Tuesday, July 21st
4:30 - 6:00 pm
1 Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Featured guests: Peter Deitz and Christine Egger of Social Actions
Social Actions is an aggregator and search engine for actions that you can take on any issue that concerns you. Instead of checking over 50 web pages, you can go to Social Actions, type in some key words, and run a search. You'll see opportunities that include volunteerism, political action, jobs in nonprofit organizations, fundraising campaigns, social networking, and micro philanthropy. The partners include Kiva, Pledgebank, Changing The Present, Idealist, Six Degrees, Modest Needs, Volunteer Match, and many more.
Here's a little bit about our esteemed guests:Peter Deitz is a blogger, social media consultant, and the founder of Social Actions. He is a guest blogger on Social Edge, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and PopTech. Peter has spoken at several 2009 venues including the Nonprofit Technology Conference, the NetSquared Conference, Connecting Up Australia, Semantic Technology Conference, and My Charity Connects. Peter holds a BA in History from McGill University and an MA in History from the University of Toronto. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Christine Egger is a founding team member of Social Actions. She holds a master's in International Development from Michigan State University and brings 15 years' experience in for- and non-profit project management, fund development, networking and collaboration, and strategic planning to the Social Actions team. Her work focuses on the intersection of international development, philanthropy, and the complexity sciences. She lives in southeast Michigan.
Here are some links to visit before the session:
- Social Actions
- My Social Actions
- Triple Pundit: "You Can't Create Social Good Without Taking Social Actions"
- Open Source Business Resource: "Social Actions: Making the Web More Philanthropic"
- My Social Actions: "Peter Deitz's Profile"
- My Social Actions: "Christine Egger's Profile"
- My Social Actions: "Social Actions Presentation at Google Tech Talk, September 16, 2008"
This is definitely a project that exemplifies the spirit of the Ethos Roundtable, by using information and communication technology to create positive social change! If you'd like to participate in a brainstorming session on this topic, we welcome you to the table.
Please remember that there's never any need to make a reservation to attend Ethos Roundtable events. Just come if you can, and feel free to invite others!
Please also note that there will be no Boston 501 Tech Club event in July. The latter usually follows Ethos Roundtable sessions. However, our wonderful hosts at TechFoundation are taking a well-deserved break for the summer. Therefore, Ethos Roundtable attendees will need to make their own arrangements for food and drink after we adjourn at 6:00 pm.
See you in July!