For the last 2.5 years, Peter has been working extremely hard to build Social Actions from scratch. The organization's goal is to makes it easy for people to find and share opportunities to give or volunteer for social causes using social networking strategies.
I've been following Peter's work since October 2006, when I first discovered Peter's research on group giving when he introduced himself on Netsquared. I've blogged about his webinars about selecting person-to-person fundraising or working with group fundraising tools. I also remember when Peter Deitz launched the community discussion about his idea for Social Actions API back in January, 2008- he titled it "Help Me Clone Beth Kanter" as part of helping me with a Cambodian campaign was I working on at the time.
Over the past year he has moved his idea forward in a powerful reality. He put together a talented team (including awesome folks like Christine Egger and Joe Solomon), attracted some financial resources, and has been evangelist for the micro-philanthropy sector. His hard work has paid off. Social Actions has six team members, 34 organizational partners, 100s of supporters, and a substantial list of accomplishments to its name.
He has identified nine goals for 2009. Hand in hand with those goals, is a peer-to-peer social fundraising campaign to raise $20,009 by February 2, 2009. All the campaign information is included in the Sprout widget and you can click to make a donation of $20.09.
I'm supporting Social Actions and I'd encourage you to do so too - whether you can give $2.09, $20.09 or $200.09. Your contribution to Social Actions will make it easy for people all over the world to leverage their social graphs for good causes and hopefully make the world a better place.