Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Power of Giving - Launch Nov 2.

Azim Jamal and Harvey MacKinnon have collaborated on a book, The Power of Giving, which is available in the US as of November 2.

In the spirit of giving, Harvey writes,

We're giving all the profits to the Tides Foundation! And everyone can download it for free. A few minutes of your time will really help promote greater giving.

As an incentive, we're also offering hundreds of dollars worth of new audio and print downloads to encourage people to buy the book.

To fully appreciate Harvey and Jamal's intention ... here's their suggested link.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

TechSoup: Impact of Web 2.0 on the Nonprofit Community

Next week, October 24th, TechSoup will host an on-line forum to discuss/explore the impact of Web 2.0 on the Nonprofit Community.

Here's are some of the questions to be covered:
    *What is Web 2.0?
    *How can you use an RSS feed to receive information and share your own content with others?
    *What on earth is a wiki? How is it better than the old-fashioned Web site?
    *What is tagging, and how is it relevant? How can you learn from others' Web searches?
    *What are widgets, and how can these new tools help you solve old problems?
    *How can an online social network help your organization find volunteers?

Here's a link for more details.


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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Stephen Lewis in Vancouver

Stephen Lewis, the UN secretary general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, will be in Vancouver - The Chan Centre - on October 18th to present the first in a series of Massey Lectures - part of the CBC Ideas series.

You can:
    Attend the event.
    Read Charlie Smith's interview - in the Georgia Straight.
    Wait to hear the re broadcast on CBC.

Whichever you decide ... you may also want to pick up a copy of Mr. Lewis' current book Race Against Time - published by House of Anansi Press.

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