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onPhilanthropy Linkage: Ideas on Engagement
By Tom Watson on April 27, 2010 | No Comment
onPhilanthropy Linkage: Ideas on Engagement

Here’s a bit of what we’ve been reading here at onPhilanthropy over the last week or so – feel free to add your own links in comments.
Allison Fine wrote an interesting post on donations as …

Why Seth Godin Is Wrong (Updated)
By Tom Watson on September 15, 2009 | 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 …

The CauseWired Roundup
By Tom Watson on June 11, 2009 | 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, …

The CauseWired Roundup
By Tom Watson on April 7, 2009 | No Comment

PHILANTHROPY 2173: Moving markets
Must-read from Lucy Bernholz: "I've been thinking about philanthropic and social capital markets for several years now. … We are currently in one of the most dynamic periods in this area that …

Following @dipnote: Hillary's CauseWired Diplomacy
By Tom Watson on February 15, 2009 | No Comment
Following @dipnote: Hillary's CauseWired Diplomacy

She’s been uncharacteristically quiet since her confirmation as Secretary of State, but the Obama Administration’s other rock star seems poised to change all that with her first big overseas trip to Asia – with the …

Guest Post – Social Actions Round-up No. 24: Government Enters Social Media for Social Change Movement.
By Tom Watson on February 5, 2009 | No 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 …

The CauseWired Roundup
By Tom Watson on January 28, 2009 | No Comment

onPhilanthropy.com – The Stimulus and Philanthropy: Meaning Beyond Money
An important post by Dr. Susan Raymond: “Estimates vary, but the last 18 months have seen something on the order of $10 trillion in disappeared assets in …

Guest Post – Social Actions Round-up No. 23
By Tom Watson on January 23, 2009 | No 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 …

Guest Post – Social Actions Round-up No. 22
By Tom Watson on January 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

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 …

Guest Post – Social Actions Round-up No. 20
By Tom Watson on December 17, 2008 | No 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 …

Guest Post – Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!
By Tom Watson on December 9, 2008 | No Comment
Guest Post – Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

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 …

The CauseWired Round-up
By Tom Watson on December 6, 2008 | No Comment

NextGen – A Flawed Concept for our Times? | eJewish Philanthropy: The Jewish Philanthropy Blog
Let me begin by saying that I really don’t like the term “nextGen.” … Underlying it is a very patronizing concept. …

Beth's Top Ten
By Tom Watson on December 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

How cool is it to be named to Beth Kanter’s “Top 10 Nonprofit Technology (NPTech) and Social Media for Social Change Blogs” – well, very! Especially for the company:
Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech
Have Fun …

Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup #17
By Tom Watson on December 2, 2008 | 2 Comments

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 …

The CauseWired Round-up
By Tom Watson on November 26, 2008 | 2 Comments

Holiday Gift Guide for Social Entrepreneurs 2008 — Social Edge
Social Entrepreneurs are being asked to be good at a great many things. So in the spirit of being supportive, this year’s Holiday Gift Guide for …

Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup #16
By Tom Watson on November 17, 2008 | 2 Comments
Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup #16

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Spot.us, a new platform for community funded journalism, officially launched this week! Spot.us enables the “public to commission journalists to do investigations on important and perhaps overlooked stories.” It’s a great idea with …

Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup #15 – Change Marches On!
By Tom Watson on November 9, 2008 | One Comment
Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup #15 – Change Marches On!

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The desire for “change” was one of the biggest themes for this past US election — captivating millions to get involved, break fund raising records, and vote for a new president. Now …

Free Blogger Copies – Last Chance to Get 'Em!
By Tom Watson on October 21, 2008 | 3 Comments

We’re closing out our program to provide free advance/review copies to bloggers – so get your requests in asap for a copy of CauseWired.
Thanks to my friends at Wiley, the program to get as many …

Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup 13 – Conference Extravaganza: Social Capital Markets, The Feast + MobileActive08
By Tom Watson on October 19, 2008 | One Comment
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 …

Blog Action Day: Focus on Poverty
By Tom Watson on October 15, 2008 | 2 Comments
Blog Action Day: Focus on Poverty

Today is the appropriately-named Blog Action Day, an effort to unite thousands of bloggers behind a single issue and create some momentum for policy change and citizen involvement. With partners like Kiva and Change.org the …

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