As part of my work as Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits, I’ve been working with grantees on a variety of capacity building projects – from coaching to workshops to peer trainings. One of the grantees I’m working with is The National Summer Learning Association and I will be doing trainings at their national conference in November. … Read More
I’ve been a board member of Ushahidi for 6 months. Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. It was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008 and has been used for many other projects, including tracking disaster relief efforts in Haiti. … Read More
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Note from Beth: As a supporter of the work that the Sharing Foundation does for children in Cambodia, I’ve seen first hand the value of literacy programs in developing countries. The Sharing Foundation started this Khmer Literacy program for young children of farm workers in Cambodia – that helped these children learn to read and write in their native language and enter school.
One of the very first bloggers I started reading and having conversations with about social media was Alan Levine (aka CogDog Blog). Over the years, we have supported each other’s professional work and personal fundraisers before ever meeting in person. … Read More