Housekeeping, NGOs & Nonprofits, Work

Australia Tibet Council

Zumio is proud to support the Australia Tibet Council (ATC).

I feel truly blessed that the last four donations I’ve made are to organisations I have a personal connection with through friends and colleagues. ATC is no different – my long-time friend Ashley Brown and his wife Tahne are very heavily involved with the organisation.

Both they and the volunteers and staff at ATC have done a tremendous amount of work to increase awareness of Tibetan culture in Australia, including participating in the organisation of visits by the Dalai Lama, as well as advocating for the human rights and democratic freedoms of the Tibetan people.

This included last years team up with GetUp on the Olympic Silence is not Golden campaign.

Please consider supporting ATC so that they can continue their good work.

For those that don’t already know, each quarter Zumio donates 1% of nett profit before tax to progressive causes. ATC is the recipient for the Oct-Dec 2008 quarter.

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Social Tech

I’ve mentioned the Social Tech meetups a few times on this blog. Well, now the group has a blog of its own.

The site provides an outline of the group’s goals, as well as giving us a way of promoting meetups outside of the Facebook group. We’ll also hopefully be able to continue some discussions from the meetups online.

There’s not a lot there at the moment – just an announcement of the next meetup and some coverage of part of the discussion at the last meetup – but it will grow over time.

P.S. for those that are looking for an OpenID sign-in – it doesn’t appear that hosted blogs support OpenID in this way. If there’s a setting I’ve missed, lemme know…

Links links (05-Feb-2008)

  • Twitter is an Event Aggregator – Interesting use of Twitter – posting news related to the “Super Tuesday” primary voting in the U.S.
  • Companies must listen to the Web 2.0 world – I don’t like the “avoid risk” case for social media strategy; I prefer to focus on opportunities. This article provides an overview of the potential risks. I’ve found that blogs can be a bell-weather for broader constituent sentiment, so worth watching.
  • Internet fundraising trends 2008 – A collection of predictions for fundraising and donating in 2008, incl. a spot from Priscilla @ Solidariti and Seth Godin.

(These links were posted to my feed on 05-Feb-2008.)