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Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on February 3, 2012 | No Comment
Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?

Among members of the philanthropic, political and healthcare sectors, a loud snap was distinctly heard today, as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation suffered a sharp case of whiplash. In a statement this …

Guest Post: Hillary Clinton on Social Media and Causes
By Tom Watson on May 19, 2009 | One Comment

Okay, so it’s not formally a guest post per se – but we think this section of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech to gradautes of Barnard College yesterday touches as much of a ‘CauseWired’ …

President Obama's Social Network
By Tom Watson on January 25, 2009 | One Comment
President Obama's Social Network

The accepted storyline on President Obama’s souped-up hot rod of a super-secure executive branch Blackberry runs like this: Presidents too often exist in a bubble, insulated from real people and the world outside the sturdy …

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 …

News Briefing: Anti-Smoking Advocate Is Named to Health Post
By Kate Golden on January 13, 2009 | No Comment

The ACLU claims Roman Catholic bishops are wrongly imposing their religious beliefs on victims of human trafficking.  [Associated Press]

The overlap of names on Bill Clinton's foundation donor list and business interests raises questions about ethical …

Craig on Obama's 'Craigslist for Service'
By Tom Watson on December 15, 2008 | One Comment

As Craig Newmark notes in an article on Huffington Post, President-elect Barack Obama ran on a platform that included a call for a national “craigslist for service.” But as Newmark writes, he’d like craigslist itself …

Post-Obama Organizing? It's Already in the Streets
By Tom Watson on November 19, 2008 | One Comment

Understandably, there’s been a lot of discussion in the last two weeks about the future of the powerful Obama Internet operation. Does the vast, empowered constituency serve as a virtual public advocacy campaign for Obama … vs.
By Tom Watson on November 13, 2008 | No Comment

If President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team are looking for a model that uses the power of social networks and citizen democracy to open up government, they ought to bring their own homepage – …

CauseWired on the Beeb
By Tom Watson on November 12, 2008 | No Comment

BBC blogger Bill Thompson included CauseWired in his election night post last week, and his point about over-hyping the “first real Internet election” is a very good one. After, ask yourself what the candidates spent …

News Briefing: Some Philanthropists Are No Longer Content to Work Quietly
By Kate Golden on November 7, 2008 | No Comment

A new breed of philanthropists are using their money to influence public policy.  [New York Times]

David G. Booth donates $300 million to the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.  [New York Times]

The Chicago Tribune …

What Obama's Victory Means for the Social Sector
By Tom Watson on November 7, 2008 | 2 Comments
What Obama's Victory Means for the Social Sector

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In a victory that holds deep lessons for how nonprofit organizations and cause-driven ventures will organize volunteers and build support in the future, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States Tuesday …

CauseWired Politics: Remembering the Near Past
By Tom Watson on November 4, 2008 | No Comment

By this time tomorrow, the United States will likely have a new President-elect – and just as likely, he will be the product of the most socially-wired campaign in American history. Maintaining tight message control …

Not So Fast! Election Day Monitoring Goes Mobile
By Tom Watson on October 29, 2008 | One Comment

Just three weeks ago, social networking gurus Nancy Scola and Allison Fine of techPresident and the Personal Democracy Forum tossed out a big idea: why not use mobile technology and the kind of short-messaging techniques …

News Briefing: Economy Expected to Take a Toll on Charitable Giving
By Kate Golden on September 30, 2008 | No Comment

Several prominent foundations in the New York area have been particularly damaged by the recent collapses on Wall Street.  [New York Times]

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute chooses Robert Tjian, a professor of biochemistry and molecular …

CauseWired: Legions of Community Organizers
By Tom Watson on September 28, 2008 | No Comment

I’ve been thinking about this since the Republican convention a month ago: isn’t the CauseWired movement the virtual empowerment of thousands – and potentially millions – of community organizers, that class of do-gooders so derided …

A Heartland Political Campaign
By Tom Watson on September 27, 2008 | No Comment

So much of the focus this political season is on the horse-race – endless analysis of the daily trackers, swing state polls, trends, and demographic groups. In terms of issues, the economy and American security …

Bill Clinton and the Economic Crisis: A Blogger's Chat
By Tom Watson on September 23, 2008 | No Comment

The question for philanthropy says former President Bill Clinton, is whether “people give more or less” during the unfolding American financial crisis.
“I think there’s at least a 50-percent chance they’ll give more,” he told a …

A Nomination Won Online
By Tom Watson on August 29, 2008 | No Comment

When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for President on Thursday night, he capped a long and inspiring campaign that set records for fundraising and personal involvement – and he also put the exclamation point …

Lessons from the Political Arena: Personal Democracy in Action
By Tom Watson on June 30, 2008 | No Comment

“Can we just put up a site like Barack Obama’s?”
Surely I am not the only person working in the philanthropic sector who has been asked that question in the last six months. Even as nonprofits, …

News Briefing: Bloomberg’s Next Battle: Revamping Senior Centers
By Kate Golden on June 30, 2008 | No Comment

Bloomberg seeks to bring his business-minded, results-based approach to the city’s senior centers.  [New York Times]

Chairman of the Smithsonian donates $15 million to the National Museum of Natural History.  [Washington Post]


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