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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
11:18 am
[avad]
10% Donations WIshList for 2017!
Originally posted by avad at 10% Donations WIshList for 2017!
Dear 2017... Here we GO!
As part of a vow and dreamvision that is at the basis of my art and life, I am so grateful to have been able to pulse out a record number (for me) of 10%s to special causes and intitiatives in 2016...and I'm Determined to pump it up megafold in 2017!!. I believe in the accumulating power of all our small positive actions...and so while I'm here on this planet, no matter what, and in whatever small way, I vow to be part of a nourishing rain on as many beautiful endeavors as possible to help them grow. <3 Let there be thousands of us, reaching out to millions- wherever needed. Let us help to nurture the more compassionate future we want to see.
Continuing from where I left off...and with the new energy boost of the New Year...Here are my jottings for the 10% 2017 'Wishlist':
(where I want to donate something from my next art sales)...
These are currently what is left from my list of 2016 and once I've gotten to pulse a support to most of these I will be adding a bunch more of the causes I support annually and new ones! This 'Wishlist' is immediately followed (scroll down) by a continually updated list of donations Made so far this year! I've made most of them hotlinks so please do learn more about any each...and if any of these causes touch your heart, please Join me and others to help crowdfund and continue to nourish them! "We are the ones we've been waiting for." <3

You Caring Campaign for Syrian Refugees stuck in Izmir Turkey
The Retreat Domestic Violence Services (artshow donation entry deadline Mar 17)
Coalition for the Homeless- Ending Homelessness Solutions
88.3 WPPB Local Peconic Public Broadcasting Radio NPR
Malala Fund for refugee education
Wild Bird Fund NYC in honor of VB (again)
Give the Gift of Sight: Vision Varanasi Eye Hospital Sonoma Ashram
Botshabelo Orphanage (again) (Angels in the Dust film)
PeaceCorps Project: Uganda: Improving the Girls Dormitory
Peace Corps Project: Books for Swaziland/New Libraries
Vive Boriken Puerto Rico (again)
Shadhika.org: Investing in Girls for India's Future
Shinnecock Preschool wishlist (again)
Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum
World Wildlife Fund (again)
Defenders of Wildlife (again)
Amy Starkey's CareKits for the Homeless
Center for Biological Diversity Pollinators Protection Fund
Sobornost for the World Foundation (again)
Southampton African American Museum
Healing Hands of Joy (again)
FountainHouse.org Mental Health resources
GlobalGiving: Centro COMParte: training, jobs & peace in Bogota again

2017 Donations so far!:
Amal Shop project for Syrian refugees stuck in Izmir, Turkey
Bonac Tonic Art Collective 12 year fundraiser
GoFundMe Campaign for Brenna's ABA Therapy (again)
Help Fred Kumwenda who lost everything in Sag Harbor fire
Help Michael Lynch Displaced by the Sag Harbor Fire
The Art Bus Project fundraiser
The Parrish Art Museum
UNICEF for Syria
OXFAM for Syria and more
The Art Garage (fundraiser on Indiegogo is over but still can donate Here)
CARE.org (again for Syria and Haiti, Nigeria etc)
Sag Harbor Partnership Rebuilding fund


Donations List 2016
Donations List 2015
Donations List 2014
Donations List 2013
Donations List 2012
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
1:14 pm
[avad]
Reaching out to Nepal- 7 ways to help!
"As images of devastation and tragedy in Nepal and neighboring countries rattled by Saturday's earthquake pour across social media and TV, the natural question for many people is, "What can I do to help?"
After disasters, the best way to help is generally to donate money to effective and efficient charities that have an established presence on the ground. Charity Navigator is one of the leading resources for evaluating the work of nonprofits, and the organization has posted a list of highly-ranked charities that have mounted relief operations in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude temblor that originated outside the capital, Kathmandu. Here are seven nonprofits that say they will provide relief in Nepal and that have received either a three- or four-star rating (out of a possible four) from Charity Navigator: http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-04-25/how-help-nepal-7-vetted-charities-doing-relief-work-following-earthquake
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
2:57 pm
[avad]
10% Donations Wishlist 2015
OK Here my 10% donation wishlist (and growing list of donations) for 2015 so far..
As part of a vow and dreamvision that is at the basis of my art and life, I am so grateful to have been able to pulse out so many 10%s to special causes and intitiatives in 2014...and I'm Determined to pump it up megafold in 2015!!. I believe in the accumulating power of all our small positive actions...and so while I'm here, no matter what, and in whatever small way, I vow to be part of a nourishing rain on as many beautiful endeavors as possible to help them grow. <3 Let there be thousands of us, reaching out to millions- wherever needed.
Continuing from where I left off...and with the new energy boost of 2015...Here are my jottings for the 10% 2015 'Wishlist':
(where I want to donate something from my next art sales). If any of these causes touch your heart, please Join me and others to help crowdfund them! <3

