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When Embedded Philanthropy Works (Hint: It's All in the Story-telling)
By Tom Watson on May 29, 2009 | One Comment

Lucy Bernholz coined the term “embedded philanthropy” a couple of years ago to describe a growing phenomenon in the consumer marketplace – well, let’s let Lucy tell it:
Embedded giving is the (apparently) increasingly common practice …

Microphilanthropy: An Explanation
By Tom Watson on April 3, 2009 | No Comment

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A terrific overview of the emerging microphilanthropy sector by Peter Deitz of Social Actions, from his visit to Google last fall. A few months old, but well worth listening to: “individual fountains pouring out opportunity …

How Can You 'Change the Web?'
By Tom Watson on February 23, 2009 | 2 Comments
How Can You 'Change the Web?'

Got an idea for how to use a massive database of opportunities to help make the world a better place – a widget, a feed, an application, a new website? Then it’s time to plug …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup 12 – Change.org Re-launches with Social Change Blog Network
By Tom Watson on October 11, 2008 | No Comment
Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup 12 – Change.org Re-launches with Social Change Blog Network

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 11 – DonorsChoose.org Launches Bloggers Challenge 2008!
By Tom Watson on October 4, 2008 | One 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. I’ve been invited to carry the …

To Increase the Scope and Impact of the Citizen Sector
By Tom Watson on September 16, 2008 | One Comment

Tomorrow, I’m hosting a small working lunch at Changing Our World for Social Actions, the terrific online social venture that sometimes asks me for advice. We’ll have folks from Meetup, Avaav.org, Change.org, DonorsChoose, Idealist, ModestNeeds …

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 …

Mashing Microphilanthropy
By Tom Watson on August 3, 2008 | One Comment

Plug-ins and widgets get released every day on the social web, but I think Friday’s release of the new Social Actions DonorsChoose plug-in for Wordpress is an important milestone in peer-to-peer online social activism. For …

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 …

Measuring Social ROI in an Online Marketplace
By Tom Watson on June 17, 2008 | No Comment

The founders of Social Markets say it is “building the foundation for a true social capital marketplace.” Now that’s one tall order, yet the creation of the year-old nonprofit is aimed at fulfilling a need …

Social Actions Interview
By Tom Watson on June 9, 2008 | No Comment

From JD Lasica, a video interview with Peter Deitz of Social Actions on his open API for online social activism platforms. Peter picked up two prizes at the NetSquared conference in San Diego for his …

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