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Many people around the world are supporting the Monks in Burma by wearing red t-shirts today or participating in vigils like this one in Cambodia outside the Burma embassy. There is also a groundswell of support all over the Internet, from bloggers (one blog at a time) Facebook, Flickr, Online Petitions, mobile phones, and Second Life. So, while it may very difficult to find Internet content from Burma, it is getting onto the Internet.
Tobias Eigen from Kabissa presented at the Web2fordev: Remixing the Web for International Development. There's a roundup of coverage on his Netsquared blog, including pointers to live blog posts like this one. He also shares the key points of his presentation here.
Google announces "Broadcast Your Cause," a nonprofit channel on YouTube. More from Britt Bravo on Netsquared blog. The Mashable write up has a freudian typo and describes the Cancer Society and March of Dimes as "high-profit" organizations. And, if your nonprofit does not have a video camera to create content, sign up to get a free one from the Flip Video Camcorder Giveaway, in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative.
LolNptech commentary about a recent NTEN Discuss List thread. Virtual drinks are very much needed on this Facebook profile.
Google qualified nonprofit organizations can use GoogleCheckout to accept charitable donations without any fees as first reported by the NTEN blog.
NTEN's September Newsletter has tons of excellent content, in particular check out these articles about new fundraising techniques using tools like mobile phones and Facebook. While it is important for nonprofits to explore new approaches and tools, it's also important to remember email fundraising stills continue to work.
Changing the Present has launched a Facebook application adding to the virtual gift community.
Nancy Schwartz has excellent advice in her 7 Facebook Essentials Nonprofit Marketers Need To Know
Radio, podcasting and fundraising? Gayle Roberts suggests that you check out Dr. Stephen L. Goldstein's Fundraising Success Podcast
Britt Bravo, Have Fun, Do Good Blog, is hosting next week's Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. The topic is how to do have fun and do good! Hurry the deadline is today!
Peter Dietz gives us a video walk through of his site, Social Actions which focuses on micro-philanthropy.
Now here's a new term: Green Philanthropy.
NpTech Software and Web Apps
Here's two new networked content creation platforms, although focusing on different disciplines. Connexions is an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. OpenPlans is a platform for social activism to bring groups together to promote causes, make plans, and get things done.
The Google Analytics Blog announces to a series of excellent videos featuring Avinash Kaushik
Dimdim has arrived. It isn't dumb dumb. It's an open source free web meeting service.
A Few Self-Financed Learning Journeys
Sam Mayfield has launched a new blog called Sam Land to raise money for and document his trip to Ghana in November. He will be bringing equipment and provide skills training to the first Community Access television station in Ghana.
Nancy White writes about the Future of Learning in a Networked World self-financed learning journey. This group is an international network of people interested in e-learning, is organizing a trip to Thailand and Laos. You can read more about the campaign on their blog.
Noel a. hidalgo is on "an open-source journey around the world documenting free culture, social innovators, and global change."
New (to me) Blogs
Polly Clicks from the CEO of the charitable search engine in the UK called Everyclick
Mission to Learn: Learning Technology Change looks at how online learning technologies can be used to achieve social impact.
Third Sector New England has launched a podcast series!
The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. A loosely coupled group of nonprofit techies and social change activists decided to use the tag "NpTech" to identify web resources that would create an ongoing stream of information to promote and educate those working in nonprofit technology. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.
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