Compassion can be engaging in the digital spaces
Compassion can be engaging in the digital spaces

Compassion can be engaging in the digital spaces and maybe even transfer to the real world, building a better world with xocial. No, that’s not a typo. xocial is an app, a site (pronounced, “social”), dedicated to making compassion a digitally interactive pursuit, competitive even, where good works and empathy, genuine acts of kindness and […]

#GivingTuesday for the greater good
#GivingTuesday for the greater good

#GivingTuesday for the greater good, beyond the conspicuous consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, toward building a better world for all its people. Giving Tuesday the day (month,  year) when our better angels take the reins of our pocketbooks and donate money, time, resources to nonprofit organizations in our own communities working to make […]

How to create and run Facebook Groups
How to create and run Facebook Groups

Say you’ve been curious and wanted to delve deeper into Facebook and perhaps wondered, for example, how to create and run Facebook Groups. This piece was first published on the website of Tech4good SWFL after Mark Benson presented at the topic at the monthly meeting of the Southwest Florida group, affiliated with NetSquared, an international organization […]

Technology failures may not be the technology
Technology failures may not be the technology

Technology failures may not be the technology. At least that’s the way Relevanza co-founder and chief strategist Birgit Pauli-Haack put it at the end of December in an interview with NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, the national organization dedicated to advancing the digital efforts of nonprofit organizations. “I generally subscribe to a theory that when technology […]

Today – Dec. 1 – is #GivingTuesday
Today – Dec. 1 – is #GivingTuesday

Today – Dec. 1 – is #GivingTuesday and you can help make the world a better place by giving your time; giving your money; giving your goods; or, especially on social media, by giving your voice. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the […]

Give your money Dec. 1 on #GivingTuesday
Give your money Dec. 1 on #GivingTuesday

Oh sure, you can spend your hard-earned money on Black Friday or Cyber Monday and you can give your money Dec. 1 on #GivingTuesday – and help make the world a better place. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving […]

Facebook will help nonprofits raise money
Facebook will help nonprofits raise money

This is a big deal: Facebook will help nonprofits raise money. A new initiative for the Big Daddy of social networks, it is currently only in a test mode only in the U.S. with some major charities but Facebook’s VP of Product Management Naomi Gleit says the new tool, called “Fundraisers,” along with an enhanced […]

Facebook, the U.N. & universal Internet
Facebook, the U.N. & universal Internet

So, can we assume social media has pretty much gone mainstream if we use in a single sentence the words, “Facebook, the U.N. & universal Internet?” We certainly don’t mean to be flip because this is a very big deal: some of biggest names in the tech & social media world teaming up with pop […]

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday 2015?
Are you ready for #GivingTuesday 2015?

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday 2015? Are you in the planning stages of this year’s start of the year-end campaigns? If you work for a small organization, these national campaigns happening on the social web, might seem quite daunting to you and you might be afraid you not be able to pull it off. It’s […]

Wikipedia founder launched a charity social network
Wikipedia founder launched a charity social network

In an effort to make it easier to financially support nonprofits, a Wikipedia founder launched a charity social network on Tuesday in the U.S. – oh, and a phone service, too. The network is called, simply, TPO and it’s named for the charity mobile phone service in the U.K., The People’s Operator. Jimmy Wales, one […]