March 2011

Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Ning on Mt. Everest

Mountain climber Georgina Miranda is participating in the “7 Summits Challenge” (climbing the highest peaks on each of the 7 continents) to raise awareness for oppressed women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She’s already climbed 5 of the 7 peaks, and is now on her way to tackle the mighty Mt. Everest.

She’s using the Ning-powered Climb Take Action to document her adventure, stay in touch with the outside world and continue raising awareness for her cause. Though bandwidth and connectivity will be scarce at the top of the world, she’s planning to check in as often as possible through photos, posts and status updates.

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Erika Gessin
Erika Gessin

A New Generation of Philanthropists

It’s no secret that over the past few years, social media has been a huge driver of offline activism and grassroots organizing. Campaigns like Pepsi Refresh and Kohl’s Cares have proved that social media can be used to empower ordinary citizens to become passionate supporters and advocates for social change.

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Erika Gessin
Erika Gessin

South by Southwest & Back

Last week, the Ning team joined the throngs of artists, companies and party-goers at SXSW. We started by celebrating the launch of Mogwee, our new mobile application, at Mogwee Live @ The Mowhawk.

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Christina Lee
Christina Lee

Ning Communities Pitch in to Help Japan Aid

The recent 9.0 earthquake followed by a massive tsunami in Japan on March 11 led to thousands of death and hundreds of thousands of people displaced. What makes the situation tougher is that the challenges kept escalating in the past few days — with over two dozen aftershocks that were greater than 6.0, in addition to the radiation concerns caused by nuclear power plant blasts.

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Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Ning at SXSW

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference is kicking off this week in Austin, TX. We’re excited to share some great ways to stay connected at the conference, as well as invite attendees to some of our Ning-sponsored events.

The Unofficial SXSW Insider’s Guide

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Shali Nguyen
Shali Nguyen

Announcing the Ning Design Competition: Win $10,000 and a Trip to New York City

We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of the Ning Design Competition! Following last month’s release of the Ning Design Studio, we’re using this competition to help us jumpstart submissions to our upcoming Theme Marketplace, a feature which will allow external designers to create, submit and ultimately sell a theme on Ning.

To judge the entries, we’ve assembled a fantastic panel of world-class designers, including:

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