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Kiva Expands Lending to U.S.
By Tom Watson on June 11, 2009 | 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 has opened the doors to its long-planned domestic lending program – connecting its network of …

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’ …

Open Source Giving: Does It Change the Web?
By Tom Watson on March 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

Next week, I’ll be hosting a panel discussion at the Skoll World Forum at Oxford University that takes its title from one of my favorite John Lennon songs: Power to the People. The discussion will …

The CauseWired Roundup
By Tom Watson on February 12, 2009 | No Comment

onPhilanthropy: Articles: In Tough Times, It's Time to Step Up
Susan Carey Dempsey: "A hopeful sign for philanthropy is that those who are making the biggest mark in the field are using their recognition to encourage …

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

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

One Widget, 20 Platforms, Your Blog, Infinite Ways to Change the World…
By Tom Watson on August 20, 2008 | No Comment

Congrats to the Social Actions team on the launch of their new widget, which recommends ways to take action on behalf of causes related to the content of any web page. Tailor-made for blogs (and …

What's in a Name: Why 'CauseWired'?
By Tom Watson on August 6, 2008 | No Comment

The book’s title has one thing going for it – it tends to make people curious. “CauseWired, eh?” they’ll say, perhaps rubbing a chin or two. “What’s it about?” The easy answer is “the rise …

Wanted: Development Ideas for Online Social Activism
By Tom Watson on July 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

The industrious team over at Social Actions – that would be founder Peter Deitz and new arrival Joe Solomon – has created a wiki to collect ideas around what applications, mash-ups, and tools to build …

Tech Causes Make the List
By Tom Watson on January 1, 2008 | 2 Comments

One trend I’ve noted of late is the extent to which social causes tend to figure in forward-looking media technology developments. Take Australian tech writer Nick Galvin’s year-opening top 10 list of “things that will …

More Wired Microfinance
By Tom Watson on December 31, 2007 | No Comment

The Bergen Record has a big piece on online microfinance today, with a strong focus on Kiva. Nothing new there – Kiva’s press has been brilliant for a year and I’ve contributed to that trend …


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