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Guest Post – Social Actions Round-up No. 23

By Tom Watson on January 23, 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!

Below is a special MLK day / Obama inauguration version of the Social Actions round-up. We have added a section with links to MLK and Obama-related initiatives. Feel free to add resources by posting a comment.

MLK / Day of Service / Obama Inauguration

CauseGlobal posts a guide to participating in the Obama inaurguration using social media.

Seth Godin reflects on the National Day of Service.

Winners of Houston’s MLK Oratory Competition (hugely inspiring).

Britt Bravo shares Five ways to participate on the MLK Day of Service.

Social Actions branded its search engine with the MLK silhouette.

Social Actions launched the MLKActions on Twitter.

Zazengo launched its MLK Impact Challenge on Facebook.

Idealist.org covers Change.org’s Ideas for Change in America Competition and Obama’s Citizen Briefing Book.

I voted for the black half t-shirts and blog

News Roundup

NTEN and TechSoup Global to hold free webinar series on Storytelling & Social Media.

Firstgiving surpasses $80 million raised for nonprofits since its inception in 2003.

Change.org announced the winners of its Ideas for Change in America Competition.

Spot.us posts an interview with Beth Kanter about offline and online organizing.

Amazee launches a Facebook application.

CauseGlobal reports on the roll of Twitter in covering the US Airways crash landing.

Alan Wolk asks Will Facebook Be The Death of Twitter?

PolicyPitch is asking visitors for feedback on a website redesign.

MicroPlace asks where’s the innovation in micro-finance.

Tom Watson talks about CauseWired and online social activism on the 501c3cast.

Gabriel Kasper of the Monitor Institute shares his thoughts on What online giving marketplaces might mean for philanthropy.

Jean Butzen posts on the SSIR an example of Making nonprofit collaboration a foundation strategy.

Carl Bialik of The Wall Street Journal critiques charity evaluators (hat-tip Tactical Philanthropy).

Wikipedia raises $6.2 million from 125,000 donors over the holidays.

Beth Kanter explains what the State of the Twitterspace report means for nonprofits.

The Extraordinaries covers Met Council program of volunteer phone calls to senior citizens.

FastCompany shares a list of the Most Influential Women in Technology (including Beth Kanter, Gina Bianchini and Kaliya Hamlin)

GeniusRocket previews its new website.

Care2’s Frogloop blog shares 10 fast tips to boost your e-newsletter performance.

Ashoka and We Media launch The Power of Us – Re-Imagine Media competition (hat-tip Ideablob).

Nathaniel Whittemore reflects on charity’s existential dillema.

Sasha Dichter explains why overhead ratios are meaningless for Kiva and Acumen Fund.

Kiva shares a moving video called, The story of a Kiva loan.

Recent Discoveries

Fiscal Sponsorship Directory (hit-tip 501c3cast)

Building a Regional Entrepreneurship Network: A Guide to Action

Resist Network – Your ideas for social change

The Peace, Justice, and Environment Project (PJEP)

Small Hands Fund

About.com’s guide to Strategic Planning

Twestival – Tweet. Meet. Give.

Challenge Your World

People Helping People Network

Social Actions News

Social Actions hosted a Q&A conference call about our upcoming Change the Web Challenge.

Social Actions is asking for nominations of judges for upcoming Change the Web Challenge.

Social Actions launched its revamped social network called My Social Actions.

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. Check out past roundups here.

You can 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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