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The CauseWired Roundup
February 19, 2010 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

VPP | Chairman's Corner: 'Social Outcomes': Missing the Forest for the Trees?
Mario Morino: 'Here is my concern, as best as I can manage to articulate it. I am increasingly worried that the vast majority of …

CauseWired's Laptop/Printer Contest
February 8, 2010 – 3:45 pm | 6 Comments

Some lucky nonprofit or social entrepreneur is going to win a free free laptop and printer bundle courtesy of HP and CauseWired Communications!
But you’ll have to answer a key question first, in order to win: …

Why Idealist Matters (And How You Can Help)
February 1, 2010 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Why Idealist Matters (And How You Can Help)

We all know about “too big to fail” and its repercussions for the economy. But what about “too important to fade away?” To me, that’s the story of Idealist, the pioneering online community for the …

The CauseWired Roundup
January 19, 2010 – 9:03 pm | One Comment

Social Entrepreneur API expands to include Global Social Benefit Incubator Alumni – My Social Actions
Global Social Benefit Incubator™ Alumni will soon be featured in the Social Entrepreneur API alongside social entrepreneurs who have received fellowship …

GlobalGiving Founder on Haiti: 'When You’re Poor, Everything Becomes Harder to Recover From'
January 14, 2010 – 11:57 am | One Comment
GlobalGiving Founder on Haiti: 'When You’re Poor, Everything Becomes Harder to Recover From'

As the incredible depth of devastation in Haiti became apparent yesterday, the response online grew rapidly. Haiti and various related topics trended all day on Twitter,blogs and websites were filled with links to nonprofits working …

CauseWired Alaskans Pick, Click and Give to Charity
January 12, 2010 – 12:40 pm | No Comment
CauseWired Alaskans Pick, Click and Give to Charity

Socially-conscious social media is working up north: Alaskans have taken to the Pick. Click. Give. campaign, which is leveraging platforms from Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Causecast to draw attention to and explain the …

The CauseWired Roundup
January 11, 2010 – 9:02 pm | No Comment

Eve Blossom: Are We Really Aware: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
A resolution passed by the US Senate in 2007 marked January 11 as a day of awareness for the countless victims of human trafficking across the …

Birthday Wishes for Beth Kanter – and Cambodian Schoolkids
January 11, 2010 – 9:18 am | One Comment

Pretty cool way to kick off a frigid Monday morning – by wishing happy birthday to my virtual friend Beth Kanter, whose energy and constant insight is one of the true fuel cells of the …

Season's Greetings From CauseWired
December 20, 2009 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

Before we step away from our keyboards to enjoy some holiday gatherings with our families, we’d like to take a moment to thank you for your support and encouragement during our inaugural year in CauseWired …

Tweetsgiving Gratitude
November 13, 2009 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

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Last year, we loved the work of the folks who put together the first Tweetsgiving – an online fundraising and advocacy campaign for the children of Tanzania, through the work of the excellent EpicChange.org. This …

The CauseWired Roundup: Vital Voices Edition
October 29, 2009 – 9:03 pm | No Comment

Vital Voices Blog » Global Working Session in Italy Aims not only to Commemorate UN Fourth World Conference on Women, but to Breakthrough
I’m thrilled to be participating: “The gathering will open with a review of …

At Clinton Confab of Heavy-Hitters, Amplification and Distribution Comes from Below
September 25, 2009 – 6:21 pm | No Comment
At Clinton Confab of Heavy-Hitters, Amplification and Distribution Comes from Below

Putting the imperative issue of civil rights and justice around the world for women and children front and center at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative required intense coordination between CGI and the Obama Administration – …

CauseWired Roundup: CGI Edition
September 24, 2009 – 9:02 pm | No Comment

Ricky Martin Fights Human Trafficking at Clinton Summit
When Ricky Martin took the stage at the Clinton Global Initiative on Thursday, he did not sing, or dance, or even flash his trademark grin. Following the same …

At CGI: President Obama Hails Partnership, Collaboration and Vision
September 22, 2009 – 8:50 pm | No Comment
At CGI: President Obama Hails Partnership, Collaboration and Vision

President Barack Obama brought a strong message to the audience of a thousand heads of state, diplomates, CEOs, major philanthropists, and movie stars at the Clinton Global Initiative this evening:  “Real progress doesn’t just come …

The Clinton Global Initiative Loosens Its Digital Tie
September 22, 2009 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

Midtown Manhattan is in virtual lock-down, as motorcades shut streets and security agents create instant frozen zones to protect the heads of state here in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Cabs are …

Why Seth Godin Is Wrong (Updated)
September 15, 2009 – 2:16 pm | 39 Comments

Online marketing guru Seth Godin takes aim at nonprofits in a widely-quoted blog post “The problem with non” today, a diatribe of sorts that repeats a meme that’s been active in American philanthropy circles for …

Social Media Fatigue? Sure – But It's All Good
August 31, 2009 – 5:55 pm | 3 Comments

To anyone who’s worked in direct fundraising, “churn” isn’t exactly a new concept. Indeed, losing members of any list comes with the territory of appealing for money to support causes. Yet when users leave social …

Challenging Assumptions, Challenging Models
July 9, 2009 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

When you’re relatively transparent in your online social enterprise model, you can expect dissent to show up on the doorstep every time. And to me, public challenges to peer-to-peer funding models come with the territory.
In …

The CauseWired Roundup
June 11, 2009 – 9:03 pm | No Comment

Mashable’s Summer of Social Good « A. Fine Blog
Mashable has announced a giving campaign that runs from June 1st through August 28th of this year to raise money for four terrific causes; The Humane Society, …

Kiva Expands Lending to U.S.
June 11, 2009 – 12:13 pm | 3 Comments
Kiva Expands Lending to U.S.

The timing seems right. In the midst of the deepest American recession since the Great Depression, peer-to-peer microlending pioneer Kiva.org has opened the doors to its long-planned domestic lending program – connecting its network of …

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