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» It takes 90 minutes a story and a network to change someones life: from Podnosh Blog
Yesterday Beth Kanter tweeted this blog post asking for contributions to help a Cambodia orphan pay her fees and stay at University. She asked us the same question last year and within 24 hours Leng had the $1000 she needed for Leng to do a year.  Wi... [Read More]

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Troy Malone

Very cool. This is the power of the network effect as developed by you Beth. It was most impressive!

MariaDeathstar

awesome, beth, you are a wonderfully kind human being and i am proud to know you. you are changing the world!

frank

I was able to see it all happening on twitter ... Pretty amazing stuff. I have been looking for good examples of people using twitter and other social media to fundraise. This one is at the top of the list. Using twitter to 'spread the word' gives a whole new meaning to the phrase!

Thanks for keeping us up to date and informed with what's going on at the conf.

laura allen

Beth:
This is most impressive!!
Now how do we get MORE people to do this?
:)
laura

John

Beth

This is a great tool and has worked well in this case. I have the following question. If many people and nonprofits adopted this method of fundraising would it flood the market and become less effective? Is the success due to the novelty? I don't mean to be cynical, but merely ask the question about its sustainability.

Thoughs?

John Powers

John asks a good question about whether this success depends on the novelty. It's a good question and don't have an answer. What stands out to me is stories. When you told us about Leng Sopharath's surgery, I gasped. From your stories she was no stranger to me. Tools and techniques may get worn from overuse, but new stories can always be told. The fund raising is an impressive story, really just floors me! Still I think it's important not to focus too much on the "how" of it and retain attention to how important telling stories is for all of us.

drew olanoff

My donation was from Strands. We love you!

Geoff Livingston

Beth: Your preso was very moving. Congrats on winning the nerds over! We loved it! Also good getting to know you better at the event.

David Brazeal

Beth, your presentation was wonderful, and I was very happy to get to meet you in person. Keep up the great work!

pyrmont sydney

Awesome Execution Beth.

The Power really is in the Network.

Lets Grow the Network.

Jonathon D. Colman

Want to support Beth and help her raise even more money for Cambodian kids? Digg this story: Gnomedex 8.0 raises $2,500 for Cambodian kids... in 90 mins!

If it becomes popular, that post could drive thousands of people to Beth's blog! :)

Beth Kanter

Jonathan,

thanks so much!

web design

Answer: about 90 minutes. Not too shabby and a great example of social media at its finest.

Robyn

Thanks for the inspiration!

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