Fight Hunger Video Contest

NetSquared's picture is a division of the UN World Food Programme set up to help end child hunger by 2015 which is part of the first Millenium Development Goal

They have just launched a viral video contest and are looking for a short, upbeat videos about ending child hunger.

Have a look at this link

The winner will get the opportunity to visit and film a World Food Programme School Feeding project in a developing country. 

Save the Date: November 1-3-Wikis and Nonprofits Online event

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Join the TechSoup Community, November 1-3, for a free, three-day online event about wikis.

The event will be hosted by Adam Frey of Wikispaces and other wiki experts and designers.  They will answer questions like: What is a wiki? How do wikis work?  How would my nonprofit use a wiki?  How do I build or energize a community around a wiki?

You don't need to register.  Just show up November 1-3 on the event's forum and participate.  If you have any questions beforehand, you can either post them in the forum or email Susan Tenby, Tech Soup's Community Manager, at susan AT techsoup DOT org.

YouTube Interview with Steve Cliff: Part 1 - Tips for Community Tagging Projects

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I did a post about the Steve Cliff and the VotersVoices Project and it reminded be that for over a year I've been attempting to do multimedia conversation and I have only been able to talk to myself!

So, I posted a video as a response to Steve's introductory video, asking him for some tips for a successful community tagging project.  Here is his response.

Flickr and Nonprofits: Youth Service America

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Ian Gottesman, Director of Information Technology,  from Youth Service America was the first person to introduce himself on the NTEN Affinity Group - Flickr for Nonprofits.

YSA has an annual event called National & Global Youth Service Day where young people around the world do service projects.  Last year, YSA asked participants to post their photos on Flickr, using Race for the Cure as a model.

Mobile Phones in Voting and Elections: A new Strategy Guide from MobileActive

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During the past few months I've been researching the role of mobile phones as an emerging tool for participation in civil society.  The result is a series of Strategy Guides published by MobileActive that are designed to equip organizations around the world with the know-how to deploy effective mobile campaigns for a variety of types of activism and advocacy. The first Guide in this series (published today) focuses on using mobile phones in electoral and voter registration campaigns. Other Guides will focus on advocacy, fundraising, and mobile organizing.  This first Guide looks at uses of mobile phones in electoral monitoring (case studies in Thailand, the Philippines, and Montenegro), voter registration (U.S.-based Rock the Vote, MobileVoter, and Voto Latino), and candidate and political party support (case studies in Spain and U.S.).  The Guides are a joint project of MobileActive, Green Media Toolshed, and NTEN, and are made possible with support from the Surdna Foundation, a leader in supporting civic engagement and the use of technology in nonprofit organizations.  My personal thanks to everyone who spent time helping me with research and fact finding. You can grab MobileActive Strategy Guide #1 at

Save Guimaras Part II

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also published at 

from SOS Madias written by Geobelyn Lopez

 It has been two months after the biggest oil spill knocked off the feet of the people of Guimaras and nearby provinces. The problem remains as MT Solar 1 is still 3,000 feet below the sea and continues to spew bunker fuel.It is quite early for Petron Corporation, Sunshine Maritime Development Corporation, and even for the Arroyo government to suffer dementia and make it appear that things are getting better each day in Guimaras.

Two months is too short for them to simply forget the extent of damage brought by the oil spill. Amidst attempt to cover up the issue, the fact remains that the affected people suffer the brunt of the tragedy.

Free Speech & Mashups: 2 New NetSquared Conference Recordings Online

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We've got two new recordings from the NetSquared Conference up on the NetSquared podcast:

A Web More Woven: The Alchemy and Practicalities of Mashups with panelists:Tantek Çelik, Taylor McKnight, Chris Messina and Ian Kennedy (as the immoderator), and Turning Communication Technologies into Tools for Free Speech and Free Culture with panelists: Mike Linksvayer, Jason Schultz and Tara Hunt (as the Immoderator). 

Give 'em a listen this weekend.


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