Amistad International for Buddha's Smile School Varanasi India (again)
Sammy's Place (Lynda Chick's dream of an intentional community and respite retreat for people with special needs and those who share their journey)
Amy Starkey's CareKits for the Homeless
Southampton Trails Preservation Society
Humanitarian Aid for Gaza through United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
Greenpeace International
PeaceCorps Partnership Project #14-631-010: GHANA: Basic School Renovations Project (again)
Afghan Institute of Learning :Womens Education Fund through GlobalGiving
Sadhana Forest initiative in Kenya
Humane LongIsland/ LION LongIsland Orchestrating for Nature
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue membership donation renewal July or general donations for food/care
Radios:A Lifeline to Safety for Nicaraguan Women through MADRE
Nepal Youth Foundation Freedom Loan Fund for Rescued Kamlaris (again to NYOF)
Quogue Wildlife Refuge family membership donation
National Audubon Society (mail in)
Save Sag Harbor
Friends of Cambodia: Youth services (again)

2015 Donations So Far:
Wild Bird Fund in honor of Victoria Booth's birthday
Sue Braiden's IndieGogo campaign for Adventure Lab/Rock Paper Estrogen project
Serene Celia's Crowdrise page for Buddha's Smile School India Girl's Dormitory Fundraiser/Shadhika
Sobornost for the World Foundation (again, + again for Pattye's Birthday)
PeaceCorps Project Community Library Development- Tanzania
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue donations for food/care
Barefoot College India: Rural Women Solar Engineers
ABA Autism Therapies for Brenna through GoFundMe
Project InReach: Community Development in Puerto Mallarino Colombia/GoFundMe/Mercedes Yamilka
Local Public Radio WPPB/88.3/NPR
The Artblog ASR - Artist and Social Responsibility program/IndieGoGo
Center for Biological Diversity
Rana Clothing ethical fashion startup campaign on Pozible
Sankalpa Art Journeys- Art Therapy India (again)
OXFAM's Emergency response for Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam
CARE International for Cyclone Pam recovery in Vanuatu
CARE.org for Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

For a list of donations made in 2014 click here
For a list of donations made in 2013, click here
10% Donations List 2012
10% Donations List 2011
10% Donations List for 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003
Sunday, March 1st, 2015
6:31 pm
[avad]
More Than Me- Determination video
I rate this currently as my #1 'determination' video (and song)...and I watch it often. This is Katie Meyler the founder of MoreThanMe:
From NJ to the slums: My Story
Check it out. Inspiring?- Yes. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
2:50 pm
[avad]
2012 10% Donations List (now complete) :)!!
Avalo 1000 Hands image with notes

Taking stock of 2012 and as always most grateful that I was able to do something in these small but so important ways....channeling 10%s from art sales to as many wonderful causes and projects that I can to help co-create the world I wish to see for all of us and the next generations. I am determined in 2013 to fuel even larger and more constant pulses of support and love across the globe! Please help water any and all of these beautiful seeds/links below if you can. And a Huge thank you to the art collectors and friends whose support and purchase of artworks in 2012 helped nourish me and these hopeful ripples!<3

