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Session Agenda: Tools for Online Fundraising and Activism

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Session Description:


Marnie Webb will lead this conversation about what tools are out there to help you, the individual blogger, raise funds and galvanize action around the issues you are most passionate about. Catherine Connors, who has been at the helm of the BlogHers Act Canada initiative since its inception will discuss how they created their monthly challenges, and how they keep momentum going. Donna Callejon will highlight the flexible features of Global Giving, the online fundraising service working with BlogHer on our BlogHers Act Mother's Day initiative and leading social media consultant to non-profits, Beth Kanter, will talk about what has worked for her on her personal sites and for the organizations she has worked with.


Session Date/Time: July 19, 1:45 - 3:00 pm


1:45 - 1:55: Welcome to session

  • Beth Kanter ( 2 minute intro)
  • Catherine Connors (2 minute intro)
  • Donna Callejon (2 minute intro)


1:55 - 2:05: Question to session participants

  • Why did you choose to come to this session?


2:05 - 2:15: Beth Kanter: Individual Fundraising Effort


2;15 - 2:30: Catherine Connors: Building a Network for Ongoing Action


2:30 - 2:45: Donna Callejon: Putting it in Perspective - online fundraising in Context

  •  The numbers
  • The platforms and tools
  • Some additional success stories    
  • GlobalGiving            


2:45 - 3:00:

  • Open Discussion/Q&A


Session Handout: BlogHer08: What We Believe: Tools for Online Fundraising and Activism




  • Best practices about moving a cause forward
  • What are the needs of organizations and individuals who want to raise money for causes or raise awareness?
  • What some strategies and tools for online fundraising that nonprofits can take advantage of?
  • Learn more about social media strategy development
  • What options are available for fundraising if you're not a 501-C3?
  • What are the tools that you can use to reach out to other people who may be interested in your cause?  (If you're an organization)






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