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Audrie Schaller

Beth, congrats to all of you. You and your network/colleagues are an inspiration to us all. I hope I can get more than a few other nonprofits to see what social media can do. Look forward to a more concise bullet list of how this campaign went, what social sites were used (reconstruction after you recover!)

In spite of starting on Twitter last week, I have few professional colleagues tweeting. I had to rely on email to spread the word about the campaign. And I noticed you did resort to that "old" technology too. Guess it won't be going away soon. Following you on Twitter the past 48 hours was a good introduction to how it all fits together.


Hi Beth,

I've discovered your blog on Razwan's Rising Voices post ( since then I NEVER start a day without checking your feeds and read all of your posts and the comments within.
I must introduce myself : I am a blogger fro Madagascar (but I live in Montréal today) who joined 3 other native bloggers in the creation of a non-profit dedicated in Environmental Conservation by empowering the people. We felt like the best way to help our beautiful country was to show the world actions can be taken from the inside with a little help from networking and the use of new technologies (ICT, sustainable alternatives...)
We share everything and are constantly developing ways to raise funds and awareness. And each post you publish on your blog makes our work more easier ! I've convinced my collegues to start a wiki so we can be more efficient and only use our blog for external communication (since 3 of us are in North America and many others in Madagascar, ICT and web 2.0 are our main engine!).
Finally I want to thank you for your links which always lead me to more people of your kind and make us feel like we're not alone in this big big caring World.



Ashima Saigal

I am so glad that the final push helped out with the donations. It is like a traditional fundraising campaign, it's critical to get the masses talking about it and sharing. Outreach is critical and being active is amazingly effective, as seen by Beth's hard work. She made it easy for us to spread the word with text precreated and a wiki we could point to. Beth, I think what you've done could be a model for how nonprofits need to look at this new way of fundraising. Keep up the GREAT, work!

Beth Kanter

Joan, I would love to learn more about your work. I once saw a PBS program about your country and one of my goals is to visit. I'm going to email you once I get my gmail back and would like to do an interview with you about your work

Beth Kanter

@audrie tx. I got carried away on twitter and probably sent too many tweets. The last hour, I gave many updates as progress. While I couldn't stop myself, I was hoping I didn't overload people too much.
About the concise bullet points, hope to get to that but first want to do a rich case study.


Thank you very much for the interest Beth it would be an honor to our team !

Vicki Davis

Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! It is great that you are a finalist and that I was a small part of it. I think the challenge is in finding the worthy cause. Actually discerning the best causes that are accurate and not just someone looking for easy money.

I wish there was an organization that could verify "causes" and give them a stamp of legitimacy. What are those organizations and what should people look for when considering to give? I hope that you'll consider posting this so I can share it with my readers.

I think we all worry about being "duped."

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