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Social Media and CSR: Are We There Yet? New White Paper Social Media and CSR: Are We There Yet? New White Paper

Social media is almost a given. With over 141 million Americans on Facebook and over 600 million worldwide, according to Compete.com, 31 million on Twitter, and 100 million on LinkedIn, it is rare to convene …

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 …

Show & Tell: Generation Y Donors
By Alison Hoffer on June 9, 2010 | 3 Comments
Show & Tell: Generation Y Donors

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Generation Y is armed with over 70 million members, who are quickly defying the norms of the philanthropy world. A generation that has been defined as selfish, pampered and constantly connected to their …

Activists Join Hands on the Sand to Protest Oil Policy
By Tom Watson on June 7, 2010 | No Comment
Activists Join Hands on the Sand to Protest Oil Policy

Mark June 26th on your calendars and hope for good beach weather – if you want to see a change in national energy policy, that is. That’s the day that the dream of a Florida …

Social Media: Useful Tool, but Credible Source?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 21, 2010 | One Comment

A new survey has found a sharp distinction between the degree to which donors trust social media for credible guidance about nonprofits, and the extent to which they use social media to share their advocacy …

Will Ed Norton Save Philanthropy? (Does Charlie Daniels Play a Mean Fiddle?)
By Tom Watson on May 19, 2010 | 4 Comments
Will Ed Norton Save Philanthropy? (Does Charlie Daniels Play a Mean Fiddle?)

With all the hoopla of a Hollywood release – but with some of the Gen X slacker style of its founder – actor Edward Norton’s Crowdrise launched this week, a much-hyped blend of social media …

GlobalGiving Founder on Haiti: ‘When You’re Poor, Everything Becomes Harder to Recover From’
By Tom Watson on February 11, 2010 | No Comment
GlobalGiving Founder on Haiti: ‘When You’re Poor, Everything Becomes Harder to Recover From’

As the incredible depth of devastation in Haiti became apparent the first day, the response online grew rapidly. Haiti and various related topics trended all day on Twitter, blogs and websites were filled with links to nonprofits working in Haiti, and ubiquitous calls for cell phone text-to-give campaigns flooded the RSS streams. Like others, I turned to an online-based organization whose work I know and whose promise to get aid to those in need quickly and effectively I trusted.

CauseWired's Laptop/Printer Contest
By Tom Watson on February 8, 2010 | 6 Comments

Some lucky nonprofit or social entrepreneur is going to win a free free laptop and printer bundle courtesy of HP and CauseWired Communications!
But you’ll have to answer a key question first, in order to win: …

CauseWired Alaskans Use Social Media to Pick, Click and Give to Charity
By Tom Watson on February 2, 2010 | No Comment
CauseWired Alaskans Use Social Media to Pick, Click and Give to Charity

Socially-conscious social media is working up north: Alaskans have taken to the Pick. Click. Give. campaign, which is leveraging platforms from Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Causecast to draw attention to and explain the Permanent Fund Charitable Contributions Program.

Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti Suffering
By Susan Carey Dempsey on January 13, 2010 | No Comment

There is little good news out of Haiti today, as it continues to assess the damage and begin to help the survivors of the 7.0 earthquake that struck the impoverished nation yesterday. In an effort …

Social Networks for Good: Authenticity Matters
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 11, 2009 | No Comment

Early communities on the web promoted more of a widespread free-for-all, an anonymous or pseudonymous experience; identities were free-flowing and indeed, much of the early online growth stemmed specifically from a user’s ability to guard …

Redefining Holiday Luxury, Part One
By Tom Watson on December 4, 2008 | No Comment

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A great pair of videos from ChangingingthePresent.org aims to redefine the idea of holiday shopping “luxury.” The videos are particularly important this season, given the global economic crisis. If you like them – as I …

Don't Panic: Scarcity Drives Innovation
By Tom Watson on October 13, 2008 | 3 Comments

Online social activism platforms are, generally speaking, lean operations. The more than 40 platforms we’ve identified here at CauseWired (and supplemented by Christine Egger over at Social Actions) do not boast deep balance sheets laden …

Ourmedia Evolves into CauseWired Platform
By Tom Watson on August 15, 2008 | No Comment

JD Lasica has been one of the true guides in the evolution of Internet-based communities and networks for well more than a decade. His 2005 book Darknet was a seminal piece of reporting about the …

Nonprofits and Social Media
By Tom Watson on December 29, 2007 | No Comment

Beth Kanter, one of the real experts of using social media to benefit nonprofit organizations, has a different kind of New Year’s post up – four lessons she’s learned about social networks and nonprofits. This …

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