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Taking on the iPhone: 5,000 Sign Petition Protesting App Ban
By Tom Watson on December 13, 2010 | No Comment
Taking on the iPhone: 5,000 Sign Petition Protesting App Ban

When is an extra click and a “walled garden” software market bad for philanthropy? When it closes off easy access to mobile giving, according to online nonprofit activists. The last week has seen an interesting …

Book Review: The Networked Nonprofit
By Tom Watson on June 21, 2010 | 5 Comments
Book Review: The Networked Nonprofit

In my consulting work, I meet plenty of nonprofit leaders – development directors, board members, executive directors – who know they want to open their organizations to social media but lack the right blueprint. It’s …

Facebook and Nonprofits: the Evolution Continues
By Tom Watson on April 26, 2010 | One Comment
Facebook and Nonprofits: the Evolution Continues

Facebook isn’t the kind of company to stand still – and sometimes its changes (especially to privacy settings and navigation) can drive its power users crazy. That includes nonprofits, which have raced to embrace the …

Birthday Wishes for Beth Kanter – and Cambodian Schoolkids
By Tom Watson on January 11, 2010 | 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 …

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

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 …

Coming Around Again
By Tom Watson on August 31, 2008 | 7 Comments

I’m sitting here giving CauseWired its last look before it goes off to production next week, and rereading Chapter One’s account of the online reaction to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina while watching the current …

By Millennials, For Millennials
By Tom Watson on August 4, 2008 | One Comment

Beth Kanter is compiling a list of 20-something bloggers writing about a sector that is supposedly dominated by 20-something bloggers. It’s one of those great posts that 1. makes you think and 2. is teeming …

A Giving Challenge Story: Leadership Matters
By Tom Watson on March 15, 2008 | 3 Comments

In December, 2007 the foundation created by America Online founder Steve Case and his wife Jean launched an online program aimed at inspiring everyday people to adopt wired causes, and to motivate nonprofit organizations to …

Cause-Related News: Going Outside the Mainstream Media
By Tom Watson on March 2, 2008 | 5 Comments

In a previous life, I was an editor and reporter for a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly newspaper in the Bronx. In retrospect, a decade in community journalism at a newspaper where the best stories literally walked …


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