A few months ago, I got to ask Joe Green, Founder of Causes, some questions. Now, you can get a turn thanks to NTEN. I just signed up, couldn't resist.
A couple of weeks ago, a post on Foreign Policy about "slacktivism" triggered a flurry of e-mail on Progressive Exchange. Slacktivism, if you don't know, is the pejorative term describing, in the words of Barbara Mikkelson, "...the desire people have to do something good without getting out of their chair". You know, YouTube videos, Facebook Groups -- a lot of the things we here at NTEN advocate.
Causes sounds suspiciously like slacktivism. People join and promote online groups. One new feature "... is meant to help you get the word out and spread meaningful pictures, videos, and articles." The funny thing is, Causes has also raised $10,000,000 in its first two years. Does that mean slacktivism can lead to real-world results? That's a question you should ask Joe Green, co-Founder and President of Causes. He's the host of our next Ask the Expert Session.