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One-Post Challenge (Week #1 Update)

November 10, 2007

Tactical Philanthropy's One-Post Challenge is off to a great start. After ten days, there have been five substantive posts and, more importantly, 14 comments (the real point of the exercise, as I understand it).

Here are links to the first five entries in the competition:

Rob Johnston argues that Guidestar should be acquired by a company with Internet interests and be made into a true hub of nonprofit information and community.

The anonymous author(s) of the Gates Keepers blog (which is dedicated to tracking the activities of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) suggest that the best/only way to "amplify" civil society voices on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Big Philanthropy is to blog anonymously.

Sam Huleatt, who blogs at LeveragingIdeas.com, notes that giving among young alumni is at historic lows and suggests that new technologies may be the key to reversing the trend.

Carla Dearing of GivingNet (formerly Community Foundations of America) argues that for there to be a philanthropic capital market, there must be philanthropic products, looks at who defines those products, and introduces a Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 framework for understanding them.

And Trista Harris, the voice behind newvoicesofphilanthropy.org, a blog about next generation philanthropy issues, proposes "nothing short of a revolution in the philanthropic field" based on the premise that “work is something you do, not somewhere you go.”

As I say, a great start. But November is still young. So don't be shy. Head on over to Tactical Philanthropy and leave a post or comment.

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Posted by a fundraiser  |   November 11, 2007 at 11:27 AM

I just sent in my entry to Sean at Tactical Philanthrophy. I think the One Post Challenge is an awesome idea... and I can't wait to win it :)

By the way... I've been loving Philantopic... keep it up!

Posted by Sean Stannard-Stockton  |   November 11, 2007 at 11:46 AM

Thanks for the coverage Mitch. I have a pipeline of submitted posts with a lot more promised. Thanks for keeping people informed.

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