2012 Donations
United Families for Sudan Women's Empowerment Project
John Lundin book project fundraiser: Journey to the Heart of the World
UORDP orphans Uganda (again) http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Uordp
Team in Training (ken wheaton) for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Community Youth Library and Resource Center/CAPE VERDE: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=655-029 (this project was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. I reallocated those funds to: Community Library/ Dominican Republic: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-490
Medical Waste Incinerator/ Ethiopia (!!!??:(?!!!)https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=663-022
Learning Center: Friends of Peace https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=515-217
Orphans to Ambassadors (again) for 2012 projects
Healthy Kids Grow Community Farm and classes IndiGogo project/ Illinois: http://www.indiegogo.com/healthykidsgrow
Sobornost for the World Foundation (again)
La Isla Foundation/ Nicaragua: http://laislafoundation.org/La_Isla/Home.html
Healing Hands of Joy (for Fistula patients): http://www.healinghandsofjoy.com/
Beyond the Blackboard: School Library Establishment Project- Benin: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=680-240
Computers for a Sustainable Future for the Students of Vanuatu https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=461-052
School Building Project for Underprivileged Children- TOGO: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=693-402
Library Development Project/ Cambodia : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=303-034
Library/ Dominican Republic : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-511
School Library/ Dominican Republic : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-523
Critically Needed Middle School Renovations/ GUINEA : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=675-142
DDI- Developmental Disabilities Walk and Motorcycle Run for Autism - Team Bobby Dempsey
Teach the Boys of La Isla to Weld- Crowdrise Fundraiser http://www.crowdrise.com/teachtheboysoflaisla
The Fistula Foundation (again)- Facebook Causes http://www.fistulafoundation.org/
More Than Me Foundation http://morethanme.org/
Catalytic Communities Rio
John Lundin's grandson Indiegogo
Sankalpa (again) http://www.sankalpajourneys.com/
Partners in Health (cholera/Haiti) again
Kenny Mann Documentary Fundraiser (Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots) 'From the Heart'
Hamlin Fistula Fund
OccupySandy Relief Wishlist Amazon
Nepal Youth Foundation (Free Bonded Nepali Girls campaign) through Global Giving
La Isla Foundation (English and a chance to live past 35 campaign) through Global Giving
Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre/ Kenya through Global Giving campaign
Mi Sangre Foundation alternatives to violence http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/train-2500-colombian-children-in-peace-building/ (GG giftcard)
Madre.org / Sapinchikmanta/ Voices for Justice (Peru) http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/sapinchikmanta-support-indigenous-womens-radio/ (GG giftcard)

+ $500 raised through Facebook Causes BirthdayWish for http://litworld.org/ thanks to wonderful friends and family!:)thank you!
+ artwork for fundraising auctions to:
East End Hospice
The Retreat Domestic Violence Services
The Hayground School
+$1 microdonations through Philanthroper.com to:
International Crisis Aid
Trees for the Future
Meridian Health Foundation for med care in Haiti
Women of Tomorrow Mentorship Program
Blood: Water Mission
Kramden Institute Refurbishing computers
Mothers Without Borders
Asha for Education


10% Donations List 2011
10% Donations List for 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
6:07 pm
[avad]
Turning Beer Clear/ Dan's CharityWater
Dan's donating 25% of his bar tab to fund clean water for people in need: "We all know that there comes a point in the night where you shouldn't have had that last beer or to have another beer wouldn't do you any good... I want to try and turn that wasted money into something more meaningful." He's starting small and simple; a great idea. Read more and consider joining him in something similar:
http://mycharitywater.org/Clearbeer
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
1:30 pm
[avad]
Fair Trade shopping as another way to give
The World Village Fair Trade Market has started a blog!
Find out more about one of my very favorite shops and causes out here.
http://worldvillagefairtrademarket.blogspot.com/
Not only is everything in the shop Fair Trade but the shop proceeds from any sales go to support a large and wonderful group of orphans in Kenya and Zambia through Sobornost for the World Foundation. I try to get all of my gifts and cards here as well as jewelry and clothing. Such beautiful and Meaningful things. Shop Fair Trade as much as possible.
Do you have a local fair trade store near you? I would love to hear anything about it. These things give me much hope.
(cross-posted to the 10percentclub )
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
2:37 pm
[avad]
10% feedback/ PeaceCorps Women's Shea Butter project in Ghana
Somedays going to the mailbox yields big treats. Things like this always make my day and remind me why I 10%....to hear some good news coming from around the world...places and projects where I pulsed out a little 10% love. News from the Fistula Foundation that they are expanding and helping more women. Newsletters from Cambodia's Center for Children's Happiness. etc. Here is some news from Ghana, a women's group setting up a sustainable Shea Butter enterprise with the help of Erin, a wonderful Peace Corps Volunteer and the rest of us just pitching in from other parts of the world.:

