Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Non-Profit Tip: Google Website Clinic Form

Google Non-Profit Website Clinic Form!

This is a great resource to have Google professionals review your site and give you tips on how to make your web site a better tool for your non-profit organization.

"Submit your site to be considered for review, analysis, and advice from Google's Search Quality team! Please note that if you submit your site, you agree that Google may use your site as an public example in our follow-up site clinic posts on the Webmaster Central Blog and in other public forums. You acknowledge that Google may publicly identify problems with your website."


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kiva.org Empowering 3rd world Entrepreneurs with Micro Loans!

Kiva.org is a site that connects people by allowing every day Joe's to lend micro loans ($25 & up) to help alleviate poverty. The loans go to Entrepreneurs all over the world who work every day to make their world a better place.

This week Kiva touts a 98.5% repayment rate on loans, over $2 milllion in loans, about 5,000 new lenders funding almost 6,000 new entrepreneurs, and 1 loan every 9 seconds!

I think of this site as a real life version of Sim City, I get to put money to develop businesses and see the money returned to me to lend out again to make our world a better place.

Check it out for yourself and maybe play around with micro-loans see how our small contributions can change the world.

See the change:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pepsi Refresh Project

Interesting experiment in Social Giving, the Pepsi Refresh project gives away 1.3 million per month to user voted and submitted ideas to better: Health, Arts & Culture, Food & Shelter, The Planet, Neighborhoods, and Education.

Connecting with social media platforms like Facebook, the Pepsi Refresh project allows users to spread donation requests throughout their own social networks to push ideas they believe will help to make a better world.

I hope this works and other companies follow suit!

check it out at: http://www.refresheverything.com