

Social Actions prepares for launch of my.socialactions.com.

What is the Social Actions Round Up?

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 since the last round up. You can share links and news for future Social Actions rounds ups in the Peer-to-Peer Social Change FriendFeed Room. Check out past roundups here. You can also tag your delicious bookmarks with “p2pchange” or include “#p2pchange” in your tweets – we’ll scoop them up and review them for future Social Actions Roundups.

Social Actions roundups are syndicated on CauseWired, CauseGlobal, TakePart, and NetSquared.

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