ghana shea butter card
ghana shea butter card inside
ghana shea butter project

You can always find amazing projects to help out with on the Peace Corps Volunteer Projects page- click on any of them to find out more, and donate securely on the site: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.donatenow&
Friday, January 15th, 2010
10:26 pm
[avad]
Earthquake in Haiti (texts, ripples and swarms)
Spent Jan 13th, 2010 researching/learning more about the devastating earthquake in Haiti and relief efforts while plugged into Facebook as the messages and pulses spiralled around. Watching/listening for the swarmspeak, mass action and effects.

Please contribute to the Texting campaigns -a great idea for getting the masses to help immediately/ accumulating an abundance of small donations:
Text 'Haiti' to 90999 to donate $10 immediately to the Red Cross. amount will be added on to your monthly phone bill.( more info )
Text 'Yele' to 501501 to donate $5 to Yele.org, Wyclef Jean's grassroots campaign for Haiti relief and development. I tried doing both but did not get the reply confirmation that is supposed to come immediately after...?

In my research, Doctors Without Borders still felt the best bet for donating...they were already on the ground and working there....a major facility of theirs damaged...and now working out of temporary structures doing what needs to be done. So many injuries...let's help them help. I chose to go through Facebook Cause for Doctors without Borders.

"Besides the contributions from major countries, innovative text message services and internet campaigns had brought in millions....
A cellphone campaign set up by the US Red Cross had raised more than $8m early on Friday, with the money pouring in at the rate of $100 000 an hour, officials said.
Celebrities urged the world to help as well, and a text message campaign run by Yele Haiti, a grassroots group founded by former Fugees singer Wyclef Jean, who has Haitian roots, had raised more than $2m." - news24.com

Donating by Text: Haiti Fundraising Goes Viral- TIME mag

U.N. launches Haiti emergency appeal for $550 million:...
See More

please continue to help with any donations you can and spread the word/encourage others.
The mass fundraising and relief efforts for Haiti and the behavior of geese out here this week bring to mind my hopes for what we are capable of. As we try to develop a global helping hand... let this inspire:

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
8:26 pm
[avad]
Birthday WIsh: 2 Legs to Walk On, please.:)
It felt so wonderful last year to be able to raise some money on my birthday for a cause I really care about-Sobornost's work with the orphans in Africa- Posted it on Facebook using Facebook Causes Birthday Wish and I thank you all who participated/donated- it was so satisfying. My birthday is tomorrow again...there are so many causes that have moved me this past year...that I want to DO Something about...so I've been looking forward to the Birthday WIsh for a long while.
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about basic things...and what it takes to feel 'capable'. Whenever I've felt overwhelmed, or focused on what I 'need'...I've been reminding myself often of the gift of having two legs to walk on....and starting from there...knowing that I can do so much in this life. So that was my inspiration for this year's wish: I wonder if you would help me...in honor of my birthday.....to join me in giving that most basic starting point to someone somewhere in the world who does Not have it.

Prosthetic Outreach Foundation's Mission is to create opportunities for children and adults in developing countries who suffer from limb loss and deformities to lead more fulfilling lives.
POF creates opportunities for children and adults in developing countries who suffer from limb loss and limb deformities to lead more fulfilling lives. POF provides access to prosthetics, orthopedic surgery, physical rehabilitation, and non-medical assistance, such as micro-lending.

