It’s been busy over at Camp Causemopolitan and there is some exciting press I’d like to share with everyone. I work really hard to help others and build community so to be recognized for that work is really incredible. I have gotten really amazing emails from people about each piece and it’s a great way to connect with new people either in the cause and philanthropy space or looking for a way to build cause into their lives, so for that exposure and opportunity to continue to help others and broaden my reach, I’d like to thank the writers of each of these four pieces.
Charities Look for Ways to Unlock the Benefits of Social-Media Tools, Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 10, 2009.
Sloane Berrent wanted her 30th birthday to involve more than sharing cake and drinks with friends. So she and a friend started using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to spread the word that their birthday celebrations would benefit Netting Nations, a charity that fights malaria.
The pair asked people in their online networks to hold parties in seven cities in as many days. Supporters could give small donations: $15 to buy bed nets to protect a family from malaria, or $75 to protect a village. Ms. Berrent, a former fund raiser and marketer who left her job last year to volunteer, flew with her friend from city to city on their own dime for the parties. In a month, they raised more than $19,000
Squirrel Hill native embarked on odyssey to fight malaria in Ghana, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, December 2009.
Sloane Berrent knows she’s no Mother Teresa or Dalai Lama. Still, the humanitarian title suits her just fine.
“To be a humanitarian means giving other people back a piece of their humanity,” said the 30-year-old Pittsburgh native, who just returned to her hometown after a year of world travel, and an unconventional birthday party.
40 People to Watch, 944 Magazine, January 2010
Along with Doug Campbell and hailed for our Cause It’s My Birthday campaign, the article is not online to point to, but the whole magazine is here or if you have the paper copy, we’re on page 52.
Earnings And Yearnings: Life Uncharted, Psychology Today, January 2009
In this article about Chris Guillebeau, I’m interviewed on the sidebar about living an unconventional life and one without fear. Chris wrote about this on his blog and featured the other people mentioned in the article that, like me, are readers of his:
Matthew Cook – A Canadian who spent four years in rural Pakistan with two young children.
Nathan Hangen – A triathelete, Afghanistan veteran, and author of a new blogging course, Nathan once sent me a scarf from Kabul. (@nhangen)
Crystal Williams – A snarky East Coast writer, self-described as “contentedly childless.” (@bigbrightbulb)
Brooke Thomas – Working from New Haven and elsewhere, Brooke is dedicated to shining a giant spotlight on the magic that the holistic health field has to offer. (@brookethomas)
Adam Baker – The runner-up to last summer’s Unconventional Writing Contest, Adam is now settling into life in Thailand with his wife and young daughter. (@manvsdebt)
And as always, much more to come. Thank you to my readers for always being so supportive!