Have you heard of Pencils of Promise? They’ve built up a very impressive, grassroots movement to build schools in developing parts of the world. They’re also training socially conscious young leaders to fan out, spread the word, and encourage people to take action at home and abroad. I sat down with one of the founders of PoP for a quick Q&A to find out how they’re using their Ning site, Professionals for PoP, as well as other social-media channels to further their excellent cause.
Snowpocalypse. Flurricane. Coldtastrophe. Snowmageddon!
It seems we may be running out of clever names for extreme weather events. But we’re just getting started with applying the wonders of technology to how we respond to weather.
Witness Mr. Joseph Porcelli. This Boston resident is using his Ning Network, Neighbors for Neighbors, as a hub for Jamaica Plain residents who either need help digging out from 18 inches of snow that’s been dumped on Western Massachusetts or want to help other people dig out of this snownami.
Last week, Ning had the exciting opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) mid-year meeting in New York City.
Getting a chance to see President Clinton present his vision for CGI and share the stories of how the different action groups are working for positive change around the globe was inspiring. The passion to make the world a better place and to have real and meaningful impact was clear in the stories from the many companies, non-profits, government agencies and opinion leaders that make up CGI.
The reports out of Haiti are devastating. As the world scrambles to funnel resources, aide and money into the region, we wanted to make sure that our community knew how they can get involved today to help with the relief efforts. Below are some links that will take you to organizations that are helping to make a difference on the ground — please do everything that you can to spread the word.
- American Red Cross
- Doctors Without Borders
You can also use your mobile device to donate – here are two options: