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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Twestival Goes Local! Where Online and Real Life Meet For Good!

The world wide Twitter Charity Event comes near you! Southwest Florida Twestival

Twestival Southwest Florida

A fun family charity event!
  • When? September 10-13, 2009
  • Where? Downtown River District Fort Myers

    Kick-Off Party with official announcement will take place on Friday August 28, 2009 at the B-Wired Tweetup Bistro 41, Bell Tower, Ft. Myers
    If you'd like to attend: RSVP Online Twestival Charity Announced Bistro 41, Bell Tower Fort Myers.

    Follow @twestivalSWFl on Twitter
    Become a Fan! Southwest Florida Twestival Facebook Page
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    A great video of ICAN Junction

    Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN)  is dedicated to a vital mission "to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist individuals infected and affected in Southwest Florida." ICAN has been serving the social service needs of HIV/AIDS infected individuals since 1987. ICAN provides HIV/AIDS education and prevention services to the wider community in continuing the fight to eliminate new infections.

    ICAN Junction is your environmentally friendly, one-stop-shop for new and used home improvement materials at 50-75% below retail prices! At the Junction, youll find cabinets, large appliances, furniture, plumbing fixtures, flooring, light fixtures, doors, windows, lumber, mirrors, home accents and much more!

    Shop at the Junction for all of your do-it-yourself goods, and keep usable, sellable materials out of the landfill. Your tax-deductible donations are always needed and greatly appreciated. Contact us to schedule a free pick-up! Call (239) 997-4226.

    Posted via email from BlueYellowPepper NetJourneys

    Thursday, April 23, 2009

    O'Reilly: Updated Facebook Usage Stats

    Updated with data up to April 15, 2009
    Current active users worldwide:
    193+ million

    Share of active users for North America:
    38% (=74.34 mio): 41% Male | 56% Female | 3% Decline to state

    Most quoted fact on Facebook user growth:
    The fastest growing group are Woman over 55.

    The O'Reilly numbers confirm it, but it also shows that the age groups left and right of the 55 - 59 bracket also grow very fast!

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    GCSFE: Presentation w/ Links

    Held April 7, 2009 Gulf Coast Society of Fund Raising Executives at Broadway Palm River Theater.

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    Sunday, April 5, 2009

    Social Media: A Time Well Wasted?

    In his post How To Boost Your Social Media Productivity - A Guide For Busy People, Robin Broitman collected blog posts by others on various aspects on making Social Media work for you in the long run. After I learned the ropes and started to get into a rhythm of listening, sharing and posting, I found myself doing various actions multiple times, many of which could be automated, if I found the tool or the time to program it myself.

    Broitman's blog post gives me a one-stop page, where I can start my research for new tools, that make my life online easier.

    Saturday, April 4, 2009

    Tools for Your Online Advocacy Volunteers

    Ever since I was asked to volunteer to tap into my personal network of friends, family and acquaintances, I have obsessed over the topic. The tools provided by that particular organization were poorly designed, and wouldn't integrate with other online activities, online tools or social media.

    And, then I suddenly understood the power of one in the age of social media. There are multiple online advocacy tools for the personal support of causes. You can create personal fund raising pages, write petitions, or write politicians. However, the choices available to nonprofit organizations are still very, very limited.

    The site,, has brought 50 online advocacy sites together in one site, and you can find plenty of individuals that are on a mission for their cause, their classroom or their nonprofit., however, also pushes the integration outward, with their three month old public API, that lets developers and users tap into a wealth of information on the Social Actions site.

    Yesterday, the submission deadline for 'Challenge for Change' passed, and, on Monday, the official voting begins for the best ideas to use the public API. The applications are available at netsquared: Change the Web

    "Social Actions currently aggregates opportunities to make a difference from over 50 online platforms, such as VolunteerMatch,,,, and We're looking for applications that will share these opportunities to take action on the websites, blogs, and social networks that people visit every day."

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    New Fundraising Forum on RaceRaiser Built to Inspire the Everyday Athlete Financial 24

    RaceRaiser is pleased to announce the launch of, an online fundraising Web site created specifically for race participants and athletes. will take the complexity out of fundraising by providing free, effortless, and customizable Web pages for anyone participating in an athletic event. It will allow race participants to raise money for their favorite charity, while also creating an interface through which non-profit organizations can promote their cause. (
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