Two weeks ago, I wrote up my prediction for fundraising trends for 2009. My guess is as we enter 2010, might we see the invention of Real Time Web fundraising events As more nonprofit explore the possibilities of location-based social networks and fundraising, the distinctions between online/offline fundraising will melt away. It's real time and location based social networks are also impacting advocacy.
Joe Solomon has a post over at Netsquared called "Social Media Powered Hope" and reports:
Yesterday, the first ever hashtag made it into the center of the UN climate negotiations, #WeStandwithTuvalu (a Pacific island nation) -- an action that was coordinated by SMS inside the conference in Copenhagen. The 350.org Facebook community has thrown their weight behind the Maldives President by leaving comments on his Facebook page. This wasn't just an online petition, it was a new form of solidarity. Last week, a young climate leader inspired real people to light real candles of hope through a YouTube video.
Joe wants us all to show world leaders that the wired world means one that is more educated, connected, and actionable. The call to action:
Will you spread this Facebook postcard by clicking here -- and then click "Share."