Donate Anywhere for FuturoFund

20 10 2010

Si Se Puede..donate anywhere! I’m part of a national online fundraising effort to make giving easier through Razoo’s DonateAnywhere widget. See the link on the side bar—->

Razoo and the ‘zooGooders Council, a group of nonprofit and philanthropy leaders across the U.S. are joining forces to use the widget to raise money for their favorite charity. I’ll be helping FuturoFund Austin.

Por Que FuturoFund? Latinos are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and are the future philanthropic and civic leaders in communities across America. I want to help Latinos do their part in giving back to ALL communities. Futuro Fund Austin will inspire and help Latinos step up, lead and give to their communities.

Por que Razoo? They’ve raised millions of dollars nationwide and the DonateAnywhere widget is new and innovative tool that will make giving a lot easier.

Ready to help FuturoFund Austin? Click on the DonateAnywhere button!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the press release here.

Here’s the zooGooder Council…

The ’zooGooders (http://blog.razoo.com/zoogooder/) include the following organizations and thought leaders:

Andre Blackman of Pulse and Signal at http://pulseandsignal.com/

Tom Dawkins of Out There and Back Again at http://tomjd.wordpress.com/

Nicole D’Alonzo of Niki’s Notes, http://nikisnotes.com/

Abby Flottemesch of Atlas Corps at http:// http://www.atlascorps.org

John Haydon of his eponymous blog, http://www.johnhaydon.com/

Jessica Kirkwood of Hands on Network at http://handsonblog.org/

Rachel Matthews of A Southern Fairy Tale at http://asouthernfairytale.com/

Armando Rayo of Cultural Strategies/El Mundo de Mando, http://elmundodemando.wordpress.com/

Jennifer Roccanti of Miriam’s Kitchen at http://www.miriamskitchen.org

Amber Rodriguez of Noah’s Kitchen at http://noahskitchen.wordpress.com/

Jenna Sauber at Lagniappe at http://jennasauber.com/

Andy Sternberg of his eponymous blog, http://andysternberg.com/

Andrea Weckerle of CiviliNation at http://civilination.org/supportdonate/

Jennifer Windrum of WTF Lung Cancer at http://www.wtflungcancer.com






Creative and Social Media Forum: Nonprofit Perspective

8 09 2010

Next week, I’ll be participating in the Hispanic Chamber’s Creative and Social Media Forum, thanks to superwoman, Elizabeth Quintanilla from EQ Consultants Group. She’s organizing and moderating the event with some impressive creative & social media innovators. I was asked to discuss the nonprofit perspective of social media; basically, how to engage, raise awareness and build the advocacy for nonprofits in this space. I’m actually pretty impressed at the amount of nonprofits using social media in Austin. Between Charity Chat’s and GivingCity’s Facebook and Twitter followers, we have 100+ nonprofit users. Some of use social media well and some, not so well. I’ll be discussing the strategies that work – Engage, Equip and Mobilize. At the core, they’re basic community engagement principles that can be applied to this new medium. I see social media as an extension of our existing communities (personal interests, professional, church, family, etc.) that now can be transferred to online spaces; even create new communities; and when we engage in meaningful ways, we can open doors, connect, build networks and create advocates.

I hope you will join me in our Creative and Social Media Forum next week. RSVP on Facebook here or click on the image.






Filling the gap on Austin’s Latino Leadership: Leadership Austin Hispanic Recruiting Reception

19 05 2010

Yes, there is a Latino Leadership gap in this town. While we do have some leaders advocating for the Latino community, I don’t think we have enough. So what am I doing about it? I’m hoping to fill the gap by supporting Leadership Austin and getting more Latinos to apply for the 2011 Essentials class. I’m in the 2010 Essentials class – “mas chingon class ever!” I learned a lot about myself, the issues in the community and how many people want to do good in this town – it was 55 in this year’s class.

So will you step up? Will you lead? Come learn more about the Essentials class at the Hispanic Recruiting Reception on Thursday, May 20. We’ll have food, drinks & opportunities to connect with other Latino Leaders; and hear from Leadership Austin alums (yeah, like me!). Seriously, we have to step up and lead; not only for Latinos but for the whole community.

Si Se Puede,

Mando

Leadership Austin

Essential Class Hispanic Recruiting Reception
Learn, Develop, Innovate, Collaborate, Lead!

Leadership Austin and the Iris Leadership Fund invite you to a reception and information session for the 2011 Leadership Austin Essential Class.  Learn more about the program, speak to past participants and Leadership Austin Board members, and get guidance on the application process.

The Leadership Austin Essential Class is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a unique, comprehensive leadership development experience during which you will learn a great deal about yourself, your community, and 54 other individuals who represent the diversity of our region.  Download the application today and ignite your passion for community leadership!

2011 Essential Class Hispanic Recruiting Reception
Thursday, May 20, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Mueller Central Information Center (4550 Mueller Blvd)
*Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres

Click here to RSVP

This event is being presented by the Iris Leadership Fund Fund – which seeks to promote Leadership Austin to the Hispanic community and provides tuition assistance for Hispanic participants of the Essential Class.  Suggested donation: $10.00.

Special thank you to our reception host:








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