I think that would be the most meaningful birthday gift of all this year to me. Remembering the Gift of having 2 legs to walk on...by giving that gift to someone who shows us how to really appreciate it. The thought/reminder alone puts me in a stronger place, a thankful place, a Capable and powerful and generous place. Maybe it will feel the same for you. Visit the Prosthetic Outreach Foundation's website and or watch the video if you'd like to find out more...they have an amazing program in place...creating a sustainable loop of even training people to be able to create the prosthetics there, giving employment opportunities in areas of such great need. If you can donate just $10 (or any amount) to this wonderful organization it would mean so much. Someone can walk, someone gets a job, and we remember that we can always Do something.
Please go through the Birthday Wish page here if you're on Facebook (so that it shows in the total- which is so inspiring) and if not please just donate through their website and let me know about it in a comment here on LJ? I've raised over $300 so far and I'm excited to see if it can go much higher and do much more!!? THANK YOU!! muchlove, Darlene
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
1:19 am
[avad]
The 10% Club on Facebook
Hey all, I've just created a 10%Club group on Facebook...please link on over and join forces/become a member there and spread the word! We've got to get 1000 members together!Let's!
The 10% Club on Facebook
:)!!
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
12:53 pm
[avad]
Olga's Girls- you can help grant a young girl's freedom in Nepal
today I am thinking about and hammering (nailprayers on my artworks) for Olga's Girl's. Have chosen this amazing and necessary program for a next 10% contribution. any support welcome.



update: check came through and I donated easily through the Facebook Cause for this org: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/106726/12954259?m=611088da
please join the cause if you're on Facebook and spread the word!
Thursday, July 9th, 2009
6:13 pm
[avad]
The Uniform Project
Simple, Cute and Creative projects using blogs, youtube and social media can raise awareness and funds for worthy causes. Check out The Uniform Project:

donate something to support this sweet endeavor and/or start your own creative fundraising project for your favorite cause! brainstorm ideas? :)
Friday, June 26th, 2009
8:33 pm
[avad]
A Walk to Beautiful (documentary)
Something that inspired me recently in my 10% journey was watching a PBS documentary 'A Walk to Beautiful' on hulu.com one evening. I found myself crying and utterly hopeful... this is a terrible suffering that we CAN do something about. 'Fistula used to be present in the U.S. and Europe, but was largely eliminated in the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th century with improved obstetric care in general and the use of c-sections in particular to relieve obstructed labor. " ...however in developing countries it is still a huge problem due to lack of knowledgeable health care.
I was so incredibly moved by the work that these doctors are doing in Ethiopia....so thankful that they are doing this and giving so much of themselves to cure these women that that night I decided that The Fistula Foundation was definitely the next organization I needed to donate a 10% to. Fittingly, one of the artworks of mine that then sold that I could 10% from is called 'Iteration: The Beauty of Life':)
you can watch the documentary here:
<http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=90008283906&h=w4fip&u=ayhyn&ref=mf>

I would love to know your thoughts.
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
12:36 pm
[avad]
welcome new member:)
Warm welcome to sravakavarn!. Thanks for joining the 10percent club- and thanks for reminding me/us to not give up on livejournal for this sort of thing! I've been away for a while...trying different postings on facebook and such..but we need to share, support and inspire eachother in as many places as possible..and livejournal has always been a wonderful community. Would LOVE to hear from some of the members again- update me on you and your 10% /microphilanthropy related adventures of any kind...!
I'll be back soon to update as well on some of the great projects I've come across and am supporting with my 10%s- today I'm off to the wedding of 2 good friends.:)!muchlove and peace,Darlene
PS in the meantime I'll leave you with the link to one of my very favorite 10% browsing lists:
Peace Corps Volunteer projects: check em out! <https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.donatenow>
Saturday, March 14th, 2009
2:14 pm
[ohsonaked]
Intro
Hello all!

I guess I've always been interested in volunteer work and giving back, but I've been really busy with life the past few years and have sort of forgotten to be involved until recently. So I was very excited to find this community!

I work as an educator for Paul Mitchell the School (yes, Paul Mitchell the hair care line) - but what some people don't know is how much philanthropy work we do.
John Paul DeJoria has a quote that I love - "Success unshared is failure."
Here is the Head for Change website where you can find out more.

