Social Media for Change: Updates and Upcoming Events

Monday, August 11th, 2008 — 7:42am PST
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Truth be told, I get a lot of emails from companies, organizations and people around town looking to get some extra promotion for their event. I’m really glad that they turn to me and my blog (or bloggers in general) to help get the word out but sometimes I don’t have the time to address them all. However, even though I’m still out of the country until later this week I have been able to check email sporadically, giving me the chance to spot these two notable causes.

A BC company, Backstage Technologies, has been using their Facebook Application to raise funds for charities, most recently they helped out the SPCA. “The BC SPCA is the second charity to benefit from Backstage’s Facebook ‘Scratch and Win’ application. A big shout out to our game players who helped make this happen. Together we were able to raise $11,284.74″ [Backstage]

They are currently featuring an Easter Seals campaign with the Pull Tabs Facebook application and starting on August 15th they will be running a campaign for Doctors Without Borders.

This weekend there is a benefit dinner for the Alzheimer Society of BC, taking place August 16th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.

On a final note, here are some great folks (some of which I will be profiling in a later series) who are currently running personal fundraising campaigns.

Keira-Anne: SPCA Paws for a Cause [Blog] [Donate Page]
Barbara Doduk: SPCA Paws for a Cause [Blog] [Donate Page]
Candice Chamberland: Team Diabetes – Gold Coast [Blog] [Donate Page]
Tanya Davis: Team Diabetes – Disney World [Blog] [Donate Page]

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  1. Thanks so much for the link-love! I’ll be rolling out a “gift” style contest (although I’m not really allowed to call it a contest) to help inspire people to donate towards my goal for Team Diabetes. I’ve got a huge figure I have to reach, and all help (no matter how small) is extremely appreciated. Watch my blog for details!

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