Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
My volunteer vacation in Costa Rica is just 2 weeks away and besides dreaming of the beautiful, tiny Pacific coastal village that consists of 200 hundred people and a bunch of turtles and eggs that need to be saved, I'm actually rather excited to be hands-on and involved in really making a difference. It feels good to do something. It doesn't have to be as dramatic as living in an isolated corner of Costa Rica, you can do so much good right from your little laptop.
To get you started, I got some great links that will help you make a change in someone else's life:
Start with Beth's Blog. She is the guru for nonprofits in social media.
Join in the on the twestival which hopes to be the biggest fundraising event in history.
Want to change something, raise awareness, take action? Go to change.org
Gotta cause? Get it up on Facebook. They really make it so easy and provide great resources for fundraising.
And just because I love this terrific charity, Kiva, I'm giving it a plug hear. Hey, that's another simple way of doing good. Give your favorite charity a mention and a link on your blog.
It doesn't take much to change the world. I'll be doing it one turtle egg at a time in just a short while. In the meantime, I'd love to hear about your favorite ways of using social media for a social cause.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Bruno's outrageous MTV stunt, that seemed to have become viral within a hour, prompted me to start following him via his social media network. I did this for my own amusement but professionally I was curious in how this branding comic genius was going to role out his product, BRUNO, the documentary. In between watching hilarious posting on my Facebook about his little black baby OJ being a fabulous accessory and watching vorld premieres on you tube, I was scouring the web looking for great case studies in social media for a client presentation.