Each year every Paul Mitchell school participates in a huge fundraiser and the schools to raise the most money get to choose a guest artist. Some of the charities that we raise money for are:

Food 4 Africa


The Larry King Cardiac Foundation


The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation


The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation


and many, many more

The school I work at does a fashion show each year as part of our fundraising - I'll put the video behind a cut because this post is getting long!
PMTS Style WarsCollapse )

I am very happy to be part of a company that does so much.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
5:58 pm
[avad]
Zimbabwe's worsening crisis- Doctors Without Borders
I received this update from one of my favorite organizations: Doctors Without Borders

Zimbabwe's worsening crisis - more than half of the people need food and medical aid

please read, donate something/anything, spread the word. We just can't let things like this go on when we are aware of them! If we all do just a little we CAN help end the suffering.
I'm short on cash these days but I'm still eating and healthy and have shelter..I'm going to donate $10- this is life and death crisis and this org is doing all they can. Please join me? $5 or $10? In aggregate it can make a difference.
xo Darlene
Monday, February 9th, 2009
11:19 pm
[sftstppingshoes]
hello everyone
Just wanted to show you all these websites and share what I'm in the process of doing. I've applied to be a mentor at the second chances foundation. ( http://www.ffscinc.org/ ) Basically I want to provide empathy and guidance for children who aren't or haven't been raised in an ideal environment, or given ideal chances. I found it through a great website that can display mentoring opportunities by zip code. ( http://www.mentoring.org/ ). I am going to an orientation and if all goes well I should start soon. =) I'm stoked. I will be really happy to give back in a way that suits me because I love working with children. (At least I think I do. Fingers crossed.) jk, I do. But I do think I will get some inner peace from this. I hope this is the kind of post that is wanted here. Thanks all! :)
Sunday, September 14th, 2008
11:27 pm
[avad]
Facebook Causes- quick survey please
Are you on Facebook? (or MySpace)
If so, do you use the Causes App?
Can you take a second and tell me in the comments section?(questions below after paste)

About Causes:
(cut and pasted from the Facebook site)
"Facebook Platform presents an unprecedented opportunity to engage our generation, most of whom are on Facebook, in seizing the future and making a difference in the world around us. Our generation cares deeply, but the current system has alienated us. Causes provides the tools so that any Facebook user can leverage their network of real friends to effect positive change.

The goal of all this is what we call "equal opportunity activism." We're trying to level the playing field by empowering individuals to change the world. Existing nonprofits must raise hundreds of millions of dollars and leverage massive direct marketing campaigns to attract members. We're democratizing activism by empowering activists with an arsenal of tools for users of Facebook who want to leverage their network on Facebook to effect positive change.

Any Facebook user with a little passion and initiative can create a cause, recruit their friends into that cause, keep everybody in the cause up-to-speed on issues and media related to the cause, and, most importantly, raise money directly through the cause for any U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit or Canadian registered charity. We process the donations automatically via credit card, tally the results, and report the donation activity via a public "scorecard" in the cause. This allows us to reward people who grow their causes, donate, and successfully raise money.

This is a natural evolution of social networking. Leveraging real world social networks is an important part of activism, fundraising, and political campaigning. This is especially true of grassroots activism, local-chapter style nonprofit organizations, and the walks/runs used by many charities to raise money. Given all this, it's a bit surprising that online social networks haven't been more aggressively leveraged until now."

so some quick questions, if you can answer in the comments I would sO appreciate...I'm just trying to get a better idea about where Causes stands with my peers right now in awareness and action:
1. Are you on either Facebook or Myspace?
2. Do you know about and/or use the Causes App?
3. If so, what causes have you joined?
4. Of the causes you have joined, have you donated to any?
5. any further comments/thoughts about it would be lovely but only if you have time. short quick answers will help too.

ps additionally if anyone wants to gather some more perspectives/answers from their friends/readers we can consolidate/discuss here?...
xoD
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
9:03 pm
[rokkitz]
Geography of Hope links
a couple of links for show and tell:

a pocket full of
Hope For a Change (Podcast from CBC's Quirks & Quarks)


an interview with Chris Turner, author of
The Geography of Hope - A Tour of the World We Need

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