Charity Moxie A Social Call to Action

Pete Cashmore Discusses Mashable’s Social Media for Social Good

12.02.2009 · Posted in Video

Pete CashmorePete Cashmore of Mashable combines social media and social good in the Summer of Social Good initiative.  He discusses the philanthropic project, gives some social media tips, and comments on what it’s like being the CEO of one of Technorati’s Top Ten Blogs.

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Social Media and Social Good with Pete Cashmore from Nicole D'Alonzo on Vimeo.

First GratiTuesday Dedicated to Danny Brown

12.01.2009 · Posted in Gratituesday

5409_260574020353_666785353_8566672_1825726_sIn honor of my first #GratiTuesday post, I want to say thank you and show appreciation for Danny     Brown (@dannybrown), the first person who welcomed me into the Twitter community.

Danny, the driving force behind the thriving #12for12k community, inspires a multitude of people to give and get involved, and he’s taught me the fundamentals of social media for social good.  He inspired me from our first conversation, and continues to do so with his relentless philanthropic endeavors.

While I was on a deadline around 1 a.m. earlier this year, I, naturally was on Twitter instead, and noticed my Twitter stream flooded with the 12for12k hashtag.  I was curious so I followed the tag, and surfed through the website.  I saw that a friend was also tweeting the hashtag, and felt secure to chip-in for a donation.  I thought for a second about what I could possibly contribute.  It occurred to me that I didn’t really need those new running shoes, and maybe I’d donate the money instead of feeding it back into my overflowing closet.

At 1 a.m. this seemed like a great plan, and allowed me to avoid my writing duties for a few more minutes.  We all hear the cliches about ‘every little bit’ making a difference, and it’s hard to imagine that your dollar changes a life.  But, Danny validated that my donation mattered in a personal thank you, and explained exactly what it meant to him and the charity.  It was at that moment that he created a brand ambassador.

Every week I learn more about social media, public relations, and marketing from Danny’s blog.  It rocks.  Much like Danny himself.

Danny is one to follow.  He engages authentically and genuinely cares about his community.  Also, he understands the power of ‘thank you.’

Calling All Fashionistas: Allison Parris Silent Auction!

08.04.2009 · Posted in Event

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The super-chic AP announced a silent auction to benefit Designers for Darfur!  E-mail your bid on the prize package, and you may be the lucky winner who attends the New York Fashion Week Allison Parris Runway Show!

Check out the details…

Two front row seats to the invitation only New York Fashion Week Allison Parris Runway Show, September 15th at 11:00am (you know these glam girls will *not* disappoint ;).

Exclusive Front Row Gift Bags filled with treats from all of their sponsors (who doesn’t like free stuff?!).

Four tickets to the invitation only official New York Fashion Week after party for Allison Parris the same evening at The Gates (tres chic venue!).

Red Carpet Photo Opportunity with designer Allison Parris (she’s a fab designer AND super personable-you’ll love meeting her!).

Bidding begins August 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. and closes August 20, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

Please send bid in $USD with complete contact information to Winners will be notified by phone by 8:00 p.m. on August 20, 2009 and will have 24 hours to claim their tickets.

Good luck glamouratti!