SocialGood.TV Looking for Guest Hosts

I’m bringing SocialGood.TV back but I need your help. SocialGood.TV was created to highlight new, noteworthy volunteer opportunities across the country. The goal is to promote social activism and show the community how easy it is to get involved. While I intended on volunteering and posting once a week myself, some personal issues have limited my ability to do that. I still want to get the word out, though.

I’m looking for people to get involved within their community and video tape their volunteer experiences with the permission of the non-profit organization. I want you to walk me through a typical day of volunteering, whether it’s hammering out a home for Habitat for Humanity or getting signatures on a petition for homeless benefits.

If you’re currently a volunteer at a great non-profit you think could use more exposure, I want to talk to you.

If you’re thinking of getting more involved in charity work and are (or aren’t) sure how, I want to talk to you.

If you ARE a non-profit that has some rockstar volunteers willing to get the work out about your cause, I want to talk to you.

If you like to share your experiences with the general online viewing public and also fit one of the descriptions above, I DEFINITELY want to talk to you.

Shoot me an email at dinariccs-at-gmail.com or leave a comment here. Let’s talk.

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My First Project: Social Vibe

One of the features WordPress allows is a widget called Social Vibe. For someone looking to make a positive impact, it’s an easy way to connect with causes and brands.

Users can pick the non-profit they want to support. This month, my blog is supporting ‘One Laptop Per Child‘ program through Laptop.org. A rather appropriate way, I think, for someone in the social good space to give back to the community.

What does One Laptop Per Child do? Provides functional laptops to underpriviledged children to aid in their education.

How does the SocialVibe widget help? Bloggers and readers can participate in a variety of free activities (typically short surveys) from branded sponsors. The sponsors get brand recognition being a part of the network, the non-profits get donations from the brands, and the participants get a good feeling knowing they helped out a child, animal, human, etc. in need.

What are YOU doing to help? Each month this year I’ll change out the cause I support using the Social Vibe widget. At the end of the year, the cause that’s received the most support will be a permanent fixture here. So get to helping! Click on Social Vibe box on the bottom right (you may have to scroll down a bit) to get started.

Connecting Causes: How One Tweet Got Rock(ed) For Hunger by Pop17

Have you ever had a chance conversation on Twitter (or anywhere for that matter) that turned into a bigger opportunity?

I was chatting with @JoshChandler recently about the expense of conferences, or more specifically, the expense of boarding my dogs and how insane it is. It actually cost more for my dogs to stay in a 6×6 crate then it did for me to stay in a rather large room in Las Vegas. Oh well, better luck at the roulette table next time right?

Since I was talking to an actual person, not a bot follower or spammer, I checked out Josh’s profile to find out who I was talking to and noticed we had a common interest which I think many can relate to, supporting non-profits. Josh is a volunteer at Barnardos,  ‘a children’s charity that runs 415 projects in the UK and works with over 100,000 families to help turn around the lives of vulnerable children.’

I’m looking for new non-profits to work with for SocialGood.TV outside of the Orlando area and asked Josh about Barnardos. Turns out, Josh is also a featured writer for Pop17. Unbeknownst to me and very kindly of him, he had also done a little research and found the very first SocialGood.TV episode about Rock for Hunger.

More about the new direction of SocialGood.TV later, but for now, enjoy Pop17’s coverage of all things charity, and in this case, Orlando non-profit Rock For Hunger via this post: http://pop17.com/rock-for-hunger-non-profit-providing-meals-to-those-in-poverty-in-florida/.